A Fête for the Fourth

A Fête for the Fourth

For an infusion of some of the season’s best indulgences, steep handfuls of sliced strawberries, cucumber, and basil in spring water for at least an hour. Serve over ice for a thirst-quencher worth sipping throughout the afternoon.

Text Melissa Lester
Photography Stephanie Welbourne Steele                        
Melissa Sturdivant Smith
Recipe Development and Food Styling Loren Wood

For more delicious, summer-perfect recipes, see “A Fête for the Fourth” on page 31 of the July/August 2017 issue

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  1. Yum….. all these photos above are making me hungry! It looks fantastic! The flank steak in particular is mouth-watering !

    Sadly, those of us in the New England area will be dealing with an usual heatwave this 4th so it is going to be rather uncomfortable for those who have no pool or central A/C (like me!)

    I wish everyone a wonderful 4th of July holiday and be safe celebrating ! Keep your family and pets well hydrated and find some time to savour the newest Victoria when a quiet moment is found !

    God bless !

    Brandon Hartford
    Te Deum Cottage


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