I feel like I need a colonic treatment after the last two posts, hahaha, so I decided to just have fruit for breakfast today. I am trying to take in sea air to get rid of the bronchitis and on the drive out to Batangas yesterday, I noticed a couple of newly picked honeydew or green melons at the Toscana farmstand in Silang, Cavite. The saleslady assured me they were sweet, and were picked just hours before (the pliable green stems seemed to prvoe her assertions). So I bought two melons. I am usually disappointed by melons grown locally, but hope springs eternal, and I buy them frequently nonetheless. Well, these were a pleasant surprise, incredibly juicy and quite sweet. A solid 8.0 or even 8.5 on the melon scale, and certainly one of the best I have had from a local source this year.
At PHP90 a kilo, they seemed reasonably priced as well. I ate 1/4th of melon for dessert last night and another fourth with my fruit plate at breakfast. I also had a couple of sections of pomelo which was superb and some seeded grapes (that were labelled seedless)… At any rate, if you come across the Toscana melons or their roadside stand, you may want to get a melon or two. I am not sure if they market these in Manila, but they were delicious!