Recipe: Fruit Salad with Lemon-Lavender Syrup
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This fruit salad is decidedly more grown-up than the classic picnic version — the one where you were always trying to avoid one thing or another (cantaloupe, anyone?). With a sophisticated drizzle of lavender-scented syrup, this summery salad is a great way to make use of all the luscious stone fruits of July.
Recipe: Stone Fruit Salad with Lemon-Lavender Syrup
Inspired by The Kitchy Kitchen. Serves 4 to 6.
What You'll Need:
5 to 7 pounds ripe stone fruit (I used a mix of nectarines, peaches, plums, apricots, and cherries)
1/4 cup sugar (or your favorite sugar substitute like honey or agave)
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh lavender buds (or 1/2 tablespoon dried lavender buds)*
What to Do:
- In a small saucepan, mix sugar, water, and lemon juice and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir to dissolve sugar.
- Add lavender buds and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and set aside. Let steep for at least 15 minutes.
- While syrup and steeping, wash and pit the fruit and cut into bite-sized pieces.
- Mix fruit in a large bowl and drizzle with the lemon-lavender syrup. Refrigerate for at least an hour or up to 1 or 2 days.
- Serve chilled and enjoy!
*No idea where to pick up some lavender buds? Check your local natural foods store or some higher end grocery stores!
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Summer is my favorite time of year because of all the stone fruits available. This looks fabulous and dangerous all at once. I can easily eat this whole thing in one sitting. :)
Unfortunately this is not at all healthy due to the amount of sugar in it.
Just a quarter of a teaspoon of sugar in anything will compromise your immune system.
Sugar feeds any Candida fungal overgrowth you may have in your body. Most westerners have this problem. Cancer is caused by this fungal overgrowth, therefore to stay healthy you need to closely watch the elimination of sugars and acidic diets, however tasty and tempting they may be.
Modern fruits have been bread for higher sugar content. Even though fructose is natural it will also cause an imbalance in the body .
The acidity of the desert will also throw the blood out of homeostasis and thus draw calcium from teeth and bones in order to restore the natural ph of the blood. This produces toxic calcium which you will recognise as "white fur" on your tongue and around your teeth, it also deposits the toxic calcium in your joints and in your blood vessels clogging them up!
Best to eat very little fruit and get your antioxidants from the vegetables and non acidic foods for better health. Enjoy!