After complaining for weeks about the meek summer, we were hit with a blast of heat this weekend. All complaining evaporated in the heat as we switched on all fans and looks for recipes to cool us down.
I had picked up fresh cherries from the Farmer's Market and we ate it all up in a variety of ways over the weekend.
Berry Cherry Smoothie
This was a refreshing change from the regular menus and was filling enough to keep us busy for a few hours.
3/4 cup strawberry
1/2 cup pitted cherry
4-5 tbspoons honey (adjust with taste)
1 1/2 cup cold milk
This is the easy part. Blend it all together, and serve chilled.
Berry Cherry Compote (almost!)
I had plans of making cherry crumble with the rest of the cherries. But the idea of switching the oven turned me off. We had friends coming over for dinner, so I decided to make this simple dessert which went incredibly well with some ice-cream!
2 cups strawberries (chopped in half)
1 1/2 cup pitted cherries
4-5 tbspoon honey
1 tspon brown sugar
juice of one lemon
1/4 tspoon zest
pinch of cinnamon powder
Unlike compote, this requires no heating. Mix it all together and chill for a couple of hours before serving. This gives enough time to mix it all together.
Serve with ice-cream.