Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Dehydrated watermelon with a dash of adult sophistication. Agua fresca in a dehydrated chip! A lovely little summer snack to use up the bounty of mounding melons in your garden!
Dried watermelon slices: plain, they taste like candy -- salted, they taste crazy good.
The texture is somewhere between cotton candy, space food and fruit leather and the taste is so sweet that your inner child will leap with joy.
I'm not sure what your adult mind may think..
Three ideas for putting up the season's juicy melons: Gingery pickled rinds, watermelon syrup and dried watermelon.