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Monday, July 01, 2013

Hi there!
June is over?  So hard to believe.
As usual, it has taken me some time to adjust to the summer schedule.
My parents were here and were able to kick my home and yard into shape.  It felt so great to spend time with them and have the extra help.  
My mom and I spent time every day knitting.  That felt great, too.  I took photos of her new sweater that she finished while she was here.  I'll be sure to show that.  It's so cute!
A new delicious, refreshing summer drink was discovered.

Basil Mojitos
About 8 large basil leaves
3 tsp superfine sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup white rum
1/2 cup club soda
lime wedges
Muddle the basil leaves in a large cocktail shaker with the sugar and lime juice.  Add rum, and ice and give it a shake.  Pour over ice and top with club soda.  Garnish with lime.

I plan on drinking more of those in July.

Happy July!

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  1. Mojitos! It's exactly what I need now... we are starting our move tomorrow... I keep your recipe for the moment and will try it as soon as everything is calm again.

  2. It is so hard to believe. Hello July. Your recipe looks like it would be pretty delicious sans rum too. Lime, sugar, basil, sparkles--tasty! Thanks.

  3. The visit from your parents sounds like it was really nice. The Basil Mojito recipe sounds interesting. I'm definitely going to have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. What a welcoming doorstep! I love seeing your mom's fingers in action and can't wait to see her finished sweater. Happy summer!

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  5. ooh, a basil mojito is something i can definitely get behind! i'm not a huge mint fan - will be trying this soon. thanks, l.

  6. What a pleasant doorstep! I love seeing your mothers fingertips in action and can't hold out to see her completed jacket. Satisfied summer!
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  7. Summer mojitos and knitting sound like heaven!!!

  8. What a great idea: basil mojitos! I have to try it!

  9. Anonymous7/05/2013

    Thanks for the recipe! I have friends coming for a Mexican dinner. These will be the perfect drinks to make it a party.