Staring at all this fresh, pure, local, and I do mean local, amber-colored, delectable honey sitting on my dining table for the last week inspired me to find a recipe that uses honey. I wanted something simple so I decided on a “dip”. I also found myself with fresh strawberries, blueberries, melons, cherries and some pineapple chunks begging to be eaten, so I made “Fruit Dip”.
This is about as simple as it gets and it had me coming back for more. I love fresh fruit and eat some every day, all year-long. After I whipped up this tasty treat I ate more than my share of fruit, but who could complain? After all, fruit is one of the foods we are supposed to have several servings of daily. I served fresh fruit and dip after dinner, with dinner, for an afternoon snack and with breakfast and lunch. I felt cool and refreshed each time I dipped some juicy fruit into the bowl and savored the creamy, sweet dip with just enough cinnamon flavor to excite my taste buds.
I plan on writing about my honey harvest and posting photos in the next couple of days. Be on the watch for it. I also feel a baking surge coming on, but can’t put my finger on what I’m in the mood to bake. Lemon something is sounding pretty delicious or maybe a fruity invention. Possibly another tasty treat using honey.
Hmmmm…I suppose I’ll peruse a few new cookbooks I picked up at a garage sale and see what inspires me. Guess I’ll snack on some melon and “dip” too. Hanging in the air conditioning, flipping pages of never seen cookbooks and snacking on fresh fruit and yummy dip is sounding like a nice way to end this unbelievably scorching afternoon.
Honey Fruit Dip
2 packages of fat-free cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 6oz. carton plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well blended. Cover and refrigerate dip overnight. Remove from frig a few minutes before serving to allow the dip to soften a bit. This will be equally delicious with fall and winter fruits so hang on to this recipe!