Happy first Friday of summer! I have to admit summer is not my favorite season. I’m more of a fall person, I like wearing sweaters more than shorts. Summer in Maine is pretty nice so I’ll try not to complain too much about the humidity. This week’s finds include a strawberry recipe, a refreshing cocktail, a summer read and road trip inspo.
It’s strawberry season in Maine right now and I am seeing so many recipe ideas. You can never go wrong with a strawberry tart or strawberry shortcake but if you are looking for something different why not try this strawberries and cream scone recipe? They look like the perfect grab and go breakfast or afternoon snack. I also came across this strawberry jalapeno salsa recipe that looks interesting.
I love a good spritz! The spritz was invented in Italy in the 1800’s as a way to water down sparkling wine. But it wasn’t until the 1950’s that the Aperol spritz took the form it has today. A refreshing Aperol Spritz is my go-to warm weather cocktail so this Limoncello Spritz piqued my interest.
I’m a bookworm year round but when the temps start to rise I tend to put down the historical fiction that I’m usually drawn to and opt for lighter reads. The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand looks like the perfect beach read. This intriguing story is about a derelict hotel and the team of locals who try to restore it to glory. The glamourous Hotel Nantucket went into decline around 1922, when a tragic fire killed a teenage chambermaid. Now a London billionaire is bankrolling a restoration and has hired a motley crew of staffers. I am a new fan of this author and cannot wait to start this book!
The Most Beautiful Drives in the USA
Many people are looking to road trip this summer. Gas prices may be high but air travel has been a nightmare lately(major delays, cancellations, staffing shortages) Check out this article about the Most Beautiful Byways and Roads. The Missouri stretch of Route 66 and Florida’s A1A along its entire east coast made the list along with lesser known routes like Wisconsin’s 55-mile-long Door County Coastal Byway. I’m super interested in Maine’s Bold Coast Scenic Byway, 125 miles of granite coastline, remote lighthouses, and blueberry fields. Sign me up!