My Summer Bucket List: The Food

by Sally on June 5, 2013

This summer, I want to…

1. Make many, many batches of homemade ice cream in my turquoise Cuisinart ICE-21.

2. Learn how to dry or freeze the extra herbs from my garden instead of letting them go to waste.

3. Go blueberry picking with my kids. Eat so many berries I feel sick. Repeat.

4. Drink a cold beer with lemon on the beach.

5. Find multiple excuses to make these homemade Fudgesicles.

6.   Make homemade lemonade with my kids.

7. Pick peaches at the orchard and then (re)learn how to can them.

8. Buy Swiss chard at the farmer’s market and finally figure out how to cook it, maybe in a meal like this.

9. Keep chunks of watermelon in my freezer so I can have fresh watermelon juice whenever I want it.

10.  Eat outside more than inside, with people I love.

What’s on YOUR summer bucket list?

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenny June 6, 2013 at 9:37 am
Sally June 6, 2013 at 10:30 am

Thanks Jenny!


Bri June 6, 2013 at 10:13 am
Sally June 6, 2013 at 10:30 am

Thanks Bri! Great ideas.


Bettina at The Lunch Tray June 6, 2013 at 10:25 am

Sally, I love these . . . you’re putting me in a *nice* summer frame of mind, instead of a grousing-it’s-infernally-hot-already-in-Houston-with-six-months-to-go frame of mind. :-) My bucket list: corn on the cob; possibly finally buying our very first grill and learning how to use it; farm stand tomatoes; and I’m joining you in that beer (wheat beer, please) with lemon!


Sally June 6, 2013 at 10:29 am

Wheat beer for me too Bettina! :)


Jennifer @Healthful Saver June 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Going sketching with my 8 y.o daughter and hearing crickets at night in August


Katie @ Moms Kitchen Handbook June 6, 2013 at 11:53 pm

Thanks Sally, for prompting me to contemplate my own summer bucket list. Here goes:

1. Pickling

2. Making buckets of sun tea

3. Experimenting with homemade popsicles

4. Apricot jam

5. Reading Michael Pollan’s new book


Elle | Nutritionella June 11, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Love this post idea!!! I just got an ice cream maker attachment for my turquoise KitchenAid mixer. Got any favorite recipes I should try?


Sally June 11, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Elle–thanks! So far I’ve only used the recipes from the booklet the ice cream making came with, and have made the basics (strawberry with fresh strawberries, vanilla, chocolate, and a peanut butter). I’m tempted to try some of the recipes in the Jeni’s cookbook though!


Erin July 3, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Hi Sally! Glad I found your blog – good stuff! I think we’re close to one another (Columbus, right?). Would you mind sharing where you go blueberry picking?


Sally July 4, 2013 at 11:33 am

Berryfield Farm in Centerburg!


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