Ciao from Italy! I’ve had the best time hosting workshops this summer and dreaming-up new ways to entertain our guests. As you know, part of being a good hostess is developing a menu that is fresh and fun while encouraging guests to chat and have a good time.
As you also know, I like to think and work smarter, not harder. There’s no need to make a dinner party or gathering with friends complicated. The goal is for everyone to have a great evening, including the host.
Just last week, I served the most delicious surprisingly simple summer dessert, cherries on ice. Even though cherry season is wrapping-up in Italy, chances are you’re still finding plenty of them at your local markets and grocery stores. This simple dessert makes a fun, light end to a meal. Let me know if you give it a try and what you think!
Cherries on Ice
You will need:
– cherries, rinsed and drained
– ice water
Thoroughly rinse cherries and set aside.
Fill a large bowl with ice and cover it completely with water. Place cherries into the ice bath.
Replace ice as needed and serve cherries directly from the ice bath. Be sure to place a pretty bowl nearby (or give one to each guest) for stems and pits.
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