Party Pointer: Make Fruit Your Dessert

Summer is the perfect season for making your desserts out of fresh fruits. This has been true for centuries–read these quotations and imagine which fruits you will choose for your next meal! Make fruit your dessert!

“A basket of ripe fruit is holier than any prayer book.”

He who fills his stomach with melons is like him who fills it with light–there is a blessing in it.  Arab proverb

Nobody can be insulted by raspberries and cream. Barbara Kafka

Toujours strawberries and cream. Samuel Johnson

Strawberries, and only strawberries, could now be thought or spoken of–“the best fruit in England–everybody’s favorite–always wholesome. These are the finest beds and the finest sorts. Delightful to gather oneself–the only way of really enjoying them. Morning decidedly the best time–never tired–every sort good…” Such, for half an hour, was the conversation. Jane Austen

When one has tasted watermelons, one knows what angels eat. It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve Took; we know it because she repented. Mark Twain

Comfort me with apples for I am sick of love. Song of Solomon

An apple is an excellent thing–until you have tasted a peach! George du Maurier

I remember his showing me how to eat a peach by building a little white mountain of sugar and then dipping the peach into it. Mary McCarthy

An apple-pie without some cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze. Anonymous

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