One thing I am really appreciating about the food blog community is the friendliness and openness towards blogging colleagues. Finding friends in real life can be hard sometimes, but meet a food blogger and you meet someone with the same commonalities: cooking, photographing, eating, blogging and a conversation is easy to come by. I had been helped by many fellow blogger but never asked someone to do a guest post. And I have to admit this wasn’t easy for me, it feels like giving your baby into someone else’s hands for the first time and on the other side, what if I get a rejection? Last weeks had been very busy for me, and I reached out to Sandy from confiture de vivre a blogging friend living in my home country Germany. And she said: YES! Her food blog is a sunny place in the internet and I admire her work. Come and meet her with her following guest blog post or visit her here:
Thank you Sandy!
When Eva asked me to do a guest post on her blog I didn’t hesitate. I like her style of writing, her sense of humor and the pictures she takes. So now here is my little piece of sweet and I hope you enjoy reading.
Currently we have our lazy days. Since more than two weeks we are traveling through France and now enjoying sunny days on the beach. Every year we are visiting Southern France and yes, we decided to move there. Not in the near future but in a few years, we will. So one of our vacation-tasks is to look for a house. We were told that the right house will ﬁnd us and so we have to be tranquil.
For now Hubby and me are planning to publish an online magazine (ready in fall, 2012) where you can ﬁnd lots of food and travel, recipes and stories about Europe and especially France. The next two weeks we are in the Roussillon area, a region which is famous for wine, traditional Catalan cuisine and fruits. The Roussillon plain is called the fruit basket of France. During May you can ﬁnd the ﬁrst delectable cherries and people celebrate an impressive fête (a festival) to praise the harvest. The ﬁrst basket of cherries goes to Monsieur le Président (to the French President). In July the peaches and apricots are in season and the Roussillon rouge, a special sort of apricots are divine to eat every day and for making conﬁture. It can be very hot during summer and so we are craving something fresh and light. Strolling through markets is one of my favorite thing to do when in France. So I decided to make a soup of fruits – with all of my heavenly market ﬁnds – white currants, apricots, white peaches, yellow plums and mirabelles (small yellow plums, special in France). With some spreads of fresh mint and lemon juice it is totally refreshing for a dessert or in between. Feel free to use any kind of fruit – the best is to choose these fruits which are in season and if you like a small dollop of cream or yogurt – give it a try.
soup de fruitsserves 4 persons
100 g / 3.5 oz. white currants, washed, separated from the stems
2 white peaches, washed, stoned, sliced in quarters
4 apricots, washed, stoned, sliced in quarters
3 yellow plums, washed, stoned, sliced in quarters
6-8 small yellow plums, some sliced in quarters, some whole
100 ml / 7 Tbsp water
2-3 teaspoons honey
juice of 1 lemon
few leaves of fresh mint
In a saucepan bring water and honey to a rolling boil. Then reduce heat and let simmer
until you have a light sirup (about 10 minutes). Add the lemon juice and than set aside to
cool completely. In a bowl mix the fruits and the sirup together and chill in the fridge for 2
Serve the fruit soup in small bowls, adding a few leaves of fresh mint.