Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tasty Delights

Finding new and exciting recipes is a particularly favorite past time of the girls here at Lavande, and since summer is officially here in South Florida, finding exciting and creative things to make is even more fun! Here are some fun and delicious ideas for fun summertime treats!

Chopped Salad
In a large bowl combine:
a fresh spring mix, chopped red peppers, tomatoes, sweet corn, chopped cucumbers, and shrimp (try grilling all of the ingredients!) Top with a light dressing of Olive oil, lemon juice and honey whisked together and season with salt and pepper.

Fruit Pizza
This is a delicious treat for dessert or anytime of the day, really! 
On a home-made or store bought dough, spread a mixture of cream cheese, vanilla and sugar (blended together until smooth) and top with seasonal fresh fruits. Strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, and apples. Whatever fruit you love will work. You can also top with a fruit glaze to really entice your sweet tooth!
Fruity Spritzer
Hot days and warm, breezy nights need the perfect refreshing cocktail, and this white wine and strawberry (or your favorite fruit) puree spritzer compliment light summer meals and add a refreshing twist to everyday drinks.

Puree a pint of fruit of your choosing, and pour into the bottom of the glass. Add a mixture of white wine, club soda and ice, and voila! A simple and refreshing summer cocktail! (You can use cider or ginger ale for a virgin option)

What are some of your favorite summertime treats?