We made it to summer. Summer of 2015!
I feel like every summer has its own story and its own soundtrack. It is the time of vacations, losing track of days, laughing with friends in the backyard, strolling under the stars and sundresses. Everything feels lighter when you’re wearing flip-flops and tank tops.
As the hot, humid days hit we all seem to crave lighter, refreshing meals. Finally our farmers markets are heavy with bounty and I can stock up all my seasonal favourites – local strawberries and cherries are drawing early morning lineups at the markets across the city.
Today I wanted to share a simple recipe for a summery treat that looks lovely enough to present as the final serving at a dinner party but is easy enough to put together that you can enjoy it often throughout the season.
Just change up the toppings the availability of local fruit shifts. I’ve played with lots of delicious variations such as: apples, dried cranberries and figs; strawberries, raspberries and blackberries; apricots, plums and blueberries. The list is long, so stroll the aisles at your farmers market, decide what looks ripe and beautiful and play with your own creative combinations.
I hope that you’ll enjoy some special evenings sharing treats among friends. There is nothing I savour more about summer than the opportunity to spend a little more time with the people I love. I’m making plans for outdoor movies, yoga in the park and lots of time eating cherries by the bowl.