A Quick Summer Recipe

During the summer, folks have a tendency to lean toward lighter meals in the evening. In fact, they like to toss something relatively simple together. Summertime offers a myriad of local fresh produce and the opportunity to fire up the grill. A quick and easy meal will help you save the fuss of lengthy preparation and leave plenty of time to have fun in the sun. Here are a few quick and savory possibilities for summer dishes:
Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki
Ingredients:
1lb of large shrimp, peeled & deveined
6 tbsp fresh lemon juice (divided)
2 tsp olive (divided)
3 tbsp fresh dill (divided)
1 tbsp fresh oregano
¾ cup Greek yogurt (divided)
2 minced garlic cloves (divided)
2 cucumbers
Black pepper
1 pint of cherry tomatoes
1 red onion
4 whole-wheat flatbreads
8 romaine lettuce leaves
Directions:
1)     Preheat grill pan
2)    Rinse the shrimp well and make sure they are well cleaned. Then stir together 2 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 tsp of olive oil, and 1tbsp of dill and oregano into a bowl. Add the shrimp and toss them in the mixture. Let them marinate for about 10 minutes.
3)    Mix ¼ cup of Greek yogurt with one minced clove of garlic, 2 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of dill in another bowl. Then, with a vegetable peeler, cut the cucumbers into lengthwise ribbons and discard the largely seeded area. Add the ribbons into the yogurt mixture and pepper to taste.
4)    Mix the remaining ½ cup of yogurt with 2 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 tbsp of dill and the other half of the minced garlic into another bowl for raita sauce. Add pepper to taste.
5)   Combine cherry tomatoes and 1/3 inch rings of onions in remaining olive oil into a bowl. Grill the shrimp with tomatoes and onion in a lightly oiled cast iron skillet or grill pan. Cook for about 5 minutes or until shrimps are bright red, tomatoes are soft and onions are golden and tender.
6)   Grill flatbread until slightly crisp. Then top flatbread evenly with cucumber salad, shrimp, onions, tomatoes and romaine. Add raita sauce if desired.
 Now you can sit outdoors and soak in the beautiful warm sunset. Enjoy!
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Outdoor Accessories

Your backyard resort is never complete without the associated outdooraccessories! Add a number of accessories that will make your outdoor lounging experience another level of comfortable and luxurious. Hello fun in the sun, and spectacular evening beneath the stars. Let’s take a look at a number of accessories that can make all the difference with your summer outdoor experience;
Patio Heaters:
First off, enjoy the warmth and enduring performance of an outdoor heater. On chilly summer nights, ignite the Hatchlands Outdoor Heater to enjoy a beautiful ambiance of dancing flames, while the heat emanated from the cylinder top will provide you warmth.
Umbrellas:
Nowadays, it is recommended to sit in the shade during peak hours of the day, as the sun emits harmful UV rays. Do you enjoy the sun, but want to be cautious between these hours? The perfect solution is a patio umbrella! The Oakengrove umbrella features a coral canopy with a slider mechanism that pivots as needed. The umbrella is perfect for shading adjacent lounge areas during the day. At night, it has solar-powered LED lights that shine below for an ambient-looking canopy.
Storage Boxes:
Coordinate your fire pit and other propane fueled accents with the remainder of your stylish outdoor space. The Hatchlands propane tank storagebox features a richly grained wood look, while acting as a secondary handy accent table or plant stand. It’s the perfect way to conceal a propane gas tank and to ensure all outdoor décor ties in together!
All in all, the outdoor accessories will make your summer a memosrable one. Sit outdoors in comfort and luxury, just as you would expect in a 5-star resort!
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Outdoor Lounge Seating

Are you looking for comfortable furniture that is ideal for lounging on sunny days? Ashley Furniture introduces their new contemporary outdoor furniture to blend with any style and budget. Create a space for chatting with friends and family or for hosting gatherings. When picking outdoor lounge seating, begin by selecting the configuration of the seating and the number of people you intend to seat, in order to accommodate your needs. Then you can make a decision about budget, design and comfort. Let’s take a look at some examples of outdoor lounge seating configurations;
First is a sectional. This is a classic choice among people who like to entertain or simple have the space for extra seating in their backyard. Take the Peckham Park 4-piece outdoor sectional set for example. Drift away in the deeply cushioned comfort of this 4-piece outdoor sectional set. It’s sleek l-shape, along with the matching ottoman, are made for entertaining, reading or taking a nap on a beautiful sunny day. Driftwood-hued wicker, mixed with high performing cushions and throws will create an enhanced setting.

Next, is a sofa or loveseat configuration which seats between 2-3 people. The Partanna loveseat will treat friends and family to rest and relaxation with its motion feature. Constructed of a durable aluminum frame and a chevron-woven wicker, the rocking base adds a delightful experience that will allow you and your guests to rock for hours. Get that country-feel right in your backyard!

Finally, the last configuration to consider is a lounge chair. The Partannaoutdoor motion lounge chair will have you while away in peace and tranquility for hours. A lounge chair is perfect for relaxing if you happen to be a lone wolf, and can be paired easily with any other form of seating as the easy addition when in need!

What kind of lounge seating do you see yourself choosing for your very own backyard resort?
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