Watermelon juice, for example, is a breeze to make: just pile chunks of watermelon (either seedless or with any black seeds removed) into the blender and give it a quick whirl. Here we went one step further and strained the resulting puree. And that took care of a pound and a half of our thirty-pound melon just like that. Only twenty-eight to go.You can stop right there at the watermelon juice and have a perfectly lovely drink, dressed up if you like with a splash of simple syrup or soda water or lime or all three. But of course we didn’t stop right there. Continue reading →
Avert your eyes from the pumpkin spice recipes. Don’t speak of apple cider or fall sweaters. It’s still the height of the summer fruit season, peaches tapering into plums. And melons. The melons have hardly begun, here in the Northwest.
Let’s not hurry things along. Let’s enjoy this final week of summer.
And by “enjoy summer,” I mean “make more ice cream.” Sorbet. Clean, summery, refreshing. Just the thing to cap off the feast that this season has been. Continue reading →
One of the nice things about writing a food blog, it turns out, is that you meet other people who like food. And in this networked world, you soon meet their friends, and friends-of-friends, and so it goes until you find yourself, as I often do, surrounded by people who love food, eating good food, talking about food. Sometimes those people even cook for you. Continue reading →