7: 04 AM (Drinking green tea and enjoying pumpernickel bread with peanut butter & banana)
1. For me, the presence of watermelon slices immediately signals ‘summer’ and ‘outdoor parties.’ The watermelon triangles are a staple of any successful pool party or backyard barbecue.
2. Will children in 100 years know that watermelons once did not have seeds? Or will every sort be ‘seedless’? We now have seedless grapes, seedless watermelons, and even the plumcot (a complex hybrid between apricots and plums). Food is becoming ever more convenient, but moving further away from the dietary regime of our ancestors. As Michael Pollan writes in his book Food Rules, “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognise as food.”
3. Баба Вани винаги казба.. “Не яш диня преди да лягаш за сьн.” Translation from Bulgarian to English: ‘ My grandmother always yells at me to NOT eat watermelon before bed. Out of all her rules, this one might be my least favourite. I mean, who doesn’t have watermelon cravings at 10 PM? I can’t be the only one enticed by the red and green candy that is watermelon.