Here's something very simple, quick and really delicious to make: fruit with a Greek yogurt, mint and honey dip.
I made honeydew, peaches and strawberries.
Dad always finished off his meal with a cup of tea. It didn't matter how hot it was outside. His habit was to eat the cold fruit and yogurt, and then to sip a warm cup of tea flavored with lemon and honey. During all of his 87 years, he definitely had a sweet tooth. Lemon, honey, yogurt, mint and sweet summer fruit: some of the flavorful gifts the Mediterranean soil offers for our enjoyment. The earth gives but it also takes. Father died on June 19, 2011, just one week ago. He had not been feeling well for a while, but his aches and pains seemed manageable. Suddenly, he had a mental status change and I rushed him to the emergency room. He responded to treatment and seemed revived. The day after he was admitted to hospital his heart gave out. It was a very sudden passing and it left us feeling great sadness and emptiness.
My father, shortly before he and mom got married.
Below are the instructions on how to make one of my father's favorite things to eat. I will miss making it for him. May he rest in peace.
A ladybug visited on the day I was picking mint
- nice summer fruit such as cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, peaches or strawberries.
- 2 cups Greek yogurt (2% is good)
- 1/4 cup mint leaves
- 2 or 3 tablespoons honey
Clean and cut up the fruit into serving size pieces. Arrange it on a platter.
Place the yogurt in a serving bowl, drizzle honey over it and sprinkle some mint on top.
Bring the yogurt and fruit to the table and serve it to your friends and family.