Some of my favorite things about the weather getting warmer would be the fresh fruit and the light salads. For Mother's Day, I was served this scrumptious homemade Belgian waffle with several different kinds of fresh fruit on top - it was awesome!
My writing news this week: I finally started Book Two in my Prosperity Creek time travel romance series...Betting on the Gamber! Veronica and Gabe are already fun to write. :)
This week my "Hot Links" from around the blog-o-sphere are:
Through Heart-Shaped Glasses continued the monthly theme of "firsts" with posts on First words, First Kiss: Miss or Bliss with our first guest blogger, Robin Bielman, First Adventures, and First Lines.
On Your Writing Coach: 10 writing insights.
and on Kristyn Phipps' blog, Social Media 2.0 - blogging and Triberr
And now it's on to the summer vinaigrettes...
When the weather gets warmer and more salads grace our tables, I love to try different dressings and vinaigrettes. Here's a few I've tried and liked in the past (and all are from the Meals in Minutes cookbook by the American Heart Association!) The first two recipes are for small portions, so you don't have to worry about looking for a jar to keep it or for storing it for too long.
3 Tbs balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
2/3 Cup fresh grapefruit juice
1 Tbs plus 1 1/4 tsp honey
2 tsp cider vinegar
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette
2 Cups whole strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
Process in a blender or food processor until smooth.
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