All posts tagged: kiwi

Summer Fruits Meringue | with Kiwi Lime Curd

My new favorite dessert can be dressed in any style you choose. It’s like baking a blank slate to add whatever your heart’s desire (or in your fridge and pantry) that day. Meringues are soft, chewy and crispy. Basically it’s like you are biting into a puffy cloud of sweet decadence and it didn’t take you nearly the amount of time to make that it looks like. This dessert is generally called a pavlova, named after a famous Russian ballerina, but meringue just sounds more whimsical. I created a more rectangular shaped cake, like Jamie Oliver’s design (link below), rather than the traditional round pavlova. The result was a beautiful, rustic, yet fancy looking dessert that I was incredibly proud to stuff in my face. I made the curd the day before with the intention of using it with pancakes. But, after seeing pavlova after pavlova online I felt it was a sign that I needed to make one of my very own. So go ahead and take this blog post as a sign and make one of your …

Sangria |Slushies!|

I love my new blender, folks! L.O.V.E. I had loads of fruit and a blender and a bottle of wine…it didn’t take long to figure out what I was planning.  These drinks are quite decadent (can I use that word?) sweet and thick…and so perfect for a brunch or cocktail hour. Obviously perfect for summer and might be even better frozen into a Popsicle. Haven’t tried it yet but I’m thinking about it! Ingredients for Mango + Papaya Sangria Slushie 1 large mango, cut into chunks 1 large papaya, cut into chunks 2 tablespoons sweetener (I used organic maple syrup) 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 bottle of sweet white wine Ingredients for Dragonfruit + Kiwi Sangria Slushie 2 large dragonfruit, cut into chunks 3 kiwis, cut into chunks juice of one small lime 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sweetener 1/2 bottle of sweet white wine Directions: Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Add to cup with ice (crushed would be perfect). Garnish if you want but drink it up! …

|Honeydew + Kiwi| Frozen Margarita

I have the best friends. For no reason other than he had a spare one, I was presented with a brand new Tefal Mastermix with a 2 liter pitcher from my friend, Phil. He graciously donated it to my kitchen and me and the kitchen are so grateful. To celebrate the arrival of the new piece of equipment, I decided to bust its cherry making some margaritas. I am sure I made the right choice. They were delicious in every way. Ingredients 2 cups of honeydew, cubed 2 kiwis, cubed 2 tablespoons sweetener (I used organic maple syrup) 3/4 cup of tequila 1/4 cup lime juice 2 trays of ice cubes Directions Fill the blender pitcher with honeydew, kiwi, sweetener,  tequila and lime juice. Pulse until thoroughly blended. Add ice, a tray at a time and blend until its a perfect frozen treat. Pour into a glass. You can salt the rim if that’s your thing…I personally don’t like it because it always seems to get on my fingers and hair…ewww. NOTE: My honeydew was incredibly sweet. …