I was thinking that I should probably post something a little more substantial food wise today since my last two posts have been of the quick and easy variety. However, who is really doing any kind of substantial cooking with this heat? It has been over a 100 degrees for a few days now and the last thing I want to do is turn my oven on. Also with the fourth of July approaching and all the barbecues and celebrations planned, I thought I should share with you a simple appetizer to enjoy with friends this holiday weekend. You can’t get much simpler than a fresh fruit platter. With summer’s abundance of fresh and delicious fruits, be creative in your choices and be sure to include a variety of colors and tastes. Here is one that my mom put together while she was here visiting last weekend. Yes, my mom put this together! This is something to be noted because I often have a hard time relinquishing control in the kitchen but I think that she did a beautiful job (and I’m not even sure she looked at the diagram I gave her to follow).