We've been having some really nice this week with not a lot of rain . . . it's looked threatening of rain at times and felt very close, but it's been quite dry for the most part. Todd soaks it all up. He loves this kind of weather!
This week it's been time to lighten things up a bit. You don't want heavy food when the temps are high.
Yesterday I made this delicious fruit salad that was really refreshing. I just took whatever fruit I had on hand in the kitchen and chopped it up into a bowl. What makes this just a touch different than an ordinary fruit salad though . . .
is the tasty spicy marinade. mmmm . . . red chili and ginger . . .
*Spiced Fruit Salad*
Nothing could be more refreshing in the summer than a delicious fruit salad for dessert. Healthy, colourful and, in the case of this one, sweetly spiced! It's a real pleaser!
110g (1/2 cup) of caster sugar (superfine)
4 slices of fresh ginger
1 small red chili, cut in half
4 ounces (1/2 cup) water
Juice and zest of 2 limes
fruit, a mixture of watermelon, honeydew melon, mango, banana, cherries,pineapple, kiwi fruit etc., sliced and chopped
(enough for 4 portions)
Put the sugar into a saucepan over medium heat along with the water, ginger and chili. Heat until the sugar melts. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Add the lime juice and zest. Remove the chili and ginger.
Put the fruit into a bowl. Pour the syrup over. Place in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes. Serve chilled on it's own or with some ice cream or sorbet if desired.