21 June 2013
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Seattle celebrates the turning of spring to summer at the annual Fremont Solstice Parade-- complete with controversial naked, body painted bicyclists, huge floats paying homage to the sun goddess, street filled groups of belly dancers, bone shaking drum musicians and people dressed as genetically modified foods. The weekend is marked by celebration, a bit of recklessness and the kick off of summer festival season with the Fremont Fair sporting everything from funnel cakes to hacky sacks. I'll be there for the parade and a bit of market going under (hopefully) sunny skies.

Once you step away from the body paint, you're left with a need to celebrate further. No matter how you, or your city, celebrate the Solstice, here are a few ideas to keep the party going:

  • Drink this: This 'best margaritas' recipe is completely different than my own favorite. Plus, the illustration is pretty darn cute!
  • Eat this: I can't wait to try this bbq rib recipe. I love the humor injected into it as well-- hint: the recipe calls for a lawnchair. Hey, it's the longest day of the year, I've got time to sit around!
  • Or, eat this: Even though I'm not a vegan, I have been meatless/dairyless at different stages in my life and I'm always on the lookout for truly great, tasty recipes that fit the vegan outlook. This sriracha grilled tofu sounds pretty amazing.
  • Wear this: Grab a festival dress and a few accessories. Here's a bit of inspiration.
  • Make this: And, slip these barefoot sandals on to hang out in the late afternoon near the bbq, pool or for playing in the lawn with the kids!


Margaret said...

Wow--hope the weather was warm enough for them. :) It actually got pretty nice here in P-town. That margarita looks very interesting! I like beer, so I might enjoy it more than a regular margarita.

Stevie said...

I'd love to see naked body painted bicyclists! What a great party that would be!

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