Frose - The cocktail of the season is anything rose slushie. Joy District and ExPat are serving these up rooftop and sidewalk style, and even without a fancy slushy machine it's as easy as crushing ice in a blender, filling glasses, pouring rose ontop, adding a fun straw. Watermelon Fizz cocktails - Fill glass 2/3 with watermelon juice ("squeeze" yourself by chopping, then blending in a juicer or blender), 1/3 Vodka, and splash of Ginger Beer. Garnish with lime, watermelon slice, and mint. Also fun flavors for the kiddos without the vodka - Ginger Beer is just soda with beer in the name! Peach Ricotta Toasts - Toast fresh bread, slice in half, top with red pepper pesto, fresh ricotta, sliced peaches, mint. Garnish with curry powder, black pepper. Bacon Avocado Toasts - Toast fresh bread, slice in half, top with fresh guacamole, hard boiled egg, sliced radish, bacon, goat cheese, garnish with chives and black pepper. Strawberry Caprese Salad - Layer on a platter: strawberries, mini mozzarella "pearls", heirloom cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, drizzle with balsamic glaze, garnish with black pepper. Melon Salad - Layer on platter cantelope, honeydew slices, cucumber, proscuitto, mint, drizzle with honey, black pepper. Dress that garden for your party with fresh summer blooms in canning jars, votive candles in canning jars, all around tables, deck or garden - they are even perfect for hanging from branches for decor at different levels. Garden cakes are as easy as topping bakery cakes - from your local farmers market or bakery - with small buds and blooms - perfect for the season, and fast as 1,2,3. Simply cut small blooms like daisy or spray rose directly at the bottom of the bloom, and place ontop icing.
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Gov. Pritzker Honors National Guard, Gold Star FamiliesIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Sunday honored National Guard and Illinois Gold Star families at a ceremony in Marseilles.
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Student Athletes And Parents Plan Lawsuit To Resume School SportsParents and student athletes are crying foul as they put pressure on Illinois lawmakers and educators to reopen schools so fall sports can begin.
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Chicago Archdiocese Ordains 27 New DeaconsTwenty-seven new deacons now begin their service to the faithful in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
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Sheriff Warns Against Phone Scammers Pretending To Be Lake County SergeantThe Lake County Illinois Sheriff's Office is warning of a scam that sounds like a real phone call from the police.
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