Bellini

Bellini

Before peach season is over you should give this bellini recipe a try. It is sure to brighten up any meal.

Here’s how:

2 peaches (peeled and diced)

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice

1 tsp sugar (we used ginger sugar)

Blend everything together in a food processor or blender. Place 2 Tablespoons of mixture into a champagne flute, fill with prosecco, give a little stir, and enjoy!

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Mediterranean Frittata

Mediterranean frittata

Looking for a refreshing bite to eat in the last few days of lingering summer heat? Why not try this frittata with some roasted potatoes or a salad on the side?

What you’ll need:

6 eggs

2 yolks (we had used the whites already for something else)

a dash of heavy creams and water

1 teaspoon Mediterranean Oil Blend

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives

2/3 cup chopped bacon, cooked

Lightly sautee onions and garlic over low to medium heat. Mix eggs, cream, water, and seasoning. Add bacon, olives, cheese and egg mixture to the onions and garlic. Cover pan with a lid, a clear lid is better as a tell tale sign of your frittata being ready is seeing it puff up to meet the lid. Once this happens, about 20 mins, remove the pan from heat and remove the lid. The frittata will shrink back down so don’t be alarmed!

Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!

Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream

 

Chocolate Ice Cream!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here’s a recipe for ice cream that is just bursting with rich decadent chocolate flavor:

1 cup cocoa nib powder

2/3 cup vanilla bean sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup water

3 1/4 cups heavy cream

Place cocoa nib powder and sugars in a bowl and stir to combine. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 1/2 cup water and stir until sugars and cocoa are dissolved. Add the rest of the heavy cream. Pour this into your ice cream maker and follow your machine’s instructions!

As you can see we topped ours off with fresh peaches, homemade chocolate sauce, and bacon! But this ice cream is tasty enough to eat it all by itself!

Enjoy!

XO

Charleston Spice Co

 

Two tipsy peaches

Pisco peach drink

This drink is not too sweet and not too sour, and just look at that pretty color! Here’s how to make it:

2 peaches, sliced

2 oz pisco

1 oz fresh lemon juice

1 1/4 oz fresh lime juice

1 oz simple syrup

1 oz orange juice

Blend all ingredients in blender and pout over ice. Rim glass with sugar of your choice (we used ginger sugar).

Enjoy!!

 

 

Ideas for your burgers…

Summertime may be over officially but that doesn’t mean the end of cooking out.

We decided to tryout some ground beef from MiBek Farms (one of our neighbors at the Mt. Pleasant farmers market). After much debate about what we should top our burgers with we thought our best bet would be to make sliders so we could have a little bit of everything!

For the sake of cookouts and tailgates everywhere, we thought it would be very nice of us to share some of our combinations with you. We’re not saying a good old fashion burger with cheese and bacon and ketchup and mustard and lettuce and tomato isn’t awesome but sometimes its nice to spice things up a bit.

 

The gang's all here

And the first one up is this guy:

BleuChz&BBQ Slider

yum.

That’s Bleu cheese, bacon, and BBQ sauce. Need we say more? It’s simple and delicious, the hardest part is picking your favorite BBQ Sauce (we used Southern Comfort, which you can pick up at the Mt Pleasant market when you pick up your burger meat).

#2: The Fiesta Slider

Fiesta Slider

Heaven, I’m in heaven…. At least that’s what I was thinking when I was looking at this beauty. Homemade guacamole, chimayo corn, and aji mirasol. The chili paste to heat ya up, and the guacamole to cool you down: perfection.

#3 The Mushroom Burger

Cheese&Mushroom SliderSauteed shiitake mushrooms topped with Jarlsburg ceheese and a lovely sriracha dijon (made using equal parts sriracha and dijon)!

#4 The Irish All Star Burger

Cheese&Bacon Slider

Dubliner cheddar cheese topped with bacon and Ballymaloe relish. Instant classic.

And last but not least #5 The Feta Burger

Olive&Feta Slider

Feta cheese topped with Kalamata olives and spicy Thai basil. So refreshing and flavorful!

 

Of course after creating all these we still had sliders left over so we let our imaginations take flight. The combinations are endless! So go forth and create the best burger you’ve ever had!

Chocolate Sauce

Isn’t everything better with a little chocolate sauce? Ice cream, crepes, fruit, waffles, pancakes, sundaes, cocktails, yogurt, coffee drinks… I could go on for days about all the things that are made better with a little chocolate but then we’d never get to the point of this post!

Here’s how to make dreams come true, its simple, you only need four ingredients:

Chocolate Sauce: the ingredients

 

1/2 cup H2O

1/2 cup vanilla bean sugar

1/2 cup cocoa nib powder

a dash of salt

In a saucepan stir together the sugar, cocoa nib powder, and salt. Slowly add water and stir together. Once all the ingredients are combined with no lumps, place the sauce pan over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. If not using immediately pour sauce into an airtight container and refrigerate for later enjoyment!

 

Chocolate Sauce