Oh, hi guys. Hilary here. Reporting live from my living room, watching Shark Week, actively planning how to avoid open waters for the rest of my life. I’m also feeling pretty happy with myself for having just made raspberry mules. Also, vodka. Good vodka from Batch 206, which happens to be a baseball-player’s-stone’s-throw away from the futon on which I sit.
I was going to make festive 4th of July cookies but then I came into some cherries. Like, A LOT of cherries. Like, a weird amount of cherries. So, I thought to myself, “What’s more American than cherries? And I have a jug of gin! WHAT’S MORE AMERICAN THAN GIN AND CHERRIES??”
Popsicles, man. Now that is a recipe rabbit hole you don’t want to get sucked into unless you’re prepared to spend some serious time with your blender. That wording is deceiving. The actual process of popsicle creation is a mighty fast one. The blender time will be put in when you can’t decide what flavor/flavor combo to commit to and end up making them all. The most time-consuming part of this is waiting for your popsicle mold to arrive in the mail.
On that note- GUESS WHAT! We are giving away the exact popsicle mold that I use. All you have to do is comment on this post with your favorite frozen pop flavor. We will choose a comment-er using random.org on Friday, the 26th!
When you step out of a plane after a whirlwind weekend in the sun, full of friend and family visits, into weather not unlike your fan-less bathroom after a long shower (plus rain), you’re not gonna be in a good place. And not just because you’re now in an airport. Luckily, there are remedies for this feeling.
My parents got these ridiculous organic strawberries that are almost blindingly bright, so we decided to annihilate them, along with some fresh basil, and turn them into a boozy spritzer! This would be perfect to serve up at your 4th of July gathering, or to cure your rainy day just-returned-from-vacation blues.
It appears that Summer has finally decided to join us, here in good ol’ Washington! And in the spirit of all things sunny and wonderful, here are a couple Summer-related things for you to enjoy.
Cakespy is a local artist/baker/spyerofcakerelatedthings that we love. She has an adorable store in Capitol Hill that you should most certainly visit if you’re in the area. Her art almost always involves sweet baked goods. If I were to ever get inked, I would potentially end up with something like this permanently displayed on one of my limbs:
Seriously, just look at it.