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Technically, it’s not summer yet. But after a sweltering Memorial Day weekend spent by the lake and water that’s already warm enough to swim in, I’ve officially shifted into summer mode. Summers in Northern Michigan are fleeting. One month you’re wiggling your toes in the sand as you bask in bright sunlight and the next you find yourself regretting that you didn’t fill your summer with enough of that sort of thing. So I’ve been working on a plan that maximizes beach time and minimizes kitchen time, without sacrificing anything in yumminess.
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I love the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I love the calm, quiet coziness that settles in after the mad dash from Thanksgiving to Christmas and I love that the week begins and ends with champagne. What I don’t love is an empty champagne glass. It’s always a sad thing to reach the bottom of a glass of champagne, but I’ve recently discovered a way to mitigate that disappointment: Dried Tart Cherries. If you drop one of those perfectly plump little bits of brightness into your glass and then add the champagne, the cherry will languish there in the bottom, bubbling away and soaking up all that champagne-y goodness, so that draining the glass results in a tart, wine-infused treat rather than a sigh of regret.
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