Several posts back, I mentioned that my dessert tastes are fairly pedestrian. Peanut butter and chocolate, caramel, gummy bears, nothing interesting and certainly nothing challenging. What can I say? I’m basic. I know many of my posts would suggest a more sophisticated sweet tooth. But the truth is my ideal dessert is a gooey brownie with a scoop of ice cream on top. Is it simple and, well, kind of dull? Yes. Do I ever not want one? Hasn’t happened yet. Today’s Triple Strawberry Sundae is basically the summer version of a warm brownie sundae. It features a slice of fresh strawberry cake, topped with a scoop of Roasted Strawberry Ripple Ice Cream and finished with a spoonful of macerated strawberries. Yeah, you could say this dish is a little over-the-top.
Well, we’re neck-deep in a pretty intense heat wave here in Toronto. And judging by the long-range forecast, the heat isn’t likely to let up anytime soon. It’s hard to enjoy cooking at a time like this. Frankly, it can be hard to enjoy food in weather like this. And yet, I manage to persevere. It takes a lot to rob me of my appetite. But while the heat hasn’t affected my ability to eat, it has had a somewhat positive impact on my cravings. When it gets hot I crave all the refreshing things usually in the form of fruits and vegetables. That’s why today’s Silky Avocado Linguine with Strawberries and Tomatoes is my new favorite thing.
Summer is in full swing and grills everywhere are getting a workout. Sausages, burgers, and steaks are in high demand right now and it’s not hard to see why. These BBQ staples are near dear to so many people’s hearts. I myself have been flipping more than my fair share of burgers. But I realized the other day that chicken hadn’t graced my grill all that much this year. So I whipped up these Ginger Chicken Thigh Sandwiches to atone for my pitmaster faux pas. This is such a wonderful and effortless recipe and you don’t need much more than a cast-iron griddle or a tiny charcoal grill to pull it off. So whether you’re in a public park or your own backyard, you can totally pull these sammies off.
Today I bring you brunch. Now, if you’re reading this hot off the presses, you know it’s not exactly an acceptable brunch hour in my time zone. But the thing about Sunday brunch is it happens once a week. And it can happen almost daily when you’re on vacation. So really there’s never a bad time to start planning your next brunch. And I would like to put forward these Smoked Salmon Home Fries as a contender. It has all the hallmarks of a great brunch. Eggs, carbs, and premium protein with a side of cream cheese. What more could you ask for?