Thursday, 22 January 2009

Beat the heat with fruit salad

It is hot, I am tired and our internet connection at home has been down all week. So blogging has been slow with just managing to catch a bit of time at lunchtime at work. I also have a new camera which should be a good thing in the long run but we are still getting to know each other right now.

So I thought that I would quickly post on one of my joys this summer – fruit salads! This one was made this week when it was 41 C and it tasted so good. Hot weather makes me crave fresh fruit and we are truly spoilt in Melbourne. The raspberries were a bit tart but I love them. However I think other berries would be good in this little bowl of happiness. And now back to work!

Pine-Berry Fruit Salad
serves 4

½ pineapple, trimmed and cut into chunks
125g raspberries (or other berries)
Handful of cherries, pitted
Handful of red grapes
Juice of ½ an orange
1 tsp honey (or agave nectar)

Mix and enjoy!

Update 4/2/09 - will not blog my latest fruit salad but am recording it so I remember - even better than this one - ½ pineapple, 1 nectarine, 1 kiwi fruit, 1 passionfruit - chopped and mixed up - serves about 2 -3 people. - delish!

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9 comments:

  1. Sounds just wonderful. And while I can't say I'm jealous of 41C, a bit more warmth than we've got (it was -35C with the wind chill today and we got 15 cm. more snow on the weekend)sure would be nice!

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  2. Thanks Ricki - I can't even imagine all that wind chill and snow - hope you are keeping warm inside!

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  3. Summer fruit salads are the best thing, and I am jealous of your hot weather Im always cold!

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  4. -35 is pretty impressive too - we're just hovering around 0... still not really warm enough for fruit salad although that looks delicious :)

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  5. I'm craving summer! It's been an especially harsh winter this year in Canada. What a gorgeous salad.

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  6. thanks Flower - you would definitely warm up in this weather (as long as you kept out of the air conditioned buildings!)

    thanks Rachel - hope you are bearing up with the cold ok - zero sounds cold enough to me to want to stay indoors by the fire

    Thanks Lisa - I can see you are keeping the cold out with lots of warm soups but hope you might get some fruit salad weather later in the year!

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  7. Ooooh, your fruit salad sounds so lovely and uplifting! Just look at those gorgeous berries! Yum!

    (could you send some of your warm weather our way, and maybe I could send some of our cool weather your way? A sort of temporary weather swap? ;-)

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  8. It looks as though you're getting good results with the new camera already! Your salad looks lovely - I'm a sucker for summer fruits too, though they seem like a very long way away for us just now :)

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  9. Thanks Astra - they are forecasting 4 days of 40 C in a row this week so I think I will willing swap a bit of heat for cold!

    thanks Lysy - this is the old camera - still have a few posts outstanding with old photos and feeling a bit uncertain about new camera but hope it will help (esp with lighting)

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