Not-So-Local Fruit Salad
I love fresh fruit and my Bountiful Basket from last week was full of it! Then, there’s the matter of a touch of leftover mint from Kentucky Derby Juleps and some rhubarb syrup that I made. Let’s go with a fancy schmancy fruit salad, shall we?
First up, cantaloupe. Fresh and ripe … but, definitely not a Fallon, Nevada, Heart of Gold. Those are the best.
These watermelon had the thinnest rind I have ever seen … very sweet and tasty.
I love pineapple. Now, don’t get all wound up … they do not grow pineapples in Nevada (that I am aware of). Remember, this is a food co-op and we got these lovelies from Mexico. I am having some local food guilt about it. Well, maybe, I will after I’m done eating it. They are very good and the co-op prices are awesome.
Grapefruit. I love how it smells. But, gawd, it is so bitter. I even sectioned these out and yowza-TART!
The full fancy schmancy fruit salad … ta da! I drizzled a little bit of the rhubard syrup and some finely chopped mint for the final touch. And, while the grapefruit was not my favorite, I think the blend of flavors was just right.
What’s on the calendar for this week? There’s a new Bountiful Basket coming tomorrow. And, hopefully, I’ll post a little bit more. It’s busy here in the desert. And, I spend way too much time reading and commenting on other blogs. I need to get my bloggy act together. I think the local foodie guilt is bringing my blog motivation down. I’m sure there’s something more profound to it all and I could get all twisty about Monsanto or Food Revolution Day but, nah … I don’t have it in me today.
What have you been doing lately? Do you have local foodie guilt? Share something with me.