Happy September, folks! The heatwaves are behind us. My favorite season is finally here! There’s something about the combination of crisp air, orange leaves, and harvest activities that give fall a special place in my heart. And when it comes to books, nothing captures the essence of autumn like the Redwall series. Cozy, hearty, homemade dishes are the norm there, so I knew a Redwall menu would be the perfect way to kick off fall.
I had so much fun making Rum-Soaked Ribs and Key Lime Coins for our Treasure Island menu! Alas, August is drawing to a close, so it’s time to end this Book of the Month. If you like, you can give Treasure Island a farewell toast with our exclusive Long John Island Tea at Adagio.com!
Everyone knows there’s nothing a pirate loves more than gold, so I knew these Key Lime Coins from BHG were the perfect dessert for our Treasure Island menu—crisp and light with just a hint of lime and sweet powdered sugar. They’re just the thing to cheer you up when you and your pirate buddies have lost your treasure to that meddling cabin boy!
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If I was marooned on a deserted island for three years, I’d crave cheese too! Ben Gunn flat-out waxes lyrical about it when telling Jim what he misses most about home. If I could dive into the book (a superpower for which I’ve often wished), I’d bake Ben a batch of these heart-meltingly homey cheese buns, developed by Laura at PheNOMenal!
In Treasure Island, the ship’s crew doesn’t call Long John Silver “Barbecue” for nothing. As the ship’s cook, he’s a wizard in the galley, transforming rations of dried pork and salted beef into delicious fare. This sweet ‘n spicy rack of Caribbean ribs is just the sort of entree Long John would make for the crew of the Hispaniola…and what’s dinner without a little rum? 😉
August is here, and with it, our new Book of the Month: Treasure Island! A story about ships on the high sea and tropical locales seemed like the perfect way to end the summer.
Last week we finished up our Anne of Green Gables menu, but sadly July has drawn to a close, and it’s time to say goodbye to Avonlea.
This month’s dessert is actually two Anne of Green Gables recipes rolled into one! I wanted to create a tribute to Anne’s “genius for getting into trouble,” and two of her greatest scrapes revolve around ice cream and raspberry cordial.
You knew I had to do it. No Anne of Green Gables menu is complete without carrots! Who can forget Anne’s sensitivity to having her bright red hair compared to a popular root vegetable? It drives her to fly into a fury at Mrs. Rachel Lind and break a slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head in school…little did she know, Gilbert was only drawing attention to her hair because he thought it was pretty!