Monday, July 19, 2010

Cool Blues and Raspberry Lemonade

“Mmmmm! This raspberry lemonade is so cool and so delicious! Just perfect for these hot days we’ve been having,” sighed Sally, as we sat in my air-conditioned family room.

“I like it, too,” I replied. “Remind me to give you the recipe later.”

“What else have you been doing to keep cool?” Sally asked.

“Well,” I laughed, “When we are really lucky and have one of those blue, blue skies, and non-humid days, I venture outside and sit on the front porch and just bask in the glories of Mother Nature, and especially enjoy the blue sky and green of the earth.”

“Those days haven’t been coming along too often,” Sally reminded me. “So, what else do you do?”

“I’m so glad you asked,” I smiled. “You will enjoy this, too…..simply looking at some of the blue creations from the Boomers and Beyond team.”

“Oh,” said Sally, “You know how much I love that. Let’s do that now,” she continued.

“Okay, and bring your lemonade,” I said.

“Don’t forget to give me the recipe,” Sally reminded.

“Don’t worry. Right after we finish drooling over all these wonderful blues from the Bbest team.”

zudagay dahlia

YankeeGirl beach watercolor

stitchesbyjulie poncho

sassalynne yarn


heronkate blue lily

jnoriginals coasters


Whimseys pleatedshoulderbag

sixsisters butterfly


mysticsilks painting

glitznglass earrings

Jills Treasurechest bell

getlathered soap


chris1 pendant

jstinson earrings patriotic

eversodear bracelet


BytheBy sundress

bookwraps jeans

birose wrist pincushion

attackofthevintage belt

blazingneedles coasters

claycenter earrings

diane clancy

gimmebeads earrings


chauncey pendant

“Fabulous!” exclaimed Sally. “Those Boomers never cease to amaze me with their talents.”

“Me, too,” I sighed. “Me, too! How about some more raspberry lemonade,” I asked.

“Can’t wait,” Sally replied. “And don’t forget that recipe!”

Raspberry Lemonade

3/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

9 cups water

2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 12 lemons)

2 cups sugar

Puree raspberries in blender, and strain liquid through fine sieve to remove seeds.

Put sugar into two cups of water, boil until sugar is dissolved (simple syrup). Cool mixture.

Put 7 cups water into a pitcher, add lemon juice, raspberry juice, and cooled simple syrup. Mix, pour into ice-filled glasses. Enjoy!


yankeegirl said...

Mmmmm...that raspberry lemonade sounds as yummy as the blue creations from our team look! Thanks so much for including my watercolor!

On a Whimsey said...

What a great selection! Now off to get some of those raspberries to try your delicious recipe. A perfect summer drink!

Judi said...

Lovely post with wonderful BBest blues -- and the raspberry lemonade sounds terrific! It's supposed to be over 100 degrees today. I'll have to make some.

ZudaGay said...

Lovely blues!!! The raspberry lemonade sounds yummy!! Thank you so much for including my flower! :)

Tinker Pixie said...

Yep, it is COOL! :))))

MagdaleneJewels said...

I agree with Sally - the Bbester's are so talented - all those beautiful blue items really cooled me off - Thanks for adding my blue lampwork bracelet with all the other great items you choose.
Now, can't wait to get started on that Raspberry Lemonade!

Sixsisters said...

I agree with Sally they are all Fabulous !
Thanks for the post Pam .lizzigh

Judy Nolan said...

Wow! You certainly covered a lot of blues from our team. Thanks for including me, and thank you for the yummy recipe.

Jill said...

And the blues just keep coming!!! I'd missed a couple of those items. I love the Sally stories. Thank you for including my bell!

Rose said...

“Those Boomers never cease to amaze me with their talents.”

I have to second this!

Thanks for including me in this collection of "blues"!