Friday, July 19, 2013

Berries and Cream

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
Serves 2

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!

13 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

The berries are popping off my screen!
So hot and humid that we got torrential rains and a power outage.The winds were fierce..So nice to have power now and peruse beauty:-)

Mardi Michels said...

Berries and cream is all you need in heat like you've been having! Beautiful!

ThisGirlBlogs said...

I'm not a fan of summer because of the heat - it's disgusting. But, the one thing I absolutely love about summer are the berries!
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Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

My first visit here on your blog I believe and ooooh your recipes all look delicious! Following you!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Diane Cayton-Hakey: Thank you!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your pic is beautiful! Wish I had a big ole bowl of the berries myself-enjoy:@)

~~louise~~ said...

The heat has been consistently hot in my neck of the woods, Jennifer. If it weren't for Berries and Cream I think I would just wilt! (Ice cream would work too:)

Thanks so much for sharing...

grace said...

i love the elegant simplicity of this! the bit of orange liqueur in the cream is a terrific touch.

Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania said...

Lovely recipe. I love the combo of berries and cream, and when you add some booze to it, this becomes a divine combo alltogether!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

It's so cold here in Sao Paulo right now! I will dream of these beautiful berries, Jen!

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

We have been indulging in summer berries for a few weeks now!! They just don't get better the this time of year!!

Beth said...

Berries and cream is an almost perfect dessert. What a great job you have!

Baking Addict said...

perfect for this hot weather. can't beat fresh berries and cream!

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