Guys, don’t you just hate it when you purchase a fruit that turns out to be a sour grape of sort? Well, that’s a big pet peeve of mine. You see the other day I visited my neighborhood grocery store in the fruit/veggie section. As I was grabbing hold of my gala apples a foot or so away I could actually smell the warm and exotic aroma of the cantaloupes. I kid you not; It was as if they were calling out to me.

Of course, I yielded to the call and brought one home. After all, there is no denying, the cantaloupe would be an excellent purchase, it’s ready for consumption. Somehow, at the back of my mind, I wondered, “is this a good buy?” Guys, I’m spending big bucks…well $2.50 (I think that’s quite a wee bit, should have been $.99). But anyway, when I took home the cantaloupe, the smell continued to permeate my small dwelling. I was happy.

With a ripened smell exuding from my fruit I reckoned that I had better not leave it out on the counter overnight. As a result, I rinsed it and placed it inside the refrigerator. The next day, as the golden sun made its entrance on my back patio, I thought it was the opportune time to cut open my golden purchase.

As I cut open my delicious cantaloupe, I felt a little giddy with joy. The beautiful specimen revealed a light golden hue, just perfect. I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth in a slice. I did. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. I hate when I don’t get my money’s worth. I thought, “what I’m going do? Return the fruit and expressed my dismay with the lack of sweetness?” No, that would be absurd.

Immediately, my eyes caught one of my fave gadgets in my kitchen, standing blender. So, I went to work and roughly cut up my cantaloupe in fairly small chunks and placed them in the blender. To that I added minced root ginger I had in the refrigerator along with a few drops of honey and a fresh squeeze of lemon. To the exotic pieces of fruit I added some water and blended it to a creamy and refreshing finish.

What do you know? My cantaloupe was transformed into an amazing and refreshing drink. I’m happy. Salud!

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.


  1. This happens to me with apples and avocados, and, unfortunately you cannot return it. Great idea. Its like turning lemon into lemonade. I will try this too.

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