June 27, 2015

Sweet Potato Fries and Charred Onion Dip

You can't get bored with sweet potatoes. Well, I can't. I won't speak for you-that would be presumptuous and a little too full on! But seriously, they're the best and these sweet potato fries are the best.

I'm always on the hunt for the perfect non-fried fry. Simply for ease, convenience and not having to whip out a pot and deal with hot oil every time you want crispy fries. Don't get me wrong there's a time and place for fried fries. For me, it's just not after work and in a tiny kitchen!

As you may have guessed by now, these are baked. The sweet potatoes are cut into sticks, tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper. Then they are tossed in polenta or cornmeal-depending on what it's packaged like where you live. This is what gives the sweet potato fries their crisp and crunch. 

I have a friend, Ciara, who is an aficionado when it comes to sweet potato fries. I think she could give a city guide of where the best sweet potato fries are to be found. Now, that's a friend you should want and need. I reached out to her for this post and asked what dip I should make. She said and I quote, 'In short, absolutely everything works'.

June 21, 2015

Rhubarb Popsicles

It's time for popsicles! YAY. 

It's summer. Now, I know you can eat popsicles all year round but it seems really appropriate to eat many different flavored popsicles while the sun is high in the sky. Expect to see more popsicle flavors soon! 

There are endless flavor combinations. 

Popsicles are so easy to make! I know when it's hot and humid you don't want to spend lots of time in the kitchen. These take no time at all and reward you by keeping you cool. Something I think you and you're friends will be pleased about when just sitting down makes you sweat!!

Rhubarb. I adore rhubarb. It reminds me of my childhood. In particular, Sunday dinners with my family and having rhubarb crumble for dessert.