It’s getting warm and slightly uncomfortable weather wise but things are also growing in the garden and we’re planning to get an umbrella for our back yard so we can actually enjoy our outdoor furniture. Now if only my back yard looked a little something like this:
This month’s menu is inspired by a little Mediterranean Island sun. Meant to be enjoyed outside with with lots of loud friends and family.
“Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Thyme” From Leite’s Culinaria
“Beefsteak Tomato Salad” from Martha Stewart
“Eggplant Salad with Chickpeas and Feta” from Martha Stewart
“Mini Spiced Chicken Burgers with Mint Greek Yogurt” from Applemint
“Zucchini Patty Sandwiches” from Whole Living
“Lamb” from Joseph De Leo Photography
“Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Honey-Lime Dip” from Our Best Bites
“Lime, Yoghurt and Olive Oil Cake” from Simple Provisions
When I was a little girl, and I mean a very little girl, I used to love brightly colored sweet drinks. Most little kids do. And where I grew up we didn’t have access to a ton of things like Kool-Aid and bottled drinks unless we went somewhere special. What we did have is karkadé, also known as hibiscus tea. It’s a bright or dark red and full of sugar or honey and can be flavored with ginger or lime or whatever else makes sense.
My grandparents always called things like Kool-Aid “bug juice” but I think that this flower tea makes a much more convincing and delicious version of that.