July 2013

July on Planet Byn

July 31, 2013 Monthly Recaps

I’ve been inspired by my friend Carole to do a round-up of the various food-related goings-on in my life for July, aside from what you see here in my blog posts. See, I actually had a social life in July after a huge project at work launched at the beginning of the month, so that’s very exciting. […]

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Watermelon Mint Tequila Popsicles

July 25, 2013 Frozen
Watermelon Mint Tequila Pops

See! I kept my promise! I vowed to make one ice pop before summer was over, and not only did I make some, but I made boozy ones at that! These popsicles are basically like a frozen watermelon mint margarita, and are so summery and refreshing. The best part is that even though it looks […]

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Pink Lemonade Sangria

July 23, 2013 Cocktails
Pink Lemonade Sangria

  I know I just finished gushing about fresh, seasonal strawberries, and local Ontario fruit in general, but here’s a dirty little secret about me: I don’t like raspberries. Every year I try to convince myself otherwise, and bring home some hot pink little gems from the farmer’s market, but I think I’m finally ready […]

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Fresh Strawberry Tart {Gastropost Mission #60}

July 19, 2013 Gastropost
Fresh Strawberry Tart

I was so, so excited to be featured as the Mission Inspiration for this week’s Gastropost Berry Delicious Mission! My passion/obsession for local Ontario fruit just gets stronger every year, and even though it’s hard to pick a favourite, I think strawberries come out on top! Here’s what I had to say: I wait all […]

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Watermelon Mojitos {Gastropost Mission #59}

July 17, 2013 Cocktails
Watermelon Mojito

Do you need a palate cleanser after all that Strawberry Rhubarb goodness? I don’t, because I can’t get enough, but let’s pause for the cause and have a delicious Watermelon Mojito. Here’s what I had to say, as I “Hit Refreshment” for this latest Gastropost Mission: My usual go-to summer refreshment is homemade watermelon lemonade, […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

July 15, 2013 Frozen
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

  Last Monday I had to leave work early to go to the dentist, and on the drive home, I noticed a bunch of traffic lights weren’t working. Hmmm, strange. It wasn’t raining, and there was no thunder or lightening, so I just thought it was one of those random things. When I got home […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie {Gastropost Mission #58}

July 12, 2013 Gastropost
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie

Our Gastropost Mission a couple of weeks ago was to “Raise a Red Flag” and eat something red for Canada Day. This coincided with an invitation to a barbecue at fellow Gastroposter Libby’s house, and well, wouldn’t you be happy if I showed up at your door with this? Here’s what I had to say: […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Infused Vodka

July 10, 2013 Cocktails
Strawberry Rhubarb Cocktails

This isn’t really much of a recipe, but it must be recorded here for posterity, because this is too much of a good idea to forget. See, two years ago Tracy Shutterbean made some strawberry infused vodka, and it was something she and Joy talked about on one of the early episodes of the Joy […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls with Vanilla Buttercream Glaze

July 8, 2013 Bread
Strawberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls {Planet Byn}

I’ve been waiting a whole year to make these! That’s part of the fun/frustration about rhubarb season; you gotta be organized or else by the time you decide what you want to make, you won’t be able to find any! This year though, I was planning my rhubarb recipes as far back as April 3rd, […]

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Rhubarb Creamsicles

July 4, 2013 Frozen
Rhubarb Creamsicle / planetbyn.com

I’m making good on my promise to become a popsicle ninja this summer, and here are my second ones of the season! My friend Danielle made these last week and said they were so good, she was eating both the rhubarb part and the dreamy creamy part before she even froze them. That’s the sign […]

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