Posts tagged Summer
Travel Thursday: Vacation Destinations You'll Be At By Lunch - Hutchinson Island Edition

Summer is here and so is the urge for a summer vacation — or two. Not everyone wants to hop on a plane and it takes way too long to drive out of Florida. Luckily, there are plenty of great 48 hour getaways you can get to by lunch time, complete with great food, family friendly fun, and gorgeous beaches. This week we’re visiting Hutchinson Island!

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Saturday Sweets: Cool for the Summer Milkshakes at Sweetness Bakeshop

In anticipation of the hotter months in Miami, Sweetness Bakeshop is getting together with some local favorites in the blogger community to create milkshakes that will make the summer a little bit more bearable. The Cool for the Summer Series of Shakes will be available starting June 15th - all the way until Labor Day.

Of course, my love for Sweetness Bakeshop landed me a spot on their list repping MIAbites, along with Sef aka Burger Beast, Cari aka Fatgirl Hedonist, and Gio aka Chat Chow TV.

Here are the drool-worthy milkshakes you can expect:

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Miami Spice Preview: Estefan Kitchen To Host Exclusive Dinner

Miami Spice is almost here! That means the preview dinners are right around the corner. This year will be the 16th year of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)’s Miami Spice Restaurant Program.

First up on the calendar of preview dinners, GMCVB will be teaming up with Estefan Kitchen for an exclusive preview of the hot new Design District restaurant’s Miami Spice menu before the program kicks-off August 1, 2017.

For one night only, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, guests enjoyed a one-of-a-kind dining experience in a 1950’s Cuba inspired setting with Chef Odell Torres. The three-course meal will allow diners to relish in the flavors inspired by traditional Estefan family recipes and experience the new restaurant’s Miami Spice menu, available August through September. Priced at $55 per person (excluding tax, tip and additional beverage purchases) the dinner will include complimentary pours from Miami Spice sponsors Chandon, Stella Artois, Terrazas de los Andes and Fiji Water as well as the live entertainment the restaurant is known for.

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Saturday Sweets: Seaspice's No-Bake Lemon Mousse Recipe

Sticking with the theme of “it’s hot and summer is here,” this week’s Saturday Sweets is just as sweet and refreshing as last week’s feature. Seaspice’s Chef Jill Montinola was kind enough to share her no-bake Lemon Mousse recipe. This treat is bound to satisfy your sweet tooth in no time, as this easy to make dessert is a perfect balance of sweet and citrusy notes. This is just the kind of dessert you’ll crave on a hot summer day.

Lemon Mousse - Makes 3 glasses

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Saturday Sweets: Summer's Light & Fresh Fruity Desserts

Summer is just around the corner (even though it feels like it’s already here) and it’s got me thinking about refreshing sweets covered in fresh fruit. I’m usually all about everything chocolate, but there’s something brought on by the heat of summer that converts me - just for a bit - to a fruity dessert fiend.

Here are some of my favorite desserts that can be found around town this summer:

 

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