Berry, Cherry, Fruity Goodness

Besides the berry goodness, I've been into some cherry goodness in the past month. The BC (British Columbia) cherries are normally stellar but this year they're over the top. Big, fat, juicy cherries! Mostly I enjoy them straight up, but I've gotten a little creative too. Cherry Coconut Breaky Parfait was a simple banana coconut pudding layered with cherries and garnished with coconut whipped cream and cacao nibs.

At the end of dipping chocolate truffles for the market, I couldn't resist dipping a few cherries. What a divine combination!!! I love the crunch and slight bitterness of the dark chocolate paired with the sweetness and juiciness of the cherry.

Last month I ate watermelon like a champ. By the slice, as lemonade, and in smoothies. I was surprised to discover that watermelon and banana are a yummy combo when blended. All kinds of recipes were sprinkled around the blogsphere, especially watermelon lime slushies which I'm a big fan of. Simply blend fresh and frozen watermelon (or all fresh and sub ice cubes), with lime juice and a few drops of stevia.  It's perfect on a hot day!

Watermelon, strawberry, mint, and lime are another fabulous combo.

The raspberries in my yard inspired me to make a summery Lime Berry Tart, inspired by a Sweet Gratitude Recipe. This was sweet and sour and downright delicious!

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8 Comments
  1. August 20, 2011 at 18:06
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    Watermelon and lime is one of my favorite combinations!<br /><br />Brooke<br />www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

  2. August 20, 2011 at 19:23
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    Heather, as always your desserts look heavenly!! Your photography should be featured in a major publication, your one very very talented chef!

  3. August 21, 2011 at 12:45
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    Hmmm watermelon & banana you say? I wouldn't think of pairing those two. I will have to try it before all the watermelons disappear :)

  4. August 21, 2011 at 20:59
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    That cake with the raspberries has me wishing for some! Are you able to indulge in the sweets again? Hope you are doing great!

  5. August 22, 2011 at 00:30
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    I wish I could lick the screen and taste everything! Yummy!

  6. August 24, 2011 at 05:08
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    I know I shouldn't be reading your blog at Midnight, as I am half tempted to make a berry cheezecake. Now!

  7. August 24, 2011 at 17:25
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    This coconut banana pudding recipe looks incredible (conveniently, I have both at home right now) - just have to pick up some cherries on the way home and I'm set!<br /><br />I just posted an article on raw desserts on my website, and included a link to your site.<br /><br />http://www.raw-food-guide.com/raw-dessert/

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