Tasty Tuesday – Summer Ice Cream Recipes

Summer Ice Cream Recipes from 4virtu Blog

Ice cream is mandatory for summer.  Eating it in the blazing sun with creamy rivulets cascading down your hand and arm is part of the summer ritual.  For Tasty Tuesday, we are focused on those creamy rivulets – summer ice cream recipes.  Are you ready to eat some ice cream?? Ice cream making at home […] Read more »

Summer Corn Recipe Roundup for Tasty Tuesday

Summer Corn Recipe Roundup from 4virtu Blog

Do you like to get creative with your summer corn?  Or do you just want to dig in and eat it right off the cob with butter melting down your chin?  I can go either way!  I love the summer chowders and salads but sometimes, just give me the crunch of the cob (extra salt, […] Read more »

Preparing for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland 7/25 – 7/31

In 1984 at the close of the Holy Year of Redemption, over 300,000 young people from around the world responded to the invitation of His Holiness John Paul II for an International Jubilee of youth on Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s square. Looking out to the crowds who answered his invitation he said, “What a […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Summer Peach Recipes

Summer Peach Recipe Roundup from 4virtu Blog

Summer is the month that we start to see an excess of peaches in the markets and with so much juicy goodness, how can we resist some of the best peach recipes on the internet? Remember, peaches are a great addition to some savory dishes as well! How are you using peaches this summer? Brisket […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Watermelon Recipe Roundup for Summer!

Watermelon Recipe Roundup from 4virtu Blog

Some people scream for ice cream but give me a hunk of juicy, ripe watermelon any day!  Sticky sweet, it is refreshing and soooo satisfyingly summer. We asked our favorite bloggers to share their best watermelon recipes and the results will keep you happily munching watermelon for the rest of the season! Watermelon Candy by […] Read more »

10 Tips for Healthy Summer Hydration

Higher temperatures, more physical activity and plenty of time in the outdoors means that we need to stay hydrated and make sure the kiddos are drinking enough water. Also, some age groups, like smaller children and older adults are at a higher risk for dehydrating, as well as those with medical conditions.  Exercise and hot […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Summer Tomato Recipes

Tomato Recipe Roundup from 4virtu

Just like Summer Peach recipes, summer tomato recipes are flooding our senses and bellies – hopefully! The August harvest of summer tomatoes is one of the most delicious of the year. Don’t forget to get enough to preserve for use this winter! How are you using summer tomatoes in your recipes this summer? Summer Tomato […] Read more »

Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day and New Evangelization

Pope Francis raised the July 22 memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to a  formal feast on the church’s liturgical calendar. St. Mary Magdalene is being recognized for her role as the first to witness Christ’s resurrection and as a “true and authentic evangelizer”. In the article for the Vatican newspaper, Archbishop Arthur Roche, secretary of the […] Read more »

Summer Vegetable Recipes – Are you ready?

Summer vegetables are starting to come in.  Farmer’s Markets are opening across the country in anticipation of summer crops.  I am ready!  How about you?  So many good things are coming into season – check out what’s in season for June, July, and August and create your summer recipes accordingly! After the long winter, what […] Read more »

Super Summer Popsicle Recipes

A wonderful way to cool down as the temps climb is popsicles! They are fun to make and fun to eat – make it a summer project. We have healthy choices as well as some that are a bit more indulgent – gummy bears anyone? How are you staying cool as summer approaches? Gummy Bear and […] Read more »