I found this a few weeks ago on the WordPress blogs, but now I can’t find it again, alas. If you see it, let me know so I can give credit where credit is due. Regardless, it’s a great trick and it takes no time at all.
Take yer watermelon. Make it a nice big one that sounds good and dense when you thwack it.
Cut it in half, flip it cut-side-down on yer cuttin’ board, then lobotomize the sucker (cut off the stem and bloom ends).
Then start carving off the rind, following the angle of the melon.
Get it all off, as well as all the white stuff you don’t want (I quite like the white stuff, so I’ve left a lot of it on).
Now you can use the rind in pickles or whatnot without waiting for people to finish gnawing on it.
Take your peeled watermelon and cut it in half.
Slap the knife down to section it.
Flip it on its side and section it some more.
Then you end up with cubes!
Good for plopping into fancy summer drinks, fantastic with a drop of balsamic vinegar in the centre, or just cold and refreshing from the fridge.
Gotta love summer.