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2013 2013 2013 <center><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-b4z3t1-Ybr8/UeVJzXfQwvI/AAAAAAAAF60/LEEB9POQhDM/s1600/Pink+Lemonade+%231.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-b4z3t1-Ybr8/UeVJzXfQwvI/AAAAAAAAF60/LEEB9POQhDM/s1600/Pink+Lemonade+%231.jpg" /></a></center></br>Blogging prompts, as mentioned previously, are very much a part of The Colour Collaborative. We’re all exploring the same theme each month and I’m finding the variety of our responses absolutely fascinating. In July we’re all about summer. But what colour <i>is</i> summer? For me, it’s pink! </br></br>Sugary sticks of seaside rock, candyfloss at the fair, and marshmallows toasted on the campfire ... all pink. As are the grownup pleasures of watermelon, grapefruit sorbet, and pink lemonade (homemade from fresh lemons, with a dash of sloe gin* - recipe below). </br></br>One of the highlights of my childhood summers was the elicit pleasure of pink bubblegum. My mother didn’t allow us to buy it but Grandma Eva did. We always stayed with her for at least a week in the long school holidays, just me and my sister, sleeping side by side in the big double bed in the tiny spare bedroom with pink roses on the wallpaper. And almost every day we would visit <a target = "_blank" href="http://knitsofacto.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/lemon-fizzers.html">the sweetshop at the bottom of the hill</a> and buy Anglo Bubbly - "blows bigger bubbles" – and my favourite Lemon Fizzers, and Fry’s Turkish Delight - more pink! - for Grandma. </br></br>She made the best strawberry milkshakes too ... just full cream milk - 'Gold top' - whizzed with fresh strawberries, and a couple of drops of vanilla <i>extract</i> per glass. I still make them her way and they are pinkly sublime. And I still crystallise pink rose petals her way - what could be more quintessentially summery? - with a few drops of water added to the egg white, and a little too much caster sugar. </br></br>Other pink summer pleasures, past and present, that you can’t eat, because it hasn’t passed me by that so far this post is entirely about food! Pink jelly shoes; pink toenail polish; pink 'sticky plasters' to mend grazed knees; the soothing effect on sunburn and insect bites of pink Calamine lotion; and <a target = "_blank" href="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/41oF0nGQUbL_zps1eaaf812.jpg">The Family from One End Street</a>, found long ago in a second hand bookshop in a holiday town and read eagerly in a single, unforgettable, childhood summer afternoon spent lying in a hammock. </br></br>So, what colour is your summer? And what pink summer delights have I missed? </br></br><center><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ybQCmTNti2U/UeVWAyRR7-I/AAAAAAAAF7E/pRGOcvo3Wxw/s1600/Pink+Lemonade+%232.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ybQCmTNti2U/UeVWAyRR7-I/AAAAAAAAF7E/pRGOcvo3Wxw/s1600/Pink+Lemonade+%232.jpg" /></a></center></br></br><b>Pink Lemonade for grownups</b></br></br>You will need: 6 lemons, some sloe gin*, 4oz of sugar (5oz if you're making the lemonade for children and omitting the sloe gin), and 2 pints of water. </br></br>Dissolve the sugar in 8 fl oz of the water over a low heat and set aside to cool.</br>Juice 5 of the lemons and slice the 6th.</br>Strain the juice and pour into a large jug. Add the remaining water and the sugar syrup. Stir well and refrigerate.</br>To serve pour over ice and a slug of the sloe gin*, and garnish with the lemon slices and/or a sprig or two of mint. And enjoy! </br></br>* I make my own but I can also highly recommend <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.slamseysdrinks.co.uk/our-drinks/">Slamseys farm’s fruit gins</a> which can be bought mail order. And, as ever, that's <i>not</i> a sponsored mention Smile </br></br><blockquote><span style="font-size:78%;"><b>What is The Colour Collaborative?</b> All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff. Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when they work together? Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too. Starting small, with just five members for now, we'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways. 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We’re all exploring the same theme each month and I’m finding the variety of our responses absolutely fascinating. In July we’re all about summer. But what colour <i>is</i> summer? For me, it’s pink! </br></br>Sugary sticks of seaside rock, candyfloss at the fair, and marshmallows toasted on the campfire ... all pink. As are the grownup pleasures of watermelon, grapefruit sorbet, and pink lemonade (homemade from fresh lemons, with a dash of sloe gin* - recipe below). </br></br>One of the highlights of my childhood summers was the elicit pleasure of pink bubblegum. My mother didn’t allow us to buy it but Grandma Eva did. We always stayed with her for at least a week in the long school holidays, just me and my sister, sleeping side by side in the big double bed in the tiny spare bedroom with pink roses on the wallpaper. And almost every day we would visit <a target = "_blank" href="http://knitsofacto.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/lemon-fizzers.html">the sweetshop at the bottom of the hill</a> and buy Anglo Bubbly - "blows bigger bubbles" – and my favourite Lemon Fizzers, and Fry’s Turkish Delight - more pink! - for Grandma. </br></br>She made the best strawberry milkshakes too ... just full cream milk - 'Gold top' - whizzed with fresh strawberries, and a couple of drops of vanilla <i>extract</i> per glass. I still make them her way and they are pinkly sublime. And I still crystallise pink rose petals her way - what could be more quintessentially summery? - with a few drops of water added to the egg white, and a little too much caster sugar. </br></br>Other pink summer pleasures, past and present, that you can’t eat, because it hasn’t passed me by that so far this post is entirely about food! Pink jelly shoes; pink toenail polish; pink 'sticky plasters' to mend grazed knees; the soothing effect on sunburn and insect bites of pink Calamine lotion; and <a target = "_blank" href="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/41oF0nGQUbL_zps1eaaf812.jpg">The Family from One End Street</a>, found long ago in a second hand bookshop in a holiday town and read eagerly in a single, unforgettable, childhood summer afternoon spent lying in a hammock. </br></br>So, what colour is your summer? And what pink summer delights have I missed? </br></br><center><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ybQCmTNti2U/UeVWAyRR7-I/AAAAAAAAF7E/pRGOcvo3Wxw/s1600/Pink+Lemonade+%232.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ybQCmTNti2U/UeVWAyRR7-I/AAAAAAAAF7E/pRGOcvo3Wxw/s1600/Pink+Lemonade+%232.jpg" /></a></center></br></br><b>Pink Lemonade for grownups</b></br></br>You will need: 6 lemons, some sloe gin*, 4oz of sugar (5oz if you're making the lemonade for children and omitting the sloe gin), and 2 pints of water. </br></br>Dissolve the sugar in 8 fl oz of the water over a low heat and set aside to cool.</br>Juice 5 of the lemons and slice the 6th.</br>Strain the juice and pour into a large jug. Add the remaining water and the sugar syrup. Stir well and refrigerate.</br>To serve pour over ice and a slug of the sloe gin*, and garnish with the lemon slices and/or a sprig or two of mint. And enjoy! </br></br>* I make my own but I can also highly recommend <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.slamseysdrinks.co.uk/our-drinks/">Slamseys farm’s fruit gins</a> which can be bought mail order. And, as ever, that's <i>not</i> a sponsored mention Smile </br></br><blockquote><span style="font-size:78%;"><b>What is The Colour Collaborative?</b> All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff. Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when they work together? Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too. Starting small, with just five members for now, we'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways. 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