Monday, 2 September 2013

September and a word about Labor Day

Labor Day is the culmination of the end of summer.
 It signals the last days of summer,  the shortening of days and the beginning of the joy and sweetness of nesting... 

But, wait! Summer is not over, yet!
Keep up the vibe with some more al fresco dining
and refreshing drinks, like this

Cucumber Lemon Cooler

with lemonade, cucumber, and some chilled vodka.
  • 2 cups vodka, chilled
  • 2 cups lemonade, chilled
  • 1 English cucumber, ½ peeled and diced, and ½ sliced into rounds for garnish
  • 1 liter club soda
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds for garnish
  • Herb sprigs for garnish (mint, basil, rosemary, oregano, or other fresh green herbs of your choice)
Puree vodka, lemonade, and diced cucumber in a blender, then strain mixture into a large pitcher. Refrigerate until ready to use.
To serve, pour mixture into ice-filled glasses until ¾ full. Top off each with club soda and allow guests to customize cocktails with cucumber, lemon slices, and herb sprigs.
Tip: Tearing the leaves off herbs releases their oils and fragrance. Encourage guests to do this when garnishing their cocktails for a stronger herbal flavor.
Freshen up your space with some new pillowcases and throws.

Add a touch of memories with a jar of pebbles you picked at the beach.
(I know... I just watched Something's gotta Give with the girls. I love this movie!)

Enjoy light and hearty food like the above, 
salmon, seasoned with Cajun spices from Against All Grain

Celebrate with a backyard barbecue with friends.

Don't forget the ice-cream!

Pick a new recipe or two and Set a Festive Table with One Kings Lane's Labor Day Blowout Sale!


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