Summer days are here
summer vacations, swimming in the pool,
relaxed schedules, longer daylight hours,
patriotic holidays, and having meals alfresco.
Fresh summer fruit is perfect for meals
on a picnic, by the pool, or on the backyard deck.
So many delicious summer fruit choices ~
It is hard for me to pick my absolute FAVORITE.
I love all of these.
C H E R R I E S !
Cherries were in the grocery store this past weekend,
and looked so good that I had to buy some.
I gathered some of the summer cherries
for a quick snack on the back deck.
The weather is still cool enough to eat outside,
the rains have slacked off, and the sun peeks out more each day.
Just sitting outside looking at all the green trees,
listening to the birds sing and call to each other,
and watching butterflies, bees, and dragonflies
is relaxing and renews my energy.
Eating outside doesn't have to be planned in advance,
or an elaborate barbecue, or a multi-course meal.
A white wicker tray makes carrying everything outside so easy
that any quick snack can be enjoyed in the adirondack chairs.
Lining the wicker tray with a red and white cherry kitchen towel
is a quick, easy way to dress up the simple snack.
Presentation is another thing that renews my energy.
When things look pretty, I feel better.
The 100% cotton kitchen towel is from France
which also perks me up!
Eating outdoors is oh, so, français.
Living in the moment and savoring life today.
Cherries are a great outdoor food.
Cherries have their own handles, do not need to peeled, and
can be a small one-bite portion.
Eat as many or as few as you want.
The remaining ones easily can be saved for another day.
Just watch out for the pits!
Cherry red glasses and a pitcher of fresh mint for iced tea
add just the right accent color and flavor to the summer cherries.
The tray of cherries, red glasses, and blue pitcher of mint
also add just the right combination of colors for a patriotic display
for any of the upcoming summer holidays.
June 6 ~ D-Day
June 14 ~ Flag Day
July 4 ~ Independence Day
July 14 ~ Bastille Day
my French connection :)
September 7 ~ Labor Day
Two blue checked bowls are for sharing the berries with a friend.
Come on over, and sit a while on the deck.
What is your favorite summer fruit?
See the following articles for nutritional information about summer fruits.
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