Can you believe it, we are through the first 6 months of the year, and well into my favourite time of the year - Summer!!! The last 2 months really flew by with 1 big project completed, 1 work trip, 1 big pleasure trip and lots of activities in between. I missed the May recap so instead of doing my regular write up, I'm doing a pictorial wrap up of my activities.
I'm not a big fan of foods with coconut in it, except for coconut ice cream. This creamy, sweet treat is just one of many tropical fruits that I periodically make ice cream and sorbets with. On this ice cream Sunday I've taken a page of Grandma Olive's cookbook and made my dad's favourite iced treat.
Let them eat cake, as long as it's the cake that I made. Every couple of weeks we have a big family Sunday dinner with my brother and his family. It's not a formal dinner but usually the combining of two separate dinners where everyone can usually find something tasty to eat. At our last combined dinner I made a chocolate marble cake which both the kids and adults loved. Another hit for Auntie Rhonda - yay!!!
I've been hearing a lot about Filipino food recently, even in my neck of the woods - the burbs - Filipino restaurants are popping up everywhere. When the call went out to participate in the McCormick #OnlineCookOff challenge using Filipino inspired spices, I put my hand up wanting to learn a bit more about how to use these ingredients. I adapted these lamb meatballs and included some adobo seasoning, and was very pleased with the results.