Celebrate Summer Solstice on June 21st, with a backyard barbeque. The air will be fragrant with scents of chicken grilled with garlic, lemon, and oregano. The usual potato salad is elevated with grilled potatoes, and everyone will cool down with a fresh sip of lager and lime slush. For dessert, try the strawberry galette!
Lager & Lime Slush
Prepare these refreshing adult slushes at least six hours ahead of time. After you boil a simple syrup of lime juice, sugar, and water, add your favorite lager and pour the mixture into a loaf pan, and put it in the freezer. To make the drinks, put broken chunks of the mixture into a blender, and blend into a slush.
Grilled Potato Salad
Not all potato salads require a creamy mayonaiise base. This version gets a depth of flavors from grilled potatoes mixed with green onions and crisp bacon. Dress it with a tasty vinaigrette of olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and spices to taste. It is a superb dish for barbecues or picnics.
Grilled Chicken With Lemon, Garlic & Oregano
Enjoy the mesmerizing flavors of the Mediterranean with this grilled chicken recipe. After the chicken is seasoned and grilled, coat each piece with a zesty marinade of lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Place lemon slices on the flame to get grill marks, and arrange them attractively over the grilled meat.
Galettes are a rustic, free-form pie that is the epitome of a summer-time dessert. This version has an airy, buttery phyllo dough crust, with a layer of slivered almonds on top. The fruity filling has fresh strawberries that are thickened in their own sweet juices. It bakes in about 45 minutes and should be served warm.
About Chef Robert
My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.