In the Venetian countryside there was the tradition of preparing this salad for the evening of December 31 : years ago it was really hard to find 13 types of fruit in winter . The salad was a tradition of good wishes for the new year , wishes for good health, wishes to give harmony in the family and economic prosperity , is it not what we hope even now , are we? —Paola Borgini
In a large and cheerful bowl cut the fruits into small pieces and sprinkle with the juice of the lemon and of the orange. and sprinkle with a few tablespoons of brown sugar.
Add the essence and sprinkle with 4 tablespoons of brown sugar or more if you like sweeter.
Mix well , cover with plastic wrap and let rest in a cool place . Ideally, the window sill of a house in the countryside where it could absorb all the good energies that circulate happy and free at the end of the year ....