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Fruit

  • a small bowl of plum crumble with ice cream

    Vanilla Almond Plum Crumble

    Vanilla Almond Plum Crumble is a bubbling cauldron of ripe jewel-toned fruit topped with a sweet rubble of brown sugar, oats, flour, and butter… aka the best (and easiest) summer dessert…

  • raspberry galette

    Easy Raspberry Galette

    Easy Raspberry Galette ~ because when you’ve got great summer berries you really don’t want to over think it…this is just a good flaky pastry embracing fresh picked raspberries.  It’s a…

  • fresh cherry dessert sauce on ice cream

    Fresh Cherry Dessert Sauce

    Fresh Cherry Dessert Sauce for ice cream, cheesecake, and more ~ no cans, no jars, nothing frozen ~ just Mother Nature’s finest, and it takes just minutes to make (ok, you…

  • four different melon salads

    Four Simple Melon Salads

    Four Simple Melon Salads to celebrate laid back summer food ~ make one of these juicy sweet/savory salads for your friends and family, or for a little personal indulgence.  No recipes…

  • Fruit Salad with creamy coconut poppy seed dressing

    Creamy Fruit Salad with Coconut Dressing

    Creamy Fruit Salad with Coconut Dressing ~ it’s  grandma’s potluck classic spiffed up and brought into the 21st century with a non-dairy vegan coconut lime dressing, and trust me, you won’t…

  • mixed berries on a white surface

    Craving Berry Desserts? Start here!

    From the earliest spring strawberries to lush, late-summer blackberries, berries rule the dessert table at our house.  Here are a few of my favorite berry dessert recipes……

  • The Ultimate Guide to Guacamole Recipes

    The Ultimate Guide to Guacamole

    The Ultimate Guide to Guacamole ~  a great guacamole recipe is cheap, healthy, vegan, gluten free, drop dead easy, and universally loved. (We’ve been making it since college, humans have been…

  • A plate of pear salad with creamy walnut vinaigrette

    Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette

    My Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette is just about the first thing I make when gorgeous pears show up in my grocery store.   The star of this fall salad…

  • What to Eat Now: Figs

    What to Eat Now: Figs ~ eating seasonally is a joy, especially when what’s in season is luscious figs!  Here are some creative fig recipes that make use of these fall…

  • Fig galette with lavender honey sliced into wedges on parchment paper

    Fresh Fig Tart with Lavender Honey

    Fresh Fig Tart with Lavender Honey ~ this crisp galette with a jammy fig filling can go anywhere from breakfast and brunch to dessert.  The homemade lavender infused honey is worth…

  • white peach popsicles on a white surface

    Healthy White Peach Popsicles

    Healthy White Peach Popsicles ~ Mother Nature gets all the credit for these ~ fresh white peaches are washed,  pitted, chopped, pureed, poured into a popsicle mold, and frozen.  These healthy…

  • My Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart makes a fun non-dairy breakfast treat for any occasion. Customize your healthy tart with whatever fruit's in season.

    A Year of Fruit Tarts ~ 12 gorgeous recipes

    A Year of Fruit Tarts ~ 12 gorgeous recipes!  Fruit tarts aren’t just for summer, you can enjoy them all year round with seasonal ingredients…here are some of my favorites, there’s…

  • honey roasted plums with fresh ricotta cheese in a glass bowl

    Honey Roasted Plums with Fresh Ricotta

    Honey Roasted Plums with Fresh Ricotta, a unique Italian style fruit dessert that opens up all sorts of delicious possibilities for summer evenings……

  • Crock Pot Cranberry Apple Butter from theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Fruit Butter (13 Recipes)

    How to Make Fruit Butter (13 Recipes) ~ fruit butters are the ultimate summer treat ~ they turn a late season glut into the silkiest, most intensely flavored spread imaginable, and…

  • apricot gazpacho in a glass bowl with an ice cube

    Refreshing Apricot Gazpacho

    Apricot Gazpacho ~ this uber refreshing summer starter is a playful riff on the classic Spanish cold soup.  The sweetness of the apricots is balanced with a touch of fresh lime…

  • girl holding large wooden bowl of cherries

    What to Eat Now: Cherries!

    What to Eat Now: Cherries!  They’re here today, they’ll be gone tomorrow, so make the most of these luscious little gems with these easy cherry recipes.…

  • Broiled Whitefish with Cherry Salsa and lemons on a baking sheet

    Whitefish with Cherry Salsa

    Whitefish with Cherry Salsa ~ whether you grill your fish over charcoal or pop it under the broiler, my juicy cherry salsa makes it a spectacular 30 minute meal.  …

  • a small dish of no churn blueberry frozen yogurt, with metal scoop

    No Churn Wild Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

    No Churn Wild Blueberry Frozen Yogurt (3 ingredients!) ~ that’s all natural, no fat and no refined sugar either, sounds like a pretty refreshing deal to me.  …

  • picking blackberries

    Ultimate Guide to Summer Berry Picking

    Ultimate Guide to Summer Berry Picking  ~ berry picking is a summer experience no one should miss.  But when?  Where?  How?  I’ve got you covered with everything you need to know…

  • What to Eat Now: Citrus

    What to Eat Now: Citrus ~ here are the best citrus recipes on tvfgi to help you make the most of these juicy gems of mid-winter, whether you have access to…

  • What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries

    What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries ~ I’ve gathered together the best fresh cranberry recipes to help you savor those tangy red berries before they disappear for another year.  I’ve got…

  • One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter Recipe

    One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter Recipe ~ this healthy small batch fruit butter has the flavor of fresh apples with just a hint of spice, and best of all, this…

  • Papaya breakfast boat with yogurt and fruit

    Papaya Breakfast Boats

    Papaya Breakfast Boats ~ breakfast just got a whole lot more healthy, and interesting, with gorgeous tropical papaya filled to the brim with non dairy yogurt and colorful fresh fruit.…

  • My Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart makes a fun non-dairy breakfast treat for any occasion. Customize your healthy tart with whatever fruit's in season.

    Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart

    My Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart makes a fun non-dairy breakfast treat for any occasion.  Customize your healthy tart with whatever fruit’s in season.…

  • Beautiful and super quick 20 Minute Pink Applesauce is the perfect side dish for everything from holiday feasts to everyday dinners ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    20 Minute Pink Applesauce Recipe

    This 20 Minute Pink Applesauce recipe adds the perfect hint of sweetness to every meal, whether it’s a holiday feast or simple weeknight dinner ~ and just look at that pretty…

  • Fresh and juicy Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream is the most luxurious fruit dessert out there! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream

    Bourbon Fried Peaches with Ice Cream is a perfect way to close out the summer season, and I just had to share it before I move on to apples, pumpkin, and…

  • Healthy Rainbow Popsicles

    How to Make Rainbow Popsicles

    Not your toddler’s Rainbow Popsicles — these healthy fresh fruit popsicles are made with exotic fruits like mango, dragon fruit, papaya, golden kiwi and black raspberry to tempt the most sophisticated…

  • Dinosaur Egg Popsicles | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Dinosaur Egg Popsicles

    Dinosaur Egg Popsicles — if you know what a Dinosaur Egg is you’re ahead of the game…pluots, apriums, and plumcots are some of the true treasures of summer!…

  • Melon Breakfast Bowls

    Melon Breakfast Bowls are colorful, healthy, and fun — you simply can’t have a bad day when you start it with creamy yogurt piled in half a melon and topped with…

  • Spicy Fruit Salsa is the perfect healthy accompanyment to grilled fish, meats, and chicken --- it's packed with flavor and looks so festive! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Spicy Fruit Salsa

    I consider salsa to be one of the basic food groups, you can’t beat it for explosive flavor and visual appeal… I crave new and exciting versions every season, and this…

  • Roasted Plums with Vanilla and Bourbon

    Roasted Plums with Ice Cream

    Roasted Plums with Ice Cream is a simple summer fruit dessert with a sly secret ~ you can use that rock hard fruit that shows up in markets way before it’s…

  • Fresh, bright, and creamy cranberry curd

    Microwave Cranberry Curd

    Microwave Cranberry Curd ~ a quick and easy method for making a thick tangy microwave cranberry curd — slather this gorgeous spread on anything and everything! Anything that gets me from…

  • pomegranate seeds

    10 Things to do with a Pomegranate

    10 Things to do with a Pomegranate ~  pomegranate recipes, tips, and tricks, to making the most of this beautiful and healthy fall fruit! 10 Things to do with a Pomegranate…

  • mason jar smoothie bowl

    Kid Friendly Smoothie Bowls

    Hi everybody — I’m posting today from Super Healthy Kids and I hope you’ll head over and join me there.  I’m making kid-friendly breakfast bowls without the exotic ingredients that can…

  • beautiful breakfast smoothie bowl

    How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl

    How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl ~ everything you need to know to put together a beautiful and healthy breakfast! You’ve heard about them, you’ve probably seen them, but have…

  • Infused water

    How to Make Healthy Infused Water

    How to Make Healthy Infused Water ~ we all know it’s important to drink lots of water, but it’s not always easy!  I’ll show you how to make your own flavor-infused…

  • Fresh fruit frozen into colorful yogurt bars

    Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Bars

    These Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Bars are fun to make, and pretty, too. They make a nice healthy treat for kids of any age. I make a simple granola for the…

  • healthy fruit fondue with chocolate dipping sauce

    Fruit Fondue with Chocolate Sauce

    Today I’m excited to be posting over at Super Healthy Kids — I’m making a kid-friendly fruit fondue and a quick homemade chocolate sauce that’s just like the one we all…

  • healthy breakfast smoothie bowl

    Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

    Breakfast smoothie bowls are all the rage right now for a good reason! These healthy fruit and yogurt bowls are beautiful, healthy, and endlessly customizable ~ they’re gluten free, high protein,…

  • Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples 3

    Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples

    Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples is a vintage pickled apple recipe that makes the perfect fall side dish and is a must at Thanksgiving!…

  • a slice of apricot pie

    Fresh Apricot Pie

    Fresh Apricot Pie ~ is there anything that says summer more than a big slice of juicy fruit pie?  This fresh apricot pie with lots of sweet/tart apricots piled into a…

  • Papaya and lime Agua Fresca |The View from Great Island 8

    Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca

    Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca ~ you can customize this hydrating fruit beverage in a million ways, and it’s so much healthier than soda or juice! Fair warning — I’ve got…

  • Whole Fruit Popsicles | The View from Great Island 8

    Whole Fruit Popsicles

    Whole Fruit Popsicles are a healthy, low calorie, low carb snack or dessert for kids of all ages!…

  • Citrus Salad

    Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachio

    Citrus Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachio is a wonderful way to celebrate citrus season! I get so excited when I see the citrus fruit start to flood into the stores in…

  • Apricot Turnovers

    Apricot Turnovers are made quick and easy with frozen puff pastry dough and fresh apricots ~ use your favorite jam in place of fresh fruit for an even faster treat!…

  • Cardamom and Brandy Poached Figs

    Cardamom and Brandy Poached Figs is a simple, luxurious fresh fruit dessert that takes just minutes to put together ~ it’s the perfect light ending to a summer meal!…

  • Black Grape and Cognac Sorbet

    Black Grape and Cognac Sorbet ~ a bold healthy and refreshing dessert made with minimal sugar and a little kick of booze to keep it all interesting.…

  • Papaya Salsa

    Papaya Salsa ~ this juicy tropical salsa is equally at home with a bag of chips as it is at the side of a great steak ~ make a big batch…

  • panna cotta fruit tart

    No-Bake Coconut Panna Cotta Tart

    No-Bake Coconut Panna Cotta Tart ~ this refreshing no bake dessert is based on a silky coconut panna cotta and the fruit topping can be customized to whatever’s in season!…

  • Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles

    Mason Jar Cherry Crumbles with Mason Jar Whipped Cream ~ these adorable individual desserts are great for summer entertaining because you can prep the jars ahead of time and bake them…

  • Peach and Apricot Pie

    Peach and Apricot Pie is an easy one crust crumble topped pie that is a deliriously delicious and juicy dessert made with ripe peaches and apricots.…

  • Chunky Apricot ice Cream in a silver bowl

    Chunky Apricot Ice Cream

    Chunky Apricot Ice Cream ~ a fabulous fresh fruit ice cream you won’t find in the freezer aisle. Homemade ice cream is so much easier than you think!…

  • Fruit Cocktail with Rum Simple Syrup

    Fruit Cocktail with Rum Simple Syrup is an updated take on a retro-style dessert. Using fresh fruit and homemade rum-infused simple syrup takes this classic to a whole new level!…

  • Beautiful Breakfast Tart (Gluten Free)

    My Beautiful Breakfast Tart has a gluten free granola crust filled with thick Greek yogurt, and topped with a colorful sunburst of fresh juicy fruit.  Yes it looks too beautiful to…

  • super easy rustic pluot tat

    Rustic Pluot Tart

    Have a slice of this Rustic Pluot Tart for breakfast with a good strong cup of coffee.  A dab of creme fraiche couldn’t hurt, either. Pluots are right up there with…