Monday, August 1, 2011
It's been a whirlwind for me lately. All kinds of food is being pumped out of my kitchie for catering jobs and I've been selling my sweeties at the local farmers market. In between all the food, I've been enjoying ample time in the sun by the lake and spending quality time with friends and family. Summer is favorite time of year and I wish it lasted all twelve months! While I've barely had time to pull out the camera, here are a few of the latest eats around here...
Raw Berry Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream
Such a classic, right?! How can you go wrong with this dessert in the heat of summer? This crumble is a simple mix of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries) tossed with a berry sauce (handful of berries, a medjool date, squeeze of lemon juice), and topped with my "go-to" crumble topping. A scoop of vanilla ice cream tops the whole thing off!
Speaking of ice cream, here are the marbled results of leftover raw chocolate and vanilla ice creams! It's really quite easy: two slightly softened ice creams layered together in a container. Freeze for a while and then scoop through all the layers. Voila! Swirls of yumminess! I topped it with dark chocolate fruit and nut clusters (which I'm selling at the market now). Yummm!
Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes were the results of leftovers from a large cheesecake.
I really should be documenting my fun trips to the Farmer's Market but there's always such a flurry of activity that it never happens (I've gone in two so far this summer and will participate in the remaining markets that run to the end of September). I've been selling my chocolate caramel turtles (top seller!), various truffles, coconut macaroons, granola bars, oatmeal raisin cookies, mini cheesecakes, fruit and nut chocolate clusters, date nut balls, etc. It's a bummer that I only have two pictures to share...
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Just Desserts. These are always a hit!
Lemon Berry Swirl Cheesecake was part of a catering job last week...
...So were these Cacao Brownies!
And last, but not least, I made my white chocolate orange cake from Just Desserts for a birthday. I covered it with a raw chocolate ganache and garnished it with cherries.
On another note, I continue to receive emails from readers who are curious to hear where I'm at in my health journey. I've been remiss for not keeping up with that - BUT have starting writing a little post with an update.