Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Midweek Food Musings: Play with your Fruit!

Summertime fruit is extra colorful and luscious. Between the peaches, the cherries, the watermelon—and so much more, this season is a delightfully fruit-laden one here in New York. All these choices  offer so many opportunities for playing. These days,  everything from my cocktails, to my salads, to my desserts fruit-kissed creations.

So, my friends, if you’re not doing so already, it’s time you played with your fruit!

Dasha Wright-photographer-From
Mambo Mixers, 2005 
As I mentioned on Monday, I made a fresh baby arugula and watermelon salad (great with some feta cheese—if you’re so inclined—and a light vinaigrette…). Last Friday--in my Latin Twist Blog--I shared my Watermelon Margarita recipe. (This is a GREAT treat for your summertime barbecues!)
And now, as I write this, I’m drinking a cool glass of Prosecco, filled with small chunks of watermelon and topped off with watermelon juice. Have I ever made it before? No. Will I make it again? Definitely! 

The point is, it’s fun to play with your fruit…

Here I’m sharing a photo of part of my breakfast, arranged by the very talented and  lovely in Costa Rica’s Academia Guaitil (where I had the pleasure of teaching a cooking class two years ago!).   

Here, as you’ll see, they topped fresh slices of papaya, pineapple, and watermelon (their local fruit!) with fresh-toasted coconut.

Would love to hear about your fruit-inspired creations!  

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