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In the summertime when the weather is fine... - What's cooking in Sally's kitchen
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blueberries4sal
blueberries4sal
blueberries4sal
Wed, Jul. 15th, 2009 03:45 pm
In the summertime when the weather is fine...

Good Lord it's been 5 weeks since I posted an entry here. Things are very much amiss in the cooking department because it is summer! And that means I keep suppers as simple as possible. If I cook, it's outdoors on the gas grill (which recently was replaced with a new model because the old one was finally beyond all repair).

My grilling consists of chicken wings, or boneless breasts; London broil, all kinds of fish, both fillets and steak cut; occasionally pork chops, and rarely hamburgers and hot dogs.

Corn is in season, so I buy it fresh and boil up a couple ears, fix a small salad, and stick a fork in it.

My love of baking goes on a hiatus until those crisp days of fall when I can fire up the oven and fill the house with the scent of baked treats.

Instead, I'll give you a recipe for a favorite summer treat. (minimal heat involved)



AUTHENTIC ITALIAN LEMON ICE (or LIME, by substituting limes/lime juice-- DOH!)

2 c. water
1 c. lemon juice (use juice of 2 lemons plus enough reconstituted juice to yield 1 c.)
Zest of 2 lemons, cut very fine
2/3 c. sugar


Heat water and sugar to boiling. Simmer for 5 additional minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and zest. Cool to room temperature. Divide mixture evenly among three tubs. Freezer until firm. Shave; scoop into small dixie type paper cups and serve with a spoon or straw. May wish to garnish with a small thin slice of lemon.

Orange flavor would also work.


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tuscendi
tuscendi
TuScendi
Wed, Jul. 15th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)

Yum. Your food photos always look so pretty! The food, the dish, the presentation. :-)

How do you shave the ice? Do you have a special utensil for that?


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marstokyo
marstokyo
Mars Tokyo
Wed, Jul. 15th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)

You use a tool called an ice shaver-- hand crank models can be had at Target for $9.99 -- or the fancier electric style for $24.99.


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janhatesmarcia
Ms. Anthropy
Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)

I'm an idiot--I love this stuff & I never think to make it at home. Thanks for the reminder!


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marstokyo
marstokyo
Mars Tokyo
Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)

It's so easy! But I think paper cups ARE a must! and little plastic or wooden spoons.


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