summer

S’more cookie pops

by Shoshana on July 9, 2014 · 3 comments

This last week we went camping at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. I love camping because it allows us to be completely unplugged for a few days. With no cell reception there is no way to even check email and it is nice to have nothing to do but sit around the campfire and talk. […]

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

by Shoshana on June 18, 2014 · 3 comments

As much as I love making big complicated desserts, I find that lately when I ponder what dessert to make I tend to turn towards something simpler, like cookies. They are easy to keep in the freezer and make a great for a last minute treat. Also, summer doesn’t feel like the time for complicated […]

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Raspberry Limeade

by Shoshana on August 2, 2013 · 10 comments

This raspberry limeade is a variation on the strawberry lemonade I posted a little while back. Once I got started macerating fruit with sugar to make a syrup for drinks the possibilities seemed endless. Fruit, citrus, and sugar and you have the makings of the perfect summer drink. This is one of my favorite so […]

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Mocha Ice Cream

by Shoshana on July 17, 2013 · 15 comments

Since July is National Ice Cream month I thought it was high time I post an ice cream recipe. I happen to love ice cream, and never really need an excuse to make it, but an entire month dedicated to ice cream is absolutely not something I want to miss! While I love a cold […]

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Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

by Shoshana on July 3, 2013 · 10 comments

This summer we started the tradition in my family of having homemade strawberry lemonade on Shabbat afternoons. We often have friends over and end up sitting outside on the patio watching the kids play in the backyard. Perhaps it is because I am eight months pregnant, but I have to say the idea of sitting […]

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It sometimes surprises me how many strawberries we go through in my house durring the summer months. Most of them get eaten straight out of the baskets or pureed into smoothies and popsicles but I also love to play around with strawberries in all kinds of recipes from salads to jams to cakes. One of […]

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Watermelon Basil Granita

by Shoshana on August 22, 2010 · 2 comments

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