Fatties, it’s a bit breezy in Toronto today. Though it’s feeling a bit like Snuggy weather, we’re refusing to accept that the end of summer is anywhere on the horizon.
With this in mind, dears, here are our favourite it’s-chilly-but-still-Summer foods:
Corn on the cob
You’ll find it all over town in restaurants, slathered with toppings like salty cheezes and mouth wateringly spicey sauces, or you can try making them at home. The reality is, dear Fatties, corn is never sweeter than during the summer. Slather it with toppings or just spread a touch of butter on it, it’s one of the tastes of summer you can’t forget. And it won’t make you shiver.
Hot chocolate floats
We scream for ice cream all summer long. Correction, all year long. Make yourself a big mug of your favourite hot chocolate, cheap powders, fancy melting chocolates, whatever you want. Now get some vanilla bean ice cream and drop a scoop into your mug. The larger the better. As it melts you’ll be able to scoop bites with a spoon that are hot and cold at the same time. Great sensation, yummy flavour and warm hands. Perfection.
Boozey ice cream
We recently tried rum & coke ice cream at the SummerWorks Launch Party (running August 7-17). The folks at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St W) made it nice and strong. Cold ice cream for the summer, booze to warm you up. Done.
We’re daydreaming about fresh, world class East Coast Canadian seafood right now. A hearty seafood or clam chowder will make you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. The very in season, sweet, fresh seafood will make your taste buds feel as Canadian as can be, eh.
A sizzling hot steak or pork chop with some grilled veggies is warm food that keeps you in the summer spirit. Try marinating meat with a slightly sweeter, smokey flavour. A touch of honey or brown sugar, beer and paprika.
Well Fatties, we’re drooling. Time to go buy an office ice cream machine. And some rum.