Friday, July 13, 2012

family and firecrackers

what better way to celebrate america's birthday than with food, family and firecrackers?
that's just how we spent ours.
it was a lovely, sticky fourth of july!

Monday, July 9, 2012

sleeping in the woods

we took another jaunt to the woods last weekend.
my parents bought a pop-up camper and we took it for a test run.
thankfully it had AC because it was the hottest weekend on record.
saturday we spent the whole day bobbing in the water to stay cool.
in a few more weeks we will be camping again at hunting island.
let's hope for some cooler temps.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


when it's hot outside, you need to have something to cool you off.
this is the perfect cocktail to do just that!
i didn't follow a recipe and it doesn't have a name.

here's the recipe:

muddle 3 basil leaves with 2 thin orange slices in the bottom of a shaker.
1 tbs fresh ginger syrup 
(boil equal parts water and sugar until dissolved, steep with sliced fresh ginger root, let cool or chill)
1 oz St. Germain
2 to 3 oz good vodka
then shake what ya mama gave ya!
pour into martini glass and top with chilled club soda
garnish with basil and orange curls

try it!  you won't be disappointed!