Friday, June 26, 2009

Summer Temptations

Since Summer is such a social, outdoorsy season - I always find myself going out and being tempted by lots of quick, unhealthy, but YUMMY foods that are available at market stalls and vendor carts at the beach. They are so accessible, and so TEMPTING! As I have posted before, Brian is the health-conscious one in this household - always checking the items we buy at the supermarket for sodium content and trans fat levels (all stuff that I have never payed any attention to in the past).
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We pretty much avoid Fast Food restaurants, and keep clear of all those deep fried yummies at the markets, but one thing that we LOVE about Summer is all the FROZEN YOGURT!!!! Frozen Yogurt would have to be my biggest quick-access summer temptation. I am not sure really how healthy it is, especially when I mix chocolate in along with my fruit toppings, hehehehe.

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What is your biggest Summer Temptation?

(the Winner of the Simply U Jewelry Giveaway is Avant Garde, congrats! Can you please give me your email address?).

44 comments:

Olivia Rae said...

I'm completely with you... ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato are my weaknesses. I really am almost not capable of turning it down ESPECIALLY in summer! It's just sooo good.

Little Miss Tiara said...

AHAHAHA! Those pictures are so yummy! I love ICE CREAM! Ice creams win my heart! Especially when it's summer all the year, lol :P

and congrats to Avant Garde! Haa... I envy her :/ lol :P

--C said...

We just got a Tropical Snow stand near my house and I am SHOCKED at how much I love shaved ice in all the crazy flavors they have. Who knew? :)

Kristin said...

Ice cream and frozen custard! I simply cannot get enough during the summer months.

There's also all that wonderful bbq'ing going on that smells so darn delicious, you can't help but get hungry for a burger and corn on the cob!

ReadyGo said...

That frozen yogurt looks delicious!

I like ice cream but this summer (strangely) it seems my temptation is Mexican food (with margarita!) ;) yummy

Brooke said...

I haven't received my swap yet, I am anxiously awaiting though :) Bethany should have gotten hers weds or thurs. Thanks

avant garde said...

hi! yeah, i'm so excited!! my e-mail address is pulsiferrobin@gmail.com looking forward to getting my little present! oh, and my summer splurge, calorie-wise is definitely ice cream. i'd rather have it once in a while and have the real thing. with hot fudge on top. so yummy.

Jessie Cacciola said...

tomatoes! ;)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

ice creams, ice creams, ice creams! just can't say no!
hope you have a lovely weekend!
xo

Carol said...

I agree! So many temptations! I went to happy hour last night and had some sliders, so good!!

Maki said...

Summer temptation.... Hmmmm..

I "LOVE" frozen yogurt of course, and smoothies and Italian Ice. Florida is hot all year around, but Summer gets super super HOT, so I can't live without these yummy stuff - they make me happy:)

Have a fabulous weekend, Dionne!
xx

Nicole Marie said...

i am so on the new tart frozen yogurt train! so yummy!!

Melissa said...

The outdoor food is the best!

Lindsey said...

I think that since we are teachers with little money and nothing to do in the summer, the biggest temptation is to eat out too much. I never used to before meeting Jon, but he DOES NOT like home cooked food (I KNOW!) And we have to make a pact each summer to only eat out 2 or 3 times per week. It's easy to do when we just need some reason to get out of the house. (But I hate it.)

Lily G. said...

I'm so with you with the frozen yogurt. I even did a post on my blog dedicated just to frozen yogurt bc I love it so much!!

liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

Yummers! I think strawberry shortcake is my weakness...oh so delicious!

p.s. I'll post my swap gift as soon as it arrives!

Ali said...

Just came across your blog through The Pink Needle and love it! Big fan of the swap you did.

Oh, and I'm a frozen yogurt fiend! Proof here: http://www.citysearch.com/list/67625

-Ali (alibdubrow.blogspot.com)

simplesong said...

i'm with you ... so many temptations ... lately i'm all about ice cream + ice coffees...not good for you but so tasty!

Little House on Green said...

Definiely frozen yogurt, and I heard Pinkberry is introducing a couple new flavors (we're going to a sneak peak tasting tonight!), I can't wait!

I just caught up on your blog and I can't believe I missed the So Cal Blogger meet up :( I'm in Pasadena . . . shoot. Next time for sure!

SK said...

that cart is so cute! and i am also a huge fan of frozen yogurt :)

frozen yogurt in korea is pretty good too (i'm sure you already know the pinkberry/redmango craze) so i hope you go to korea soon and try it there as well!

Morning T said...

Mojito's are a big indulgence for me in the summer. Your blog is fabulous!
Thanks for visiting me today.

Kristin said...

Cherries! I can eat them by the bag!!

muchlove said...

Despite it being winter here (as you know), I LOVE the thought of ice cream on a hot summer day... or some bubble tea. yummmmmm

simply blogged said...

I love frozen yogurt and we try to not eat fast food either but today we did. I am feeling it too.

Sabrina said...

I think mine would have to be a rather recent find: Coconut Bliss (coconut milk ice cream - 1000x better than soy milk ice cream), in Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge.

So, so delightful.

photojoy said...

I love tomatos, watermelon, and jelly with a mix of cubed fresh fruits inside. I love icecream and pastries as well but I'd better stay away from those for a while. I don't think I'd make it,though.

thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

One word: sundresses. I know they're not edible (which is a good thing) but the nice weather just makes me want new ones.

Ooh and a nice big bouquet of peonies- my new favorite flowers

TheBeautyFile said...

yum yum yum!!! looks amazing! i love the "plain fro-yo," it's so bitter, yet so sweet! i have to say, my FAVORITE thing of summer is all the amazing fruit...i could survive on mangoes, blueberries, strawberries & raspberries and be a very happy girl! i'm adding you to my links...your blog is so much fun!

iva yaneva said...

Yoghurt is actually very healthy if it is the real thing. It has a bacteria that I recently read scientists used to try curing aids with (not sure how far they went). But since that bacteria lives only in eastern europe and dies a couple of weeks after it has been transported to another region, what most of the word eats is just something that tastes like yoghurt. Ok, don't think of me like some kind of a geek, I know all this just because yoghurt is one of the national symbols of my country :)

I have a lot of summer temptations like ice cream and frappuccino, but me and my bf are trying to eat healthier, so I do my best to avoid them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I took a look at your designs at Etsy and I must say that they are lovely! :)
Have a great weekend!

IvaY

sel said...

i love frozen yoghurt with fruits or nuts as toppings! they don't melt as quickly as ice-cream which is a bonus too :)

ps: glad you like ickle & Lardee too.

life according to celia... said...

this new frozen yogurt place opened up right by my house about a month ago and i went five times in the first week. how embarrassing...

concrete & honey said...

your illustrations are perfection - i love the pastel colours you use - divine - so glad you came to visit so i could find your blog!

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Definitely cocktails!! Very bad... Lucky its winter in Sydney!!! xx

pixelhazard said...

salads, strawberries and mascapone...oh its tough to think summer when I'm freezing cold. Strawberry frozen yogurt is for all times of the year!

surimay said...

hello! thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog :D
i adore yours! hmmmm summer temptation... haha anything ice cream related! it's winter here...and i'm still eating ice cream! lols.

Bri said...

Gelato. Can't ever get enough.

{lovely little things} said...

Anything down in Pike place market - Beecher's flagship Macaroni and Cheese (THE BEST!!), strawberry rhubarb tarts at Le Panier, fresh grapes and berries from the stalls, I usually end up with WAY more stuff that I planned.

DaisyChain said...

fresh, locally picked summer berries!

live a colorful life said...

Watermelon. Which up until about three years ago I didn't even like! (hmmm....could hormones have anything to do with my craving watermelon now?) anyway, thanks for commenting on my blog. I would have emailed you but couldn't find your email address.

P.S. my word verification word is "shame." Ha! What's up with that?

Sarah said...

Beer! The fiance and I love to walk to this place, right on the water, listen to live music and sip a beer on a random weekday night. It is summer year-round though, so lucky us we can do this whenever we want!

Amanda Nicole said...

My fave summer treat is real Italian gelato. Not quite ice cream, not quite sorbet, but something just perfect in the middle.

Phoenix said...

I adore your photos so much! Especially the one of the fruit that made me really hungry...

summer temptations include: putting fresh strawberries on just about EVERYTHING, root beer floats for dessert after dinner every night, and ah. yes. Ben and Jerry's Phish Food. Hey, I never claimed to be healthy either...

Shanna Suburbia said...

I'm also a sucker for froyo! My favorite place to go is Yogurtworld but Yogurtland is a close second.

Shanna Suburbia said...

Agree with Phoenix - Phish Food is my absolute favorite flavor of ice cream ever!