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:

At July 11, 2006 6:08 AM, Blogger wheresmymind said...

Buying a house!! CONGRATS!

 
At July 11, 2006 7:57 AM, Blogger vkn said...

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

 
At July 11, 2006 8:19 AM, Anonymous santhi said...

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

 
At July 12, 2006 8:58 AM, Blogger 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.

 
At July 12, 2006 10:45 AM, Blogger KrishnaArjuna said...

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

 
At July 12, 2006 11:06 AM, Blogger Ashwini said...

Congratulations! Have fun :-)

 
At July 12, 2006 1:22 PM, Anonymous 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.

 
At July 12, 2006 5:32 PM, Blogger Shankari said...

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

 
At July 13, 2006 4:55 PM, Blogger 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

 
At July 14, 2006 8:07 AM, Blogger RP said...

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

 
At July 14, 2006 10:27 AM, Blogger 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

 
At July 14, 2006 1:41 PM, Blogger 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.

 
At July 15, 2006 8:42 AM, Anonymous 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!

 
At July 15, 2006 4:30 PM, Blogger archana said...

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

 
At July 16, 2006 12:40 AM, Blogger Sowjanya said...

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

 
At July 16, 2006 7:08 AM, Blogger BDSN said...

Congratulations on buying a new home !!!

 
At July 16, 2006 1:40 PM, Blogger Annita said...

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

 
At July 17, 2006 4:15 PM, Anonymous Manisha said...

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

 
At July 20, 2006 12:19 PM, Anonymous 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...

 
At July 22, 2006 1:49 PM, Blogger 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 !!!

 
At July 23, 2006 12:29 AM, Anonymous Lera said...

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

 
At July 23, 2006 8:27 AM, Blogger Anupama said...

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

 
At February 24, 2007 4:35 AM, Blogger 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

 

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