Monday, September 22, 2008

Summer Surrender Salad


Summer Surrender:
I am a devoted to my local Farmer's market. I claim it as my church going experience. It gives me every thing I need to get me through the week. It nourishes my heart, body, mind and spirit. It teaches me patience and prosperity, both. It allows me to take what I need, and leave the rest. This September has been the most inspirational so far.
I recently made an attempt to share of my sweet success, and was curiously met with resistance.
Invited to an evening spread poolside, by a gathering of men who go out to sea, catch their dinner, and drag it back home to start a fire. My kind of guys! I so proudly offered up my 'fruit salad'...and was snubbed. I let it pass, and pursued again after the four fish menu, the fresh greens with garlic; no takers. Again, I pushed for it, passing it as desert; instead they took to the chocolate. Finally, after many long pauses and guilty glances, I served myself, and dug in deep and shoveled a high pile on my plate. I noticed on lookers, and took another pounce. One by one, each in line waiting to see that the first guy did not die. The look of surprise. Tongues dancing. Seconds were requested straight away, with sheepish smiles, and then thirds dumped directly from the bowl; there was nothing left. A proud moment. A milestone for taste buds all around. Surrender they did, to the sweet flavors of post Summer in September. So, I share...
+White peaches, White nectarines, Yellow peaches, plums, and sometimes Figs too.
+Squeeze the ugliest, sweetest little orange you can find, season with Sea salt and Tumeric.
+Sprinkle with fresh Mint: chocolate, and Basil: lemon...stir and let sit. Enjoy

14 comments:

Lost Mitten said...

sounds like a very interesting summer salad! :) i will perhaps have to give it a try!

PaintedHorse said...

Yuuuuuummmmmm! Thanks for sharing this. I will try it for sure.

How eloquent you are, Teri! I love this blog and am now a dedicated follower...

missknits said...

oooo wow sounds so exotic! i am gonna have to try it!! what an interesting mix of ingrediants! thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

Salad sounds d'lish! Love your blog - a little bit of everything. Wonderful poetry. You lead; I'll follow :)

Multifarious By Design said...

We got it together! :) That salad sounds amazing!

MGU said...

I want some fruit salad!
(PS: I managed the blog followers thingy...!)

mizu designs said...

Not being much a fan of fruit salad I would have to say your recipe has won me over. How lovely!

di said...

Teri, beautifully written and i admire your persistence! Great blog! Di ...ooh and the recipe sounds wonderful too!

di said...

oopps..forget to mention I believe my "follow" is working!
Thanks, Di

MGU said...

got you too :) thanks for the tip!

Mimi Lenox said...

Sounds delicious. Fresh ingredients are something to be happy about too!

Thanks for following me. I have done the same.

preppy little dress said...

that sounds delicious! thanks for sharing!

Marmsk said...

Your salad would be my first choice, how could they turn up their noses. Well some people have no taste. Marmsk

thebeaddreamer said...

You would not have had to ask me twice!