Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Chocolate Ice Cream

Enjoy a fast and easy rich chocolate ice cream without using an ice cream machine!!

Nothing is better on a hot summer day than a special treat of ice cream.  When we were kids, there was an ice cream truck that drove through the neighbourhood in the summer months and we all waited patiently for that special time of the day when you knew the truck was coming as it was preceded with that great carnival type music.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Blueberry Sauce

A simple and quick sweet sauce made with fresh summer blueberries that can used as a topping on
ice cream, pancakes, waffles and cheesecake.

Summer has hit us in earnest this week as Mother Nature really cranked up the old thermostat.  The temperatures this week were scorching!!

This year, I made a vow to myself to do lots of canning and preserving.  I have been planning out all the goodies I want to make and slotting them on the calendar to coincide with when the produce is at it's peak growing season.

This weekend I was fortunate to find a 2 lb container of beautiful plump blueberries for just $2.00.

Friday, July 17, 2015

My Favourite Kitchen Hacks

Some of my favourite kitchen hacks to save time and frustration.

I'm all for things that help me to save time in the kitchen and all things that make the job easier.

Today, I would like to share some of my favourite kitchen hacks that help out on this front.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies

If you enjoy the flavour of chocolate and peanut butter together, then these squares are for you.  A brownie base topped with a peanut butter frosting makes a delectable treat.

When you live with someone who is basically a meat and potatoes guy, it can be difficult at times to come up with a dessert that we both will enjoy.  Typically, we have a bowl of fresh berries for dessert.  But there are times when I need something more to satisfy my sweet tooth.  Anybody else with me on this?

These bars certainly fit the bill!! The flavours will remind you of those famous peanut butter cups.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Summertime - It's All About the Berries!!

Freezing strawberries preserves the tastes of summer for delicious berries to enjoy in smoothies or to add to baked goods all year long.

Because we have such a short window of time to enjoy fresh from the garden berries, I decided to keep on the strawberry theme again today.

My first round didn't seem to last long at all!! We had berries and whipped cream for dessert every night, I made a batch of freezer jam, used some in these delicious scones and froze the rest before they spoiled.

So that meant a trip back to the berry farm to load up on more!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Strawberry Scones

Light, fluffy scones speckled with fresh strawberries to enjoy with your morning coffee.

When summer weather creeps up on us, I know it's time for strawberries.  And once that calendar has flipped over to summer time mode, life seems to get so busy ( how does that happen?) which means that  the last couple of years I seemed to have missed out on the berry picking.