So you buy the puff pastry, roll it and bake it. Whip cream. Stir in icing sugar. Spread. Top with summer bounty. Kick dessert ass.
Really, that’s it.
(Loving Tad’s photo.)
Hello on Friday! A sunny Friday even. Just a quick post if you needed some inspiration for the weekend or for a Father’s Day menu item.
Here’s my easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy recipe- (as Felix would say).
Makes about 1 cup.
1 cup finely diced mango (about 1 large mango)
½ cup finely chopped red onion
2-3 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro.
½ teaspoon chopped chili
1. In a small bowl, combine mango, red onion and cilantro. Now add the lime, rice vinegar, salt and mix together. Taste and add 1 tsp sugar if needed.
2. Add some chopped chili if you want to add zing.
Better than the long weekend? Uh-huh. In case you hadn’t heard, The New Farm’s 5th Annual Fundraiser for Grow For The Stop is happening this Saturday July 7. Montreal band Stars will be performing amongst delicious, organic local food prepared by some of Ontario’s top chefs. Here are the deets:
Saturday July 7th, 2012
Gates Open and Dinner: 5:30
Opening Band: 7:30
Stars Perform: 8:30
Admission: $45, plus eventbrite ticketing fees – http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/3540334235
Food and drink sold separately – cash sales
As I scurry around trying to get the “To Do list” checked off so I can leave for the cottage I thought I would leave you with a lemonade recipe which I made for the first time (this heat wave) for the foodnetwork.ca blog. And you should try it too.
Because it is so very, very easy. We’re talking the juice of 2 (maybe 3) lemons. Add water. You can sweeten with sugar but make a batch of simple syrup and it will last you jugs of lemonade into the future. And it is delicious. I used 6 tablespoons simple syrup (infused with spearmint leaves) for 2L lemonade and it took the sharp edge off but kept a refreshing tartness.
Here’s the recipe. The full on directions with photos will be featured on my Family Fun blog. With the simple syrup instructions too if you need them.
And PS–yesterday morning a real estate woman who was canvassing the ‘hood rang my doorbell and looked just melty from the heat and I was able to say, “I just made lemonade. Could I get you a glass?”. How often does a gal get to say, “I just made a batch of fresh lemonade?” Unless you’re in the South. Sookie Stackhouse offers lemonade. Though not to vampires obviously— but even to enemies. But not enemy vampires. Hmm, it gets tricky.
Ingredients for Lemonade
2 L cold water
6 tbsp simple syrup
Juice the lemons til you have 1/2 cup juice. Add to 2 L cold water. Sweeten as desired with simple syrup (or super fine sugar).
Here is my Chef Basics video on making Simple Syrup if you are interested. (just re-watched it, informative but I’m very serious in it. Simple syrup is no joke people.)