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Fresh fruit salad, anyone? 
28th-Mar-2007 10:54 am

I love making fruit salad, cuz I'm super lazy and my diet requires more vitamins. This one is from my 2nd batch, cuz the siblings and the SO finished my 1st batch in the course of the evening.

You can make a huge batch in advance and keep for about 2-3 days in the fridge. Most tangy fruits are suitable for the salad, so experiment with any combination of fruits you have in season: apricots, plums, pineapple, peaches, fresh berries, etc.

What is essential is the syrup from canned fruit, which helps keep the other fresh fruit from oxidising, and makes for an excellent glaze (reduce on low flame with sugar) for pancakes/cakes, a flavoured jelly/agar-agar or maybe a marinade (all those citrus juices help tenderize meats, especially lamb).

  • 1 large can of logans/lychees (including the syrup)
  • 2 large fresh mangoes (I personally prefer honey ones, but the ones from India are just as good)
  • 6 fresh oranges, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large fresh dragonfruit, peeled and chopped (the rich red colour also adds interest)

  1. Chop all the fruit in bite-size chunks (nothing larger than 1 inch by 1 inch).
  2. Mix everything in a large bowl (you'll need cling wrap to cover the top) or a large Tupperware to keep it in the fridge to chill. Do not freeze.
28th-Mar-2007 05:11 am (UTC)
i'll try this :D :D
29th-Mar-2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Do, it's yummy and easy to prepare. The more fruit you cut up to mix in, the better.
28th-Mar-2007 07:19 am (UTC)
It looks good! XD
29th-Mar-2007 01:42 am (UTC)
Hee hee... hungry?

I'd like to see what Philippino cuisine is like. ^_^
29th-Mar-2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
Haha... Philippine Cuisine's good too but some people say that you have to take it one step at a time--start with the grilled stuff before eating things like balut and dinuguan. (I mean, I lived in the Philippines my whole life but I just recently started eating these stuff. Thought they were disgusting before. XP;)
30th-Mar-2007 01:15 am (UTC)
What is that stuff? What does it look like? What does it taste like? What's it made of? I honestly have no idea what Philippino cuisine is like. ^_^;;;
1st-Apr-2007 01:12 am (UTC)
Balut is the so-called "controversial" boiled fertilized duck egg. T_T; Dinuguan is pig innards cooked in pig blood. It may sound disgusting but it unexpectedly tastes good. XP

Balut's probably the most disgusting (especially for foreigners) specialty that we have but once you get past the fact that it's a, uh, fertilized duck egg and the thing that you're about to eat is an unborn chick, it's good. ^^;
1st-Apr-2007 01:20 am (UTC)
Balut's a fertilized duck egg and dinuguan is pig innards cooked in pig blood. It may seem disgusting but they're really good, once you get over the fact that it's... those things... ^^;
29th-Mar-2007 03:55 am (UTC)
Hey there, thanks for stopping by my journal! :D I have just had a lovely time looking at your wonderful photography and the yummy food you post on here...I have a feeling every time I see your entries I'm going to be running for the fridge! That lunch looks amazing. O_O

Your dolls are also gorgeous...BF Niky is one of the cutest, rascally molds I've ever seen!
30th-Mar-2007 01:44 am (UTC)
Heh, no problem! ^_^ And thank you! I enjoy sharing little bits of the world here in photos, especially of food. *grins*

And thank you! He's my first love and arrival, before the international site opened.
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