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Did you all have a nice weekend?  We had a lot of fun kayaking with our friends Friday night and finished it off with a surprise birthday party for our friend, Cheryl.  Saturday was spent working in the yard from the moment we woke up until 8 o’clock at night before heading out to dinner on the canal and getting frozen yogurt with friends on Park Ave.  I love having a house, a yard and a neighborhood, of course, but man is it a LOT of work!  Our yard required a ton of attention when we moved in last fall and we had big dreams for it.  Well, I’m happy to say that it is looking greener and healthier all the time, so it makes it all worth it.  It’s amazing the sense of accomplishment you can get from doing all of the hard work on your own and seeing good results!

It’s going to be in the 90’s here all week and this hot weather makes me crave cold, refreshing smoothies.  I normally like to just throw in whatever fruit I have on hand, but this time I decided to actually measure what I was adding in and also use watermelon in a smoothie since I had some that needed using.  I hadn’t thought of using watermelon in a smoothie before this and I loved it!  It has a much different effect…it is much lighter, less rich, and has a slightly sweet taste.

This is an awesome summer smoothie….try it!
Watermelon Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe.  So refreshing for Summer!
Aladdins Restaurant Erie Canal in Pittsford

Dinner on the canal path

Yolicious Frozen Yogurt Park Ave Rochester

Frozen Yogurt on Park Ave.!


1 banana, broken into chunks
1.5 cups seedless watermelon, chopped
5 frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon raw honey
about 4-5 ice cubes


Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

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