Pineapple Sangria

I don’t usually drink white Sangria, but this one is really nice on a hot day,
it’s not as “heavy” as the red sangrias can be, although still my favorite!

The temperatures here have been in around 70 – 80 degrees F and very humid!

This drink is sooo refreshing

😀

I found a couple of great recipes and “melded” them together…..

First one is from eat.drink.love

and the second

from Erin’s Food Files

 

 

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Ingredients

3 cups pineapple juice
1 bottle dry white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc
1 cup brandy (pear brandy or apricot brandy will work)
1 ripe pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 cup pineapple soda
1 bunch fresh mint, roughly chopped

I added 1 sliced lime and 1/2 cup of orange juice and a splash of sprite.

 

Directions

In a pitcher, combine the juice, wine, brandy, pineapple, and soda with ice and stir. Pour into large wineglasses and garnish with the mint and orange.

Erins Food Files/ Epicurious

 

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Summer Pupsicles

Our dogs love popsicles and ice cream!!

I found some great Pupsicle recipes at Modern Dog

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BASIC RECIPE

1 ripe banana 4 cups orange juice 1/2 cup plain yogurt

Puree all ingredients in a blender—or simply mash the banana by hand and combine with the juice and yogourt—then pour into a popsicle mold, freeze, and serve to your favourite hot dogs.

VARIATIONS

Switch up your fruit. Try subbing in: Blueberries Strawberries Peach Watermelon Or mix in some peanut butter.

You can also vary the juice you use. Try pineapple juice or apple juice; just check to be sure the juice you use is all-natural and has no added sugar.

* watermelon, strawberry, pineapple juice, and yogurt

* peanut butter, banana, apple juice, and yogurt

Homemade (no salt) chicken-broth pops

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Had barbequed chicken for dinner? Don’t chuck the carcass! Throw it in a large pot, cover with water, and let it simmer for an hour and a half. Cool, then pick the meat off, discarding the bone but keeping the cartilage, meat, and broth. Left over cooked carrots and/or peas? Mash them up and mix them in! Pour the chicken broth into your popsicle mold (save whatever’s leftover as a tasty addition to your dog’s next few meals) and freeze. Best served outside. –

Feeling lazy?

Simply cube some Watermelon, chuck it in a Ziplock baggie, and toss it in to the freezer for a natural, on-the-go “freezie” you and your dog can share. –

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Our dogs love most fruits and veggies especially watermelon, Sims loves cantaloupe and peas!

There is a story making the rounds that ice can cause bloat in dogs. While extreme cold, such as drinking a bucket of ice water, might cause the stomach to spasm, it’s unlikely to cause either bloat (the stomach fills up with gas) or torsion (the stomach flips over and twists the entrance and exit-a life threatening problem). At any rate, we suggest that people only give their dogs one pupsicle at a time; they’re intended to be a treat, not eaten 12 in a go anyways. 🙂

I found these great recipes at the Modern Dog website.

A Fun Friday with the Bronx Cocktail and a Fun Fact

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Bronx Cocktail

  • 30 ml Beefeater Gin
  • 15 ml Italian sweet vermouth
  • 15 ml freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 10 ml French dry vermouth
  • Shake ingredients over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Fun Friday Fact:

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

Gin and Juice

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Gin and Juice

Ingredients:
•1-1/2 ounces gin
•1 ounce fresh orange juice
•1 ounce fresh pineapple juice
•Sprigs of fresh mint
•Ice
Directions:
1.Mix gin, orange juice and pineapple juice together in a chilled martini mixer. Pour mixture over ice and garnish with fresh pineapple and a few sprigs of mint. Enjoy!

The church is near, but the road is icy. The bar is far, but we will walk carefully.” – Russian Proverb.

Happy Friday!!