|Grilled Chicken with Cherry Salsa, Pearled Couscous & Vegetable Medley|
[basil, peas and chives from the garden]
|Very simple, but delcious salad. I loved the dressing!|
Cherry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
6 Sweet Cherries
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Slice and pit cherries, then place in a small food processor. Add maybe a tablespoon max of balsamic vinegar. Add enough olive oil to almost cover the cherries. Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of oregano. Process on high until all ingredients are well blended. Add more olive oil if necessary to get to desired consistency. Serve over mixed greens, with cherries, walnuts and whatever else you feel like tossing in!
I also decided that I wanted to try my hand at a cherry cocktail of sorts, but wasn't really sure what to do. I ended up combining ideas from a few different recipes. Here's what I did:
Cherry Gin Fizz
5 Sweet Cherries, sliced and pitted
1 1/2 oz Gin
1 oz Blackberry Brandy
1 oz Orange Liqueur
Muddle Cherries in the bottom of a glass. Add gin, blackberry brandy and orange liqueur. Top with club soda and garnish with a sprig of mint.
I happened to have some breadsticks in the freezer (leftover from my last batch of Pizza Hut style breadsticks -- I was going to link to the recipe, but it looks like the blog was made private. Uh-oh...this could be tragic!). So, we had a very simple dinner of breadsticks with pizza sauce, plus a salad and a delicious drink. Perfect for a hot summer evening while watching a couple of episodes of Doctor Who!