The long weekend is punctuated with fireworks and generally signals the end of overnight frost and the safe planting date for tender annuals.
The 2-4 is a double entendre, also signifying the case of 24 beers that many will be toting to the cottage, bbq, or back deck for immediate consumption. Yes, we have named this holiday after beer, Canadians are cool like that.
Before we get to the delicious round-up, we have...
A Message from Megan to our awesome Tyler Florence Fridays participants:
* Tyler on Facebook *
"Did you know Tyler is on Facebook? Well, neither did I - but I became a fan, and YOU can too! Here’s the link to his site .
Now before you go, here’s a little question for you to ponder this weekend:
If you could ask Tyler a question, any question at all, what would you ask him? Seriously - I want to know. Send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org (Don't forget to add the TFF to the subject line of all emails, to avoid spam. Emails without the TFF in the subject line won't be opened)
You never know, you just might get the answer - from Tyler, that is, not me."
Don't forget to write in with your questions... we with-hold the right to edit for content.. I'm talking to you Donna! Now, Let's eat!
Deb of Kahakai Kitchen made a Carpaccio of Raw Zucchini for Tyler Florence Fridays. Deb already loves this tried and true dish and was happy to play around with the cheese a little bit. Dotted with chevre and fresh herbs and chilled before serving, this make a wonderful hot-weather appetizer. Or whole meal even, just give me a baguette and a bottle of Pinot Grigio with this dish and I'm all set!
Deb does advise using a mandolin to get the super thin slices, so if you were on the fence about getting one - consider this your push!
Chef Florence’s free recipes include: Grilled Skirt Steak topped with Salsa Verde -- a lightly seasoned skirt steak, seared to perfection and finished off with a savory salsa that adds depth to the meat’s natural flavor
Grilled Potato Salad – textures from the crispy grilled potatoes and celery meld with creamy dressing highlighted by fresh herbs and grainy mustard.
Also included on MyCokeRewards are summer party planning tips, shopping lists, suggestions for fun backyard games and much more.
Whether you're hosting a summer gathering on the beach or just grilling out in the backyard, this summer’s hottest party accessory will fit in the palm of your hand. For the first time ever, summer's iconic refreshment - Coca-Cola - will feature five different designs synonymous with summertime, including BBQ grills, sunglasses, stars & stripes, surfboards and beach balls. Not only will the stylish cans look cool, they promise to quench your thirst on a hot day - allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy summer. The first can in the series will hit store shelves nationwide in time for Memorial Day, with additional designs arriving in-store every few weeks through Labor Day. Available in single cans and multi-packs, the limited-edition collector series will be supported through point-of-sale displays and merchandising in supermarkets and convenience stores across the U.S.
To directly view Chef Florence’s recipes on MyCokeRewards.com/summer, visit http://www.mycokerewards.com/en_US/experience/pillar/8/Summer_Recipes_en_US.pdf