My parents’ garden is dehydrating. Big time. Even though I am trying my best to keep it alive, the tomatoes’ skin is literally burning off and the sunflowers are wilting. I can’t stop it! Which just goes to show: This weather is NOT good. I seriously can’t deal with the heat. It makes me angry and I don’t know how people actually say they enjoy it. I just really don’t like the constant sweating and dehydration going on. In both plants and myself.
Which is why I needed some cooking or baking to get my mood back on track. Why can’t there be “cooking weather” instead of “heat” or “summer weather”?
Continue reading Chocolate Cashew Cream Filled Strawberries
Every year, my boyfriend and I take part in a kid’s camp in the summer. My “job” is doing all the handicrafts with the children, something I absolutely love doing, even if there are some kids out there who are seriously artistically challenged. This year’s theme is “Vikings”, which is why I have been racking my brain what kinds of things I could make with all the participating kids for this years big “Vikings Game”. This is what I came up with: (prepare to laugh)
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As promised in my previous post about girl’s night with my beautiful sister, I made a dessert that night to top off my menu of baked potatoes, smoked trout, and apple sunflower salad. See the link above for the recipe, it was great! I had to pull out the big guns for dessert to match dinner, but I think I managed!
Continue reading Oatmeal-Cookie Strawberry Dessert With Whipped Vanilla Coconut Cream
After my two hits “The October Salad” and “The November Salad”, I am not letting you down in December, and am, finally, on its very last day, posting my recipe for the December salad. However, this one is a little different. I was in a bit of a bind this month, as I don’t really enjoy salad as a main meal as much when it’s cold out. I much prefer soups, stews, or warm things in general when I am chilled to the bone – who wouldn’t?
Continue reading The December Salad: “Freaky” Ginger Fruit Salad With Salty Pistachio Crumbs
I love Sundays. Sundays are the only day of the week that are not filled with things to do, but only things I want to do. Sundays are the only day of the week I can sleep in without having to set an alarm, and the only day of the week I have time to look over my blog posts, correcting typos and editing a sentence here and there. And, Sundays are a great day to experiment with new snacks & dishes, because I am not under any sort of time pressure!
Continue reading Lazy Sundays And Brittle-Berry-Banana Snack Glasses With A Coconut Cream Topping