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Nika's Culinaria - Eat With Your Eyes: Tropical crepes and cocktail – so refreshing! (Well Fed Network Article included)

Nika's Culinaria - Eat With Your Eyes

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Tropical crepes and cocktail – so refreshing! (Well Fed Network Article included)

So the other day, while shopping, I bought a load of fruits to shoot with my new macro lens. The outcome was just so delicious, I thought I would share with you a breakfast idea I had and a new tropical cocktail concoction.

The drink, Tart Summertime Kiwi-Lime-Ginger Cocktail, is also featured as a Well Fed Network article!

Let me know if you like these!

Strawberry-Kiwi-Ginger Crepe Suzette

Strawberry-Kiwi-Ginger Crepe Suzette



Either homemade (wiki, franco-centric crepe site) or storebought (mine were storebought).

1/2 c white sugar
4 tbls unsalted butter
2 tbls apricot preserves
Dash of sea salt
Zest from 1/4 of an orange, minced
Juice of 2 medium sized navel oranges, fresh squeezed
1/8 tsp minced ginger
1 tbl minced kiwi

Sliced oranges
Sliced kiwi fruits
Sliced strawberries

Strawberry Whipped Crème filling
Strawberry crème, either home made or store
Out (mine is store bought – tastes like a sweet strawberry yogurt)


In a small sauce pan add sugar, butter, preserves, kiwi, salt, zest, and ginger, bring to a simmer. Once well dissolved, add juice and turn down to low or even off.

Make the strawberry crème as directed on package. To make some homemade, try this recipe:

1/4 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
4 large ripe strawberries, mashed

Whip cream with sugar to soft peaks. Add berries and continue whipping until stiff peaks. Can be used immediately.

If you wish you can warm up your crepes in butter but mine got really hard after that so I used them straight from the package.

Lay out crepe on serving dish, add strawberry cream, layer in sliced strawberries and kiwi, add more cream to taste, fold edges of crepe over and then drizzle sauce overtop. The sauce will soak into the crepe and make it even more delicious.

Serve and enjoy!

Strawberry-Kiwi-Ginger Crepe Suzette

The kiwi seems to go really well with the strawberry whipped cream.

This is an original recipe so please do not cut and paste without permission and attribution.

And now for this very refreshing cocktail.

Well Fed Network Article - Tart Summertime Kiwi-Lime-Ginger Cocktail

Kiwi Lime Ginger Cocktail

Father's Day seems to have become this sort of grunge-fest of heavy foods and beer. It would not do to celebrate it in other ways but some of us need a break from the hunks-o-meat and savory beers. To me, these things are better suited to cooler weather, like October, but what can you do!

Nevertheless, it would be great to offer your guests a tropical alternative to the beer and I propose the following cocktail as one that could just as easily be served with or without alcohol. It is a tart drink that can be sweetened to taste, experiment with it!

Tart Summertime Kiwi-Lime-Ginger Cocktail


Juice of 1/2 a lime, freshly squeezed
1 kiwi fruit, diced with some larger chunks for garnish
1\4 tsp finely minced ginger
Dash of salt (if desired)
slightly crushed small piece of ginger
3 Tablespoons simple sugar syrup (1:1)
8 oz. Ginger Ale
Kiwi and lime rind for garnish


Rub lip of chilled tumbler with ginger, drop into cup. Add ice. In a separate mixing container, add sugar syrup, dash of salt, minced ginger, diced kiwi, and lime juice; mix well. Pour ginger ale into chilled tumbler, and pour juice mix over soda, making sure to swirl minced ginger and kiwi back into suspension first. Garnish with kiwi and/or lime rind. Enjoy!

Kiwi Lime Ginger Cocktail closer

Let me know if you try this drink as I have concocted this one on my own. Also, let me know if you can think of a snappy name, if it's kewl I will showcase it on this blog (let me know if you want or do not want me to use your name or URL).

These are original recipes so please do not cut and paste without permission and attribution.

Copyright 2006 Nika

If you try these out, let me know how it goes for you!

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