Friday Five: Five Things You Need For Summer!

Hi gals,

No one looks forward to the Summer more than me. I live in California for a reason! I want to be at the beach. Here are some fun things I think would make Summer complete.

1. The Lilly Pulitzer Over-sized Beverage Bucket in Chiquita Bonita! I know my friend LULU would love this to hide her "Sneeky" cocktails in as she heads to the beach. Isn't it divine? I got one for my birthday and I LOVE it.

2. Mudpies Full Length Caftan. Beyond.

3. Fabio's Italian Kitchen Cook Book!

I'm dying to try some of these recipes this summer and finally get my pantry stocked correctly!!

4.  Monogrammed Acrylic Cuff Bracelets!

I have one in pink and about to order some more!!

5. Gazpacho: I could eat this all year long!

Gazpacho adapted from Epicurious

Serves  8

1 egg
2 cups chopped fresh plum tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped red or yellow pepper
1 cup chopped cucumber, seeds removed
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
2/3 cup olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 cups beef broth (optional) *you can also use veggie broth 
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup minced parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 46-ounce can tomato/veggie juice *I highly recommend R.W. Knudsen's Organic Very Veggie
1/2 cup panko crumbs
Tabasco, to taste

What are your Five things you are wanting/ loving for this Summer?


JR Mazur said...

Monogram anything is always a hit in my book!!

prince snow farm said...

The cuff bracelet is so pretty!

Ashley said...

Do you just put all the ingredients of the gazpacho into the food processor and serve cold? Raw egg?

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