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The joys of summer fruit
Vol. 10 No. 7

For a leisurely summer breakfast, you can't beat waffles or bagels with a variety of Robert Lambert's toppings. Three choices with Waffles, shown above, and three with Bagels.

Coffee cake? Dessert? You choose. Either way, Salute Santé! 's recipe uses their grapeseed oil for Austrian Apricot Cake, above, showing off the apricots, peaches or plums of summer.

Maisie Jane's Almond Butter and Roasted Almonds, add to the protein of yogurt for a nutrition-packed Almond Butter, Yogurt, and Fruit Parfait, above.

The combination of fresh mango with the award-winning Probiotic Salsa from Cultured & Saucy is the perfect tropical topping for Fish Tacos, above.

Fall River Wild Rice makes an excellent base for salads, such as Wild Rice Salad with Nectarines, Peaches and Mint, above. It's nutritious, and it looks so appetizing!

Satisfy all your tastebuds with Chicken Salad with Mango, Cilantro, and 3-in-1 Living Lettuce, above. Pete's Living Greens' Living Lettuce is sold with the roots attached, so it stays really, really fresh.

Endive from California Endive Farms is so versatile. In Endive Salad with Apples and Berries, above, it makes a pretty border. Add to that, endive is only 1 calorie per leaf!

At Kokomo Culinary verjus is made from the green grapes that are usually thinned off the vines and discarded in mid-summer. The gentle acidity and flavor enhancing qualities of verjus shine in Pear Arugula Salad, above.

Only a few ingredients are needed to make delicious Strawberry Cucumber Salad, above, including Wallaby Organic's Greek Yogurt.

There is no song that captures the season more than “Summertime,” the George Gershwin classic from "Porgy and Bess."

It’s been covered by just about everybody. I love the guitar solo at the beginning of Janis Joplin's version. And then there’s her inimitable voice and phrasing.

For a different kind of nostalgia, there’s Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69.” And then there’s the quirky, “In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry that just seems to sound like summer.

Chilled Melon Soup, above. Nothing could be more refreshing. It's made with Stella Cadente Olive Oil's Everyday Virgin Olive Oil and finished with a swirl of their Persian Lime Olive Oil and fresh chive sprigs.

Easy, pretty, and yummy: Strawberry-Fennel Tapioca Pudding, above, is made with hand-collected, wild crafted, organic fennel pollen from Pollen Ranch.

Use the D'Vine Crush Bountiful Bubbles Citrus Cuvée Crush Crumble to make D’Vine Crush Sparkling Fizzy Parfait, above. Or use their Noble Rapture Plum Port Crush Crumbles to make D’Vine Crush Port Parfait.

If you're in a rush in the morning, or need a pick-me-up in the afternoon, here's a quick and super-nutritious option made with kale and banana, with an extra punch of flavor from Engage Organics' Organic Sweet Cinn: Green Banana Smoothie, above.

No alcohol, but lovely summer flavor. Strawberry-Lemon Chardonnay Spritzer is made with Vignette Wine Country Soda's Chardonnay. Makes the designated driver at your party feel special, too.

A Mojito, above, will make you feel cooler, just looking at it. Use the best ingredients for the best taste: fresh, fresh mint and limes, and Sonoma Syrup Co.'s Mint Infused Simple Syrup.

Use Vignette Wine Country Soda's Rosé and fresh strawberries to make Strawberry Rosé, above. Either without alcohol or with your favorite tequila, this is a perfect summer beverage.

If you can keep your hands out of the caramel popcorn jar, you can make this beautiful dessert with The Art of Caramel: Summer Fruit Tart with Carameled Popcorn Crust, above.

Just like her mother and grandmother made them, only these "pocket pies" fit in your hand! Mamie's Pies, above, are perfect for taking on a picnic and letting each person choose their favorite: Apple or Strawberry.

White-Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries With Kona Bean Sea Salt, above, combine so many flavors into one delicious morsel, finished with Kona Bean Sea Salt from Laguna Salt.

McEvoy Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil gives a distinctly sophisticated flavor to Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Fruit, above, topped with whatever summer fruit you like best, or a combination.

Nothing says summer like cherry pie. For the prettiest, plumpest, tastiest cherries, order them from C. J. Olson Cherries, and then, of course, use their recipe for Cherry Pie, above.

Take a virtual trip with sweet, spicy Jamaican-Style Fruit Patties (Hand Pies), above, made with one of Arawak Farm's Fruit Spreads: Cranberry-Peach, Blueberry-Blackberry, or Mango-Peach.

The delicious assortment of pies, above, is from Bovine Bakery, in Pt. Reyes Station or Petaluma. Choose from apple, strawberry, rhubarb, or peach.

A new take on a favorite dessert -- cheese cake -- is made with Meyenberg Goat Milk Products' Goat Milk Cream Cheese: Strawberry Goat Cream Cheese Pie, above.

The Frosting Queens makes all-nautral butter frosting. Their award-winning Charmed Chocolate is perfect for dipping to make Charmed Chocolate Strawberries, above. Dress them up with colored sugar, mini chocolate chips, or shredded coconut.

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