I apologize for the delay. I’m changing my posting days to Mondays. And also, my husband and I were recently leading 150 youth at camp.
Oh, summer. I love it! It has been a busy, yet wonderful summer thus far! Light summer desserts are one of my favorite things about summer and I cannot get over my obsession with the combination of strawberry and basil! In March, some friends and I ran a 5K in St. Augustine and afterwards we treated ourselves to a gourmet popsicle shop! (After a rewarding breakfast of fruit, pancakes, and potatoes!) This popsicle shop, called the Hyppo was fairly new and had a line out the door! We had to check it out. They had several flavors to choose from, so of course I chose strawberry-basil! It was the perfect combination in a not too sweet popsicle. I will tackle trying to create my own version at some point this summer. For now, I have these lovely goodies to eat!
What an eventful week! The 4th always brings lots of fun, memories, and food! After the burgers & desserts that accompanied the fireworks I had to make something light, chilled, and refreshing for this HOT summer we’re having in Florida. This little chilled salad is perfect!
I was inspired, once again, by J. Alexander’s and their orzo & wild rice salad. That side is one of my husband’s favorites, so I decided to make my own version. Cherries are in season and so delicious, so I wanted to make those the star of this dish. This is the type of dish where measurements don’t really matter, as long as you’re happy with the look of the salad and ratio of ingredients. But for all those OCD folks, I listed the measurements I used.