It’s going to be a short French Fridays with Dorie this week. Not only am I posting on the wrong day (yesterday was Charcutepalooza posting day) but I
didn’t couldn’t make the recipe properly. No blender or hand immersion blender available in teeny weeny little Paris flat, I am afraid. So instead of the Cold Melon-Berry Salad on page 101 that I was supposed to make for you, all I have is a fabulous, “you must make this soon” boozy fruit salad…
Because, after a day of wonderous highs at Lenôtre where I took a croissant and pains au chocolat workshop, it was also a day where I discovered more banker’s errors (NOT on the French side of things, I might add) and then had my VISA card swallowed by a bank machine only to be told that I would not see it until Monday at the earliest. I felt a bit of wine was in order. And hey, if Dorie says to add wine to something, who am I to argue ;) When I have access to a blender again, I would love to try this as a sweet gazpacho-type soup – think it would be fabulous.
I added raspberries to the Dorie mix of melon, mint, ginger, lime (zest and juice) and Muscat. With a touch of sea salt, this was the perfect way to end the day. As I sit and finish the last little spoonfuls of this, looking out on my street, I can finally breathe. Work and conferences over, it’s enfin summer.
Dig in. Enjoy!
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Keep up with me this summer through my Summer 2011 Flickr set. I will be updating this with day to day pictures (read: not all food photos!) fairly regularly so head on over there if you are interested. You never know what or who you might see there, like, you know… Dorie….