Fresh Berry Bowl with Grapefruit Citrus Reduction

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JUNE!  Tomorrow is June. That makes me happy.  And our air conditioner is installed as of yesterday- so maybe that’s why I’m happy.  Same difference.

I hate to be that girl that says she’s sorry for disappearing from her blog for a month because she’s been so busy, but is excited to share more recipes with you…
But I am that girl today so just re-read the sentence, but for real this time.

Alright, let’s talk BERRIES.  When I was in junior high, my mom and aunt would take us kids on a long country drive to the strawberry fields in Indiana. We would pick for hours, get sunkissed shoulders, and eat just as much as we picked and bought.. Does that count for buy one/get one free?  Anyway..
Now we buy overpriced berries that hardly ever compare in flavor.  Until yesterday!  Andy brought home a bunch of berries from the market and I could hardly believe it – they were the best I’ve had since junior high!

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Something good had to come of it so here we are…

Berry Bowl with Grapefruit Citrus Reduction 

I opened my fridge and noticed I had quite a bit of citrus fruit, so I decided to do a thin citrus reduction to zaz things up.

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To make your reduction, you’re going to squeeze all the juicy juice out of these babies, (1 lemon, 1/2 grapefruit) and add 1/4 cup pineapple juice to it. Then pour it through a small strainer to get the particles out.

Add 5 TBSP confectioners sugar, whisk and simmer on the stove over VERY low heat for about 15-18 minutes. You need to whisk frequently throughout that time.  It will evaporate quite a bit.  Helloooo flavor.
Ok, set aside to cool for 10 min while you prepare the fruit.

Wash 1 pint of blueberries, and 30 strawberries.

Chop the starberries into bite size, and mix together with the blues in a large bowl.

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Mix gently and cool in the fridge for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Look how pretttty and glazeyyyy.

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One bite and I fell in love with that citrus pop!  Totally doing this for parties and bbq’s this summer.

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juice from 1 lemon
juice from 1/2 grapefruit
1/4 c. pineapple juice
5 TBSP confectioners sugar (leveled)
30 strawberries
1 pint blueberries

*best eaten on the day it is made.

from my Tiny Kitchen,


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