I adore cherries. In the spring, I wander down the streets where I know there are cherry trees ready to shake out their pastel skirts and when they bloom – oh man. I could spend every dreamy day wandering through the pink blossoms. I get equally excited when the awkward out-of-season cherries are replaced by succulent beauties like these at the market. They basically cost their weight in gold, but the season is so short that I never hesitate to splurge on a precious bag.
We’ve been delighting in our cherries just as they are: cool-crisp from the fridge with notes like wine and summer sunshine. I’ve been scouring the internet for more ways enjoy them while the short season lasts, and these are some of the recipes I’ve bookmarked:
- Cherry Coconut Milk Pops
- Bulgur Salad with Cherries
- Cherry Cobbler Muffins
- Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothies
If you have any cherry recipes I simply must try, please leave me a comment with the link (or the recipe itself, if you’re so inclined ^^).
I’m sure that you’ve heard the expression “you are what you eat”. That may very well be the reason why I always try to prepare meals that are as pretty as they are healthy and delicious. Today’s breakfast was a perfect example of a recipe that manages to be all three ^^
As I’ve mentioned before, I work for a tea company, so I get to spend my days surrounded by lovely looseleaf. Some of our teas are so pretty, especially the ones with ingredients like lavender. The delicate floral flavour makes everything a little bit more special — even your morning oatmeal, as I discovered today!
I was a little doubtful when I added the tiny purple flowers to my pot, but the result was a perfect pastel bowl of blueberry oats with the faintest kiss of lavender. I made enough for two portions, and I’m already excited to enjoy this again tomorrow.
It’s super easy to make: I took two cups of oatmeal, and added four cups of water. I brought the water to a boil, and threw in half a teaspoon of edible lavender buds and a half-cup of wild blueberries. I garnished mine with some fresh walnuts for crunch, honey for sweetness and a splash of soy cream, because I’m always game for a bit of healthy decadence ^~