Sublime Lime :: Fruit Infusion

Believe it or not, summer is here! Well, it is for all of us who live in the Valley of the Sun. I love the warm weather; the long days, the backyard bbq's, cool lemonade and a big scoop of ice cream on an especially hot day like today (it is supposed to be 100 degrees, again!). I also love incorporating seasonal produce any way I can during this time of year. There is an abundance of seasonal fruit available, creating inexpensive, colorful, and beautiful options for entertaining.
Spotlight on Limes:
Limes are very reasonable, extremely flavorful and have a vibrant color that goes great with a wide range of colors for any outdoor, summertime event. A little goes a long way with limes. Whether you are cooking with them, or decorating with them. I love these placeholders Life Design Event Planning created for a past wedding reception:

And, these candle centerpieces:

Limes easily fill empty space, and add a chic and earthy feel...even if you just place a few here and there. Like this table setting Life Design Event Planning created for an outdoor brunch:

Limes pair great with other shades of green, and look exceptionally well next to chocolate brown, gold, and shades of white.

There are also numerous recipes to try this season, all infused with (you guessed it!) LIMES! The most basic lime recipe that I use quite frequently, is to simply slice limes into round wheels and drop them in a large pitcher of ice water. The result is a refreshing and colorful glass of H2O!

Chicken with Lime Sauce & Raisin Couscous, Home Cooking

Citrus-Chili Shrimp, Home Cooking

Key Lime Ice Cream, Home Cooking

Key Lime Pie, Home Cooking

Lime Italian Ice, Food Network

Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers, Food Network

Watermelon Lime Spritzer, Food Network

White Chocolate Key-Lime Muffins or Cake, Home Cooking

My Favorite: Lime-Margarita Cupcakes, via Everyday with Rachel Ray. Β Mmmm...looks like I'll be doing some baking in the near future.

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"Lime Margarita Cupcakes" by GoodncrazyΒ is licensed under CC BY 2.0

These recipes sound so tasty! If you are interested in more entertaining ideas or someone to plan your next outdoor event, please contact Life Design Event Planning for more information.

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