“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
"Winter is dead.”
~AA Milne, when we were very young
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Oh how I love, LOVE summer!! The warm sunny days . . . the smell of newly mown grass . . . flowers blooming . . . bees buzzing . . . barbeques . . .
Is there no end to it's loveliness??? I think not!!
Just look at all the fresh fruit that is so abundant at the moment . . . fresh blueberries from hampshire, blackberries and cherries from Kent . . . fresh ripe white peaches from France (Sorry, but they are very hard for this glutton top resist!!)
Not to mention fresh plums and nectarines and sweet mint from my very own garden.
All you need is a bit of fresh local honey and some freshly squeezed orange juice and you have a delicious fruit salad . . .
So refreshing on a hot summer's day . . . Very pretty to look at . . . And very healthy and full of all those good things like antioxidants and vitamins! I almost feel self-righteous eating this!!
A nice dollop of tangy Greek Yoghurt is the perfect addition! Well . . . what are you waiting for??? Dig in!!
*Summer Fruit Salad*
What could be more refreshing or delicious than a nice bowl of fresh summer fruits?? This is the best of the season all dressed up in a bowl with a tangy dollop of Greek Yoghurt to gild the lily!
2 pitted and sliced ripe plums
2 pitted and sliced ripe peaches (I used white fleshed)
3 pitted and sliced ripe apricots
1 small punnet of blueberries (about 1 cup)
1 small punnet of ripe blackberries (about 1 cup)
1 small punnet of ripe cherries, pitted and sliced in half (about 1 cup)
the freshly squeezed juice of one large orange
1 TBS runny honey (I like Acacia)
a handful of small mint leaves, bruised
Greek Yoghurt to serve (optional)
Mix all the fruits together in a large bowl, along with the mint. Whisk together the orange juice and the honey. Pour over top and toss to coat the fruit. Let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve spooned out into small bowls and pass the Greek Yoghurt!
Note - this will keep in the fridge, covered, for up to one day.
Hmmm . . . I wonder if this will help towards redeeming me from all those lucious bad for me goodies that I ate whilst on my holidays? Do ya think???