We may have a crisis in the making. My computer literally sounds like it may explode. Now I will be the first to tell you that it is probably due time this thing crashes, although I dread the extra expense of a new one. This was like our first baby (of course much less important). But truthfully, it has walked through the beginning stages of our marriage, my first business, multiple changes in that business, the start of my first blog and now this one. And did I mention two babies and one on the way? Let’s hope it sees the third.
But I’ll be honest, this bad boy has been through a lot. A lot of falls, even from six foot while open and on (be impressed). Yes, it survived that fall with minor injuries. It has had lots of spills, sticky fingers as well as countless other beatings. I can only remember actually turning it off, like lights out, not just re-start, a number of times. Daily use and five impressive years! It’s true that once you go Mac you never go back. No offense to those PC people out there but this thing has been amazing and tough.
Last night I finally gave my hubby, the tech guy in our family, the go-ahead to start perusing new computers. This was after I felt like I got second degree burns on my legs from holding it on my lap while working. Apparently it is struggling to stay cool…as I mentioned above, it may explode at anytime. With all of that said, I needed something to cool me down and refresh me after this series of events that has been happening.
Earlier in the day we had made Bellini tea. This used to be one of the reasons Olive Garden back in the day was our favorite dining option. Obviously, this was pre-grain days as well as pre-health days. I’m not saying that you can’t find anything healthy there, but lets be honest, it is limited, so we set off to make our own. Creating a new healthy recipe is always an adventure, but after a few trials we came up with this beauty.
Cool, refreshing, slightly sweet and fruity. I feel so sophisticated drinking it. It makes me happy all in one sip. Plus, the good news is the fruit syrup you make can last in the refrigerator for days, maybe even weeks allowing you to experience this over the course of multiple days. We brew a fresh batch of tea in our ice tea maker, pour over ice, add a little syrup and a few frozen peaches and you have yourself a sophisticated, amazingly delicious, refreshing, chilled drink.
- For the fruit syrup:
- 1½ cup water
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup raspberries
- For the tea:
- Fresh brewed tea
- Frozen peach slices
- In a pot, boil water, honey, peaches and raspberries until boiling.
- Remove and mash or puree in a blender.
- Strain (optional but it eliminates the excess raspberry seeds)
- Place in a jar with a lid.
- Place ice, brewed tea, frozen peaches and fruit syrup in a glass.
If only we had a pool to enjoy this while lounging on a floaty. Cough cough, hint hint, are you reading this babe? Okay, wishful thinking… but a girl can dream right?