Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Fresh Fruit Crudite

(Click on the pic for a close up :) )
(My Aunt holding the Crudite )

Spring brings with it a bounty of beautiful fresh fruit and I like to enjoy it just as nature gifted it to us, pure and fresh! Making Fresh Fruit Crudite is the best way to enjoy fruits, I think. The French love their crudites and I took it a step further to make this beautiful Fresh Fruit Crudite. It makes a wonderful center piece and everyone is tempted to taste a few chunks of fruit, cannot think of a better way to get your dose of daily 5!!
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What is a Crudite?
Crudite is an arrangement of raw vegetables, usually served with some dip on the side.
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How does one make a crudite?
Select a wide pot/ceramic bowl. Line the bowl with a stiff sponge.
Keep a few chopsticks ready for use.
Melt your favorite chocolate in a pan.
Slice the oranges along the diameter.
Chop pineapple into rings.
Chop apples into slices.
String the grapes onto the chopsticks.
Dip strawberry into the chocolate & string it onto the chopsticks.
String all the fruits onto chopsticks.
Pierce the fruit laden chopsticks into the sponge, use your artistic side of the brain to come up with a nice arrangement for all the fruits you have!
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How does one eat the crudite :)
Just plonk a chunk of Fresh Fruit from the Crudite into your mouth, with or without whipped cream ;-)
Can be served for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!
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I would like to send this over to Meeta for Monthly Mingle / Spring is in the air.


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This would make an excellent breakfast for Padmaja's WBB#11/Fresh Fruit.

39 comments:

Asha said...

OMG!!! Richa,that's a riot of colors there girl.Beautiful and look almost unreal.Great entry for both and how easy to make!;D

Sharmi said...

waaw what a colourful entry!! lovely and awesome. so many beautiful fruits!

Swapna said...

These look gorgeous..It's as if all the fruits are playing Holi in the bowl:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay that looks Gorgeous....Very colourfull one....

Richa said...

thanks asha! yup it is a riot of colors, everyone loved it and it was a topic of conversation ;-)

thanks sharmi, glad you liked it so much. had fun making it.
enjoy

thanks swapna, that is a good simile, does look like holi :)
enjoy...

thanks sukanya, so glad you found it to be delightful! can use all the fruits you have.
enjoy...

bee said...

you forgot one thing. for every piece of fruit, there needs to be 2 pieces of dark chocolate. ;-)

Sig said...

Woweeeeeeee Richa, that looks so beautiful!!! What an array of colors there, almost too pretty to eat... Perfect spring plate....

musical said...

Spring is here :) it looks so colorful, Richa! now that really is a good b'fast. but, well, me seconds bee :) thoda chocolate chahiye, bachha log ko ;)

That picture is a total eye-candy, yaar :)

Sushma said...

Thats a wonderful array of colourful fruits. Lovely entry

Richa said...

hey bee, LOL! nooooo, i did not forget the bitter choc, i was gonna' give u the 70% to go ;-)

sig, that's true i was a bit misty eyed as the creation was getting over bite by bite :) heh!heh!

haanji musical, bache logon ko choc jaroor milega, par pehle padhai khatam karo :) LOL!!
this was fun putting together with my cuz! chalo changa thuannu pasand aaya :)
hugs

thanks sush! glad u liked it.
enjoy.....

archana said...

Richa you are too good.A very colouful and nice presentation of fruits. I had never seen anything like this . Wow !!Makes a good entry for the events :)
BTW mala tujhi idea awadli puranpoli chi, karanji hee ee ..?

reena said...

pretty!! pretty!! richa!! no....not you. the bowl with lots of colors. that is fruit bhandar. love it!

Neelu said...

wowwww,Beautiful,beautiful,colors have always been a part of our life,be it food or anything,isn't it,lovely entry richa.

Coffee said...

WAH!!!!!!!!! Thats super!!!!!! Can I drop by for this breakfast ;)

trupti said...

That is froooootiful, Richa...su mast entry che!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Just mind blowing, Richa!!!!! It looks wonderful. Did you really feel like pulling out the fruits from the arrangement and having them??!! :))

sra said...

That's so grand, Richa!

Prema said...

Woow Richa ,
Lovely arrangemnt of fruits. Perfect entry and thanks for tips on how to make it and eat it(that's important I think)....

Paddukoti said...

looks superb richa!!! and thank you for this great entry

Dee said...

Wow! this looks great. I simply love the pics.

Deepa said...

excellent man ...very very colourful and lovely ...

Sia's Corner said...

oh WOW!!!! my fruit-o-holic hubby is going ga-ga over ur pics richa:) just gorgeous...it can be wonderful center piece for any grand dinner:)

Hema said...

Cooool!!! very colorful and a wonderful way to get fruits into your diet. Perfect entry.

Richa said...

hey archana, you are making me blush here! but i really appreciate ur comments, you have always been a great support for me right from the beginning, means a lot to me :) ani ata fruits kapnyachi tayari suru kar heh!heh!


hey reena, i thot u were praising me yaar, heh!heh! chalo hum nahi to hamari recipe hi sahi
enjoy.


thanks neelu, you are right @ that. colors is a way of life!
enjoy

coffee come on over with some coffee & we will finish the crudite for breakfast bet'n the two of us!

Richa said...

trupti, that's a good one, froootiful ha!ha! mast che na?
enjoy

thanks ramya, u r right as the crudite was being eaten bite by bite, felt as if the art was beiong eaten ha!ha!
enjoy dear

thanks sra! glad u liked it

thanks prema, hope my "eating" instructions were clear ha!ha!
enjoy

padmaja, glad u liked my entry & you are most welcome dear!

Richa said...

thanks dee, glad you liked the pics.
enjoy

thanks deepa, yup it sure is colorful.

thanks sia, oh! so jijaji is a fruit-o-holic as well, that's great, best way to enjoy fruits is to enjoy them as nature intended!!
enjoy sweetie!

Kribha said...

Richa,
I'm spell-bound by the presentation. Truly awesome. Did you do it for a party or something? If so,lucky guests. Kudos.

Cynthia said...

Life is full of so many beautiful colours and what an omage you have paid to it with your fresh fruit crudite. Great stuff.

TheCooker said...

Just beautiful!

Richa said...

thanks hema, you are right @ that, perfect way to get ur dose of daily 5!
enjoy

thanks kribha, glad you liked it. yes it was for a small family gathering & did it with my cuz!
enjoy

thanks cynthia, yup colors make evrything special.
enjoy

thanks cooker!

sunita said...

Wow, what a great centrepiece... the colours look absolutely amazing...isn't nature wonderful...my daughter, a great lover of fruits would absolutely adore it...

Sandeepa said...

What colours Richa...ekdum holi hai

just for fun said...

Wow! that looks so beautiful. Nice arrangements with fruits.

Richa said...

thanks sunita, you are right on! it is just as nature intended! all these beautiful gifts from nature, we have so much to be thankful for and to look forward to :) hope ur daughter enjoyed this :)


thanks sandeepa!
yup colors hai to holi hai :)
enjoy


thanks jff, glad u liked the arrangement.
enjoy...

Manisha said...

This is totally delightful! Yummy! This would be a great treat to take for a potluck.

Kajal said...

Hi richa,
Lovely photo.:)
I also like pure and nature fruit.:)
Nice entry for Padmaja’s fresh fruit and Spring is in the air.

Have a nice day.:)
Kajal

Richa said...

thanks manisha. yup it is great to make when there are lots of people, that way you can incorporate many fruits in the crudite & makes a good center piece for the table as well.
enjoy..

thanks kajal, glad you too enjoy fruits in their original state :)
have a great wknd.
enjoy...

Meeta said...

Gorgeously colorful!! Thanks for the entry.

Vcuisine said...

This is awesome, neatly arranged Richa. Viji