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Beating The Heat With Frozen Fruity Desserts

All I can think about today is being outside. I’ve been taking a look again at suggestions of best places to head after work on a sunny day.

And I’ve been craving ice cream, gelato, sorbet and the like since I woke up. I’ve been particularly wanting to try out a recipe I ran across yesterday on Foodista, the Seattle-based food encyclopedia. It was a Watermelon Ice recipe that was really basic using only sugar, watermelon, water and some lime leaves. Best part was it didn’t require an ice-cream maker, just some patience and ability to stir up the mix over the course of half a day. Because of that last part, I didn’t quite have time to make it last night, but it will definitely be tried out soon. I’ll leave a comment here letting you know how it went. Or if you try it, let me know how it goes.

I’m going to try a raspberry fruit ice, a strawberry and, taking an idea from a drink I saw at Bremerton’s Hi-Fidelity Lounge and combining strawberry with basil.

But since my interest in fruit ice was piqued, I looked up and found a couple other interesting recipes.

Epicurious has a recipe for Fresh Fruit Ice Trio: Lime, Watermelon & Pineapple and a site called Flora’s Hideout had a recipe for a mixed-fruit ice beverage that included strawberries, bananas and gelatin.

Suggestions for Places to Eat and Drink in the Sunshine

In the Pacific Northwest, we know how to celebrate the sun. It doesn’t even have to be that warm before we break out the shorts and sandals, barbecues and flock to nearly anyplace with a deck, patio or lawn to eat and drink in the sun.

So as I took longing glances at the rays of sun sneaking into the office, I daydreamed about where I could join the flock after work.

 Screenshot from Twitter
Screenshot from Twitter

Also in the Pacific Northwest, those close to Seattle can be somewhat techy. And to find suggestions, I turned to Twitter. I asked Kitsap Sun’s Twitter followers to suggest places to head after work. I thought I’d share what folks there had to say below, and welcome any more in the comments. Then we can all daydream for the next sunny day, whenever it may be (hint, apparently not this week.)

Their suggestions were the Boat Shed in Bremerton and Doc’s Marina Grill, Harbour Public House and Edna’s Beach Cafe on Bainbridge. Other suggestions included going picnic style at Silverdale Waterfront Park and to downtown Manchester. (Thanks to @CynthiaBarrett, @Chicajones, @theclimbergirl, @oneicity , @hanniespice, @jimthomsen, and @karen4191 for the suggestions.)

I’ve got hours for some of the places in my Kitsap happy hour guide, which I’ll update over the next couple of months.