Longest Day & a Super Moon!

sunset_pleasant_lake_03Tonight is the summer solstice or the longest day of the year! Sunday is not just the full moon but it’s the Super Moon, the biggest and brightest of the year. Talk about hitting the jackpot.

With all that sunshine and moonlight, this is the perfect weekend to be outdoors. Head for the beach for an evening picnic or invite family and friends over for some fun. Here are a few ideas:

Relax and watch the sun slowly set! Enjoy some good company and a glass of wine while you a little snack. Dips and spreads are a good bet, try some of my Feta & Walnut Spread or White Bean Hummus with pita chips and fresh veggies.

Around the picnic table … It’s a good time to be grilling. How about a perfectly grilled Rib-eye Steak with Compound Butter or Salmon with Lemon-Basil Aioli? Complete your dinner with some delicious New Potato Salad with Gorgonzola and a garden salad with a Classic Vinaigrette.

For dessert, what could be better than cupcakes. Fun and festive, cupcakes are easy serve and take to a beach or backyard cookout. My Coconut Cupcakes are both pretty to look at and pretty delicious. Strawberries are just coming into season in New Hampshire …a big bowl of fresh, local strawberries will be welcomed by all!

Have a wonderful weekend and bon appétit!

What are your plans for the weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. I’d be delighted to add you to the growing list of blog subscribers. To subscribe: just scroll back up, fill in your email address and click on the Sign Me Up button. You’ll get an email asking you to confirm your subscription … confirm and you will automatically receive a new story and recipe every week.

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© Susan W. Nye, 2013

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