Cocktails

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We have a huge blackberry bush right off the deck, and I have found a tasty new use for them. Fresh rosemary muddled with sweet blackberries plus tequila! Yes! Check out the recipe on my Better Homes & Gardens post today.

Cheers!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

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Watermelon Margaritas are super fun and colorful for summer entertaining! And I love how this recipe uses frozen watermelon chunks instead of ice cubes. You can find the recipe on my post today for Better Homes & Gardens.

What’s your favorite summer drink?

Cheers!

By Erin Gleeson | The Forest Feast

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Jonathan and I spent last week at my parents’ place in Sonoma County and one of the highlights was an evening at Jack London State Historic Park with my Mom and Dad. In the summer they have musical performances in the ruins, and you can picnic in the vineyards beforehand.  We packed mint pesto potato salad, BBQ chicken and this Strawberry Caprese Salad.  If you’re planning a trip to wine country, this is a fun stop!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

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This might be my new summer drink! I am kind of in love with this Cucumber Sangria from BHG’s new cookbook. Click over to my post on Delish Dish for the recipe- it’s a good one for a BBQ!!!

Recipe by BHG, Photos and Illustration by Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

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It’s a sunny, crisp fall day here in the woods and it’s Friday, so I am baking Challah for Shabbat Dinner tonight. This weekend I plan to relax a bit and do a little painting in my studio and outdoors- the fall colors are getting so gorgeous! I love this time of year when the citrus starts to fruit (in CA, anyways)…my Meyer Lemons are growing by the day! I am also growing hops to make beer with next summer (and the vines wilI hopefully turn into a canopy over my picnic table).

I hope you all have time to stop by the farmers market this weekend for some fresh flowers and find a moment to relax with a warming cocktail. I’ll be curled up by the fire with my favorite cinnamon spiced cold weather drink, The Skylonda (click here for the recipe).

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast