Disappointments and missing inspiration

Apples | My Edible Journey

Aren’t they pretty? First apples of the late summer season. Ginger Gold or Ginger Crisp, depending on who’s selling  them.

So I haven’t had much to say lately, it seems. It’s not that I haven’t been cooking, or eating, or trying new foods. I certainly have. In fact, I’ve been doing a lot. Continue reading

Stone Fruit Salsa

 

Stone Fruit Salsa | My Edible JourneyI love salsa

Tomato salsa is great. There is decent stuff available in jars year round, and in late summer I love making my own.  But fruit salsas are special. Sure, some stores sell mango or pineapple variations, but they aren’t the same as pieces of fresh fruit, heaped on a chip or served alongside sausage or halloumi style cheese (check out my cherry basil salsa from last year).

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Pretty Focaccia and Ugly Scones

Foccacia | My Edible JourneyPretty Ugly

Yes, it’s summer.  Yes, it’s traditionally hot.  And it has been.  But we’ve returned to reasonable temps, with open windows, lovely breezes and comfortable nights.  It’s not typical, which may explain my equally not typical in summer urge to fire up the oven and bake.  But I must be out of practice.

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Boozy Cherries

A Duo Of Boozy Cherries | My Edible JourneyIt’s been an up and down week.  Our little girl needed dental work under general anaesthetic, which went incredibly smoothly, but was anxiety inducing in the time leading up to the appointment.  The weather has gone from gorgeous to understandably seasonal (read – muggy & hot), but it produced a gorgeous storm.  And just as I was settling into strawberries, cherries appeared!  I don’t think I’ve ever bought them this early.  They are firmly a July harvest, in my mind. Continue reading

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream | My Edible JourneyIt’s strawberry season!

It got hot this week.  Like, for a day it got really hot.  And humid.  And uncomfortable.  Partly because we still haven’t turned on the air conditioning yet.  But that’s okay.  Because the heat did something else.  It spurred the local early strawberries to ripen.  And ripen they did!  It’s strawberry season! Continue reading