We have a week of 100 degree weather upon us. What do you make to keep cool?
I remembered I had some dried hibiscus in the pantry so made up a batch of “Agua de Jamaica” or Hibiscus Tea. If you ever go to a taqueria, it’s the Agua Fresca that looks like cherry punch. Recipe on Simply Recipes.
Easy to make. Boil 4 cups of water with 3/4 cup sugar, a couple slices of ginger, half stick of cinnamon, and some allspice berries. When sugar is dissolved, stir in a cup of dried hibiscus petals and remove from heat. Let sit for 20 min then strain. Add ice, more water, and lime juice.
So refreshing! Hibiscus is also crazy high in Vitamin C and helps lower blood pressure. .
The onions at the @davisfarmersmarket today were insane! Ginormous. I ended up not getting these but picked up nectarines, pluots, peaches, what I think are marionberries, a bunch of summer squash, cucumbers, bitter melon, and some water spinach. Did you hit the farmers market today? Isn’t summer wonderful? #summerproduce#springonions#redonions#summerveggies
Playing around with peaches and blueberries, talk about a summer power couple, right? If you’ve ever felt intimidated making a pie, try a galette instead. Super easy and it’s supposed to look thrown together. Mad skillz not required.
To make this galette I rolled out a dusk of pie dough (check Simply Recipes for the no-fail sour cream pie crust). Spread some mascarpone in the center. Topped with blueberries and peach slices that had been tossed with some sugar and flour. Folded the dough edges over. Baked in a 425F oven for about 25 min.
So dang good!
Are you ready for stone fruit???!
This Plum Galette on Simply Recipes I made with Dapple Dandy pluots from my father’s tree. Dapple Dandys are one of the most gorgeous and delicious varieties of pluots. Bright magenta pink inside and wonderfully sweet and tart. I love these pluots so much I bought and planted a bare root tree this year. No fruit yet, but maybe next year!