This summer dessert has been done before but it never hurts to do it again. If you have volunteered a dessert at a function this summer and want something refreshing, not too filling and low-calorie; then this is the dessert to bring. It is welcome on its own or with a fruit dip. TIP: 1.) Choose a watermelon that feels heavy for its size, then you can be (almost dead certain) that it is ripe, sweet and juicy. 2.) If the watermelon rocks because it is too round, slice a wee bit of rind off the bottom to make a flat base.

Wash the watermelon, then mark the rind with a Sharpie in as straight a line as possible less than 1/3 of the way down from the top. Cut the top off just below the Sharpie line so none of the ink is left on the rind. Score the pulp in about one and a half-inch slices and slide the knife around the perimeter, then remove the pulp in pieces as large and undamaged as possible. Scrape out the remainder of the pulp with a large spoon, then turn the melon upside down to drain any residual juice. Turn it back over and dry with a paper towel, then fill with ‘finger’ fruits such as pineapple, grapes, melons and strawberries. Refrigerate until time to eat. Have some fancy toothpicks on hand for serving. No dishes to bring to the party and none to take home.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: What do you call a fake noodle?    Answer: An impasta.   (I didn’t say it was a good joke).

JUST SHOOT ME NOW: That moment when you start singing along to a song you hate and a piece of your soul dies.

HAPPY JUNE 26 BIRTHDAY TO: Abner Doubleday, an army officer often credited with inventing baseball (1819-1893), Nick Offerman 43, Chris O’Donnell 43, Chris Isaak 57, Peter Lorre (1904-1964), Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), and Derek Jeter 39.

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