February 18, 2012 6:35pm CST
Have you tried to make your own fruit salad? Recently, I was invited by a friend for a birthday party. The food is superb and the more that I was amazed when I tried to get some fruits. It was arranged artistically. Everyone has to stand first to appreciate it before they could pick their choice. Have you seen fruit arrangements like this?
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20 Feb 12
Hi Irene, so far i never came across such a creative bowl of fruit salad. I guess your friend must be a very creative person. I like to eat fruit salad as well. I always make fruit salad whenever i have the time to go shopping for fruits. This week, i plan to go shopping for fruits, to make fruit salad again.
26 Feb 12
I love fruit salads and actually all kinds of salasd! In any party it is on the salad table that I always feast on. In fact in most cases I won't even eat any of the main dishes. I enjoy going back to the salad bar rather. Yes,I've seen such kind of fresh fruit arrangements in some parties I've attended and it is really very colorful and artistic and it gives a more appealing look to the fruits.
19 Feb 12
Oh, yes, we usually prepare fruit salad even when there's no occasion for it. We only put two or three types of fresh fruits though, usually apples and pears, and the rest are canned or bottled fruits like cherries, peaches, pineapple and just to make it have the Filipino taste, we usually add coconut gel. We however rarely make an all-fresh fruit salad since sometimes the fruits that we want aren't in season.
20 Feb 12
How I wish, I could also make a unique design for my daughter's birthday. But like you said, thr fruit salad made from canned mixed fruiots is easier to do. I would rather go for that. But I will not add coconut gel. My children do not like it. I will just add cream!
• Adelaide, Australia
19 Feb 12
Well, it seems birthday parties have come a long way since I last attended one! Traditionally, birthday parties here have the largest array of Junk Food ever seen in one place at one time. If this is the future of birthday parties, then invite me! I think it was a good idea to let everyone see it first before those who arrived there first dismantle it. Down here, in this state, you will very rarely see anything like this. The Raw Food stand at the last Vegan Festival, held every November in the CBD is one of the best places to see things like this on display. Up in Queensland, where the other sides of my family reside, these sorts of salads are more common at nearly every gathering. I hope to see more & more of these arrangements as people opt for healthier eating choices.
20 Feb 12
Yeah! I will invite you if ever the circumstances permit it. However, bring your own food. . pack lunch birthday party! Any way, you are right. Let everybody see it first before it is being destroyed! This type of display is usually seen in birthdays, weddings, and other small occasions in my country. It has become an added tradition during celebration. Thanks for taking time to respond!
19 Feb 12
Yes, those are fruits which are combined all together. I think they sliced it the way they wanted to come up with that interesting arrangement. I like it also if it is plain fruits put together than adding some dressings in there. They taste better than the mixing dressings!
16 Mar 12
Yes.. and its really one big challenge for me because i am really not into these kind of things to do.. but its somehow enjoying because you're learning how to make one.. its really a challenge for its my first time to do it for i wanted to give this to my boyfriend as a monthsary gift and i succeeded. he is somehow satisfied with my salad and that i know he is surprised and happy. Me too, I'm happy to have surprised him with this fruit salad and I love him very much!
9 Mar 12
almost every night during my day off i make my own bowl of fresh salad, what ever fruit i have in the fridge, sometimes i only have ripe mangoes so what i do is scoop it and chop into cubes and add some condense milk with a bit or yogurt and put it in the freezer then after dinner it's cold and ready to eat.