Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait! I can’t wait for summer and I want to shout it to the world! Slow down, you say. Enjoy Spring with it’s gorgeous flowers and cool breezes; take it one day at a time. But after this very mild winter, I am still aching for hot days and warm breezes. Call me crazy, but I was born and raised on a Caribbean island where the normal temperature was 80F, all day, every day. I miss the heat, the warm weather, the constantly chilled beverages, ice cream flavors, and for those of us over the age of 21, those summer beers taste better than any other season beer!
Thus, I bring you an Orange Panna Cotta with Sautéed Piña Colada. Doesn’t it just LOOK like summer?! The gorgeously bright pineapple and the stark white panna cotta are the perfect complement to each other. Although pure white, the panna cotta is laced with Wild Bean Orange Extract, a pure essence that infuses the cream in such an intense way that you’d think it’s pure orange juice! I definitely recommend this extract if you’re looking for full orange flavor without the added artificial mess. Panna Cotta was the perfect vessel for it, since it showcased the flavor and allowed for the bright citrus to shine. Head on over to Wild Bean Vanilla and browse their extracts section for more intense flavors.
Summer Lovin’ Giveaway includes a brand new copy of “The Fire Island Cookbook” by Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen AND a 4-ounce bottle of Pure Orange Extract from Wild Bean Vanilla. One winner chosen randomly out of all the comments, so be sure to leave an email to contact you if you win. Prizes will be shipped separately to winner.
Entries (leave a comment for each one!):
- Leave a comment sharing what your favorite summer food is.
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- Tweet: Enter @nella22’s Summer Lovin’ Giveaway feat. @worldwineguys new cookbook & @WildBeanVanilla Orange Extract! http://bit.ly/KeYSCJ
Disclaimer: Products and book were free of charge to review. My opinions, as always, were based on product testing and tasting! US mailing addresses only. One (1) winner will be chosen randomly. Prizes will be shipped by publisher and company separately. The contest ends Sunday, May 20th 2012 at 11:59 pm Eastern time. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 21st via email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.