Basil- This is one of nature's most powerful herbs. It helps the body to combat cancerous changes in cells. It also helps in the digestive system.
Cooking outdoors is one of the pleasures of summer. Zucchini, squash and red peppers are fantastic on the grill. Just add a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Also, cucumber dill is a cool little item to have at the beach or park.
If you are planning on something longer than just outdoor cooking at home, at the beach or the park, keep this in mind; as you head off for fun in the sun, keep in mind that it's time for enjoying and relaxing. Leave your worries at home. Take advantages of special deals. Pack an ice chest with drinks and snacks. Check the weather and pack lightly. If you will be outdoors a lot, take along plenty of sunscreen. Don't forget your sunglasses, hat, and bathing suit cover-ups. If you will be camping, don't forget the bug spray. Take along a pair of shoes for walking if you plan to be doing this a lot. You will need a pair of flip-flops for the beach or swimming pool.
You will also want to be as prepared as possible for an emergency or unforeseen problem. Take along a first-aid kit, a cell phone and a credit card (just to use for an emergency purpose). Things seldom go as planned. Be flexible and avoid any undue stress. Take lots of time for just talking and sharing. This will be the moments you remember and cherish in months and years to come. Sometimes, we're determined to have a good time and then we forget to actually have fun. Remember, these times together with family and friends are about relaxing and enjoying time with the people you are with and getting away, even if it is just a cook-out.
What ever you are doing today, will be moments to remember tomorrow.