Monday, May 23, 2011

Hello Summer!

You know what's awesome? The tan-line I got from sitting outside yesterday morning, that is awesome! The sun is finally out and it is warm! Well, with the exception of today where it decided to rain all day, but we desperately needed some moisture so I'm not complaining about it as long as the sun comes back soon.

Since it is warm and sunny and just plain wonderful outside lately, we have been BBQ'ing up a storm. Here are some things that we will be making this summer, a lot.

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

One of the best things about summer is the delicious and fresh strawberries. And what better way to enjoy this healthy fruit then to cover them in sugar and layer them in a cake? This strawberry shortcake cake (courtesy of is easily one of our all-time favourites! OK, I realize that this isn't made on the BBQ, but it is perfect for a dessert after a delicious steak!

BBQ'd Salmon

I love salmon on the BBQ.  I have couple recipes up on the blog already, but I haven't yet posted our two absolute favourites. I think it is because every time we make them, they get gobbled up before I can even remember that I own a camera. I promise that I will do my best to introduce you to the two best BBQ'd salmon recipes we have encountered so far. Until then, these are pretty darn delicious as well:

- Cedar Planked Salmon with Maple Glaze
- Spicy Broiled Salmon (also great on the BBQ!)

Grilled Veggies

So simple and yet so delicious. We love to grill up some veggies almost every time we BBQ. We keep the seasonings simple and grill them until they are soft with a little bit of crunch remaining. Yum! Lately we have just drizzled on some olive oil then sprinkled them with lemon pepper. Simplicity is often perfection. Our favourite vegetables to grill are red onions with bell peppers, mushrooms, and asparagus. Oh man, so good.

Fresh Easy Salads and Salsa's

These make the perfect side dish at any BBQ, and they are super quick and easy to whip up. These are some good starting points, feel free to use them as a guide and make a delicious side dish with whatever you have on hand!

- Avocado, Cucumber, and Black Bean Salad
- Chipotle Corn Salsa
- Fruit Salad
- Lemon Grass Beef Salad

I hope you get the chance to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather!  

I have so many new BBQ-friendly recipes that I can't wait to try, and a few that I already can't wait to share with you! This is going to be a fantastic summer :)


  1. I have also just been dreaming about bbq'd food! That strawberry shortcake sounds amazing!

  2. Hey Rachel! i hope you had an awesome trip :)
    i am asking you as a friend to make that strawberry shortcake as soon as you can, it is that good! :)

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