Thursday, June 30, 2016

Happy Birthday to all the JUNE babies!

In a few hours the month of JUNE will be gone. For those of you who had a birthday this month I wish all of you a HAPPY JUNE BIRTHDAY!


                                                       HAPPY   BIRTHDAY

The Beautiful Long Days of June


J U N E
I love the month of JUNE for a variety of reasons; it's summer solstice, the days are long, nature is in full bloom, school's over for lots of kids, and JUNE is my birthday month.

Don't let summer pass you by this year without enjoying yourself. Take time to de-stress and immerse yourself in childlike thinking....it's amazing what this can do for you. In some parts of the world it's an everyday occurrence to take a few hours of the day to enjoy the simple things that life has to offer.

This year for my birthday all I wanted was to get rid of all the tension in my neck and shoulders and to let go of all my responsibilities. It felt so good to put aside some high stress activities and enjoy the simple things like watching the sunrise, feeding the ducks, taking a swim in the lake, reading a good book under the tree, and enjoying a homemade ice cream cone.

The beautiful long days of June permit us to stretch the day a bit further with all that extra sunlight. It's the beginning of summer and there are still plenty of days left to enjoy summer moments. So pick a few days this summer to let go of the multitasking and focus on one thing that makes you happy.

HAPPY SUMMER!







Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ice Cream Moments

The best time of the year to eat ice cream is during the summer months. It doesn't matter your age.....ice cream is loved by everyone. So brighten your summer with ice cream.

Summer moments are so much sweeter with ice cream!


Strawberry Ice Cream

1 pound of fresh strawberries
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups of heavy cream

An ice cream maker!

Mash the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Let stand 10-15 minutes.

Transfer half the mixture into a blender and puree mixture with 2 cups of heavy cream until it becomes creamy. Add the remaining strawberry mixture to the blender and mix well. Chill the mixture in an ice cream maker until the mixture becomes very cold. (4 to 6 hours). Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and place the ice cream in the freezer to firm up.

This ice cream will be good for about three days!

HAPPY SUMMER!




June is Strawberry Month


Strawberry Moments!



We're getting towards the end of June which makes me sad because JUNE is my favorite month. June equals summer solstice, long sunny days, and strawberries.

During the month of June there are many places around the globe where strawberries are in full ripe. So before June comes to a close get your fresh strawberries and have a berry of a time.

Happy Moments are Eating Dessert First.



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Strawberries in June

Strawberries are in full season during the beautiful month of June. This tasty fruit is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. Strawberries make great desserts too like strawberry pie, strawberry shortcake and strawberry ice cream.

If there's a place to pick strawberries near you go ahead and pick some strawberries. Otherwise stop by your local supermarket which often carries farm picked strawberries in your region and enjoy these luscious berries.


Strawberry moments in June are precious moments to enjoy these delicious and healthy 

berries!

            Brighten your June day with some homemade strawberry shortcake!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Take time to Enjoy Summer!

Summer is here and the long days make it easier to enjoy some precious moments.

So don't let this summer pass you by without savoring some of the simple things that summer brings like watching the sunrise and sunset, eating an ice cream cone with two scoops, a baseball game, a picnic with family and friends, a swim in the lake, a walk in the woods, a day at the beach, a homemade fruit pie, an outdoor concert, or reading a book under a tree.

No matter what your age or how busy life can be don't let summer pass you by this year without allowing yourself some fun summer moments that will warm your heart.


May your memory be filled with some precious summer moments! Happy Summer!