When was the last time you tasted the real thing–lemonade that is refreshing, without a chemical taste and with just the right balance of sweet and tart? From the lemonade stand, to icy glasses at the fair or festival, to lazy days in the hammock, lemonade is the classic drink of summer. It tickles your taste buds and your memories! [Read more…]
Outside is calling. It is time to dine outside and pack a picnic. Visit the Chow Town Blog, of the Kansas City Star, for our post on picnics, with lots of tips to make the packing simple. Now, what sounds good to eat? Glamorous picnics are captured in slick photos, but so many picnics are the grab-and-go variety. Yet even if you race to the picnic table, the food need not be boring. How about some new ideas? [Read more…]
The sizzle of summer days ahead need cool cocktails. One favorite I make during the summer is Sparkling Sangria and I love to sip from frosty glasses out on the patio. Pour it over a glass of ice and soak in the summer. [Read more…]
The summer heat put the kibosh on so many of our summer plans. How about you? Finally, the heat seems to be breaking and there is still time for summer fun! My daughter is here for a brief respite—moving from a job in Topeka, Kansas to grad school near Washington, DC and that means family fun and special times. One night, a celebration seemed in order and we became fixated on milk shakes. They sounded cool, fun and comforting—all in one big gulp. [Read more…]
The relentless heat this summer made all of us edgy and longing for cooler days ahead. I love my patio and eat outside as often as possible—yet this summer, the table sits unused. Darn that heat. So, to cool off and ease my longing for al fresco dining, I whipped up a frozen drink. This time, it is pure heavenly strawberry refreshment. Oh my gosh, I loved it and I think you will too.
Frozen drinks are just plain fun. No, they will never compete with wine for complementing a meal, but on a hot summer day, they perk up your spirits and bring a smile every time you serve them. And here is a bonus–make summer entertaining easy. Keep a batch in the freezer and when guests arrive, all you need to do is scoop it up and serve it.
So here is a new frozen treat for you (well, at least for the adults) to enjoy. Plus, a few weeks ago I shared my Frozen White Wine Margarita recipe (my all-time most requested recipe) and in case you missed it I posted it again. Cheers! [Read more…]