Hot Summer Eats is here. Rallied by Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla, a talented group of 18 food bloggers will be posting recipes for a week. From June 1st through June 8th, we hope to inspire you for your summer grill dates and cookouts, provide you with ideas for your beach bonfires, and get you planning those ice cream socials and cocktail hours. Not only will you find over a hundred summery recipe posts, but you can enter to win our awesome giveaway, courtesy of some amazingly generous donations from sponsoring companies. See details below.
(with links to their homepages, in alphabetical order)
And now I must say cheers! Cheers to our sponsors and thank you! Thank you with all the comedy and flair of Jimmy Fallon.
Thank you sponsors for giving me the opportunity to create and develop recipes that allow my kids to enjoy a thorough finger licking.
Thank you—to Casabella and their wonderful Juicer and Reamer, without which I would not be able to thoroughly juice the grapefruit and lime for said Grapefruit Daiquiri. Or measure said juices with ease using the wonderful ounce markings on the side the juicer.
Thank you—to Caribeque for their spicy blend of jerk style seasonings called Calypso Kick, without which I couldn’t coat shoestring onions and zucchinis and whip up Caribeque Shoestrings (recipe here) of fried goodness that even my 4 year old couldn’t stay away from.
Thank you—to Intensity Academy and their Chai Curry Chup, without which I could not skewer tender chicken loins and fresh fruit and bathe them in their wonderful sauce to make Chai Curry Chicken Kabobs (recipe here).
Thank you—to Gourmet Garden and their huge selection of fresh bottled herbs and lightly dried ones too, without which I could not easily stir in fresh cilantro to make Garden Cilantro Brown Rice (recipe here) or fill sweet pastry wrapped apples with spicy ginger and raisins to create Garden Ginger Apple Dumplings (recipe here).
Thank you—to Pirate Jonny’s and their specially creative and long bottling process of Guava Girl Sauce that is “worth all the efforts”, without which I could not have slathered all over my baby back ribs to reveal Guava Jerk Baby Backs (recipe here), also featuring Caribeque.
Thank you—to TLish and their line of dressings and marinades including Sweet Garlic, without which I could not have paired a sweet and savory TLish Bean Salad (recipe here), with the above baby back ribs.
Yes, a many thank you to all of our sponsors and all of my sponsors that allowed me to showcase new recipes to my readers. And wish my readers the best of the luck in the contest below.
While you wait for the recipes and the contest to end, start your summer off with this refreshing El Papa Doble Grapefruit Daiquiri. This daiquiri sings of summer with fresh squeezed lime juice and grapefruit, smooth light rum and a dash of pomegranate liquor. You’ll wonder why summer didn’t start sooner.
You’ll find this recipe and many more in Quirk Books, Summer Cocktails, featuring many refreshing cocktails, and even backyard snacks and appetizers, like Scallop Ceviche-which I can’t wait to try!
Enter the giveaway below while you wait for the Grapefruit Daiquiri recipe to print. And while you are at it, check out the other bloggers too!
El Papa Doble Grapefruit Daiquiri
- 2 oz light rum
- 1/2 oz pomegranate or cherry liquor
- 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- ice cubes
- lime or grapefruit slice, for garnish
- Combine rum, liquor, juices and simple in a shaker glass filled with ice and shake well until frothy. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a citrus twist of choice. Drink happy.
BenBella Vegan will provide one winner with one print copy of each of their Spring 2015 releases:Love Fed, by Christina Ross (March 2015); PlantPure Nation Cookbook, by Kim Campbell (March 2015); Plant-Powered Families, by Dreena Burton (May 2015); Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living, by Lindsay S.
Nixon (May 2015); and China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook, by Del Sroufe (May
Casabellawill provide one winner with a trio of kitchen gadgets that are perfect for summer entertaining: a set of two large ice cube trays; a citrus juicer and reamer; and a cherry pitter.
Gourmet Garden will provide one winner with each of their stir-in pastes (basil, chili pepper, cilantro, dill, Italian herbs, garlic, chunky garlic, ginger, lemongrass, oregano, parsley, and Thai seasonings), each of their lightly dried herbs (basil, chili pepper, cilantro, ginger, and parsley), and two Gourmet Garden logo coolers.
Not Ketchup will provide one winner with a prize pack of four fruit ketchups – Blueberry White Pepper, Cherry Chipotle, Spiced Fig, and Smoky Date.
Quirk Books will send one winner a copy of their cookbook Summer Cocktails by Maria Del Mar Sacasa, photography by Tara Striano.
Spicely Organics will send one winner their Backyard Barbeque Gift Box.
T.Lish will provide one winner with each of the three current flavors of their dressings and marinades: Sweet Garlic, Asian Sesame, and Chipotle.
Members of the Sauceology Group have donated a summery prize pack that includes six delicious products. You will receive either the Calypso Kick or Island Thyme Spice Rub from Caribeque, Garlic Goodness Hot Sauce and Chai Curry Chup from Intensity Academy, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette from Out of the Weeds, Guava Girl Gourmet Grilling Sauce from Pirate Jonny’s, and Southern Gold Barbeque Gold Sauce from Voodoo Chef.
Disclaimer – Thank you to #HotSummerEats sponsors BenBella Vegan, Caribeque, Casabella, Gourmet Garden,
Intensity Academy, Not Ketchup, Out of the Weeds. Pirate Jonny’s, Quirk Books,
Spicely Organics, T.Lish , and Voodoo Cheffor providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for#HotSummerEats without additional compensation. All opinions are my own.