C and I just returned from an incredible bike ride from our house into Old Ballard. It was a bike ride that always seemed daunting to me over the years - the hills that seemed so steep at one time were mere 5º inclines. What I had once thought would take me hours to ride into town and back home only took me 20 minutes each way. It was a great lesson in breaking down fears and now I can't wait to do it more often. I think we'll venture down to ride into the farmer's market this Sunday and have brunch at our new restaurant.
For a little refresher, we made some homemade lemonade with our flower & herb ice cubes that we made a couple of days ago. Our back yard has got several pots of deliciously scented herbs and plants that were perfect for our ice cube experiment. We plucked lemon verbena (if you don't have one in your yard, get one! It's a most amazing smell when you brush against it), rose geranium flowers & leaves and rosemary. We embedded our little bits of nature into our IKEA ice cube trays with a little water and, voila! we have beautiful ice cubes to drop into our fresh lemonade...hello summer!!