Lime in the Coconut

(you put the) Lime in the Coconut

Song Lime in the Coconut

Well, we have Harry Nilsson to thank for this painting! I loved this song as a kid- I had no idea what the words meant! I still don’t…all I know is you put the lime in the coconut and you drink it all up…and  you feel better! This song was like dessert for your ears when it came on the radio. You wouldn’t dare turn the station. It’s the kind of song you secretly feel proud that you know every word!

Lime in the Coconut

Lime in the Coconut, inspired by the 1970’s song

 

Orange twist icecream cone

Orange Creme Twist

The perfect summer icecream treat! Just what kind of orange icecream is that? Is it sherbet? Whatever it is, I’ll take it slightly creamy and melt-y! The only problem with icecream is when it’s gone! Just delightful!

Orange twist icecream cone

Orange creme icecream cone-orange and vanilla twist icecream

Frozen Pink Lemonade

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Frozen Pink Lemonade

After  ripping  the plastic strip off the can, removing the aluminum disk from  the end, I would hold that can for a few seconds then wait for the “scccuuuupppppp” sound as the plop of pink creamy ice fell into the pitcher. I remember being in such a hurry to make it that filling 3 whole cans of water seemed like an eternity. The sticky, gooey mess would be left on the counter, along with whatever utensil could find to make it. Then, after selecting a glass as impressive as this pink drink, I would find the perfect spot to enjoy it. The ritual involved with pink lemonade hasn’t changed much and while buying a carton may seem easier, there is something about the canned frozen pink lemonade that remains  my prefered method of classic, summer-must enjoyment.

Hot Mess

hotmess

Hot Mess: 6″ x 6″ oil on gessobord

Cherry pie from fresh cherries? Nonsense! Who needs fresh when the can are so tasty! Nothing is more American than a slice of pie on the 4th of July! Hope you had yours! Happy 4th!  And yes, this painting and the pie were a hot mess, but oh so delicious!

Look to the Cookie!

Black and White Cookie

“Look to the Cookie!” Jerry Seinfeld put it best!

Who doesn’t like the Black and White Cookie??!! Hard to resist, no matter what the season. Jerry Seinfeld, while standing in a deli with Elaine, says its the key to racial harmony! If only it were that easy…..and tasty!

Cookie provided by Lakeside Farms, Ballston Lake, NY

 

Christmas Candy

Christmas Ribbon Candy

hardcandyYou could always count on a glass dish filled with these little candy treasures at my grandmothers.  The bowl was always strategically placed waiting for our little fingers to sneak 3 or 4 at a time! I would load a few in my pockets and eat on the ride home. It was like eating a  kaleidoscope! Every color  and shape seemed different and more special than the next. The Christmas memories I from being a kids of the 60’s and 70’s  stay with me now as I put out the dish for my nieces and nephews to marvel, and hopefully take a few home for their car ride. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Lisa David Daily painting, twinkies

Twinkies, Of Course

Lisa David Daily painting, twinkies

Twinkies, Of Course, 6″ x 6″ Oil on gesso board

Every kid at some point needs to eat a Twinkie. I know, I know….they are terrible for you! But, have you ever had a Twinkie with an iced-cold glass of milk? Yeah, they are still terrible. Twinkies were part of “normal” childhood-or what I thought all the normal, cool kids had! I had to include Twinkies, Of Course in the Summer As It Was. And now, I think I’ll pour a nice glass of milk!