St. Louis has surpassed the high of 95 degrees today…and we’re quickly about to pass 97. If you’ve had the opportunity to experience a St. Louis summer, the humidity just doesn’t stop. The goal today is to stay cool, hydrated, and indoors!
With the weekend cleaning and laundry complete, and the temperature ever rising, I decided to tap into the creative juices and try baking something new. I’ve had some raspberries in my fridge for a few days that needed to be enjoyed sooner rather than later, so I found a buzz worthy lemon-raspberry muffin recipe on Lauren’s blog, Tastes Better from Scratch. They were delicious AND healthy! You can find the recipe here.
I substituted almond milk for the cows milk, Stevia for the sugar, and whole wheat flour for the white flour. They would even be delicious with local honey drizzled on top! For the pup, I froze parsely leaves in my ice cube trays – the frozen parsely cubes are a perfect cool treat for the pup after our walks, and as an added benefit, the parsely helps freshen his breath! He might need a few more…
Yes, that is a hexagon shaped ice cube from my “honeycomb” themed ice tray.
With the baking done for the day, the last item on the agenda is a fresh manicure. Last week on vacation I wore Royal Jelly as I was going for a more “calm” look, but today’s color of choice is Maria’s Rose, named after my first queen bee, Maria. It’s an energizing hue to help me hit the ground running at the return of the work week.
How are you staying cool this weekend?