Peach season always takes me back to fond memories of my grandmother, a favorite of which being when we went peach picking! My grandmother never got her driver's license, but her friend would drive over in her bouncy old pick-up truck and the three of us would pile in and head out to the orchards. I would just about eat myself sick on peaches while picking... it was glorious.
Lets be honest... artichokes can be intimidating to cook with. Sure, an easy spinach artichoke dip with quartered or diced canned artichokes is no problem, but working with fresh ones is another story. They require prepping by peeling and soaking or boiling, and they just look a tad bit wicked sitting on the shelf at the store.
Lemonade is such an iconic summertime treat. It embodies all of the fun elements of summer and just floods my senses with happy nostalgia. Normally this sweet drink is packed with processed sugar, but this year I opted to trade up for the many health benefits of local honey.