Tag "Summer"

Strategies

Giving Up Gluten: Meal Plan for the Long Weekend at the Cottage

I am at the cottage, so please forgive me for this casual post, but you see, I’m in casual mode, where I intend to stay for the foreseeable. We’ve been

Fruits

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Why make ice cream at home? I’ve always won­dered. There are many things that one can buy that I do like to make myself so that I know about what’s in it

Picnics & BBQs

Mini Lamb Burger

Esme’s got a new obses­sion with favourites. “Who do you love more, Julian or me? If you had to choose!”  To which I reply, “Nice try, small fry, I don’t have to choose.”

Fruits

Quick Strawberry Jam

I’m feel­ing like a bit of a cheater this week. While all the par­ents I know are rapidly dete­ri­o­rat­ing in an end-of-the-school-year death spi­ral, I’ve got a bounce in my step. Many of you

Picnics & BBQs

Fruit Salad with Cardamom Cider Dressing

When we decided to have a week com­pletely devoted to sal­ads I knew I couldn’t make a green salad. After all, Ceri is the queen of the green salad. I mean the lady has cor­nered

Breakfast

Macerated Strawberries and Mascarpone Mint Parfaits

I’ve tapped out of everything. I can’t remember what to put in Scarlett’s book bag any longer, her lunch is a total after thought, dinner is a lost cause, hell,

By Season

Watermelon Limeade

This past weekend, on Saturday morning, the day before our annual street picnic, Scarlett decided that she wanted to have a lemonade stand during the gathering. Normally I would have

By Season

Green Goddess Salad

After bat­ten­ing down the hatches to any­thing new on their din­ner plates for the past few months, I’m sens­ing the kids might be about to open a win­dow. Well, maybe not

Poultry

Lemon Thyme Chicken Burgers

The only pos­si­ble rea­son that my home isn’t the set­ting of a hit real­ity show called “Will They Miss the Bus?” is that Mark Bur­nett has not stopped by at 8:05

Snacks & Desserts

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Summer is here! Summer is here!! Just in time for the school holidays, thank you very much. You never know how long the sun will stick around these parts, so