Monday, September 3, 2012

The Month in Review: August 2012

August is always one of our favorite months. It's still very much summer but not as hot and humid as July so we usually schedule our summer vacation for mid-month. This year we headed back to the southern coast of Maine and we'll post some stunning photos and reviews in the next couple of weeks. But between long weekends out on Long Island, the trip and several late summer birthdays, we found ourselves quite busy.We ended the month, as we always do, with a final long weekend of grilling, frozen cocktails and long lazy days in the garden. And sadly, we also folded up the market umbrella and stored away the garden furniture.

The Month in Review:  August 2012

But before we said goodbye to summer, we enjoyed some wicked cocktails (did we mention that National Rum Day falls in August?!), delightful dinners and a couple of decadent desserts. Because August is National Peach Month, we kept plenty of the sweet fruit around and used them in all kinds of delicious ways. All that plus a sinfully rich guest post recipe and a guest stint in the kitchen by our furry sous chef. Wow, it really was a busy month. Enjoy!

Raspberry Sorbet-tini

A New Take on Shepherd's Pie

Peachy Martini

Peach Scones

National Rum Day

Peach and Banana Smoothie

Peach Crumb Bars

A Round Up of Peach Delights

Roasted Banana Ice Cream

Orange Mojito with Mint Skinny Syrup

Sweet Potato Doggie Biscuits

Loaded Potato Salad


  1. Oh my those all look so doggone good! Especially the loaded potato salad, the mojito, and the doggie biscuit! :) I just love your blog. I'm usually silent but this "overview" was just too tasty to keep quiet!

  2. *sigh* goodbye August, it was a great month.

  3. Great review, love the photo collages!

  4. Potato salad recipe is very nice!!! really taste,,,,!!

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