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Blackberry Gin Lemonade

Blackberry Gin Lemonade

It’s been a really strange spring.  We started out normal and then wham, two late frosts/freezes.  It wasn’t good for my garden.  All the pepper plants died and several of the tomato plants too.  Luckily the hydrangeas are all right.  I’ve seeded more tomato and pepper plants and hopefully we will still have a great garden, just harvesting a few things later than normal.

The true spring weather came a couple weeks ago and in our house that means weekend cocktails on the porch.  Josh is usually working in his garage on some project or another and I’m either in the garden or doing something in the house most of the day.  Come five o’clock  we’re ready to kick back and relax.

The boys also enjoy cocktails on the porch.  I fix them a pitcher of cocktails, some kind of bubbly juice and seltzer, add a skewer of fruit in a glass and they are as happy as can be.  A plate of cheese and crackers and everyone is loving the weekend!

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In My Kitchen – March 2016

Spring is nearly here, can you feel it?  We survived February and I’m quite looking forward to a new month.  I wasn’t feeling up to full strength much of the month due to a cold that wouldn’t go away. Add in digestive issues and it just wasn’t a fun food month.  It was survival mode for a while, keep the boys fed and don’t fall asleep during the day! I’m finally feeling close to 100% and looking forward to another In My Kitchen roundup with our lovely hostess Maureen at The Orgasmic Chef.

In my kitchen, before I got sick Valentine’s weekend, I managed to whip up some gingerbread love shacks.  We didn’t get around to making gingerbread houses for Christmas so I figured some love shacks for Valentine’s Day would be perfect.  They were great, just the right size.  It’s a new cookie cutter, nice and small. Each house is pretty much a single serving, the boys were thrilled with these.

Love Shacks

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