It is a beautiful blue sky, sun shining, kind of day, in Brussels today. It is a Saturday, and unusually I have absolutely nothing planned until this evening. The weather has been so bad this year, that I thought I would take this rare opportunity to soak up the sun, while catching up with some Blog writing. I have set myself up on my small terrace, I am listening to some brilliant live African music play in a festival in the square outside my flat, drinking iced cool mint tea, and eating fruit salad. Eating a lovely fresh fruit salad, always gives me that feeling of being on holiday.
So why don’t you join me? Set yourself up outside, enjoy some of the sun, and eat a fruit salad – better still, invite the friends round, and share it with them!
- A selection of fruit
Make the Syrup: In a small saucepan, make a basic syrup. This is essentially half and half sugar and water. Depending on how much fruit you have, will depend on the amount you need. I was only making a small amount, so I used about 50g sugar, and 50ml of water. Add the grated zest of half a lime, and the juice of half the lime. Add a handful of finely chopped mint. Bring to the boil. Leave to cool.
Prepare the fruit: Buy a selection of fruit. I used Melon, Raspberries, Blueberries, and Nectarines, but you could use anything that is ripe and takes your fancy. Chop the Melon and Nectarines in small chunks. Place in a bowl. When the syrup has cooled, pour over the fruit, and leave to marinate further.