June 12, 2010

"Hot Fun In The Summertime..."

 Hey, what does Summer taste like?






Hot Fun In The Summertime

23 comments:

  1. Bar-B-Q!!! Neighbors mowing their lawns, the smell of the grass... chlorine-soaked swimsuits drying on our railing outside. Lots of lemonade.

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  2. Summer tastes juicy, like watermelon or "muskmelon".

    It tastes cold, like ice cream or popcicles.

    It tastes tart, like lemonade or (in late summer) those sour green apples.

    It tastes a little gritty, from eating at picnics.

    And it tastes just plain good, like fried chicken!

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  3. Nice Dale. I like your descriptions of what summer tastes like. In addition to what you've said I'd add the following:

    Summer tastes like popscicles - watermelon, grape and orange flavored.

    Summer tastes like good, old fashioned BBQ'd ribs, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad and fresh squeezed lemonade. And of course grandma's favorite homemade pound cake.

    Summer tastes like salty water after a swim in the ocean or chlorine after a swim in the pool.

    Summer tastes like homemade icecream - strawberry, peach, vanilla and chocolate.

    Summer tastes just plain GOOD!

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  4. Summer tastes like Uncle James' barbeque and MuhDear's blackberry doobie. It tastes like sweet plums dangling through the fence just within reach. It tastes like lunch at the Tea House (e.g., fried chicken, collards, rice, and yams) and dinner at the Canton House (e.g., sweet and sour pork). It tastes like "cupsicles" from the Projects and snacks at the Hawk-Houston Boys Club. It tastes like crab legs and fondue and icecream and sweet tea. It tastes like Miss Lillie's cakes (just take your pick). Summertime tastes like home.

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  5. Lots of wonderful 'tastes' here--but how about the scents? Summertime is laden with smells of smoky hot bbqs grilling delicious meats, and scent of water on grass, chlorinated pools and suntan lotion (loved that Coppertone) and Breck hair blowing in the breeze. It smells of fresh cantaloupe and ice cream and juicy, dripping, soft and squishy peaches and apricots...the warm fuzz brushing against our skin.

    Summertime air is dense with smoky fireworks, and the smell of fog after a 'rare' hot day. Sometimes it is filled with the scent of HOT wind and cold cold cold red berry popsicles...

    It positively 'reeks' of fun and sweaty youth and surprises

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  6. Summer tastes like fresh cut, sweet, juicy watermelon, tree-ripened peaches, tomatoes from the garden, dark red cherries, corn on the cob, tender barbecue ribs dipped in sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, sweet tea and ice cream cones.

    It smells like summer rain, barbecue grills and freshly mowed grass.

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  7. Angela W.June 12, 2010

    I remember freeze pops that my mother use to make and going to Chicago every summer to see my grandmother. Eating cherries,sunflower seeds, pickle from the corner store and double dutch ;those were the days.

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  8. This is what reminds me of Summer time. No Doubt. One of the Best Old School tracks out there...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM3xTbI6ESA&feature=related

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  9. From where I live, in Maryland, it taste like a bushel of crabs boiled in old bay and beer. When I was younger I loved butter pecan ice cream, sweet tea and anything cooked on a grill. Can I say hot dogs that are almost burnt with baked beans and tuna fish and macaroni salad. I feel a cookout being planned soon. Yummy.

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  11. Summer tastes like fresh corn and hamburgers from the grill ... cherries ... and watermelon ... and fudgecicles!

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  12. For me, Summer taste like drinking warm water pouring from the garden hose that had been laying in the sun all day. This was back-in-the-day before the seemingly ubiquitous bottled water of today...a time when mom insisted that we drink from the hose lest we come in and trample dirt throughout the house.

    But also, Summer just tastes like my dad barbecuing in the backyard.

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  13. Biting into a pump peach and having the juice run down your chin. Picking up strawberries so big they appear to be on steroids and sweet as pure sugar cane.

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  14. Robin ChanayJune 14, 2010

    Taking a trip throught the herb garden. Lemon tarragon, pineapple basil, peppermint, mint, sage and...

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  15. watermelon sprinkled with salt.....

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  16. Corn on the cob, hamburgers on the grill, watermelon and Kool-aid!!

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  17. Summer tasts sweet like juicy watermellon with the seeds, none of those genetically altered seedless ones. Summer tasts like ice cold, super sweet sno balls and hucklebucks (a New Orleans delicacy of Kool-aid frozen into a paper cup and sold my the hucklebuck lady out of her home). Summer tastes like salt from the sweat streaming down your face after playing hard outside all day. Like Harris, I remember the taste of rubber from the water hose, because you could not go inside lest you let out the "air."

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  18. Stamatis M.June 24, 2010

    Summer tastes like the salt of the Mediterrenean sea, after you come home from spending the day by the water with your loved ones. You look in the mirror and you are one shade darker than you were the begining of the day. This is my most vivid memory from my childhood.

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  19. Summertime taste like the SWEAT that comes from
    walking outside around several blocks at lunch
    time. I do not walk everyday but when I do, I
    definitely can taste and feel the sun on my body...VITAMIN D...

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  20. anything with mint in it,...and vodka if you're over 21.

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  21. Summer tastes like the salt of the Mediterrenean sea, after you come home from spending the day by the water with your loved ones. You look in the mirror and you are one shade darker than you were the begining of the day. This is my most vivid memory from my childhood.

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  23. Nice Dale. I like your descriptions of what summer tastes like. In addition to what you've said I'd add the following:

    Summer tastes like popscicles - watermelon, grape and orange flavored.

    Summer tastes like good, old fashioned BBQ'd ribs, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad and fresh squeezed lemonade. And of course grandma's favorite homemade pound cake.

    Summer tastes like salty water after a swim in the ocean or chlorine after a swim in the pool.

    Summer tastes like homemade icecream - strawberry, peach, vanilla and chocolate.

    Summer tastes just plain GOOD!

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