Summer Fruit Salad ~ Salada de Frutas do Verão

Photo by Priscillakittycat, Recipe by Vegetarian Times.

Photo by Priscillakittycat, Recipe by Vegetarian Times.

This salad’s happy color makes me want to jump in the ocean and play with dolphins.  It reminds me of colorful umbrellas, beach chairs, paddle ball, and Frisbees.  Pretty painted toenails and a nap on the hammock.

  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • 2 Tbs. lemon or lime juice
  • 2 peaches or nectarines, cut into 1½-inch pieces
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries or whole raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries

1. Bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in saucepan. Simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in mint and lemon juice. Steep 15 minutes. Strain out mint.

2. Combine peaches, strawberries, and blueberries in large bowl. Stir in sugar syrup. Cover, and chill 2 hours, or overnight.

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As cores desta salada me dão vontade de pular no mar e brincar com os golfinhos.  Me lembra de sombrinhas de praia, fresco ball, dedinhos do pé pintados e uma soneca na rêde.

1/3 copo de açucar
1/4 copo de mênta
2 colheres de sopa de suco de limão
2 pessegos ou nectarinas, em pedaços
1 copo de morangos fatiados ou amoras enteiras
1 copo de blueberries

1. Coloque o açucar e 1/2 copo de agua para ferver.  Deixe ferver durante 2 minutos.  Retire do fogo e acrescente a menta e o suco de limão.  Deixe ficar de infusão durante 15 minutos.

2.  Misture os pêssegos, morangos e as blueberries e adicione o xarope de açucar.  Cubra e leve para gelar.

 

Life without the internet ~ A vida sem a internet.

Where do I begin?  The wireless internet in our home hasn’t worked for at least a month, maybe longer.  If we want to be technical, it does work.  According to the phone company, “The signal is working, ma’am.  It’s showing you have a signal ma’am.”  The phone company was correct.  It’s our router that doesn’t work.  My brother suggested I sit in the closet (that’s where we keep the cable boxes) and use a wire to connect.  He apparently does it all the time.  And here I am…inside the closet.

I have more than a month’s worth of accumulated recipes and ideas to share with you.  It will take some time.  A long weekend is coming up.  Independence Day.  Perhaps then.  But travel is on the horizon…so maybe the week after that.  We’ll see.  I’ll do my best to share the fruits of my kitchen labor.  Here’s a preview of what’s to come.  Earl Gray Chocolate Chip Cookies, Mexican Salad, Portuguese style codfish, Bruschetta with Chickpea Spread, Banana Cream Pie, Lemon Cheesecake, Summer Fruit Salad, Focaccia, Mushroom Frittata, and many other delights.

By the way, life without internet for personal use is not bad at all. Survival is possible, even sans Uncle Google.

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A internet não funciona em nossa casa a mais de um mês.  Vou esclarecer os fatos.  A internet funciona, mas só se eu ficar sentada dentro do armário e conectar com o fío.  Aqui estou, dentro do armário. Falando em armário, agora tem muita gente saindo do armário para casar.

Tenho arquivado mais de um mês de delicias que quero compartilhar com a familia e os amigos.  Nos ultimos encontros e festinhas prometi colocar as receitas no blog mas realmente não tive vontade de entrar no armário.  O gato Neymar esta achando ótimo. Ele adora uma caixa, um armário, uma banheira, bacia.  Ele se enfia em qualquer buraco.  O Neymarzinho é o “filho” mais curioso (e levado) que ja tive em toda a minha vida.  Quero avisar o seguinte:  Dá para sobreviver sem ter internet em casa.  Sem duvida o Tio Google faz falta, mas ele pode ser substituido por um conversa boa e um copo de cerveja–ou vinho.

Já esta tarde e amanha é dia de trabalho.  Mas antes de desejar boa noite, vou avisar o que vem por aí. Cookies de chocolate chip com sabor de chá, salada mexicana, bacalhau a Gomes de Sá, bruschetta de grão de bico, salada de frutas, torta de banana, cheesecake de limão, frittata de cogumelos, focaccia e muitas outras delicias.

Fruit Salad

Recipe and Photo by Priscillakittycat

Recipe and Photo by Priscillakittycat

When you want something that’s healthy, sweet and fresh, remember fruit salad.  It’s very simple: Four oranges, half of a large papaya, one apple and two bananas.  Peel the fruits (except the apples) and chop into whatever-sized pieces you like.  Place the chopped fruits in a bowl.  Cut another 3 oranges in half and squeeze their juice into the bowl.  Chill.  For added sugar you can add 1/2 cup Groselha, a syrup sold in Brazilian specialty stores.