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Create a summer recipe in six!

by TeamSixWords on July 21, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

SixContest #32: Refreshing Summer Dishes in Six Words

July’s heavy heat can wear us out, but there are many refreshing drinks and dishes to help us enjoy those longer summer days and warmer nights. For this SixContest, we challenge you to create a great summer recipe in just six words. Invent a new ice cream, a crisp summer salad or a cool cocktail. Create a dish that makes everyone say "oooh, what's THAT?" or a drink that says "yes, please, I'll have another!" Whatever you envision, capture the feeling of the season and let your culinary imagination run wild! Your Six Words can include a backstory (we love reading them) or the recipe details, but please submit only one entry per comment. So, what's your yummy six-word concoction?


This SixContest runs through Friday, 8/1 (two weeks!) until 3:00PM ET. Submit your entries in the comments below or on our social media pages (remember to tag @sixwords): facebook.com/sixwordmemoirs | twitter.com/sixwords | sixwordmemoirs.tumblr.com


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