Hack the backyard this summer
5 “Why didn’t I think of that before?” summer outdoor-dining hacks you need right now:
Keep your ice cream firmer
If you’re packing ice cream to go, harness the insulating power of bubble wrap. Seal up
pints with it to keep it cold. Your ice cream stays firm longer.
Want to serve chilled shrimp or devilled
eggs at your next get-together?
Fill a large bowl with a sealed bag of crushed ice or cubes and cover with lettuce
leaves. Place your apps on top to serve cool bites.
Help the grill master keep track of who ordered what.
Simply write their order and name on the underside of a disposable plate or on a piece of
masking tape stuck under a regular plate. No guessing, no missed orders.
Keep ants away from the table in a way that’s safe
for food, animals and kids.
Fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and vinegar, and spray liberally around eating
areas to keep these picnic-loving insects at bay.
Chill wine or bottled water in a flash.
Find a tall pitcher about the height of your wine bottle; fill halfway with ice water and
a handful of salt. Immerse the bottle and turn every few minutes. Your vino or bottled
water will chill in 20 minutes (or less!). Cheers!
Compliments Large Cooked Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Compliments Rich Chocolate Ice Cream
Compliments Buffalo Wing & Blue Cheese
Flavour EXTRAAA! Ridged Potato Chips
Coconut Pineapple Flavour Sparkling Water
Blackberry Flavour Fizzy Water
Lemon Lime Flavour Sparkling Water
Give this sparkling
summer sangria a go
this summer. Easy-peasy!
Pharmacy essentials: The outdoor edition
Stay summer-ready with all of first aid and outdoor essentials. Keep your sanitizing hand
wipes, antiseptic ointment, sunscreen, adhesive bandages, allergy meds and bug bite
spray handy in a waterproof case to keep out moisture. You’ll be ready for whatever
summer throws your way!