This holiday weekend represents a time when two parts of my world collide. Today, July 1st, is Canada Day and my countrymen and women are celebrating with backyard barbecues, parades and fireworks displays. Last year I gave you a brief history lesson on Canada Day, so be sure to check that out so you can "wow" your friends during your next cutthroat round of Trivial Pursuit. (Does anyone actually play Trivial Pursuit anymore? Maybe they need to make a Wii version to re-ignite some interest.) A few days later, I will be celebrating July 4th with my husband and kids, digging into our own grilled favorites and keeping cool with ice cream cones and water fights.
Blackberry & Strawberry Lemon Cakes
While I am giving you plenty of links for recipes from my own site, I strongly encourage you (that's one step short of threatening, but in a "Happy Holiday" friendly kind of way) to check out the fabulous appetizers, side dishes, entrees and vegetarian dishes shared by some amazing bloggers for our Get Grillin' event.
Happy Canada Day and Happy Fourth of July! Be safe, have fun and eat well.
Clockwise from top left:
Grilled Lemon & Rosemary Chicken
Grilled Tri-Tip Steak with Molasses Chili Marinade
Fish Tacos with Creamy Green Chile & Cilantro Sauce
Smoky Burger Sliders with Grilled Pineapple & Chipotle Mayonnaise
Enjoy your holiday weekend celebrations!