Early signs of summer: memorial day weekend; the merchandising/marketing assault of "the" summer blockbuster; a lighthearted sense that prevails; SUMMER FRUIT- peaches, apricots, cherries, berries.... juicy, sweet, luscious fresh fruit is what I'm craving, and lucky for me the time is right. Well, fruit and gummy bears and ice cream, but let's focus on the fruit for now. The other day I had an apricot that was an experience in unmitigated joy. Perfect in a way that only nature can be. At a barbecue last night I enjoyed chunks of watermelon so sweet and juicy that I gave a blessing of thanks. Maybe it's the hormones, but I am overwhelmed by the beauty, providence, and gorgeous efficiency of nature.
Summer Fruit Salad in a Citrus Mint Dressing
In a small bowl squeeze half a grapefruit, half an orange, and half a lime. Mix in 1 tbsp. sugar and 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh mint. Set aside. Stem and chop 1 pint of strawberries place in med. bowl. Peel and chop up 4 kiwi's, add to bowl. Peel 1 large mango and chop-throw in bowl. Mix chopped fruit and then toss in the citrus mint dressing. Tastes great with vanilla ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet.