Wooow, it has been a week! I’ve been a busy beaver the past few days and I am so glad the week flew by because I’m ready for a long weekend! Grant and I are heading to the cottage to celebrate Canada Day. We go to the cottage every year for Canada Day and every year his dad puts on a fireworks show (it is always humorous). I’m giddy with excitement about this trip because today is exactly one year until we get married!! Another reason to celebrate!
We are getting married in Kingston, Ontario (where we met at Queen’s University) on June 28, 2014. It still feels like a long ways away but we’ve been engaged for almost a year now so it is super exciting that we are now at the one-year countdown. We got engaged at the cottage as well so it is very fitting that we will be there this weekend.
He’s super cute :). The view’s not too bad either. I mean…check it out:
Not too bad at all.
So because it is Canada Day I wanted to make something festive to bring with us. Last weekend when Grant and I went to Cornwall to visit my family my mom made this awesome fruit salsa and I fell in love immediately. Fruit Salsa is good. Like really good. I’m all about the crispy brown sugar coated chips and fresh fruit. I came across a lot of really tasty looking salsa’s when I was researching how to make it. Jessica over at How Sweet it is has a post on 12 Fruit Salsa Recipes that really blew me away (go check it out).
I wanted to go simple and classic with my salsa – fruit and sugar. When I asked my mom how she made hers she said use your judgement and add fruit, jam, and sugar. Easy enough. This is the perfect Canada Day treat but it would also be a great snack for the Forth of July. Just add some blueberries and you are good to go!
- 2 gala apples
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp strawberry jam
- 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar
1) Peel apples and dice into small pieces. **I cut the apple into four big chunks and then cut the chunks lengthwise into matchsticks. I then cut the matchsticks into small pieces.
2) Add apples to a medium bowl and toss with lemon juice.
3) Dice strawberries and raspberries into small pieces. Add to bowl with strawberries.
4) Add jam, brown sugar, and coconut sugar to fruit bowl. Stir to combine.
4) Pour salsa into a container with a lid and place in the fridge until ready to serve.
Brown Sugar Chips
- 6 large tortilla wraps (or about 10 small ones)
- Oil cooking spray
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
1) Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking tray with tin foil.
2) Cut the tortilla wraps in half then cut the halves into triangles. Try not to make them too big (I cut one large tortilla into approximately 10 triangles).
3) In a small bowl combine brown sugar and coconut sugar.
4) Arrange triangles onto baking pan. Fill the whole pan with the triangles (they can touch). Gently spray each triangle with cooking oil and sprinkle brown sugar mixture on top.
5) Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes or until chips are golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking tray.
Have a great long weekend :)!