On a corn streak: Grilled Corn, Crema Mexicana & Cilantro Crostini (Bon Appetit, June 2011)
Mini Fraisiers: strawberries, cake, vanilla mousse and strawberry jelly
This morning’s cooking experiment. I followed Margaux’s recipe from her wonderful Tumblr http://nowimacook.com/, which I can’t recommend enough - her food looks so beautiful. I altered the recipe slightly, topping the fraisiers with strawberry jelly instead of marzipan.
In the absence of a blowtorch to loosen the moulds, I used a lit candle instead - retro. Next time, some popping candy in the sponge might form a good textural contrast.
Corn is a quintessential summer food — sweet and crisp, it pairs perfectly with the smoky grill flavors of the season. This corn soup with shrimp from Sara Forte of Sprouted Kitchen is delicious and, this time of year, wonderfully fresh. Feel free to substitute your protein of choice (Sara suggests rotisserie chicken or black beans) for a meal that captures the taste of summer, off the cob.
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This might look like a savoury plate of spaghetti, but friends, this is not spaghetti. It’s a delectable and distinctly German treat known as Spaghettieis.
Invented by Dario Fontanella in the late 1960s in Mannheim, Germany, Spaghettieis typically consists of vanilla ice cream extruded through a modified potato press to give it the delightfully deceptive appearance of spaghetti noodles. The ice cream is placed over whipped cream and topped with strawberry “spaghetti” sauce and sprinkled with either coconut flakes, white chocolate shavings or grated almonds, each of which work well to give the appearance of grated parmesan cheese.
We had the good fortune to try some ourselves a few years ago while travelling around Germany and happily report that it is nothing short of delicious. Sure enough, wherever you order it, it looks like spaghetti and tastes like a heavenly strawberry sundae.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
Raspberry Beer Cocktail
A mix of Corona and raspberry lemonade make for a perfect weekend cocktail.
Check out these cute ice cream sandwiches, a top pick from BHG editor Nancy Hopkins at the last day of the summer Fancy Food Show. Nancy’s favorite flavor? Fidget chocolate with coconut ice cream. Yum! Want to make your own delish ice cream sandwiches? We like Chocolate-Marshmallow Ice Cream Sandwiches or Chocolate-Hazelnut Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Fruit Infused Coconut Water