Same As It Ever Was

While winters in our city – located slightly south of Canada – are just not even worth discussing, summers can be quite perfect.

Spouse and I have been enjoying a fine beverage and conversation on our patio lately, conditions permitting.


Music is also key to the ambiance.

I just added this song to our summer playlist and there’s something about it I really like:




Summer Refresher

We’re back from vacation!

No major drama, either, so that’s a good thing.

While I otherwise missed out on opportunities to consume fruity umbrella drinks, I did have a small digestif that I think is going to be my new go-to when hosting summer meals.

The drink itself is simple: use a melon baller to place 1-2 small scoops of sorbet into a champagne glass and top with bubbly.

I had a lemon sorbet/champagne combo, but I can already imagine that mango, raspberry or even something more exotic would also be delicious.

Serve it with a tiny spoon in case guests want a a nibble of the sorbet before it totally melts.