Saturday, July 14, 2012

Nudist Resort Sees Boost In Business As Temperatures Rise

I found this article CBS Local and thought to myself how finally it is acceptable to be a nudist without getting the cold shoulder from friends and family (well maybe friends,lol)



WILTON (CBS13) – Temperatures rising means business is booming at a place where folks are letting it all hang out.
“I tell you Dave, if you have friends who live in a nudist colony, tonight wouldn’t be a bad night to visit,” I said.
It was that comment to Dave Bender during Wednesday night’s broadcast that sparked an email from a nice lady.
Kitty told CBS13 the naked truth.
“It’s a nudist resort, not a colony, silly. And business, thanks to the area’s heat wave, has never been better,” wrote Kitty.
CBS13 ventured out to Wilton to Laguna Del Sol on, yes, Rawhide Lane to see how these sun-drenched skinny dippers are soaking in the summer sizzler.
“Obviously everybody wants to wear as little as possible when it’s hot. It’s too hot to mow the lawn, and you see people going where there’s water. And this is just a great place to go,” said Suzanne Schell, a visitor.
Suzanne and her hubby, Wayne, have been urging people to come out of their shell for years, but fighting through the stigma of being a nudist hasn’t been easy.
We asked Wayne what is the biggest misconception about nudists. He replied, “I think they think it’s a sexually oriented recreation, and it’s not.”
The Schells call this 250-acre resort family-friendly; and even though they’re nude, dude, no shenanigans are allowed. It’s just good clean fun.
“It’s a recreation like any other campground or resort. We have archery here; pickle ball is really popular right now; water volleyball,” said Wayne.
Archery might be kind of dangerous.
Their sense of humor was easy to find. Where would they hide it?
Lisa Flannery isn’t hiding anything. She’s one of 80 full-time residents of Laguna Del Sol and wouldn’t have it any other way.
“It’s absolutely heaven, every day. When you come in here to come home, all your stress is left at the gate,” said Flannery.
Others say being here fuels their “fountain of youth.” From hopping on a bike to enjoying the scenery to soaking in the pool, it got us thinking, “Who was really the fool on this 100-plus degree day?”
“I know you’re definitely hot. It’s time for a swim,” said Lisa.
No, I didn’t jump in, but I stand corrected. This is a resort and the people are as friendly as they are free.
If you’re ready to have a ball and come out to Laguna Del Sol, there is a day rate. Everyone’s welcome, and don’t worry about what to wear.
And, this boost in business comes during a perfect week. That’s because it’s National Nude Recreation Week

Friday, July 13, 2012

The love of Pina Coladas


   Here are a few great pina colada recipes. 

Some are drinks and some are food  delights.

We all enjoy nice refreshing tutti fruity drinks, but if we can have a fresh pina colada in a topped coconut, that is the bomb! Close your eyes with me <- ->  Now think about that hammock that you are lying in and the waitress wakes you up from a small nap handing you your fresh pina colada that you ordered. There is a slow breeze from the ocean and the sun is high up in the sky placing a wide shadow over you from the palm trees hanging  above you. How would that taste? I am thinking it would be pretty damn good!

  • Pina Colada Recipe – This top-rated recipe from Ms. Paula Deen sounds simply divine! You’ll need rum, coconut cream, coconut milk, pineapple chunks and slices and of course, ice.
  • Pina Colada Mojito Recipe – Emeril Lagasse kicks it up a notch with this tropical beverage that calls for Mint Syrup, unsweetened coconut milk, pineapple juice, raw cane sugar, coconut and pineapple flavored rums, mint leaves and ice.
  • Pina Colada Scallop Brochettes – Food Network’s Sandra Lee shares her delicious scallop recipe with you. You’ll need large sea scallops, frozen pina colada mix, light rum, fresh pineapple wedges and shredded sweetened coconut.
  • Pina Colada Smoothie – This refreshing beverage takes just minutes to whip up and is perfect for the entire family – no alcohol is included. You’ll need fresh pineapple chunks, banana, unsweetened coconut milk, honey and ice cubes.
  • Pina Colada Sorbet Recipe – This dish, from Food Networks The Neelys, uses pineapple juice, dark rum, coconut extract, shredded coconut, cream of coconut, whipping cream, confectioners’ sugar and pineapple bits. You’ll need a blender and an ice cream machine too.
  • Pina Colada Sundae – This recipe, from Rachael Rae, calls for butter, sugar, ginger, pineapple, coconut sorbet or ice cream, rum and cherries and ginger cookies for garnish.
  • Pina Colada Cupcakes Recipes – Gina shares her delightful sweet treat recipe perfect for all ages.
  • Pina Colada Cheesecake Recipe – Enjoy a slice, or two, of this delicious tropical dessert. This recipe, from the folks at Dole, has rum in it.
  • Pina Colada Cheesecake – This recipe calls for reduced-fat cream cheese, cream of coconut, rum extract, eggs, shortbread cookies, flaked coconut, fresh pineapple, apple jelly, sugar, 2% milk and butter. YUM!
  • Pina Colada Pie – Sandra Lee does it again with this exotic dessert. You’ll need coconut milk, rum extract, instant vanilla pudding and pie filling, whipped topping, pie crust, shredded coconut and pineapple-coconut nectar. Delish!
And if you like Pina Coladas, and who doesn’t, take a trip down memory lane and listen to the 1979 hit "Pina Colada Song" by Rupert Holmes. Happy National Pina Colada Day! Cheers!

National Pina Colada Day

This article was very enticing! We all have had pina coladas, But having them fresh is even better.
So as we celebrate national pina colada day which is a favorite of mine) Think on how to make your pina coladas even better and post them in the comments:)

The expression "it's five o'clock somewhere" might hold more weight today in honor of this national holiday. The official drink of Puerto Rico, a pina colada is made with rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice. The drink is believed to have been created by Ramón Marrero for the customers of the Caribe Hilton's Beachcomber Bar.
While the drink is delicious, it can pack a punch of up to 425 calories. Instead, opt for this lighter version at only 125 calories from Cooking Light.
Recipe: Lighter Pina Coladas
2 cups flaked sweetened coconut 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated fat-free milk 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple 2 1/2 cups ice cubes 3/4 cup gold rum (such as Bacardi Gold) 1/4 cup pineapple juice 2 tablespoons light agave nectar 8 fresh pineapple slices
Combine 2 cups coconut and evaporated milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and cook until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil), about 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
Arrange pineapple in a single layer on a baking sheet; freeze at least 1 hour or until firm.
Strain coconut mixture through a sieve over a medium bowl, pressing coconut with the back of a spoon to remove as much milk as possible. Discard solids.
Combine pineapple, ice cubes, rum, juice, and agave nectar in a blender; process mixture until smooth. Add milk mixture, and process until smooth. Serve with pineapple slices.
Visit cookinglight.com for a step-by-step guide to this recipe.