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A Spring Story

It’s That Michigan Moment in June…when the two-day rainstorm has finally subsided

Michigan Moment in June

…and the air feels as hot and heavy as a wet woolen sweater as the sun tries to break through the dark sky. The only sounds are the guitar strums coming from the upstairs window and the laughter of the girls in the pool two doors down.

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The tastes you are craving are the fresh cold berries from the market, a sweet juicy watermelon and the abundance of mint growing in your early garden…all dripping in fresh lime juice and a splash of rum.

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You sit on the still-set porch to peruse an old favorite book about beautiful summers, all while waiting for dusk.

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Because with this heat, and this humidity, tonight could just be the night the fireflies make their first appearance of the season. And THIS is a Michigan Moment in June.

Mojito Fruit Bowl

Mojito Fruit Bowl


sweet watermelon, cubed

fresh berries in season

chopped mint sprigs

juice of 1/2 lime

splash of white rum


serve in a parfait glass

and savor in the warm sun



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