Refreshing Cherry Limeade and Tastecasting Seattle

Oh yeah, it’s summer baby!  Although our Washington weather has been a little confused, it seems it’s finally really summer, the heat is on!  This cherry limeade is the perfect refreshing treat for a hot summer’s day.  I first got the idea at Eric’s parents house when we were hanging out with them keeping an eye on their burn pile on a hot day.  We were all drinking tons of ice water and I noticed a bowl of cherries and a bowl of limes on the counter next to the sink.  So I mushed some cherries and limes in the bottom of my glass with sugar (I think the official term is muddled), then topped with ice and poured water over it.  It turned out really yummy, but I knew I could make it even better.

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Green Smoothies: A Tasty Way to Get Your Greens

I’ve mentioned before that we’re getting a ton of greens in our CSA.  On the Cooking Away My CSA group message board, several people have mentioned green smoothies.  I’ve made lots of fruit smoothies, and although the idea of a green smoothie sounds strange, I’ve had Superfood before and thought it delicious.  I decided to go tropical with this one to bring me back to my Hawaii roots.  I realize mango and banana aren’t at all local, but hey, the spinach is fresh picked organic from a farm up the road, so I don’t feel so bad about including two of my favorite fruits.  Green smoothies are incredibly good for you, I got more spinach in one smoothie than I do in a meal.

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