Ice Cold Lemonade, #DoodlewashDinner

Charlie at Doodlewash has declared this month’s adventure as #DoodlewashDinner, which sounds like a lot of great potluck fun.  Yesterday, National Lemonade Day, our local temperature hit 80 degrees, which made it a perfect day for an ice cold lemonade in a frosty glass.  Since I didn’t have any real lemons and wanted to spend the day playing with my paints, I decided to paint some instead.

Ice Cold Lemonade

Ice Cold Lemonade

Lemonade dates back to ancient Egypt and was surely quite refreshing in that heat, even if they didn’t have ice cubes.  Usually lemonade comes in the regular yellow variety or in pink, which is created by adding the juice of your favorite red fruit.  The best lemonade I ever had was infused with a slight hint of lavender, and I have also had it infused with rosemary – delicious!

National Blueberry Pie Day – #doodlewashaday

Today I offer you a slice of blueberry pie in honor of this national holiday.  Blueberries are considered one of the world’s healthiest foods.  Each is an amazing source of antioxidants, vitamin K, vitamin C, and fiber, and blueberries promote heart and brain health among other good things.

National Blueberry Pie Day #doodlewashaday

National Blueberry Pie Day #doodlewashaday

An interesting fact is that blueberry pie is the official dessert of the state of Maine, which makes sense because their official fruit is a blueberry.  Who knew states have official desserts?  Curiously I googled Ohio’s official state dessert, but alas we do not seem to have one.  We are also slighted because our official state fruit is a tomato.  What? A tomato?  Oh well, our farmers grow pretty awesome tomatoes here in the summer, but I don’t think tomato pie sounds very appealing for dessert.  Do you want that with or without whipped cream?  HA!  Happy National Blueberry Pie Day!