In other cities, Memorial Day weekend means slicing open shrink-wrapped packs of Sheboygan brats, spraying lighter fluid over a pyramid of briquets, and ― well, we've all tasted where that ends up. Here by the Bay, stretching out in the kitchen across a long weekend means something else entirely. To wit:
• Allison from Local Lemons blog-demos the most gorgeous squash blossom pizza, pausing only briefly to ask if we think she's pretentious. Nah.
• Jun Belen of Jun-Blog (and SFoodie) continues his current meme about Filipinos' love of purple sweets with a beautiful blog-treatise on the making of vividly purple ube tartlets.
• Bay Area Bites' Michael Procopio takes it primal, with a formula for fresh cherries covered in crushed ice and mint leaves. Procopio's explication: "The mint is crushed and torn and shredded over the ice and cherries so that, as the ice melts, the mint's essential oils gently wash over the fruit, giving the cherries a subtle little extra somthing-something." Sure, we believe you.
Super-tasty weekend, everybody.
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