Rosebuds and Grapefruit

Luscious! That’s the best word I can think of to describe the fullness of color bursting from rosebuds.  A promise of even more eye joy when it reaches full bloom.

Dreamy pinks that dare you to choose Cotton Candy over their beckoning magenta petals. Come take a whiff… you won’t be disappointed.










It’s charming how easy it is to lift the energy in a room simply by adding a vase full of flowers. And you don’t have to be an expert at floral arrangements.

Romance yourself with Roses.  Don’t wait until there is an occasion to buy or clip some from your yard.  And don’t wait for someone else to buy you flowers. Gift them to yourself. You deserve to treat yourself to a weekly bouquet.

Place a single bud in a tiny vase near the kitchen sink, or on your desk, or wherever you seem to spend time when you’re home.  Take a couple to work. You’ll notice a difference, I promise.

And while you’re shopping for the flowers, pick up a couple of ruby grapefruits, two limes, a container of alfalfa sprouts and some grated coconut!

After arranging your flowers you’re going to sit down to a refreshing tropical salad.

Tropical Grapefruit Salad

This deceptively looking light salad is quite filling. You may serve it on butter lettuce leaves for an even more elegant presentation.

The recipe serves about 4.

  • 1-1/4 c. grated Coconut
  • 2 tsp. Tamari sauce (or light soy sauce)
  • 2 Tbs. organic Lime Juice
  • 2 Tbs. Water
  • 2 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 organic Garlic clove, halved
  • 1 organic White Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large Ruby Grapefruits, peeled and segmented
  • 1 c. organic Alfalfa Sprouts

Toast coconut in a dry skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a bowl.

Add Tamari sauce, lime juice and water to the coconut and mix well.

Heat olive oil over medium in a saute pan for 1 minute.  Add garlic and onion, and stir until softened. Remove and discard garlic.  Add onions to coconut mixture.

Arrange grapefruit segments among 4 plates.

Sprinkle each with alfalfa sprouts and spoon the coconut mixture on top.

~ Bon Apetit!


2 thoughts on “Rosebuds and Grapefruit

  1. This sounds so incredibly delicious! I love grapefruits and rarely ever buy them. No real reason for that; they’re just not the first fruit I choose when I’m on line at the grocery store. I will have to change that… and should treat myself to some beautiful flowers in the process, too.

    Thanks so much for leaving a comment so that I could see your lovely home. Loved getting to know you a bit better and wish you continued health and healing.


    1. I too don’t think of them often enough, yet am happy I did when I buy them! I figured they deserve a feature recipe. I had fun visiting your blog… Thanks for checking mine out. Cheers!

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