With temperatures hitting the 30s this week, Australia has had a taste of summer and the time is ripe to cool down with ice-cold, refreshing treats. I smiled when I saw my friend and fellow Canberra blogger Zoe's tweet with a picture of her kiddies cooling off under the sprinkler, as it reminded of some memorable water fights with family and friends, and also of one stinking hot December about four years ago when Peter and I rented a place just off ANZAC Parade. After walking home from the city in 30+ degrees every afternoon, we'd strip down to our underwear and (like a pair of children) hose each other off in the privacy of the park-like back garden. Talk about a great way to chill out!
Pedro Ximenez, Vanilla & Raisin Ice Cream
'The Andalusian towns of Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlucar de Barrameda and Puerto de Santa Maria ... are ribboned with vineyards. According to Spanish law, the Palamino Fino grapes harvested from these vines are the only ones that can be used to make ... Spanish sherry. Jerez harbors most of the areas bodegas, the warehouses in which the legendary wines are fermented, aged and bottled'. Joyce Goldstein, Savouring Spain & Portugal.
Basil, Lemon and Passionfruit Ice Cream
Chocolate and Mint Ice Cream
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