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!