Today I made a berry and melon snack for brunch. The thing about berries, melons, and fruits is that you can do so much with so little. You can use them as a garnish, you can make smoothies, dessert sauces, you can bake with berries, you can make a delish fruit salad or you can sprinkle them on top of some good quality ice-cream. The list is endless on what you can use berries for. There are many fruits and berries that are my favorite. I’ve always loved strawberries, and I really wanted to use them today in my fruit snack recipe. But to my luck apparently, everyone else wanted strawberries as well because the local grocery store was all out of strawberries. I had to improvise, I knew that I had blueberries and Muskmelon at home. I needed something red, and something good. it so happens that I like raspberries as well, so I bought some raspberries and went home to make my fruit snack.
When I started to carve out the Muskmelon for my two dessert glasses I had lined up I decided to make two things out of what I had. One being the berry&muskmellon snack and the other being an easy muskmelon&berry decoration. Fruit decoration can be used in almost any celebration or event you might host. If you’re having a dessert table or you just want to put a little extra on the table a fruit decoration might be the thing you’re looking for. I’m not an expert on fruit decorations but the one I made today positively surprised me. I could easily have put it on the table as a decoration. The fruit/berry snack I made was pretty good, once again I surprised myself. During the Christmas holidays more precisely December 26th we always have a family dinner thing and we always serve a fruit salad. But that one is slightly more different than the one I made today, which was a snack, not a salad but you could easily make it into a salad though. I only used slices of Muskmelon and berries but it was surprisingly a really good combo, a combo I will definitely try again.
I remember when I was a kid, we had raspberries growing in our yard, apple trees, a cherry tree and even a plum tree. We also had small bushes of gooseberries, blackcurrant and we even had currant bushes. It was amazing. It was a house and a garden full of wonders. We moved when I was seventeen years old, and it’s sad to see that the people who bought our childhood home have destroyed it, they’ve chopped down all the trees, they have removed the berry-bushes and they’ve destroyed and removed all the amazing flowers we had, flowers that have been there since my mom was a toddler. It was heartbreaking to see what they’ve done with the place.
From berry-bushes to apple trees. It’s time to post today’s recipe Its sort of a two in one. berry&mulkmelon snack and the berry&muskmelon decoration.
Ingredients you need to make Hetty’s berry&muskmelon and the decoration:
5 oz. Fresh raspberries
5 oz. Fresh blueberries
30 Green grapes
Sugar ( use as much or as little as you want)
How to make Hetty’s berry&muskmelon snack and fruit decoration:
- Clean out the seeds of half a muskmelon. Use a melon scoop to make small balls of melon or you can use any food carving tool you have. The one I used made thin slices of melon. ( I really wanted the melon scoop tool but I couldn’t find it in the store today.) the tool I used worked so it’s better than nothing.
- I placed the layers of the melon I carved out in a small bowl and put it aside for now. When the muskmelon was properly carved I filled it up with green grapes, then I I gently mixed the blueberries in some sugar before I added a layer of blueberries and raspberries.
- I then started on the berry&muskmelon snack, I added slices of muskmelon in the bottom layer of the serving glass, before adding about four grapes, a layer of blueberries and topping it all off with raspberries.
- You could mix it all together in a serving bowl instead of into serving glasses and another tip is that you could use a vanilla sauce to pour on top to give it all a sweeter flavor. This snack serves about two people, but you can easily add more ingredients if you want to make a larger salad or if you want to make more than two serving glasses. It’s so easy to add more or less to this recipe, that it’s almost too easy. But it’s so tasty and with the vanilla sauce on top, it gives the snack a little more sweet and you get a great balance between the sweet vanilla sauce and the sourness of the berries.
I hope all of you enjoy this recipe as much as we did and will do in the future. I hope all of you have an amazing day and I hope to see all of you back here tomorrow for a new post. What’s coming up tomorrow is a surprise.