Hello, I’m Breenuh from [scattered thoughts by breenuh], and I’m so honored to be guest posting for Marisa, after all of her hard work on her thesis. I can’t wait until we can see her project!
Spring has sprung here in California, and I’m excited to start seeing hints of summer. Here are a few of my favorite things that summer brings:
I love the refreshing feeling a cool drink brings in the summer. Some of my favorite sunny day drinks include: cucumber water, iced tea, rose wine, hard cider, and sangria. I make iced tea with 4 bags of black tea and two of blueberry or other fruity herbal tea – it’s the perfect blend! Pictured above is England’s favorite summer drink, called a “Pimm’s and Lemonade”. Pimm’s is a gin-based liqueur flavored with fruit and spices, and ‘lemonade’ is actually lemon soda (similar to lemon-lime sodas, like 7up). This drink includes ice, Pimm’s, lemonade, and yummy flavor-enhancers, in this case mint, cucumber, strawberries and orange slices. It’s such a great mix of light and sweet that you may not remember it has alcohol until you’ve drunk a pitcher full!
While here in Sacramento we have a few year-round farmers markets, the majority get started in May. Who doesn’t love hand-picking local produce, tasting local honey, and eating a roll of handmade bread? The best part is buying a random fruit or veggie that you’ve never heard of before and finding recipes to experiment with. /image
There is nothing better than riding to a nearby coffee shop or farmers market with the wind in your hair. I would so much rather cycle somewhere than coop myself up in a car, and summer weather is the perfect time! /image
[Picnics/Reading in the park]
[Day trips to the beach]
Thanks for reading, and thanks, Marisa, for inviting me on your blog! Now I can’t wait for summer!