Friday, June 22, 2012

watermelon, radish & strawberry plate

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this time of year, when fruits and veggies are at their best i like to keep things simple.
truly, this time of year it is best to let them be exactl who they are -fresh, flavorful, wonderful.
for fathers's day, i invited my dad over for breakfast. my dad and i share a love of gardening and all things found in nature - i proudly say i inherited is green thumb and passion for backyard gardening.
i knew my dad would enjoy this little addition to the breakfast table, especially the radishes.
that man loves his radishes.

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growing up, i was always surrounded by fresh fruits and veggies straight fom our backyard garden.
a little salt & pepper was all we ever needed to bring out the full flavor of just picked radishes, tomatoes and cukes.
for my fruit ad veggie plate i went with local organic strawberries, patricia breakfast radishes from my garden and sliced watermelon.
i am head over heels inlove with the colors - too pretty for words.
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strawberries are hulled and quartered, watermelon sliced and radishes were thinly sliced and drizzled with excellent olive oil and sprinkled with flaky salt & freshly cracked pepper.
perfection; and like i knew he would, my dad went straight for the radishes.
this little array would be perfect for a summer happy hour in your garden with friends, brunch breakfast or a light lunch.
perfect for anytime this summer that calls for a cool refreshing retreat from the heat.
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watermelon, radish, strawberry plate
serves 2 -4

you will need:
1/4 watermelon, sliced
2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
2-3 radishes, thinly sliced
good flaky salt
freshly cracked pepper
excellent olive oil

assembly:
arrange watermelon & strawberries on a plate
add radishes to plate, drizzle with olive oil, salt & freshly cracked pepper

enjoy!
Yum

24 comments:

  1. I like it simple also...! Fruits and veggies are so tasty in summer...I have some radish in my garden and they are ready !! I will make your roasted radish salad!...and probably this recipe also.:) Beautiful pictures...simple and delicious looking.

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    1. Thank you Lysa- this time of year is truly the best time to keep things simple and let the beauty of the fruits and veggies really shine!

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  2. omigosh..after my hour-long run this morning and sweating far more than any woman should, this plate looks like absolutely heaven to me. i am lusting. truly.

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    1. Definitely a refreshing treat after a long run - especially with the heat we had last week!

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  3. This looks PERFECT! Perfect for summer, perfect for the hot weather... just perfect in general!

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    1. Thanks you for this wonderfully PERFECT comment Barb :)

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  4. Oh Heather, that plate is absolutely STUNNING!! oh my gosh - that color is gorgeous!! I'm head over heels for it too:) what a wonderful way to celebrate Father's Day. and what a great gift to have inherited from him:) Thanks for sharing! hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  5. This is inspiring me to get some watermelon into my life asap! Looks delicious.

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    1. Watermelon is a must for us this time of year - you definitely need to get on this asap :)

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  6. Awe. It's so pretty and red. I wish my breakfasts looked this good.

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    1. LOL just find yourself some color berries and it could :)

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  7. redddd.. i have 5 strawberries in t he garden now.. we ate 4 last week! its a small garden, so everything is in single digits.. but hey we grew it.. :) that is one lovely fresh plate! i need some juicy watermelon..

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    1. I love that you ate 4 out of 5 strawberries :) and I totally LOVE that you have a balcony garden, more people should follow your lead Richa!

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  8. Look at those colors! Heather! What a great addition to a summer brunch, or any meal, really! Love it!

    Have a great weekend, Heather! :-)

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    1. Aren't the colors amazing! After I had plated it up Ihadn't intended to photo the finished plate but it was too pretty not too!

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  9. I soooooooo want watermelon now. And radishes, oddly enough. And what do you know, I would like strawberries as well. ;-)

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  10. What a beautiful plate Heather- you have such a way of taking simple ingredients and making them shine! I have everything needed for this plate- so copying this for my Sunday morning breakfast :)

    Thanks for being so wonderful!

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    1. You are so awesome Gabby - have I told you lately how incredible happy I am we found each other :)

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  11. Gorgeous plate! Those radishes are so bright and pretty. Sounds like you had a wonderful father's day! :)

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    1. It was such a nice Fathers Day - I love my Dad everyday of the year, but it is nice to have one day a year I treat him EXTRA special :)

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  12. Perfect for all occasions my friend looking so beautiful and tasty!

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. You are so right perfect for any occassion - I am thinking happy hour in the Garden!

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