Peach Blueberry SaladThis is a bright, fresh fruit salad lightly sweetened with brown sugar and orange juice.  It is refreshing on a hot summer day.  It is equally good spooned over pound cake or angel food cake, maybe a with a dollop of whipped cream.  It makes an excellent mixed fruit shortcake.

The pineapple in this salad was somewhat controversial.  I liked it but I like pineapple.  Merri Ann thought it competed with the subtle flavor of the peaches.  Leave it out if you like.

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tsp rum flavor or vanilla extract
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks
2 small peaches or nectarines peeled, and sliced (about 2 cups)

1. Mix the brown sugar and the orange juice in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat the mixture in the microwave.
2. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the vanilla or rum extract.
3. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, pineapple, and peaches. Toss the fruit in the orange juice mixture.

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