Summer on Deck

Always Uttori in blue jean shorts and army green tank shirt

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is sit on my deck and get some Vitamin D. This is especially important in Minnesota where the winters are long, and the sun is scarce. Unfortunately, I am allergic to the sun. It’s true. I get rashes if I don’t apply sunscreen before going out into the sun. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: sunscreen is important no matter your ethnic background. Anyway, despite my having vampire blood (why else would I be allergic to the sun?), nothing can beat the feeling of soaking up some sun, listening to the birds chirp and luxuriating in the quiet of my own hidden world. The deck is my own private Introvert’s paradise. If nothing else it is good practice for actively enjoying the moment, something that’s often difficult for INTJs.

Shirt: Forever 21
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Michael Kors

 

ALWAYS UTTORI PEACHY LEMONADE

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups lemonade

3/4 cup frozen peaches

1 organic lemon, diced into quarters

10 cups water

1 cup of Ice

Mint (Optional)

 

Directions

  1. Slice the lemon to make diced bits.
  2. Make a Simple Sugar by combining sliced lemon with 2 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan with the frozen peaches. Cook on medium heat until peaches are soft and the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow the mixture to continue cooking over low heat until the liquid has reduced to about half.

  3. Using A Blender, blend together the ice, with 3 cups of water and the Peach/Lemon mixture.

  4. Fill a pitcher with ice. Add the remaining water and the peach/lemon mixture. Serve with a sprig of Lemon or lemon slices.

Enjoy your lemonade, and let us know what you think of the recipe.