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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 is a whole pear that’s been thinly sliced…

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 beauties in some surprising ways.…

Warm Maple Oat Nut Smoothie (& How To Winterize Your Smoothie Habit)

Warm Maple Oat Nut Smoothie (How To Winterize Your Smoothie Habit)

Warm Maple Oat Nut Smoothie (How To Winterize Your Smoothie Habit) ~ while you’re shopping for that perfect transitional cardigan, don’t forget about getting your breakfast routine ready for fall and winter, too.  Warm spices and seasonal ingredients will…

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 the price of admission.…

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 fresh fruit popsicles are sublime.…

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 one for every month of the year.…

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……

summer fruit salad with kefir poppy seed dressing in two glass bowls

Summer Fruit Salad with Kefir Poppy Seed Dressing

Summer Fruit Salad with Kefir Poppy Seed Dressing is one of my favorite ways to cope with the avalanche of fruit that tumbles into my kitchen every year, right about now.  Our eyes are always bigger than our fridges…

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 frugal treat ~ they turn a late summer glut into the silkiest, most intensely flavored spread imaginable, and help stock the larder for so many cozy…

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 and sherry vinegar, along with a little sharp…

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 for a successful summer of picking!…

Rhubarb Crisp just out of the oven, with large spoon

Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp with Cardamom and Vanilla

Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp with Cardamom and Vanilla ~ I hate to sound bossy but you just have to make this rhubarb crisp at least once this spring, it’s too good to miss out on.  Your reward will be…

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 farmers market blood oranges and pomelos, or just…

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 you covered from breakfast all the way to…

One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter

One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter ~ this healthy small batch fruit butter has the flavor of fresh apples with just a hint of spice, and best of all, it’s ready in an hour!…

Papaya Breakfast Boats

Papaya Breakfast Boats ~ breakfast just got a whole lot more 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. *I’m teaming up with So Delicious® today ~ thank you for supporting me and…

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 all that other good fall stuff.  Fried peaches…

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 palates.  They’re completely sugar free! Can you tell…

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! Pluots, apriums, and plumcots are hybrids of plums and apricots, and…

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 more fruit…go ahead, eat your bowl, it’s good…

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 Spicy Fruit Salsa is my latest.…

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 actually ripe ~ roasting brings out all of…

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 the craving stage to the eating stage as…

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 —  a guide to nature’s most beautiful, and…

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 sometimes scare picky eaters (of all ages!) away.  …

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 you tried making a breakfast smoothie bowl for…

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 water that will keep you deliciously hydrated! Today’s…

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 bottom layer, and then collect lots of leftover…

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 grew up with.  You don’t have to be…

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, and so delicious! Normally I’m not a smoothie…

Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples 3

Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples

Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples ~ I love vintage recipes, they’re a great way to shake things up in the kitchen because they come to you complete with a whole different set of food rules and values. This one…

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 a new obsession…Agua Fresca.  Spanish for fresh water. …

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 December.  I’ve been buying tangerines and clementines, cara…

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 today!…

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 during dinner. Let your guests shake up their…

Peach and Apricot Pie

Describing food isn’t as easy as it seems.  The English language is super limited when it comes to words that convey the sensations of taste and the nuances of flavor.  The vague delicious pretty much covers it all.  There’s also…

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! Did any of you grow up eating fruit cocktail…

Beautiful Breakfast Tart (Gluten Free)

This Beautiful Breakfast Tart has a gluten granola crust filled with thick Greek yogurt, and topped with a colorful sunburst of fresh juicy fruit.  Yes it looks too beautiful to eat, but dig in anyway ~ it may be…

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 heirloom tomatoes when it comes to grandiose flavor…