Cilantro Lime Slaw
Slaws are often relegated to my sad side category; nothing terrible, yet nothing terribly exciting. As a slaw skeptic, my common BBQ practice is to bypass the slaw in favor of more enticing sides. Why waste coveted paper-plate space on a bowl of shredded cabbage when faced with juicy slices of watermelon or bacon potato salads?!? I recently, however, discovered this cilantro lime slaw and am reconsidering my classification of slaw as a sad side.
This cilantro lime slaw is not only a crunchy and refreshing condiment for pulled pork or fish tacos, it is an amazing side all on its own. I recently served this slaw as the perfect accompaniment for green chili cheeseburgers and a warm Mexican street corn salad, and then piled the leftovers on grilled fish tacos the following night.
Confession of a *wannabe* foodie…. Although this slaw has initiated my conversion, I still don’t love all slaws, but I will now at least give them a try!
Blackberry Lime Sorbet
For the love of blackberry…. and lime.
It is a happy day, a true sign of summer, when berries dominate the fruit display at the grocery stores. Hoards of strawberries, heaps of blueberries and mounds of raspberries, but blackberries? Where are the blackberries and why are they always in those teeny-tiny containers?
This summer we are participating in the Fresh Gatherings Harvest, a community supported agriculture (CSA) program run through the nutrition and dietetics department at Saint Louis University. We purchase our “share” (or half-share; $17.50 per week) at the beginning of the season and receive our “product” (produce) throughout the spring/summer/fall. This is an incredibly easy and convenient way to purchase seasonal fruits and veggies from local farmers. In a quick 5 minute stop, we have a crate full of produce for the week and the backbone of a seasonal weekly menu! In addition, the crate often includes fruits and veggies that I might not normally find or buy at the grocery store… like blackberries!
Oh the blackberries!
While the blackberries rarely last a day in our house… I resisted all temptation for the love of blackberry and lime sorbet!
Tart, tangy, and tasty… this is a perfect summer treat!
Confession of a *wannabe* foodie… I consider it a miracle when the blackberries survive the ride home!