19 February 2012

Fruit Skewers with Sweet Honeyed Yogurt Dip for S-l-o-w Sundays


Sundays are all about keeping it simple. When blessed with a morning with nothing pressing to do I revel in the thought of the possibilities. I rise before the dawn, despite my best intentions to sleep in, stretch each and every sleeping bone in my body, and marvel at the peace and solitude. The birds have risen before me and may in fact be an unintentional alarm clock to let me know that another glorious day has bloomed.

So welcome back to my kitchen my friends. Pull up a cozy chair and a warm blanket and join me a while on this Slow Sunday. Let me make you a steaming mug of chai tea or your favourite "joe" and a luscious fruit skewer with a citrus yogurt dip. Would you enjoy some old-fashioned cheese straws or a side of homemade sausage? Consider it done. Once again sleepy heads we have embraced S-l-o-w Sundays, a new feature here at More Than Burnt Toast.


Whenever the mood hits us we will highlight breakfast and brunch ideas that allow us to explore all that a leisurely morning can offer. In my home Sunday is the day for putting my feet up but depending on your schedule maybe you have Saturday or even a Wednesday to do exactly what you would like to do. No matter which Slow Day you can manage the day should be s-l-o-w, no rushing around, no big errands, just taking your time and mozying along. My idea of enjoying a Sunday morning is to have a warm cup of tea and a long and lovingly prepared breakfast. Whether I am entertaining family or friends or am going solo breakfast on the weekend is a highlight of the day. Any time spent in the kitchen is time well spent! 

So enjoy a no fuss free treat and begin your day off with a smile. This is truly one of my favourite ways to start the day.




**Fruit Skewers with Sweet Honeyed Yogurt Dip**


Prepared assorted fruit (pineapple, apples, grapes, strawberries, kiwi, bananas, navel oranges, or fruit of your choice)
Wooden skewers


Yogurt Dip


1 cup pain yogurt
1-2 teaspoons orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
1-2 tablespoons honey

Combine yogurt, orange zest, 1/4 cup orange juice and honey in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Serve chilled with fresh fruit kebabs.
Dip can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
Makes about 1 cup.
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27 comments:

  1. yummy recipe

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  2. its just sunshine on a plate... how glorious!

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  3. I will make these for my small ones too!

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  4. I always crave fruit, would eat your brochette with that Chai Tea. Happy Sunday Val!

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  5. Beautiful simplicity. The perfect way to start any slow Sunday.

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  6. oooh, a slow Sunday sounds perfect...I'm just starting to come down with the flu my husband's had all week...I'll take 3 of those skewers with my chai tea, please.

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  7. How simple, yet cheery and delightful! Def an easy Sunday with these beauties!

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  8. I think it's gonna be a slow Monday tomorrow...and I want THESE for breakfast!

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  9. Love the sound of that honey dip - light and simple, but a perfect complement to the fruit!

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  10. I could eat that any day of the year but summer seems just perfect for fruit.

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  11. I'm totally following in your lead - yesterday I didn't leave the house at all!

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  12. Your fruit skewers are beautiful Val and so healthy too. We never have breakfast without fruit no matter how much of a hurry we might be in. It's a great way to start the day no matter what the season or time of the year.

    I'm loving your idea of Slow Sunday. It would be okay with me if everyday was a bit slower.
    Sam

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  13. This is the second blog I've been to this morning that has food on skewers and I'm getting really inspired. Simple and fun.

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  14. What a beautiful way to start the day with all that color! Don't you just love a calm Sunday morning,all to yourself!

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  15. aaah here is my favorite Teapot (lol) Val!
    These look absolutely nice and delicious, I love fruits!

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  16. Ah beautiful! I love slow Sundays :)

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  17. Sounds so wonderful, you created such a vision that it's Monday morning and I feel like I'm right there in your Sunday morning kitchen!! I love enjoying those slow mornings!!

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  18. How beautiful, fresh & summery!

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  19. Lovely photos...these look like so much fun to eat and the dipping sauce sounds perfect.

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  20. I like to start the day with fruit. Yogurt dip just makes it better. GREG

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  21. I enjoyed a "slow" Monday this morning, with it being a holiday here. :) These would have been a wonderful addition to my breakfast. I love fruit and dip!

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  22. This is cozy and sweet and healthy and slow and colorful and yes, please.

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  23. Mmmm, so healthy and refreshing!
    Do you really wake up that early on Sundays? Wow... the earliest I put my feet on the ground is 8:30 :D

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  24. Saw this café when I was walking in London and thought of you
    https://sites.google.com/site/thecafesucrefarine/cafe-bellini

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  25. These are perfect for me; on Friday my kids are coming to visit and I am making a Brie on Croute and this looks perfect to serve with it. Thank you. Pinning this one.
    Rita

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  26. I like the presentation of this dish, eating fruits so I think it's great.
    roby of finanziamenti

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  27. Yes! How great is this to serve with cheese and other tapas...

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Val

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