We have officially entered into summer. I don’t know what it’s like in your neck of the woods, but so far my summer has been more hazy (and rainy) than lazy. Not that I’m complaining, I think that we established here that the dog days of summer aren’t exactly my favourite. But I had all these no-bake treats planned out, to save you from your oven, and I have a sinking suspicion that they’re going to run out just as the heat kicks in.
So Dave asked me if I would make him some sort of snack for pre-workouts and to refuel him through his day at work (sometimes his job alone is a workout). He was sure to specify, that he’d like for it to be healthy, have no added sugar, and (of course) taste like a cookie… Uh-Ya… No problem
I have a confession to make. This may be a little shocking, so prepare yourself… Here it goes… This week, I wasn’t interested in sweets or cookies or even chocolate!… I know… I can hardly believe it myself… So what does a compulsive baker do in times like these????
Sometimes I want just a simple, back to basics kind of dessert. Just because it doesn’t have bling, doesn’t mean it’s boring! Know what I mean? Like vanilla ice cream, or shortbread cookies, or rice crispy squares.
Ok, so this story starts all the way back in September, when Lucy over at Lucy’s Friendly Foods was tempting me with all these blackberry recipes. They must have been out of season here (of course), because I couldn’t find one to save my life. So all I could do was dream and drool😦 …