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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fruit with Honeyed Yogurt

This weeks Martha Mondays recipe is Melon with Honeyed Yogurt was chosen by Ana from Sweet Almond Tree. With the farmers markets full of fresh ripe fruits and summer heat in full swing this was a great choice. It was nice making something that we would be sure to eat and enjoy...and being so easy to make sure didn't hurt. Ana posted her post yesterday and to find out she picked it because it was one of her father's favorite night-time snack, and it reminded him of his childhood in Greece. Sadly he recently passed, and she made it a fruit platter the way her father liked it so I decided to do the same...one of his favorite things...



I had a lot of fruit already being the season and all...my mint is hanging in there, so fresh picked it is...and I have a few of my mangoes from my tree I was able to get to ripen.

Here is how you can enjoy this simple and delicious snack...

Arrange some of your favorite fruits (or what is in season) on a platter.

2 cups Greek yogurt (2% is good)
1/4 cup mint leaves
2 or 3 tablespoons honey


Place yogurt in a serving bowl, top with mint, and drizzle with honey. Serve melon and fruit with the yogurt.


Even though this is a simple way of enjoying fresh fruit or melon. I was surprised on how good it was...the mint really popped and was so fresh tasting and the slight tang of the yogurt, yum! I used some local, raw, organic honey which was well worth it. When you have few ingredients, it is a good idea to make sure you have the best quality ingredients.



Now for the mangoes....



Each morning when I water the bananas...this is our rainy season and we still haven't gotten much rain....it will rain all around us, but not in our neighborhood. I think we have a blue hole over us (my husband said black hole, but I said then that would mean we had rain). We really need the rain our lawn is crunchy...




...anyway each morning I check to see what is left on the ground from the squirrels. Sometimes if I am out on the lanai and I hear a mango fall I'll run out and get it. My mango tree is ready to pick in July, so to get tree ripe mangoes (which is the best) I want to keep as many on the tree as I can...


At least the squirrels are enjoying them...




...and will usually come back to finish them off.





They look innocent enough but when you turn them over you'll see a bite, except the one in my hand that one's okay and will sit on the counter for a bit. This is a Kent mango and it doesn't show much color when ripe. So I guess we'll just have to go on sharing.



I shared this with.... Just Another Meatless Monday