Steemit Iron Chef 2018 Act 02 #14 : Fruit salad

in steemit-ironchef •  2 months ago

This week I sat on my comfortable chair and thought about beaches. It is way too cold here, where I am, to go swimming now. The Autumn has come and there are no more hot days. Regardless of that, where I live, there is no sea or ocean in sight either. So the only beaches I do see are those artificially made, by the rivers. So, yes, I miss real beaches.

I was born in a coastal town and learned early on that food at the beach was a tricky thing. Sand has this annoying quality of persistence. It gets everywhere. And if you take a juicy delicious sandwich with you, to this sandy place, be ready to eat food with topped up grains of tiny stones. They are crunchy as well...

So, I do not take a lot of things to the beach but what I can not live without by the shore is a juicy watermelon sliced and diced, and hidden away in a well sealed container. That is also how the todays' idea of my dish came up. I just had to use some watermelon! And it was a double kill as I came for a trip that just begged for some fruit salad in a box!

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So, the todays' thing is a simple fruit salad that only takes you a couple of minutes too make and can be made for a huge party as well as one person.

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Ingredients

Apples
Melon
Watermelon
Figs
Bananas
Date Syrup

I haven't added any kind of measurements as everyone has their own preferences for fruit salad.

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Well, as with any fruit salad, things are pretty straightforward. All you need to do is cut your chosen fruits into bite-size pieces and mix them in a bowl.

You have to remember that your fruit salad has to have a good ratio of crunchy fruits and juicy ones. You do not want to have all of your fruits soft (like banana) or crunchy (like apple) as that way there will be too much mixing of tastes or too little of them.

Also, depending on your preferences, you can add honey or date syrup to your fruits and then keep them in the fridge for around an hour, so all the flavors mix together.

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So here it is! A rather short but sweet post!

Have the best day. Today, tomorrow, and forever!
Linda

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Very delicious and so yummy. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon powder or cardamom powder to get that aromatic kick for the senses. Wonderful shots.

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Hmm, I guess cinnamon would work. I never did add anything more to my fruit salad than a syrup or honey. Thanks!

Yummies! A beach, the sound of waves and the cry of seagulls and a bowl of your delicious Fruitsalad in my heands. I am dreaming myself away ... 🏝

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Yesss! I miss beaches!

I was born by the sea too and it is an hour and a half drive now so I rarely go. I miss the blue...
It is still warm here

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It is warm here as well but not enough to go swimming. I think I want to settle down where there is sea or ocean. It is so nice to be able to put your feet in saltwater at any time! :)

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You need to visit my native island one day. La Palma. 😘 You would love it.

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I am actually going to Gran Canaria for a couple of months. Very soon. I might take a short trip to La Palma! I would love it! All the green...

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Yes, it's pretty, there is a forest called "Los Tilos" you would love

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Forests are my favorite! I think I love em even more than I love the se. My childhood memories consist of looking for wild mushrooms and picking blueberries with my grandma! :)

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Awww I don't forage mushrooms cos I don't know very welll and fear to become poisoned but I love to find them :) aw here the AUTUMN is amazing... we live close to the biggest beech wood in Europe... looking forward the leaves to shift colours!

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I grew up with my aunt teaching me. I think most of the families that I know go mushroom picking at least once a year. In Latvia there are some amazing mushrooms for eating and some dangerous ones, too.

There are some that need to be prepared properly otherwise they are bad for you. I can't wait to go back home and pick mushrooms!

@lindahas
what extra vitamins for the winter starts can never hurt, also the colors of fruit give you a late summer feeling while autumn is coming, greetings

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Oh, yeah! I love fruits all year long. And especially in winter when there is no fresh fruit locally!

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