During the summer months, the produce section at the grocery store and the local farmers markets are brimming with interesting produce. I am completely intrigued by unique produce and the Galia melon did NOT disappoint.
Out of the varying types of melons in the produce section, I choose the Galia because it was the most fragrant. The smell alone made me want to sink my teeth into it right then and there. :) Also, the skin of the Galia is completely different than most melons, it appears to have little veins running through it that seemed penetrate into the melon.
I was expecting the flesh of the Galia to be yellow or orange and was surprised to cut it open and find this:
The flesh is GREEN!!!
The taste of the melon was familiar, yet different; sweet and watery, yet complex.
The best way to describe it is if a Cantaloupe and Honeydew were iMated you would get the Galia.
By the way, visit Gina's blog because she is giving away a copy of Sarma Melngailis' new book. I looked at it briefly the other day at Barnes and Noble and would really like to buy a copy.