Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summer Fruit

There's been a bumper crop of delicious fruit so far this summer. Red and Rainier cherries from up North, local peaches, raspberries, blueberries, navel oranges, nectarines, cantaloupes ~ it's been a veritable cornucopia of juicy sweetness. Once it gets this warm outside, it's nice to step away from the stove and enjoy the delicious fruits of the season, in all their natural goodness. They're great with yogurt or cottage cheese, or a smoothie blended up with orange juice can be a meal in itself. Try shopping just the perimeter of your grocery store, where the dairy, produce, specialty breads and meats are. Eating fresh and minimal cooking will give you more time to enjoy these longer days with extra sunshine.

The picture is a Victorian chromolithograph, circa 1885.

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