Saturday, August 01, 2009

"farmer's market" fruit skewers...

Here at orenji, we love fresh, locally grown produce... so, when we were commissioned to provide "breakfast refreshments" for a morning retreat, we jumped at the opportunity to visit the local farmer's market! The result: organic "farmer's market" fruit skewers.

Being the height of summer, the selection of fresh fruits was almost overwhelming (almost...), and the opportunity to sample the delectable assortment of tree and vine ripened produce was incredibly fun. In the end, we settled on five fruits of summer-- all organic, and all locally produced-- cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries, white peaches, and green Calimyrna figs. The white-fleshed peaches and green-fleshed figs were both succulent, juicy, and sweet-- the surprise hit of the retreat!

Accompanying the fruit skewers, we created an organic yogurt dip infused with locally-produced wildflower honey, Meyer lemon, Tahitian vanilla, and rosewater. Slightly sweet and floral, the yogurt maintained the tang of active cultures and lemon, the perfect accompaniment to such sweet and juicy fruit!
In our next post, some of the scones and baked goods we prepared for the retreat. If you're a breakfast lover, you won't want to miss it!

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