For a few fleeting weeks in the summer time, fresh cherries appear in the grocery markets. I can’t help getting a carton at least once. Of all the summer fruits, I believe that cherries are the most elegant. But use them quickly, as they perish rapidly.
When visiting Louisiana you must try a Shrimp Po-Boy. It is one of our specialties. New Orleans is filled with small neighborhood restaurants and many offer po-boys. Here is a small store in a filling station in Mid City, New Orleans, close to where my son lives. It makes 32″ po-boys to order and the shrimp po-boy is delicious.
Plum delicious! That’s how this spicy plum frozen yogurt with port wine turned out. I can’t say that I like plums. But while shopping at our brand new Cosco’s, these plums looked mighty tempting. So, I decided to give them a second try and see what I could make.
Oatmeal Bars is a favorite recipe from my grandmother, Ida Belle Blough Snavely. As children, we’d visit every summer on her Iowa farm. Grandma Ida loved to have her grandchildren help make this recipe. And the soft, chewy oatmeal-texture bars kind of grow on you. We had a cousin reunion recently, I thought it would be a good time to share the recipe.
The oatmeal bars really shine when served with fruit or ice cream. Here they are served with spicy plum frozen yogurt. The two make a great pairing for a hot summer day.