Showing posts with label fruit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fruit. Show all posts

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Summer Berry Charcuterie Board / #BerryWeek

 Today is the last day of #BerryWeek! It has been such fun with so many berry recipes to share. My list of ones I want to try has gotten longer with each day! If you missed any of them, you might want to check out the recipe I shared Monday, Summer Berry Salsa. This recipe is a great way to enjoy several berries at a time, in one recipe! If you are a fan of easy to make pastry, you will want to bake up some of my Blueberry Breakfast Pastries, which I shared on Wednesday.  The pastry cream is homemade and the pastry is store bought dough, cutting down on the time it takes to put it all together, but not the taste.

With the fun and tasty #BerryWeek coming to an end, I want to share my Summer Berry Charcuterie Board with you.  If you have ever made a charcuterie board, you know how much fun it is to put them together. It takes thought and creativity to design the perfect board, and it also takes time to collect the items you need for the board, but it is all worth it. In the end, the board looks like an art project, too pretty to eat, but that won't last long! The main objective is to have fun and create something your family and friends will enjoy!

Summer Berry Charcuterie Board 
(serves 3-4 )
(printable recipe at end of page)
Ingredients: 
Fresh Summer Berries:
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blueberries
Blackberries
Chocolate Candy Pieces
Mini Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Cookie Brittle
Cashews
Creme de Pirouline Dark Chocolate Rolled Wafers
Sauce:
1/2 cup Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Whipped Topping
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 

Start by placing fruit on your tray. You want it to look visibly appealing to the eye. When it is fruit you are dealing with, it seems like all the colors go together quite well. Stack your fruit up a bit, as if they are in piles. By stacking them you are creating height, making them visually appealing. You are basically creating a pretty picture that your guests can not resist!

Add different textures to your canvas. The nuts are perfect because they are such an opposite to the softness of the fruit. Your guests will love both textures. The chocolate brittle adds double chocolate flavor, which most guests love! Let's face it. It is difficult to walk past chocolate and not want to grab a bite! The chocolate brittle also adds a hard texture against the fruit.

Red and blue go so well together that I had to put them side by side. The blueberries are soft and juicy and the fresh strawberries with their green stems just create it's own little picture. I used the chocolate cookies as a border to contrast the softness of the fruit. 

These rolled wafers are a great addition to the board because they create height. They direct our gaze to move up from the plate, resulting in your guests taking in the entire picture. 

Every board needs a dip or two. Because this board is on the small side, I thought one would be enough. This dip is super easy to make with only three ready made ingredients. Soften the cream cheese, mix in the frozen dessert topping and add the vanilla! Refrigerate before serving!

This is one way to put together a charcuterie tray. It can be difficult to take the first step in designing your tray. Once you decide on a theme or a certain item you are serving, it will fall into place. I will admit, I spent a lot of time walking around a couple stores trying to buy the items for this board, but after I did, the ideas came rushing into my mind, making a clear path for my end result. This will happen to you also.  Besides, there is no wrong way to create a Summer Berry Charcuterie Board. If you are happy with it, then it is right. Have fun with it!

Check out these Summer Berry Recipes from some blogging friends:

Friday Berry Week Recipes








Smmer Berry Charcuterie Board
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Smmer Berry Charcuterie Board

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Ingredients:

  • Fresh Summer Berries:
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Chocolate Candy Pieces
  • Mini Chocolate Cookies
  • Chocolate Cookie Brittle
  • Cashews
  • Creme de Pirouline Dark Chocolate Rolled Wafers
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Whipped Topping
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

  1. Start by placing fruit on your tray. You want it to look visibly appealing to the eye. When it is fruit you are dealing with, it seems like all the colors go together quite well. Stack your fruit up a bit, as if they are in piles. By stacking them you are creating height, making them visually appealing. You are basically creating a pretty picture that your guests can not resist!
  2. Add different textures to your canvas. The nuts are perfect because they are such an opposite to the softness of the fruit. Your guests will love both textures. The chocolate brittle adds double chocolate flavor, which most guests love! Let's face it. It is difficult to walk past chocolate and not want to grab a bite! The chocolate brittle also adds a hard texture against the fruit.
  3. Red and blue go so well together that I had to put them side by side. The blueberries are soft and juicy and the fresh strawberries with their green stems just create it's own little picture. I used the chocolate cookies as a border to contrast the softness of the fruit.
  4. These rolled wafers are a great addition to the board because they create height. They direct our gaze to move up from the plate, resulting in your guests taking in the entire picture.
  5. Every board needs a dip or two. Because this board is on the small side, I thought one would be enough. This dip is super easy to make with only three ready made ingredients. Soften the cream cheese, mix in the frozen dessert topping and add the vanilla! Refrigerate before serving!
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Cherry and Peach Galette / #FarmersMarketWeek

This Cherry and Peach Galette is so much fun to make and eat! If you haven't ever had one before, you will be surprised at how easy it is to make. I used a store bought pie crust, which makes the Galette even easier, but a homemade crust can be used also! The beauty of the Galette is it's rustic look. You never have to worry about it looking perfect like you might a pie crust, and the fruit is definitely the star of the show with this dessert!

Cherry and Peach Galette 
(printable recipe at end of page)

1 pound Fresh Bing Cherries
4 small Fresh Peaches 
1/2 pound Fresh Blueberries
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 tablespoons Flour
9" round Pie Dough
Coarse Sugar
Powdered Sugar


Wash, pull off the stems, and pit the cherries. I used Bing cherries for the most part, but I had a few Rainier Cherries left over from another recipe, so I used those also. Place in a large bowl.
Wash and pull off the stems of the blueberries. Add to the bowl of fruit.
Mix in the sugar and flour with a spoon.
Place fruit into the center of the pie dough. Pile up the center higher than the edge of the circle. You will have a little fruit left over, but I know it won't go to waste! Use the leftover for topping ice cream or making a smoothie! Start bringing the dough up like in the picture. Pinch and fold the dough to the side. Sprinkle the dough with coarse sugar.
Place Galette on a baking sheet that is covered with parchment paper. Bake at 425℉ for 15-20 minutes. Make sure the bottom of the dough cooks completely.You can check it by sliding a spatula under the galette and slightly tipping the spatula up to look. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle confectioner's sugar on the top. Slice into pieces and enjoy!

Thank you for joining me today. If you haven't ever made a Galette, I think you would enjoy doing so. As you can see, they are easy and pretty quick to make and a Galette is an great way to get rid of fruit that needs to be used up. For variety, another way to top your Galette is with a scoop of whipping cream!

Scroll down and find more recipes made by some farmers market loving friends using yummy, fresh ingredients.

#FarmersMarketWeek - A week of #FarmFresh recipes

#FarmersMarket Tuesday Recipes 

Bing Cherry and Peach Galette by The Freshman Cook
Bruschetta with Marinated Tomatoes and Ricotta by The Redhead Baker
Cabbage Slaw with Seasonal Herbs by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fresh Strawberry Lemonade by Family Around The Table
Kiwi Guacamole by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Summer Pasta Primavera by Palatable Pastime
Brown Sugar Zapple Crisp by Cooking with Carlee
Zucchini Raisin Cookies by Jolene's Recipe Journal
How to Freeze Corn on the Cob by The Frugal Pantry

Thank you to Christie and Cynthia for hosting this fun, week long event!

You can find The Freshman Cook on these pages:


Cherry and Peach Galette

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 pound Fresh Bing Cherries
  • 4 small Fresh Peaches
  • 1/2 pound Fresh Blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 9" round Pie Dough
  • Coarse Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Wash, pull off the stems, and pit the cherries. I used Bing cherries for the most part, but I had a few Rainier Cherries left over from another recipe, so I used those also. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Wash and pull off the stems of the blueberries. Add to the bowl of fruit.
  3. Mix in the sugar and flour with a spoon.
  4. Place fruit into the center of the pie dough. Pile up the center higher than the edge of the circle. You will have a little fruit left over, but I know it won't go to waste! Use the leftover for topping ice cream or making a smoothie! Start bringing the dough up like in the picture. Pinch and fold the dough to the side. Sprinkle the dough with coarse sugar.
  5. Place Galette on a baking sheet that is covered with parchment paper. Bake at 425℉ for 15-20 minutes. Make sure the bottom of the dough cooks completely.You can check it by sliding a spatula under the galette and slightly tipping the spatula up to look. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle confectioner's sugar on the top. Slice into pieces and enjoy!
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fruit Cones / #ColorMyWorld

 Sometimes simple is best, and these Fruit Cones are both simple and refreshing! Filled with both fresh blueberries and cherries, they make the perfect way to end a meal, or a light treat for the end of the day!


Fruit Cones  
(recipe at end of page)
10 ounces Milk Chocolate
Fresh Blueberries
Fresh Cherries
6 Sugar Cones

Melt chocolate in double boiler. 
While chocolate is melting, wash, pull out the stems, and pit the cherries.
Wash blueberries.
Dip top edge of cones in chocolate. Add some chocolate inside, dripping down for fun!
Refrigerate. Have fruit ready to put the cones in.
Once chocolate has set up on cones, fill cones with a mix of the fruit!
My friends and I at #PBColorMyWorld are cooking with red and blue ingredients today! I hope you enjoy the recipes! Click the link below for more.







Fruit Cones

INGREDIENTS:


  • 10 ounces Milk Chocolate
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Fresh Cherries
  • 6 Sugar Cones

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Melt chocolate in double boiler.
  2. While chocolate is melting, wash, pull out the stems, and pit the cherries.
  3. Wash blueberries.
  4. Dip top edge of cones in chocolate. Add some chocolate inside, dripping down for fun!
  5. Refrigerate. Have fruit ready to put the cones in.
  6. Once chocolate has set up on cones, fill cones with a mix of the fruit!
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Monday, July 3, 2017

Fresh Fruit Salad / #TasteCreations

I love a fun picnic anytime of year! Do you? They are so fun in the fall, with falling leaves and the crisp autumn air, and I love them in the spring when everything is starting to bloom, and I can't wait to get outside after a long winter,  and or course they are a natural summer activity that I always look forward to. I have had a few winter picnics with friends and family and they are fun too, but there is a lot of hurrying to eat, and constantly stoking the fire to keep warm, and a lot of frozen toes. Fun but in moderation!
We are all about picnic foods at the #TasteCreations party today, so I brought a Fresh Fruit Salad, which is always a favorite! It takes pretty much no time to put together, and it has that great flavor and feeling that you can only get from fresh fruit! I hope you enjoy it! 


 Fresh Fruit Salad

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Creamy Kid Sized Smoothies / #SundaySupper

Do you sometimes have a difficult time convincing your kids or grand kids to eat their veggies? These 3 Creamy Kid Sized Smoothies might be able to help. All 3 different smoothies have one common denominator~frozen spinach! But all three have distinctly different tastes! These smoothies are so easy to make. Just put the ingredients in the blender and push "blend". 
Don't think that these smoothies are just for the kids! Adults love them too! I know I can always use some extra veggies!

Creamy Kid Sized Smoothies
(printable recipe at end of post)

Cherry Banana Smoothie
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup Orange Juice
1cup pitted Cherries (approx. 25)
1/2 Fresh Orange
1 cup frozen Peaches
1 peeled fresh Banana
1/4 cup frozen Spinach 


Berry Blast Smoothie
1 cup Diet Berry Blend V8 Splash Juice
1 cup Crushed Ice
8 ounce fresh Strawberries
1 cup fresh Blueberries
1/4 cup frozen Spinach 

Pineapple Mango Smoothie 
1 cup Orange Juice
1 cup frozen Pineapple Chunks
3/4 cup frozen Mango Chunks
1 peeled fresh Banana
1/4 cup frozen Spinach




To make the Cherry Banana Smoothie make sure you pit the cherries, and cut the bananas into chunks. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Put the Berry Blast Smoothie together by placing all the ingredients in the blender. Using the crushed ice put the "smooth" in smoothie and it tastes rich and delicious.
The Pineapple Mango Smoothie is very quick to make. The only prep you need to do is to peel and chop the banana into chunks. Mix everything together and blend. 
I hope you enjoy these simple~to~make smoothies! Thank you for stopping by today!

Looking for more recipes for hiding veggies? Scroll down to check out the list from Sunday Supper members!
Thank you to our host today, Anne from Simple and Savory

                                                                                  

Sunday Supper Kid Friendly Vegetable Recipes

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Dinners

Sides

Snacks

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Creamy Kid Sized Smoothies

INGREDIENTS:

Cherry Banana Smoothie
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 1cup pitted Cherries (approx. 25)
  • 1/2 Fresh Orange
  • 1 cup frozen Peaches
  • 1 peeled fresh Banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen Spinach
Berry Blast Smoothie
  • 1 cup Diet Berry Blend V8 Splash Juice
  • 1 cup Crushed Ice
  • 8 ounce fresh Strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen Spinach
Pineapple Mango Smoothie
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 cup frozen Pineapple Chunks
  • 3/4 cup frozen Mango Chunks
  • 1 peeled fresh Banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen Spinach

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To make the Cherry Banana Smoothie make sure you pit the cherries, and cut the bananas into chunks. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Put the Berry Blast Smoothie together by placing all the ingredients in the blender. Using the crushed ice put the "smooth" in smoothie and it tastes rich and delicious.
  3. The Pineapple Mango Smoothie is very quick to make. The only prep you need to do is to peel and chop the banana into chunks. Mix everything together and blend.
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Fruit and Graham Cracker Snacks~15 Minute Friday!

Welcome to 
15 Minute Friday!



(printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 4 snacks)
4 slices of Cream Cheese
2 Chocolate Graham Crackers (cut in half)
12 Fresh Blueberries
2 slices of Fresh Strawberries
1/2 Banana
Sprinkle of Confectioners Sugar


This is a very simple recipe, and you can easily change it to make it your own. I used a block of cream cheese, but I am sure that whipped cream cheese can be used just as easily. This recipe uses strawberries, blueberries and bananas, but any combination would work. I can see using pineapple chunks, orange segments, and mango for a tropical touch! I sprinkled the top of the crackers with a light dusting of confectioners sugar, but a drizzle of honey, or a sprinkle of coconut flakes would be awesome.
These tasty snacks came together so quickly! I cut the banana slices and strawberries into smaller pieces and used the blueberries whole. I covered each graham cracker with cream cheese, topped it with the fruit, and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.  I made all four of these pieces in about 8 minutes, well within the 15 minute time limit!  

 How 15 Minute Friday works~ 

Every Friday I plan to post a simple and quick recipe that can be made in 15 minutes or less. It might be a morning bite, or maybe an
afternoon snack, or evening treat to enjoy. The only rules I have set for myself is that the recipe has to be able to be made within 15 minutes. That time does not include getting the ingredients out of the pantry or fridge, but once they are gathered together, the clock begins! The point is to present to you, a quick, tasty, recipe that you will enjoy and won't take you all day to cook.

Thank you for joining me for the inaugural issue of 15 Minute  Friday! I hope you enjoyed it!
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Fruit and Graham Cracker Snacks

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 slices of Cream Cheese
  • 2 Chocolate Graham Crackers (cut in half)
  • 12 Fresh Blueberries
  • 2 slices of Fresh Strawberries
  • 1/2 Banana
  • Sprinkle of Confectioners Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. These tasty snacks came together so quickly! I cut the banana slices and strawberries into smaller pieces and used the blueberries whole. I made all four of these pieces in about 8 minutes, well within the 15 minute time limit!
  2. These tasty snacks came together so quickly! I cut the banana slices and strawberries into smaller pieces and used the blueberries whole. I covered each graham cracker with cream cheese, topped it with the fruit, and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

No Cook, Refreshing Tropical Torte

The heat of the summer is starting to wear on me a little. How about you? I am definitely looking forward to fall! But it is still summer, and I needed a little after dinner dessert for a party I hosted last week. The entire meal was grilled, and I didn't want to heat up the kitchen with the oven, so I made this No Cook, Refreshing Tropical Torte! I used some fun fruit, like carambola (star fruit), kiwi, and mango, a favorite pound cake, and some yummy whipping cream. Sprinkle it with a bit of toasted coconut and dessert is in the fridge!
 Tropical Torte

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Grilled Peaches and Shrimp Shish Kabobs / #SundaySupper

These Grilled Peaches and Shrimp Shish Kabobs are the perfect summer #SundaySupper! Fresh grilled peaches are the star of the show, but everything is fresh including the grilled shrimp and the lime drizzle to round it out. With everything but the rice cooked on the grill, make the rice in the microwave and your kitchen stays cool and comfortable. This meal grills up easily and quick. You're gonna love it!

Grilled Peaches and Shrimp Shish Kabobs

(printable recipe)
 Makes 8 skewers

2 cups of Jasmine Rice
Teriyaki Sauce
16 Raw Shrimp
4 Fresh Peaches
1 Fresh Lime




 Cook Jasmine rice.
Rinse shrimp. Devein the top and the underside of the shrimp. Many people don't worry about cleaning the underside of the shrimp, but I like to clean both sides. I am very picky about it, and even if the shrimp comes cleaned on the top side, I clean it again if needed. You don't need a special tool to clean the shrimp. I use a paring knife and it works great.
Cut peaches in half, take out the pit, and cut each half into quarters. Leave the skin on, which makes it much easier to grill. 
Put kabobs together. I used 2 peach quarters and 2 shrimp on each skewer. Also, leave a little space between the shrimp and the peaches as you build your kabobs. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the raw shrimp.
Place skewers on the grill. Set the peaches so one edge is on the grates of the grill. Make sure the shrimp are flat and directly on the grill also. Grill for 3 minutes. Move the shish kabobs so that the other side of the quartered peach is now on the grill. Flip the shrimp over. Grill for 3 more minutes. If more time is needed, continue flipping, but for only a minute of two at a time. 
Add some teriyaki sauce to the rice, and place the peach and shrimp kabobs on top of the rice.




Enjoy!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to scroll down and take a look at all the tasty peach recipes from the #SundaySupper family!
Thank you to Sue from Palatable Pastime for hosting today's sweet party! Check out Sue's blog for more tasty recipes!

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Breakfasts:
Beverages:
Condiments:
Sides & Salads:
Main Dishes:
Desserts:
Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement