a tasty recipe...
for a delicious summer dessert i mixed berries, cut up nectarine, juice of half a lemon, 1 tsp lemon zest, crystallized ginger, raw sugar and fresh mint. i let them sit together in the fridge for a few hours to mascerate and to get to know each other. the flavors really brightened and made the whole mixture very complex.
then, i spooned this onto cream scones. now i had dreamed of making my own lemon-ginger scones that would highlight the flavors in the fruit mixture, but for lack of time i bought cream scones at our food co-op. i cut them in half, too.
here is the best part: on top of the scones and fruit i scooped plain yogurt and drizzled honey. the whole thing was sour, sweet, fresh, bright, subtle and complex.
...and very, very summery.
do you have a favorite summer dessert??