Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fun 'n fruity dessert #recipe from Linda Wiken, author

The Book Club Babes are meeting tonight at my place. I'm down one dessert, and coincidentally, a blog for Mystery Lovers' Kitchen. Thinking cap on, with an eye towards the clock, and great glee that it's a summery evening and we'll be out on the deck.

My usual requirements are the dessert needs to be easy and fun helps, too. So, I remembered a recipe I'd spotted on the Internet not too long ago. It could be from Epicurius, or not. I didn't copy it down but the ingredients were a cinch to remember. I did change some of them, like the fruit, and I added fresh lime juice to the yogurt, to help balance the sweetness of the watermelon.

So, here's my take on a light, easy and playful dessert that I'll go back to again and again this summer.

Please feel free to play with the amounts and with the types of fruit you use.

What you'll need:

3/4 c. plain yogurt
1/2 c. fresh blueberries
1/2 c. diced fresh strawberries
1 starfruit
1 small lime
watermelon, sliced
green grapes for garnish

What to do:

After washing and slicing the fruit, as required, place the watermelon slices on a plate.

Then juice the small lime and add that juice to the yogurt, stirring it in thoroughly. Add dollops of the yogurt mixture to the watermelon slices, and smooth it out.
Top each slice with pieces of whatever fruit you've chosen. Add the grapes as a garnish for the plate.

Smile and serve!


It's now here --
Marinating in Murder, book #3
Recipes included!

Here's a taste of the reviews:     

Wiken’s third entry to the Dinner Club series is a clever twist on the classic whodunit… The book will have you guessing until the very end…. All in all, an intriguing read by Wiken.” – RT Reviews

"Foodies will love this book and this series. Great recipes are included as well....A fun romp of intrigue filled with foodie fun." -- Open Book Society

ROUX THE DAY,  the second  Dinner Club Mystery is available in paper and as an e-book. 
Recipes included!

TOASTING UP TROUBLE, the first in the Dinner Club Mysteries is available at your favorite bookstore and on-line, as a paperback and as an e-book.  
Recipes included!

Writing as Erika Chase -- the Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery series are available on-line or at your favorite bookstore.

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