Summer Soirées

We are excited to kick off another weekly topic - Summer Soirees -
 where we will discuss delicious recipes, and entertaining tips!

Summer is officially upon us, and you know what that means: it's time to prepare for picnics, barbecues, and summer soirées of all kinds! We wanted to share with you some recipes that caught our eye (and our taste buds).

First things first, what could be more appropriate to entertain with than the Edible Flowers from 101 Cookbooks?
Use them to dress up your yummy desserts, or surprise guests by freezing them inside of ice cubes to beautify their drink of choice! If only all flowers were edible.

Our team of ladies always get giggly when lunch time rolls around because we all tend
to pack the same foods. One staple item you will always find in our lunch sacks is hummus.
So, in light of our hummus obsession, we are excited to try this Lemony Hummus by Smitten Kitchen. It would be a perfect and healthy addition to that sunset picnic on the beach!

On Nantucket we are surrounded by several farm markets, which make it easy to find fresh fruits and veggies.
To kick off the first day of summer, strawberry picking was obviously on our to-do list. 
This recipe for Roasted Strawberry and Toasted Coconut Popsicles by Joy the Baker looks like a wonderfully refreshing way to use up some of the (countless) strawberries picked.

Last but not least, a summer soirée is not complete without a tasty cocktail (or mock-tail) in hand. Champagne is always a crowd pleaser, and this Champagne Royal from Your Southern Peach looks delicious to sip on while enjoying the company of friends, family, and sunshine.


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