Monday, June 7, 2010

Ruby Tuesday 8 June 2010


It was incredibly hot and humid in NJ yesterday - it had been that way for the entire week.  Nothing is more cooling to me that a good fruit salad on those kinds of days and yesterday was no exception.

This fruit salad is made of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, papaya, cherries and watermelon.  Normally, I add several kinds of mint, but since I don't have a garden at the moment (boohoo!), I skipped it.  If you have the following herbs, they are good additions:  peppermint, ginger mint, lemon verbena and pineapple sage, all minced and added to your taste.

Sweeten as desired - I only added a scant teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of salt.  Then comes the good part - the St. Germaine elderflower liqueur, some fresh lemon juice and some lime zest.  Add those three to your taste.

I wrote about St. Germaine here, in the event you don't know what it is.

Happy Ruby Tuesday, everyone!  Click here to see more RT pictures.


(I was going to publish this tomorrow, but since it is World Ocean Day, I'm posting it today.  Happy Early Ruby Tuesday!!)

17 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

A wonderfully exotic and refreshing fruit salad! Great image and enjoyed the detail of of information!

EG Wow said...

This sounds like a mouth-watering treat for warm weather...or, since I love fruit, cold weather. :)

eileeninmd said...

Fruit salad is perfect for a hot day! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

eden said...

Looks so yummy!

Happy Ruby Tuesday

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

That looks soooo good and refreshing.

Manang Kim said...

This is really good very refreshing! Happy Tuesday!


My Reds

reg said...

now that looks wonderful, I bet it tastes as great as it looks

rebecca said...

you are SWEET,
and refreshing, always.

A 2 Z said...

Hi Delphyne,

That's pretty amazing fruit salad. I was just wondering why you add salt?

I'm a new follower! Thanks for sharing!

Anne-Marie

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

And THAT salad looks so good right now!!!! Leftovers? You'll find me on your doorstep.

My R T is "lady in red"...a portrait of my daughter. Come by and view her if you can find time, I'd love your visit!!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I love any kind of salad on a hot day ... salad or savoury and a red berry salad is the my favourite too.
My Ruby Redness

hip chick said...

oh many does that look good!

inannasstar said...

Yum, that looks divine.

Are you loving this 70 degree weather this week or what!

Sarah Knight said...

That looks & sounds delicious!

Linnea W said...

I've been eating a lot of fresh fruit lately too. Your salad looks delicious! It would go well with my evil bottle of wine. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you make it back to the Bay Area one day!

Jientje said...

Sounds delicious! I eat a fruit salad almost every morning for breakfast, minus the alcohol of course. I should keep in mind to add some herbs!

me ann my camera said...

I would imagine it tastes as good as it looks and sounds. delicious. i notice that wild strawberries are now ready to be picked. they look luscious. Ann