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Best Spring Recipes for Entertaining at the Lake

April 22, 2019

As the weather warms up, the lake thaws and the songbirds return, we get excited about heading back to the lake and cooking our favourite Spring recipes. These snacks and meals are a delicious way to relax after setting up the dock and putting comfortable chairs around the campfire!

parsley & green pea hummus recipeParsley & Green Pea Hummus Recipe

1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 2/3 cups thawed frozen green peas (or fresh)
1 cup tahini
½ cup warm water
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 ½ tsp kosher salt
4 garlic cloves
A variety of raw vegetables

Place parsley, peas, tahini, 1/2 cup warm water, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic in a food processor; process until smooth. (Blend in more water, 1 tbsp. at a time, if hummus is too thick.) Serve with tons of raw vegetables.

 

 

Cucumber Salad Recipegarden cucumber salad recipe

3 large cucumbers sliced very thin
1 tbsp  salt
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp  apple cider vinegar

1 tsp sugar
paprika, as much as you wish for flavour & colour
minced green onions

Place sliced cucumbers in a bowl. With your hands, mix the salt into the cucumber. Cover and let stand for at least thirty minutes. While the cucumbers are marinating, prepare the dressing which consists of water, vinegar, sugar and paprika. Squeeze out all the juice from the cucumbers AND RINSE WELL to remove excess salt. Mix the dressing into the cucumbers.  Sprinkle the green onions over the cucumbers. This will keep for several days in the fridge.

Cheat Slow Cooked Ribs Recipe

2 racks of pork back ribs
4 tsp mesquite or Cajun seasoning
salt + pepper
2 cups ketchup
½ cup wine vinegar (or cider vinegar)
4 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce

Cut ribs into single-rib portions; place in large shallow glass dish. Rub mesquite seasoning, salt and pepper over ribs. Place dish under broiler, on high, until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer ribs to slow cooker. In a bowl, mix all other ingredients together and add to slow cooker, stirring to coat ribs. Cover and cook on low until tender, 6 to 8 hours.

feta, spinach & rice salad recipe

Feta, Spinach & Rice Salad Recipe

4 cups cooked rice
3 cups baby spinach leaves, chopped
2 cups crumbled feta cheese
½ red onion, diced
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine rice, spinach, feta, onion and italian seasoning in a large bowl.  Toss with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Refrigerate and serve cold, or alternatively, serve warm or at room temperature.

 

Warm Apple Pudding Cake Recipe

Cake Recipe

1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½  tsp nutmeg
1/ tsp salt
2 cups chopped apples (or 1 cup apples, 1 cup raisins)

Sauce Recipe

1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
½ cup half-and-half or whole milk
½ tsp cinnamon

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a bundt pan. In a large bowl, mix brown sugar and ¼ cup butter until fluffy. Beat in egg. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  Stir in apples/raisins. Spread batter in pan. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat all sauce ingredients over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and sauce is hot. Serve warm sauce over warm cake.

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