Fruit Heaven!

I just went to the grocery store to pick up some fresh fruit for dessert at a friend’s place tonight.  I was thinking maybe strawberries or a watermelon.  I walked through the door and it was information overload!  Sales left and right on prime fruit!!!  #1 — RAINIER CHERRIES!  Heaven on earth at a great price.  Then, the personal/small/baby watermelons on sale.  Berries — raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, all on what felt like a blowout.  Pineapples all screaming ‘pick me, pick me.’  I barely knew what to do!

I had to control myself.  For dessert for two people, I left with a small watermelon, cherries, blackberries and raspberries.  Sure, it’s a lot, but it’s fruit!  I had to be very good and not eat to many while rinsing/prepping.  Now, we have to get through dinner!

Summer is such a great season to take advantage of everything we can, from fresh fruit to fresh veggies and enjoy their flavors as much as much as possible.  Bon appetit!

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Some nights…

Some nights call for a good wine to numb a long day.  I always try to keep my (wine) glass at least half full, but had to shake my head when I was having problems getting it open to even fill it to that point!  Really?  I am just glad this made me laugh.  While opting for a white on this beautiful evening, I (attempted) to open a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay and the cork split.  AHH!  Give me my wine!  No, it didn’t take long to fix the error, but still.  At least good things come to those who wait.  Now I am enjoying some yeasty, citrus-y, toasty, oaked California Chard (with a few cork sprinkles).  I am not normally a big fan of oaked Chard, but there are some that hold a place in my heart.

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