What I love most about summer is how everything seems to linger … the sunshine, the days, the meals and … the joy. If you read Tuesday’s post, you’ll know that a big part of my summer joy is entertaining (if you missed the post you can catch up here). There is nothing I love more than causal dinners with friends that last late into a summers night. And since summer brings with it an inherent ease and desire for effortlessness, I have two recipes that are just that and delicious: a Lychee Sangria and Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini. Both can be made ahead to foster and encourage you to linger, savour and soak up summer.
I can hardly believe Canada Day and the Fourth of July are just days away! Have you planned your celebration? For us Canucks, it’s an especially important celebration, it’s Canada’s 150th anniversary. And she’s never looked better!
I’ve talked before about how blessed I feel to have been born in Canada – it truly was like hitting the birth lottery. Beauty, freedom and that oh so famous Canadian kindness. I heart you Canada.
I must admit quiche isn’t a dish I make or order often. But when hosting family and friends for brunch, it’s the perfect dish to serve. It can be made ahead of time, can feed a large group and is just as delicious fresh out of the oven as it is at room temperature. And friends, this Mushroom and Shallot Quiche is divine, the perfect decadent treat for your loved ones.