Add fruit to the menu to help keep hydrated during summer heat

clafoutis

A clafoutis is a rustic French baked dessert made with cherries in a custard-like batter. This version uses nectartines and cherries. Various other fresh fruits can be substituted.

Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 01:18 PM.

Summer fruits are plentiful this year with peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, and more.

I just came back from a wonderful two weeks in France dining on the French cuisine. Fresh fruits were used in every type of recipe and at every meal. Here are some of the tasty treats. I will be sharing recipes from the French in other columns also.

Just a note, during the summer it is good to eat foods that have a lot of water in them to help keep you hydrated. Watermelon, melons, peaches, cucumbers, and squash are some of these foods.

Plums are high in resveratrol, a compound also found in red wine which fights the signs of aging. When dried these plums become prunes and they lose 67 percent of their moisture to become prunes.

Enjoy!

 

Blueberry Salsa



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