Archive for August, 2010
Nothing is better than a quick summer recipe that is really easy to make and delicious to boot! I first had this at a bridal shower and thought that they were just frozen grapes, but after one taste I realized they had some sort of MAGICAL WONDERFULNESS on them. I promptly asked who made them and got the recipe as fast as I could! It turns out all it entailed was sprinkling grapes with the sugar free powder of one 3 oz jello packet and then freezing them. The grapes come out Cold, beautifully frosted and SO delicious. It has become one of our favorite summertime desserts as it is low calorie and all we have to do is pull a few out of the freezer and serve! You have to try this…it is SO easy and the best way to eat Grapes!
It is the time of year where all I want to eat is salads, fruit and all things cool and cold, because turning on an oven just doesn’t seem like a good idea in the heat! Last year on the hottest day in the history of Seattle…two stick candles in our third floor apartment literally were melting from the heat. One melted all the way over into the shape below…haha. We have it in our house still to memorialize the day that it was 96 degrees in our house at 9:30 at night!
After that day, I decided to always have something cold and refreshing on hand for days when there is no air conditioning, no cool breeze, no pool to jump in, no relief from the heat except a cold delicious drink!
I have just returned from my trip to Southeast Asia and it was an AMAZING trip! While traveling I enjoyed amazing Thai, Malay and Indian food and “endured” a few fabulous $10 couples massages in Thailand with my hubby! All in all it was a very relaxing and enlightening trip. However, it was also one of the hottest and most humid trips I have ever been on and I found the one thing besides ice cold water that sounded good every single day of the trip was Ice Cream. Of course Ice Cream sounds good to me most every day no matter what the climate! In Particular, as relating to Asia, a scoop or two of Chai or Coconut Ice Cream after some spicy Asian food is not only refreshing but can be a nice pallet cleanser after a flavorful meal.