It's the summer solstice here on Earth's northern hemisphere. Or as my friend Troll summarized it for ritual: Sun High, Earth Hot.
We are in a heat wave here in DC, and my part of town is having a drought, too. We may end up matching the record number of days 90 degrees or over for June.
So let's talk summer treats.
I'm making batches of popcicles with grown-up flavors (and no food coloring). Latte ones have been a huge hit, especially with my son. My husband adores ones made from limeade, even tho' the color can best be described as a 'pale snot green'. I like all of them, but usually choose to have ones made from V-Fusion, since they've no added sugar (just plenty of natural fructose), lovely color, and count as darn near a full serving of produce.
Really, you can use any fruit juice to make them, or make them from pureed fruits.
One problem, of course, is that the molds I make them in are plastic. I could make them in paper cups, but making paper isn't great for the environment and those would be just one use. I'm working on finding a way out of this problem - I will search for stainless steel molds, I suppose.
Frondly, Fern - trying to stay cool.