A summer party should be easy, stress-free and permit ample time to spend with your guests. Enjoying the weather outside with friends and homemade food is what I think makes summer memorable.
Recently I attended a garden party with some of my fellow blogger friends and it was so much fun that we decided to share our day and menu with you.
Meet the Girls:
There is always something new to learn from your friends when it comes to entertaining. Watching someone prepare a dish is a great way to acquire new tips and tricks in the kitchen.
We laughed, cooked, and in classic blogger style, photographed our way through a delicious meal. Our easy recipes below are perfect for summer fun. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Garden Party Recipes:
Hi! I’m Valentina from Cooking On The Weekends. Working with whole foods and seasonal ingredients, my focus is creating unique and comforting food for casual entertaining.
I love rich and intense flavors, and serving them in ways my guests will never forget. This scrumptious summer appetizer is no exception — creamy goat cheese, sweet and spicy heirloom tomato preserves, and fresh mango make it a bite to remember!
I made a summertime Fresh Tomato & Strawberry Gazpacho because of its simplicity and refreshing flavor. It only takes three basic ingredients whirled in a blender to create an appetizer bursting with lip-smacking goodness. Make this ahead of time and simply serve it straight from the refrigerator when your guests arrive. A French recipe inspired me to think outside the box from a traditional Spanish gazpacho.
I’m Judy from A Well Seasoned Life, where I write thoughts and stories on food, travel and many points in between.
I made Lamb Skewers with Mint and Feta Salsa for our party. I love to make this dish for the lamb haters out there. After one bite, I’ve heard my guests proclaim, “this is the best beef I’ve ever tasted!” It can be served as a starter or main course, depending on how large you want to make your skewers. Serve it at your next party for beef and lamb lovers alike.
Hi I’m Christina from Christina’s Cucina, a Scots-Italian who has been baking since I was 7 years old.
Today, I’m sharing a fresh fruit and meringue dessert to end your meal. I was inspired to create this dessert based on a recipe card I saw while in the UK at a Mark’s and Spencers grocery store. It’s fresh, light and balanced, and should be a perfect way to end your Summertime Garden Party! Enjoy!
No matter what you decide to serve at your soriee, remember,
“Friends are the best ingredient in the recipe of a party”.
…and then, she paused for thought.