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A life without love is like a year without summer. ~Swedish Proverb
Just about half over..summer that is…and time to recharge your summer before it is all gone. Here are some fun things to do to put the spark back into (what is left of) Summer…but quick before it is gone!
*Eat a meal (or two) al fresco..there is nothing like it. Keep it uncomplicated, make it fresh!
*Visit a local farm market and purchase fresh summer produce. Summer gives us fresh produce like no other season..don’t miss the taste of freshly picked summer blueberries, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes and corn. The fresh taste will dazzle your taste buds.
*Visit one of the summer county fairs held throughout the country. A great way to experience local food finds and local regional specialties.
*Get an ice cream maker and make your own fresh ice cream or gelato! Nothing like it. I just made a fresh blueberry gelato with local blueberries..all I can say is mmmmmmm!
*Try berry picking at a local farm..it is a fun but also educational thing to do with the kids.but you can do it yourself or friends as well.
*Make a blueberry, raspberry or strawberry pie or crostata with those fresh berries. If you make a vanilla ice cream or gelato this makes the perfect accompaniment
*Lastly, if you have never been to the largest Italian-American celebration in the USA, July 18-20- help me celebrate all things Italian at my appearance at Festa Italiana in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I will be appearing on the Celebrity Chef stage …but it is a 3 day fun filled fest of everything Italian- music, food, entertainment. The Festa is held along the lake and every night ends with an authentic Italian fireworks display! If you are in the Milwaukee area from July 17-20 visit one of my upcoming events there to celebrate Festa and please stop by Festa! Here is more info on Festa and all the events! http://www.marialiberati.com/wtmj-appearance-for-festa-italiana/
Special FESTA OFFER to all my subscribers and readers:
***RECEIVE 2 FREE TICKETS TO FESTA: If you stop by one of my other appearances in Milwaukee and purchase a copy of any of my books you will receive 2 free tickets to Festa!
The recipes for all my events in Milwaukee Wisconsin will be from my book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Da Vinci Style