Fortunately I’m not married to a ‘Meat-and-Potatoes’ man, so we have a lot of dinners consisting of just produce during the summer. And while I can inhale chocolate with the best of them, it’s probably a better idea to have a light dessert occasionally (hello? swimsuit season?! Love the swim, not the suit.).
Doesn’t this look like the picture of summertime?!
I put the strawberries and blueberries in the blender (yes I took the hats off the strawberries mother!) for just a quick ‘pulse.’ I prefer them a little chunky. Then I made a simple mint syrup using a few tablespoons each of water and sugar, and a twig of the mint that seems to be taking over my back yard. (Note to self: plant mint in container next time, not willy-nilly in flower beds.) Simmer this until the syrup is the amount of mintiness you like.
Watch it do it’s magic for 20-30 minutes, while trying to limit the number of times you stick your finger in it for a taste. (That’s what she said. I’m sorry, I can’t help myself!!)
Then BAM! Git in Mah Belly!!!
Does anyone else have this magic machine? What are your favorite summertime eats?