Summer is fantastic season where fresh fruit and vegies come out for you to add to unforgettable barbeques, summer salads and fresh deserts. Here are just a couple examples of things you can do that are definitely bound to impress your guests and maybe even yourself.
½ cup blanched hazelnuts
2 rhubarb stalks, thinly sliced on the diagonal
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon Cointreau or fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 pounds strawberries, hulled, quartered
¼ cup torn fresh mint leaves
Preheat oven to 350°. Toast hazelnuts on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing occasionally, until golden brown, 8–10 minutes. Let cool, then chop.
Meanwhile, toss rhubarb, sugar, Cointreau, and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Let sit until rhubarb is slightly softened and releases its juices, about 30 minutes. Toss with strawberries, mint, and hazelnuts.