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!
Leave it to Anne Shirley to turn an egg salad sandwich into a feast for the imagination. As I recreated the sandwiches she served to her friends during their “golden picnic,” I resolved to make them as Anne would: with as much extra flair as possible. I started with my own personal egg salad recipe (a close cousin to my deviled egg recipe) and spiced it up from there. After whipping up some croissants (no boring bread here!), I cut the croissants in half, added a layer of watercress for an elegant touch, and sneaked a special surprise into the egg salad. The result: a feast for kings, no imagination necessary! 🙂
As you can see, AWR just got a facelift! I recently changed domain hosts, so I have a lot more control over the look and format of the website now. Three cheers for the Mister, who has been super helpful through this whole transition! I was in way over my head when I started building the site’s new look by myself, but with his help, I’m learning fast.
Once in a rare while, you come across a book with so much vibrance and life, you read the last few chapters as slowly as possible, just because you don’t want it to end. For me, Anne of Green Gables was one of those books. SO AWESOME. That’s why I chose it for our July Book of the Month!
I’m in the process of completing a host transfer, so things are gonna look a little funny around here for the next few days. We should be back in business before Wednesday! 🙂
P.S. I’ve noticed that the transfer deleted all slideshows and disabled all links to previous posts. The replacements on those should be completed by next week. Thanks for your patience!
Eeyore might complain about coming last in the recipe lineup, but we saved him for last because this dessert is extra special: we’re creating his dream birthday cake! Complete with candles, pink sugar, and icing, this cake is everything Eeyore envisions when describing the perfect birthday cake. The blueberry curd filling was my way of adding a little Wonderland uniqueness. And what better way to take advantage of blueberry season than giving our Winnie the Pooh dessert a little blueberry punch?