The heat has been sweltering for the past few days so heavy meals have been crossed off the list to leave room for light, no-oven-needed meals. I have popsicles in the fridge (peach and mint!) and have been making chilled soup (you might have seen my cucumber, avocodo and chive soup on Instagram!). A few fresh berries topped with a dollop of cream is a nice alternative as well, and it couldn't be easier to make!
This week, in the Canadian Living
Test Kitchen, I've been in holiday paradise -- with dozens upon dozens
of cookies, complete with cakes, turkeys and holidays sides. I often get
asked what Christmas in July feels like, and to be honest, I quite love
it! I won't pretend it's the easiest way to maintain a healthful diet
(it's contant temptation!), but it's a fun time to create recipes for.
It's all about sharing food, taking the time to make a meal, and
indulging. It also makes me than much more excited to come home after a
long work day and cook seasonally. I can leave snowy desserts and winter
comfort food behind and cook according to the time of year. And, once
the actual holidays come around, I've had enough time to recuperate so I
can get excited about the festivities, all over again!
Berries and Cream
1/2 whipping cream (35 %)
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp Grand Marnier or any other orange liqueur (optional)
2 cups fresh berries
In bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Add sugar and beat until combined. Fold in vanilla and Grand Marnier. Spoon over berries.Enjoy!