Monday, April 7, 2014

Five Fine Fish-Free Fridays - Volume 4

Still searching that World Flags link (in FFFFF - Volume 3) of nations with Red,White and Green flags? Stop! Now it is time to think of another popular combination of colors – Red, White and Blue. OK, hands up those who said, USA, UK, France – and then got stuck there! Keep thinking – there are dozens more! Horizontal bars, vertical stripes, flags with stars, flags with crosses – you name it - find them here:  World Flags.  Though today's 'dish' contains the fruit, don't go looking for the flag of The Banana Republic - it doesn't exist. But look again, for the many that do. 

Well, the geography lesson is over - the 'Civics' lesson follows later!  Time now for that dish.. 

What could be simpler than a Red, White [well, ‘almost’ white!] and Blue salad? This dish, unlike the others, is not one I concocted, but one I found on-line.

Ingredients [to serve 6 or 8]

2 cups chopped strawberries
Handful of raspberries (my favorite)
1 cup blueberries
1 apple – peeled and chopped
2 bananas - sliced
2 tsps lemon juice
1 tsp honey
½ tsp lemon zest


Rinse the berries; place in large bowl
Add the apple and banana then sprinkle on lemon juice (prevents browning)
Add zest and honey to mix and toss.
Serve immediately – or cover and chill for 2 hours

Nutritional facts

Hey – it’s fruit! Has to be good, eh? What else do you need to know? Maybe add a slice of whole wheat / grain bread if you want more ‘carbs’ – and a few lumps of tofu or crumbly hard white cheese – for protein - and to ensure that ‘white’ component.

Raise whatever beverage you choose, and toast the flag of your favorite Red, White and Blue nation - but for heaven’s sake, pay attention to the proper placement of the narrow and broad white diagonal components if you fly the ‘Union Jack’ – broader stripe uppermost (if pole is on left) – or if displayed vertically, rotate clockwise.







  1. I found 11 more, & quit looking. They are: Holland, Iceland, Kiribati, Anguilla, Australia, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic.

  2. Good job! I'm surprised, that having got Australia, you didn't get New Zealand. Can anyone state what the difference is between (the flags of) those two nations? But maybe you were going alphabetically. You'd have found (at least one) under the letter 'L' had you not stopped at Kiribati - wherever that is!