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Rellies and A Virgin White Nectarine Bellini

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!

(Photo by our friend and fab photog Justin Pearson)

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


  1. Puree nectarine with a bit of seltzer water until smooth.
  2. Pour into glass, add remaining seltzer water, stir and garnish with nectarine slice and mint leaf. Serve cold.

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tasteofbeirut - Can you imagine I have NEVER had a bellini! I feel terrible! I must make one asap, especially with the nectarines we have around here!

Kitchen Butterfly - I’m glad you have a weekend to look forward to. Take it easy and stay strong. I’m thinking of you

elra - Hmm, delicious bellini. Have a wonderful weekend Krista.

Lovely photo of Dana and Rachel, so sweet 🙂

Jacqueline - Hi there,
Many thanks for coming over to see me. I’m so sorry that you are unwell at the moment but it sounds as if you have a fantastic attitude to it all and will be better soon.
Your photographs are beautiful. Did someone design your blog or did you do it yourself ? I want my photographs to be bigger but I’m a bit hopeless and was looking for someone to sort it for me.
I love Bellini’s. I often have a peach bellini so your nectarine one will be perfect for me….sometimes it’s good to leave the alcohol out !!!! hehe.
Wishing you a speedy recovery. XXXXX

Chef Dennis - we love Bellini’s, what a great idea for just a perfect lunch time beverage….very refreshing! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

Mary - I hope you have a wonderful visit. The bellini will be a treat fro everyone. It sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

Breanne - I made your bellini tonight. It was delightful. Fruity and refreshing. Thanks! I love popping on here for inspiration. =) Hope you’re having a marvelous weekend. Family time is the best!

Joanne - Rest up chica and enjoy the family! They do say that laughter is the best medicine! And I believe it.

I think bellinis have some curative properties as well. Especially ones that look this good!

bellini valli - So glad your family is coming to keep you company on a gorgeous weekend such as this. We have had so many stunning days it is easy to lose track of time and take it all for granted. Your virgin Bellini sounds amazing and I don’t need to crack open a bottle of prosecco to enjoy this welcome treat!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) - What a gorgeous weekend you had!

Jamie - What a fabulous weekend and all with a delicious drink in hand. Lucky you! Take care and get better!

Krista - I hope you can try one soon, Joumana! 🙂 They’re so fabulous. 🙂

Krista - Thank you so much, dear Ozoz. 🙂 You are such a comfort. 🙂

Krista - I sure did, Elra! 🙂 Aren’t they great? I love them so much. 🙂

Krista - Thank you so much, Jacqueline! 🙂 I will send you an email soon with info for you. 🙂

Krista - You’re so welcome, Dennis! 🙂 I’m a big fan of them now too. 🙂

Krista - Thank you, dear Mary! 🙂 I hope your weekend was lovely too. 🙂

Krista - I’m so glad, Breanne! 🙂 Thanks for letting me know. I’m delighted that you enjoyed it. 🙂

Krista - I promise I rested a lot, Joanne. 🙂 I’m getting a bit better and stronger each day. 🙂

Krista - You are so right, Val! It’s been an incredible West Coast summer. 🙂

Krista - Thank you, Ellie. 🙂 I sure loved it!

Krista - Thank you, Jamie! 🙂 Each day I’m a bit better than the one before. 🙂 I’ll celebrate that!

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