Monday, July 10, 2006

Back in time for some Refreshing Summer Drinks

Hello everyone! I am back, atleast for a little while. Feels like the last time I blogged it was still Spring.

Thank you to all of you that checked up on me. I am very sorry about my long absence from the blog world. Now my excuses as to why I didn't blog - first it was a work trip, then a vacation and then a little event called buying a house :). Yes, that is right, we have decided to make the biggest purchase of our lives, unless ofcourse we make so much money that we end up buying one of these - but I wouldn't put any money on that happening though! We are closing and moving within the next few weeks so my blog posts will be sporadic all through July and a good part of August. I am pretty psyched about moving into the house. For starters, the kitchen in the house is three times the size of my tiny apartment kitchen and I cannot wait to cook in the new house!

These are a couple of summer drinks I made in the last week or so when the mercury here topped at high 90s with 90% humidity.

spiced berry banana smoothie

First up is a spiced berry banana smoothie - I put about 8-9 frozen strawberries, 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 1 banana, 1 cup of plain homemade yoghurt and topped the blender with about 1-2 cups of milk so it reaches the 40 oz mark on the blender. I then added a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg and a 1/2 a tsp of cinnamon, blended it all together for a refreshing summer drink.

Next in line is a very easy watermelon juice drink - I put some seedless watermelon chunks in the blender, added some blackpepper, blended it all together. The drink was ready to savour.

I hope you all are enjoying the Summer as much as I am :). Stay cool, everyone!

23 comments:

wheresmymind said...

Buying a house!! CONGRATS!

vkn said...

Hi Sam - nice to see you back. Bonne chance with your new house. Where is the location?

santhi said...

COngrats!!!!!!!
That Indeed is an exciting thing...
When u said announcement... I had an entirely different thing in my mind :):):)

Sumi said...

Good to see you back...
congrats and enjoy each and every moment of setting up your new house.do send us the picure of your kitchen once you move in.

KrishnaArjuna said...

Congratulations on your new home Sam! If possible post the pictures of your new home.

Ashwini said...

Congratulations! Have fun :-)

Indira said...

Congratulations Sam!

A kitchen 3 times bigger than the apartment kitchen - how exciting that must be. I am happy for you and can't wait to see all the wonderful recipes that you would cook up at your new home.

Congrats again and keep us posted.

Shankari said...

Welcome back & congratulations. You are going to have a lot of fun..enjoy your new home!

Priya said...

Congrats !! Great to hear about the new house..Loads of good luck and happiness to u and ur family !! Hope we are invited to the House Warming ceremony :-P

RP said...

Hey Congrats!
The picture of the drink just made me very very thirsty. :)

Vineela said...

Hi L2C,
Congrats on your new home and kitchen is always important great that you got a spacious kitchen.
Hope to see many more recipes from your own kitchen.
Vineela

Vaishali said...

Both your drinks sound delicious, L2C. Nutmet and cinnamon in a smoothie? I must try it out. And hey, best wishes for your new house.

sailaja said...

Congratulations, Sam.

That's such wonderful news. Please post some pictures of your new kitchen once your settled down in your new home.

All the best! Btw, that smoothie pic is drool worthy one!

archana said...

Congratulations what a happy news! Can't wait to read all the posts cooked up in your brand new kitchen!!!
Archana

Sowjanya said...

new house! congratulations. Waiting to see pics of your kitchen soon.

BDSN said...

Congratulations on buying a new home !!!

Annita said...

Congrats on ur new home...And this drink looks tempting...What a color..!!

Manisha said...

Congrats!! This is great news! Your new kitchen sounds exciting. Best wishes to you on the big move!

Linda said...

Glad to see you're doing well, Sam. Wishing you all the best with the move and new home, and happy cooking in that new kitchen! ;)

Smoothie looks great, too...

Revathi said...

Nice to see you back... Congrats on a new home.. Now I guess you must be on a shopping spree to decorate the house !!!

Lera said...

Nice to hear abt your new home...wishing you pleasant times ahead!

Anupama said...

The berry and banana smothie looks very refreshing and watermelon juice is my all time favorite too.

Sanjana said...

Hi
Summer time and defintely time for arefreshing cool drink. your spiced berry and banana smoothie seems real cool.
Here is how I make my Watermelon delite:
http://www.indusladies.com/forums/11571-post60.html