Summer Festivities: Recipe Roundup

Ok so I know we just had the June roundup yesterday, but with today being Canada Day and 4th of July on Friday, it seemed necessary to do another one based on recipes that are perfect for summer festivities.  Summer is definitely my favourite time of year, I have always dreamed about living in a place that gets sun and warmth all year round.  Luckily, Vancouver has surprisingly somewhat met this dream of mine this year.  Maybe not so warm, but our weather has been great. Exactly one year ago today I moved into a new apartment in a new city and just over a year ago I started a new job.  With all the changes that happened, I felt like I really didn’t get to enjoy summer 2013 as much as I could have.  So here is to making the most of the summer this year with some great recipes at your fingertips!

Mediterranean Turkey Burgers3


Strawberry Avocado Salsa


This summery salsa is unusual enough to make an impression upon your guests and tasty enough to please everyone.


Mediterranean Turkey Sliders

Mediterranean Turkey Burgers6

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative for your summer time bbq without skipping out on your flavour – these Mediterranean turkey sliders made with feta and olives have you covered.

Ginger Beef Kabobs

Ginger Beef Kabobs with Grilled Vegetables4

Grill some of these marinated beef kabobs up for the meat lovers of the group.


Raspberry Gelato

Raspberry Gelato6

When I think about summertime eating I think about eating light, refreshing desserts. Made with fresh raspberries, this gelato is sure to cool you off when it gets hot out.

Berry Pavlova


Berry Pavlova is a very 4th of July friendly dessert as you can see just by looking at the picture. It is another light dish topped with delicious fresh summer berries.


Spring Time Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon Sangria FG

This spring time sangria is great for summer as well. Refreshing and easy to make in large batches it is great for a party.

Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry Margarita3

It wouldn’t be summer time without margaritas would it? Well maybe for some people but not me – margaritas are super refreshing and the perfect time to make them even better is when you have fresh berries to add to the mix.

Happy Canada Day everyone! We are definitely proud Canadians and hope you are having a fun and safe day in the gorgeous sun.

xx Sonia.

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