De Ma Cuisine



July 2013



A Perfect Day for a BBQ

Written by , Posted in Inspired By, Potlucks, Thoughts

FennelPollenBurgersI think I would like to enjoy some burgers and hot dogs, some potato salad and coleslaw, some onion rings and french fries. We’re going to a BBQ this afternoon, so I’m guessing I will get my wish.

Are you going to BBQ today, this weekend, sometime soon? Maybe you need some ideas for your menu. I’m on it.

I love a good burger. This burger might be a little messy, but it’s oh so good. Yes, there’s an egg on it. Try it. Just trust me. If you’re not into bacon and egg on a burger, that’s cool too. Here are two other favorites.


I’m crazy about this Spicy Roasted Potato Salad. It has a good kick to it, but it’s also nice and creamy. Mmmm potatoes.

Cabbage isn’t really in season right now, but, if you’ve just gotta have Coleslaw, here’s one I like.


If you like the idea of hearty salads, Taco Salad is always delicious. Or, the Tomato Corn and Quinoa Salad that I made for this week’s episode was really tasty too (and it’s what I’m bringing to the BBQ that we’re going to).

Maybe you like to have some Summer Chili for people to have on their burgers and hot dogs, or just on its own. It could also be eaten the way I made it for a recent episode, on Crispy Potatoes. That was a great idea!



I love dipping chips into dip. Corn chips and this Avocado, Tomato, and Fava Bean Dip are amazing. Seriously. I could eat a whole bowl of it all myself. If you prefer Guacamole, I’m happy with that option too.


And then there’s dessert. I’m more of a savory than sweets person, but I do still enjoy dessert once in a while. And I know there are many who would much prefer to eat dessert than the main course. I’m glad we’re not all the same. If you want simple, may I suggest some really good quality Vanilla Ice Cream (I’m partial to Trader Joe’s French Vanilla) with a spoonful of homemade jam over each helping? Or, Roasted Berries and Apriums over that ice cream, or Aunt Sue’s Chocolate Fudge Sauce… If you’d like something less ice creamy, more tarty, how about a Pluot Tart with Black Pepper! Or a Strawberry-Balsamic Tart… I don’t think you’ll be sad about any of these options really.

Whatever you do, however you celebrate summer, the 4th, Canada Day, and just being alive, I hope you eat well, enjoy your family and friends, and have a great time!

Happy Eating!

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