Sights of Summer and Sweet Spoonfuls
After another long rainy spell, the sunshine and heat are back! I just love summer, don't you? I feel much more vibrant, healthy, and alive when I can be outside taking in nature and sun.
In addition to a lovely light summery dessert, here are snapshots of some of my favourite parts about summer...
A wild rose starting to open. I'm always amazed at the colors mother nature provides.
Little purple wild flower that most people consider a weed.
Pretty little lady bug!
Fully open wild rose.
Wild flower called a lupin - they come in shades of purple, white, and pink.
Mushroom in the yard that I call the Fairy Mushroom 🙂
I made a table centerpiece with the lupins and wild rose petals (I also made rose water with them).
The lake at my parents place - one of my favorite places on earth. It's so peaceful.
Bon fires on the beach with friends.
Big bon fires!
Jet ski rides!
Beach days with the girls.
Now onto a recipe. Remember the Mango Mousse Tarts with Coconut Cream that I made recently? I loved the mousse so much that I decided to make it with apricots and make a minor adjustment to enjoy it as pudding.
Creamy Apricot Peach Pudding
I lessened the amount of coconut oil to create a pudding more than a mousse. The peach essence really pops the flavor of this! If you don't have access to it I recommend trying half apricots and half peaches in the recipe to get a bit of a peachy flavor. Or try some orange zest! You know the deal, use the recipe as a guide and play around to get something you like.
To get a thin strawberry syrup on top I used the juice of a few thawed strawberries. I allowed the pudding to sit in the glass for a little while to set before spooning the syrup over top (to keep it on the surface).