July is for Beaches, Festivals & Picnics
July is here – the weather is hot and so is the grill. Now is the perfect time for beach picnics and backyard barbecues, swimming and sunbathing. We celebrate our nation’s 247th birthday with friends, family, fireworks and eating well.
July is such an amazing month in Florida! There is live music nearly every night, the breeze off the sea makes for perfect outdoor sports, and its festivals, festivals, festivals. Because of the heat, summer is also a good time to slow down, sit in the shade, and drink a cold glass of lemonade. Rest your soul, spend time chatting with loved ones and friends, and then bring your community together for a meal in the open air.
For beer lovers, the summer months are rich with opportunity. Check out beer-themed holidays such as July 4 (Independence Day, a day to savor American beer!), July 12 (Michelada Day), and July 18 (St. Arnoldus Day, patron saint of Belgian brewers and hops pickers).
In this issue, you’ll find ways to celebrate this summer, more Armchair Adventures, humor, and recipes that make good use of the abundant fruits available from your garden or the local farmer’s market.
I wish you fair skies, hot coals, and long, happy summer days at the beach.