Working from home can be dangerous to your waistline, unless you're careful about snacks. At about three every afternoon, we both need a little pick-me-up.
Our snack of choice is fruit. Some days it's just an apple. But, when our fruit basket is full of delicious ripe berries and peaches, they will make an appearance.
Occasionally, when the cheese drawer has a perfect match like this cheddar, a bit of cheese will join the party.
We have added fruit to our cheese trays over the years and now have quite a few favorite combinations like these bits of brie with figs.
When the stone fruit season is at its height, it can be fun to taste the contrasts. On this plate we had a sweet, luscious Saturn peach, a tart apricot, and a plum that was right in the middle of the other two on the sweet/tart scale.
The blueberries were on the plate to add color. We eat with our eyes and the contrast makes the plate of healthy fruit as attractive as a fancy and high-calorie fruit tart.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photos: ©2017 Penny & Ed Cherubino