Hello, Summer! (recipe and an update)

Welcome, Summer.....it seems I've been waiting forever for you!


Popsicles
Sprinklers
Little giggles
Cool breezes
The smell of sunscreen
Sleeping in (a little)
Throwing the ball for the dogs
Flowers in bloom
and FLIP FLOPS!  Oh, how I love flip flops!!

(all pictures taken with my iPhone and the Instagram app - look me up on Instagram!  my user name is daiquirifouch)






One of my favorite things about summer is the FOOD.  Our garden is in (our Mother's Day tradition):


And WOW, I can't believe how much the garden has grown in just the couple of weeks since I took this picture!

I can hardly wait for tomatoes still warm from the sun, fresh basil plucked from the pot, a bit of mozzarella cheese and a drizzle of oil and vinegar!  It's what I live on all summer!

But that's not the recipe I planned to share.  In fact, the summer dish I've been craving isn't something I can take credit for.  I'm thinking about orzo pasta with asparagus, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil.  You can find the recipe here (I substitute basil for parsley):  Lemon Orzo Salad at "ABig Mouthful.com" (how fun is that web name?!) :-)  I think I might try this recipe with quinoa instead of orzo too...a bit of extra protein....what do you think?  




This summer got started right with an INCREDIBLE spring ....when I learned that I'd qualified for an all-expenses-paid trip to Sonoma and San Francisco for 5 days!  I got to meet our Doctors, tour the Corporate Offices, go to the spa, give wine tasting a try, and more -- unreal!  I blogged about it at my "Skin, Beautiful Skin" blog, if you'd like to see more pics:  "Big Time Perks"  But I can't NOT share one of my favorite pictures here.....I got to meet the doctors who changed my skin and my life!




And finally....big Fouch family news....Sammy lost her first front tooth!  She's impossibly cute with her sweet little missing-tooth-lisp!





Be blessed, friends!!

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