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LTP: 6/20

It’s Monday again, but we’re here to help you through the week with scads of awesome articles from now until Friday evening.  Why? Because you’re awesome, and we love you. In the meantime, spend a minute answering today’s hard hitting lunchtime poll…

I’m not plotting anything diabolical this week, it’s hot out and it’s Monday.  With that in mind, I want to know your favorite summer food.  Do you love fresh fruit from a local farmer’s market; red, white and blue bomb pops from the ice cream man; corn on the cob hot from the grill or a big glass of lemonade?

For me, summer isn’t summer without two critical foods.  Strawberry shortcake (made with fresh berries and leftover Trefoil GS cookies from the freezer) and vanilla cones from McDonald’s.  I can’t think of a better way to spend the change from my car.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

13 replies on “LTP: 6/20”

Watermelon! Any day I get to eat watermelon is a good day.

Also, there’s just something about going to a local farm or farmer’s market and getting green and yellow string beans that were picked only that day, then having them boiled. When you buy them in the winter it just doesn’t compare.

My love of ice cream doesn’t go away during the winter, but there’s something satisfying about soft serve with sprinkles in a cone in the summertime. Eating food outside, too, whatever that food might be. From fancy restaurant patios to picnic benches to blankets in the park to ice cream on the front stoop, I just love it.

My mom used to make this chicken salad thing that always reminds me of summer. It’s very weird sounding and very Sandra Lee-esque, but it tastes likes summer to me. (Cut up pieces of chicken breast poached in pineapple juice. Farfalle, pineapple slices, mandarin orange slices, halved green grapes, and the chicken, all mixed up with a little mayonnaise thinned out with the juice from the oranges. Serve cold, with a dash of salt and a sprinkle of slivered almonds on top. It seems SO WEIRD on paper, but it is yum.)

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