Happy Friday, dear folks!!
It’s a gloriously sunny day in Washington and my windows are open catching cooling morning air before the scorching afternoon hits.
I’m SO excited about this weekend because my brother and sis-in-law, Dana and Rachel, are coming to visit!!! HOORAY! HOORAY!
Marvelous and hilarious rellies are the best medicine. I may be confined to the couch, but I’m going to enjoy every minute of our talks, British murder mystery watching, and Mum’s delicious food. I sure love my family. 🙂
In the meantime I’m tucked up in bed looking out at a brilliant blue sky, sun-dappled trees and a flowering overgrown meadow. What a perfectly gorgeous summer morning.
Earlier this week my friend Val at More Than Burnt Toast inspired me with a peach bellini as part of her delightful Eat Pray Love Food Challenge. Since I can’t have alcohol until after I’m better, I decided to make a Virgin White Nectarine Bellini.
It’s simple as can be, especially since I don’t remove the nectarine skin because I think the little red bits look pretty floating about. Just blend 1 white nectarine with a Tbsp of seltzer water until smooth, pour it in a glass, add 1/2 to 1 cup more chilled seltzer water, stir and sip.
It is light, refreshing and the perfect way to start off a beautiful weekend. It is also my contribution to Myscha’s Happy Hour Friday.
What beautiful things are you looking forward to this weekend?
Virgin White Nectarine Bellini
1 chilled white nectarine, washed, pitted and sliced
1 cup chilled cup seltzer water
- Puree nectarine with a bit of seltzer water until smooth.
- Pour into glass, add remaining seltzer water, stir and garnish with nectarine slice and mint leaf. Serve cold.