Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer Fruit Goodness

Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend. ~Zenna Schaffer

Today I have an article up on Old Fashioned Living with summer fruit dishes.  I've been buying plums and peaches a lot the last two weeks, but picked up a really nice watermelon yesterday that was sweet and juicy.  We go through a lot of fresh fruit at our house in the summer, and when I can manage to save a bit aside I love making desserts.  Cantaloupe has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid.  I actually like it more than watermelon:) 

In the article you'll find recipes for:

Melon Parfaits
Summer Fruit Tarts
Grilled Peaches and Ice Cream
Summer Fruit Sundaes

The article is located here:

We finally were blessed with some hard rain yesterday and today. I hope you were too!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cool Soups on Hot Summer Days

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. ~Bill Vaughan

The heat wave in Michigan broke, but it's back again. My poor grass is actually crunchy at this point, and there is no rain in sight.  I've been avoiding using the oven at all costs, and grilling in early evening, or using the stove.  Tonight I made grilled pork chops, salad and baked beans cooked in the microwave.  I wrote an article for Old Fashioned Living this week with recipes for chilled soups.  They are a delicious alternative to hot appetizers or soups, and are an elegant dish to serve guests.  I share recipes for:

Cool Cucumber Soup
Chilled Cherry Soup
Cold Avocado Soup
Gazpacho (Cold Tomato Soup)

You'll find the recipes here: