Part of being a community store is ensuring that our pets and children are safe. I had Mimi enrolled in classes, as well as an additional program she may enjoy – becoming a certified therapy animal. She took her AKC Good Canine Citizenship Test yesterday and passed. This weekend, she will be taking her therapy animal test to qualify her for a volunteer position at senior homes and children’s hospitals. It was Mimi who took the tests, but her Mommy needed a drink though. So I feel all you Mommies out there. LOL! Mimi’s test adventures inspired this Grapefruit Ginger Basil Prosecco Spritzer.



First make the simple syrup. Bring to a simmer water, sugar, basil leaves and ginger. Chill in the refrigerator for later use.
Juice grapefruits or use store bought juice.

To serve, fill glass with 1/4 ginger basil syrup, 1/4 grapefruit juice and 1/2 Prosecco, champagne or anything bubbly.


This was so deliciously refreshing I am going to make it for Sunday Supper with our friends this weekend. It’s one of many Sunday Suppers Robert and I decided to have for our friends for their support of our wedding day. Nobody would let me cook that day, but I really wanted to make another day where I can cook for the best people around.


But first, my Grapefruit Ginger Basil Prosecco Cocktail…. and then I have a handler’s test to take online, and Mimi has her therapy animal evaluation on Saturday. :s  I don’t think she is ready for it. The worst that could happen is the playful pup thinks it’s play time and cannot focus and we’ll be sent home.  LOL.


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