One of our favourite Spring/ Summer activities to do as a family is to go strawberry picking. We are pretty lucky where we live, in that we have a few local fields to choose from. So far this year we have only made it to Krause Berry Farms as the U-Pick fields were delayed due to the extended cold and wet weather we were having earlier here in the lower mainland. My oldest son LOVES berries and digging in the dirt, so it is literally one of the perfect activities for him. It is a great way to get the kids outside and they love knowing that they are eating the strawberries they picked themselves!
My outfit details: Overalls // Shoes // Tank
I seriously love these overalls & I own this tank in almost every colour… :))
Another great thing about most U-Picks is they have expanded beyond just berry picking. Krause for instance, has a winery and restaurant, market (if you prefer to buy already picked berries) bakery and playground for the kids. We can easily spend a few hours there! I am looking forward to whipping up all sorts of yummy things with all of our fresh berries, stay tuned!
I would love to hear what some of your favourite family friendly activities are if you want to leave me a note in the comments.
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Last summer while I was pregnant with my second baby, it felt like all of my girlfriends spent the sunny nights sitting on patios drinking delicious, boozy cocktails right in front of me! OK, they weren’t actually that cruel to do it intentionally, but flipping through Instagram while I was 8 months along taking solace next to my air conditioner at home it sure felt like it… lol! So you know what I am going to be doing on the hot summer nights this year? Drink delicious, boozy cocktails on patios… yippee!!!!!! This being said, I am still a mother to three young children, so I most likely will not be out drinking these delicious concoctions on restaurant patios, but on my own deck at home after my precious babes are in bed. This is where my new favourite cocktail comes into play… Frosé! (also knows as Frozen Rosé.) This yummy drink is super easy to make and requires very few ingredients. It does require a bit of pre planning in that you have to freeze your wine the night before.. or at least the morning of. I am a rosé lover so this particular cocktail is right up my alley! I have seen a few different recommended ways to make this beautiful, pink adult slushy and have experimented and tweaked it to my personal preference below…
- 1 750 ml bottle of Rosé wine (remember, the colour will lighten during the freezing process so I prefer to choose a bottle that is a darker pink to start)
- 1 oz of Vodka
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 1 oz of lemon juice
Pour rosé into ice cube trays (I have also seen it frozen in a ziplock bag, I personally prefer the ice cube route) & place in the freezer overnight (or for at least 8 hours)
- Combine water & sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil & stir until sugar has dissolved
- Add strawberries to the water/ sugar mix & place in fridge to cool for at least 30 minutes
- Once cooled, strain the strawberry mixture to make your strawberry simple syrup
- Place frozen rosé, vodka & 6-8 tablespoons of your simple syrup & lemon juice into a blender & mix until smooth
Ta-da! Now it’s time to enjoy your pretty pink, delicious adult slushy! This drink is seriously so yummy & surprisingly, not overly sweet :)) Pour into your favourite cocktail glasses & if you feel like jazzing them up, garnish with some strawberries, a mint leaf or a sparkly sugared rim!
While I was experimenting with this recipe I also had raspberries on hand so I tried a simple syrup made with them instead of strawberries, it was also delicious. I plan to play around with other fruit combinations this summer so I will keep you posted :))
I would love suggestions for other yummy summer cocktails if you want to leave me a note below!
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