Welcome to Eve's Watermelon Pages!

The Story Behind The Watermelon Pages

Once upon a time, I wrote a tune called Watermelon Sorbet, in honour of my sister Ruth's delicious watermelon sorbet. I recorded the tune on my first album Ever Brightening Day. One day about six months after my CD was released, I was listening to CBC Radio One, and suddenly, there was my tune at the beginning of my favourite show, Richardson's Roundup! I was thrilled that they had decided to play my tune that day, but before I could write a note to thank them, they played the tune again the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that, and the day after that and— well, you get the idea: my tune Watermelon Sorbet became the opening theme to "Richardson's Roundup!" Needless to say, it was an honour and a thrill to know that my tune was being heard everyday by millions of Canadians. Over the next few years I met lots of CBC Radio fans who knew and loved Richardson's Roundup and recognized my tune. There was always a wonderful ripple of acknowledgement whenever I performed the tune in concert, and why not? It's been my biggest hit! Alas, all good things must come to an end, and in 2003, when "Richardson's Roundup" was overhauled, they chose a new theme song. Thankfully many Canadians all over the country still remember my tune with fondness and appreciate the nostalgia of hearing it again.

I still perform Watermelon Sorbet, and when I do, I always tell the story of the tune. And I always talk about my sister's watermelon sorbet, one of the most delicious things I have ever tasted in my life. Sorbet, for those who are unfamiliar with it, is made in an ice cream maker but it has no cream or milk in it at all. Just fruit juice, lemon juice, and lots of sugar. You can make it with any kind of fruit, but watermelon seems particularly suited for a frozen dessert. Yum!

Because I talk about it so much, I often get asked for the recipe for Watermelon Sorbet. So Ruth and I decided we needed to put the recipe up on my website. But this got us thinking, what about other information about watermelons? Surely people need to know more about these honourable fruits, so misunderstood and so delicious. Thus was born the idea for The Watermelon Pages.

Click here for the recipe for Watermelon Sorbet.

Click here for Watermelon Facts and links.