Mambo Mixers, 2005
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!
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!