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Basil Simple Syrup

The Summer is coming to an end so quickly and I have so many recipes that I want to give you. But my, how times flies when you’re having fun. Well, that’s a lie. You all are having fun while I’m working six days a week, blogging and trying to squeeze in the occasional nap (sigh). But any-who, here is a simple recipe that will be a great addition to all of your summer cocktails and beverages. A little bit of basil, sugar and water opens the door to a plethora of pool-side drink concoctions. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 cup Basil Leaves 1 cup water 1 cup sugar Directions 1. In a sauce pot on medium high heat. Add the water and sugar. Allow the mixture to come to a boil or until liquid is clear and there are no sugar crystals visible. Once mixture is boiling, toss in basil and let boil for 1 minute. Remove from the eye, cover and let basil steep for 2 or more hours. Strain mixture and store into a …

how to cut a cantaloupe

     Cantaloupe is in season from June through August, but you can find it all year round. It’s one of my favorite #summergolds and should be enjoyed before peak season is over. Don’t let it pass you by. What is your favorite way to eat melon? Food Blogger Outtake: Real Life