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The grills are sizzling, and the beach balls are flying; summer is officially here! As a delectable and juicy - and healthy! - treat in the summer heat, fruit salad is also one of the easier side dishes to prepare. Served along a rack of sizzling BBQ ribs or even as a mid-day snack to enjoy under the sun, this healthy fruit salad recipe can be enjoyed in minutes!
3 bananas, peeled and sliced
1 pound red and green seedless grapes
1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
5 peaches, peeled and and chopped
3 kiwis, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup pineapple juice
Juice of 1 lime
1. In a large bowl, combine and toss the sliced and chopped fruit; combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Pour the dressing over the fruit mixture and mix gently. Cover and chill before serving.
A streak of gray, but don't wash it away. The gray hairstreak is a butterfly. We spotted this...
Gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus) on a red pincushion flower (Scabiosa). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a gray hairstreak. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's been dubbed "The Manhattan Project of Entomology."And it may have "the potential to...
Gene Robinson of the University of Illinois, shown here following his Jan. 6 talk at UC Davis, is heavily involved in "The Manhattan Project of Entomology." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The feather-legged fly looks as if it were formed by a committee. It's about the size of a house...
Distinctively colored tachinid fly, probably Trichopoda pennipes, on Santolina rosmarinifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
View from above of Trichopoda pennipes on Santolina rosmarinifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Golden abdomen of a Trichopoda pennipes. Note the fringed legs. The fly is on Santolina rosmarinifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
To attract honey bees to your garden, it's a good idea to let the artichokes flower.Sure, you could...
Honey bee heads for flowering artichoke in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bottoms up! Honey bees thriving in a flowering artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)