Sunday, May 29, 2011

Spring Fruit Salad Bowl

I don’t know about you but I’m ready for this long weekend. It is of course important to pause and take a moment to appreciate that the freedoms we enjoy today come from the sacrifices of those who came before us. It’s been a long week during which I’ve had to work late almost every day. The good news is that since my husband loves to cook too, and since he got home before I did, we were still able to eat a wonderful dinner cooked from scratch every day.  


This lovely melon and strawberry fruit salad is one of the deserts he surprised me with. So pretty and delicious, and yet so simple to make. For those of you planning a barbecue this weekend, this makes for a quick and delicious dessert. Everyone will love it.

The ingredients
One small melon per two servings
Strawberries
Juice of one lemon per 4 servings
The Preparation
  1. Cut the melons in half and remove the seeds
  2. Use a tablespoon size measuring spoon to scoop out the melon
  3. Wash and slice the strawberries
  4. Mix the scooped out melon and strawberries together and pour over the lemon juice.
  5. Fill up each melon half with the fruit and refrigerate.
Enjoy your lovely spring fruit salad!
 Helpful hints on the benefits of Strawberries
Strawberries are very rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants and come with a myriad of health benefits. However, if stored for more than two days after they are picked the amount of Vitamin C and antioxidants you derive from them decreases substantially as do all the other benefits you get from them. So when you see a large box of strawberries at a bargain price, there are a couple of things to consider before rushing to buy it. First and most important, ask when they were picked. Secondly, unless you have plans for their use in the next twenty four hours and are not planning to turn them into jam, take a deep breath and walk away with a smaller quantity, just the amount you will consume in two days.
Thank you all for your support, and passing on my Awards

I would like to take a moment to acknowledge three wonderful fellow bloggers who recently passed on these awards to me. Since I have already told you 7 things about myself just recently I won't waste your time on more and will go  straight to the wonderful people who gave them to me and the bloggers I am passing them on to.

First a shower of awards from Giulia of AlterKitchen. Giulia is a wonderful young lady who is from Piemonte, Italy, a region that's close and dear to my heart. Her blog offers some amazing regional recipes as well as her journey through the adventures on different cuisines. She is writing a bi-lingual blog … so do hop over, you’ll love her recipes if you try them.

Then Tina, my Filipino friend from Pinay in Texas gave me the Sisterhood of World Bloggers award again. Tina is an amazing lady with one of the most interesting blogs around. Tina I wish I had an award to give you but you already have all these same awards. I am so glad that so many other people love your blog as much as I do.


I am passing on these awards as a block of awards to the following deserving bloggers:

My Lil Messy & Cheeky
Velva at Tomatoes on the Vine
Molly at Toffee bits and Chocolate Chips
Karen at Tasty Trials
Sarah of Pearl and Pine
Nami at Just one Cookbook
Biren from Roti and Rice
Roz of la Bella Vita
Adora from Adora's box
Angie from Angie's recipes
Erin from Dinner side dishes and desserts
Luciana of Cucina di casa da Liu
Laurie of the Baking Bookworm
Cooking Gallery

Next Ryan, from Ryan Bakes passed me on the Versatile Blogger award. Again. Thank you Ryan for the compliment. Ryan brings a lot of passion to all the wonderful recipes she tweaks. So do hop along and take a look at her blog. I will pass this award on to to the following very deserving bloggers (I already passed it on to several others when I first received it).

40 comments:

  1. Thank you! You put a smile on my face.

    Velva

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  2. hi Chris
    what a nice way to serve fresh fruit! Congratulations on your awards and thank you so much for thinking of me and passing the versatile blogger award to me!
    Hope your holiday weekend is going well!
    Dennis

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  3. I love lemon or lime juice on fresh fruit for a little zing.

    Congratulations on your well deserved awards! Thank you for honoring Bromography by thinking of us!

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  4. Fresh fruit is always a wonderful dessert, and such a cute way of fancying it up by presenting it in the melon!

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  5. Hi Chris! Your husband is so nice!! I'll show my husband this picture and see if he can make it for me. LOL. Congratulations on your well deserved awards! I'm enjoying your blog and I'm glad you received all these awards. And thank you for passing them to me...I feel very honored that you thought of me and Just One Cookbook. Thank you Chris. :-)

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  6. Great recipe! What a great way to serve fresh fruit! Love it! Congratulations on your awards!

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  7. Thanks a lot for your kind description of my blog... and as for the awards, you deserve all of them, so I'd give them to you over and over and over again!

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  8. Hi Chris! It's so nice of your husband to cook dinner for your family and surprised you with this sweet, refreshing fruits! This is interesting to have lemon juice added. :)
    Congrats on all the awards that you received and I'm totally surprised to receive these amazing awards from you! That's so sweet of you to pass them on to me. I feel so honored and greatly appreciated. Thank you very much Chris! :D

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  9. Hi Chris, Wow, what a way to wake up: such a sweet recognition by you with this unique block of awards. I love fruit salad and need to include them more often in my nutrition! Hope you have a nice Memorial Day! Thank you again for your kindness!

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  10. wow fantastic!
    thanks for the award ... but congrats to you and to your good stuff
    (for the Basil buns, is not baking powder but instant yeast that we use for the bread)

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  11. How lucky you are that your husband cooks. What a lovely and fresh fruit salad that is. So good after a tiring day. Thank you so much for sharing your awards. You are so kind.

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  12. What a wonderful fruit salad..I love it!!!
    Great picture!!Congrats on the award!!

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  13. That´s a beautiful way to eat a fruit salad, and more if you have a hot day in the spring. This is a fresh and deliciuos dessert for a picnic day.
    Thanks for share your idea

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  14. Great salad! Perfect way to serve fruit! Congrats on your awards!! Thanks for thinking of me, and passing it along. Means a lot when fellow bloggers recognize your work! Have great Memorial Day!

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  15. You are so fortunate to have a hubby who loves to cook. It is nice to have a home cooked meal without having to cook it yourself. Lovely touch with the fruit bowl too :)

    Congrats on all your awards! I am honored to be included in your list. Thanks for thinking of me.

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  16. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog...I'm happy you did because it led me to your lovely blog. This is a really beautiful fruit salad and what a sweet surprise it must have been from your hubby!

    Congrats on your awards!

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  17. What a great idea to serve a fruit salad this way. I bet it would work with all different kinds of fruits too. Thanks for sharing this.

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  18. Lovely fruit salad- perfect for long summer weekends! And thanks for the award!!

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  19. Bravo on the awards! Great stuff - and what a lovely husband you have, making dindins. I love this refreshing fruit salad and full marks on the presentation, too! Now, if I bookmark your page and drop subtle hints to my hubby, I would love to get this, too! ;-)

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  20. Thank you Chris! Sorry I didn't come by earlier, I was away for the long weekend. I'll write about the award soon. I love simple fruit salads like this, especially in a melon bowl where the remaining melon can also be eaten after the fruit salad is gone. Have a great day!

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  21. Dear Chris, Fresh fruit is always a welcome dessert. Hope you had a wonderful, blessed weekend. Catherine

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  22. Your fruit salad is stunning to look at and I'm sure delicious as well. Congratulations on your awards. There will be many more in your future. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...MAry

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  23. Hello Chris, lovely to meet you. I take it that you are either Italo-American or an Italian who lives in the States? I know all about being of mixed background! I regret that my original good intentions were not enough to help me keep up the English version of my blog, but I see that you have no probs with the lingo. So keep following me. I shall do the same as I am sure we'll have plenty to exchange and share. Thanks again for the visit - Alex

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  24. Look at you rockin the blog world!! Woo hoooo!

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  25. Your blog is so cute!
    I'm your follower from italy!
    Francesca di SingerFood & Chiccherie

    http://singerfood.blogspot.com/

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  26. It was so sweet of your husband to make you that lovely fruit salad bowl! :)
    Congratulations on all your awards, Chris! You truly deserve them! :-*

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  27. What a delicious looking treat! So fresh!!! Yum :) And congrats on your awards!

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  28. Ciao Chris,
    Grazie...grazie per il tuo pensiero su di me. Sei molto generosa. E un marito cosi affettuoso,secondo me tu lo merita.
    Grazie di cuore
    Un bacione
    Lu

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  29. This fruit salad was so nicely presented!!

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  30. This is the perfect way to end a meal or start a meal or have a meal. Summer berries and melons satisfy the heart and soul and mind. I apologize for being remiss about posting the award (bad Claudia) and have a note on my computer to do so the next posting.

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  31. Congrats on all those wonderful awards Chris!! :)
    What a wonderful treat to be presented with! That salad looks so pretty and cheerful!

    xx,
    Tammy

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  32. This looks yummy....you have a lovely blog...I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/2011/05/chocolate-recipe-and-chocolate.html

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  33. This is a beautiful salad.. Congrats on ur awards too..

    New to ur space and so Happy to follow u :)

    Do visit me as time permits
    http://comeletseat.blogspot.com

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  34. Thank you so much for passing me the awards...:)! Apologies I didnt notice it earlier...! And how kind is your husband, he's done a real good job with the fruit salad :).

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  35. Congratulations on awards! Thank you for passing on to me.
    The fruit salad looks so fresh and great!
    Angie

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  36. so pretty! Congrats on your awards!

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  37. Congrats on your awards Chris. Gorgeous picture of the salad. I've been travelling for 24 hours and I am craving fresh fruit. How lovely to have that waiting for you when you get home from work.

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  38. Hi Chris! I posted my award here http://vittlesandcommittals.blogspot.com/2011/06/pork-bulgoge.html and it's also on my Awards page. Thanks again! Have a great weekend.

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  39. I love this! It looks so refreshing, healthy and tasty. Fresh fruit is perfect for summer, too!

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