I made a promise to myself in June to try a recipe from some of my favorite bloggers throughout the summer. After all, if I will not try any of the recipes on my friends’ blogs, why keep leaving comments on their pages saying “Bookmarking this one, definitely!”. I do bookmark them. But I guess we all are guilty of overpromise sometimes.
What I did not take into account was that September would be here so quickly! So, please forgive me if I extend the summer intentionally for another two months and keep on making those recipes.
So far, though, I managed to squeeze in three of them. Susan’s refrigerator dill pickles (from Savoring the Time in the Kitchen), Lora’s Nutella Crostata (from Cake Duchess) and Robin’s Chilled Corn Soup (from A Chow Life). And I took pictures of them to prove it!
I used apple cider vinegar for the dill pickles because I did not have regular one and I had to finish that vinegar. I am not sure what kind of change it made in the taste since I did not have anything to compare it to. I will make another one with the vinegar called in the recipe to see the difference.I kept eating the cucumber slices like a candy – but in moderation.
Crostata was a big success and much needed fuel for my husband’s late night work with his co-workers. It was rich, so I suggest small slices but nobody will stop you if you go for the big one. However be ready with a glass of water. Someone who thought it would be like an apple pie and ate a huge slice was complaining about the richness and chugging down that water pretty fast.
And we loved the chilled corn soup, lime was so refreshing in it. I did not melt butter to spoon on top but sprinkled the Aleppo pepper with fresh mint. It was the perfect side to grilled, spicy meat for two.
I happily report that we finished everything. Can’t wait to check off more from that list.