A Summer Solstice Celebration Special

beach_binPack a picnic, find a beach, sing, dance and celebrate long into the night. Saturday is the longest day; the summer solstice. Summer is here!

Need help with your menu? I’m happy to help!

Let the Scandinavians and the North Sea inspire you. Start with a few tasty treats. How about Artichoke Leaves with Shrimp and spicy Curried Green Bean Pickles?

When it’s time for the main event, let Gravlax with Tarragon-Caper Mustard Sauce take center stage in your smorgasbord. Serve the salmon with Asparagus & Radish Salad and Couscous Salad with Grilled Vegetables.

And for a sweet finish, local strawberries are coming into season. I’m a big fan of Strawberries with Yogurt Cream. If you want to be a little fancy, then try my Strawberry & White Chocolate Fool Parfaits or Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup.

beach chairs on pleasant lake

Enjoy the longest day and bon appétit!

How will you celebrate the summer solstice? 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, 2014

2 thoughts on “A Summer Solstice Celebration Special

  1. First of all I would like to say excellent blog! I had a quick question which I’d
    like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to
    know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing.
    I have had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there.

    I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost just trying to figure out how to
    begin. Any suggestions or hints? Thank you!


    • Makayla, Thanks for stopping by. 10-15 minutes sounds pretty good – a lot of people have a lot more trouble getting down to business. I start thinking about the story or article I’ll be working on an hour or more before I get down to business. Lying in bed in the morning, on my walk, making coffee – I’ll think about the work – organizing, turning phrases, considering different recipes. That way my head is already in the work when I sit down. Good luck with your writing and take care – Susan


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