March 3rd, 2012 § § permalink
Another week has passed and while normally I bemoan the fact that time passes so quick, I’m happy to see the end of this week. It was actually a great week- I got to catch up with three good friends, and am brewing up some fun and exciting ideas. This weekend we’ll definitely be watching this show Sunday night- Baby Sloths– I could die for these little guys, and would happily snuggle one all day long!
While watching said sloths we’ll be drinking this- we just squeezed a bunch of fresh grapefruit juice with our new mega juicer.
Have a terrific weekend. xoxo
pictures & recipe
February 25th, 2012 § § permalink
I took today and Monday off, so I’ve got an extra long weekend- Yippie!!! I’m excited to have some time to get more sewing done. I’m almost done with my coat, and got some great fabric for some new dresses. Hopefully I’ll be able to post about them next week.
In addition to sewing, I’ve got a mamouth pile of paperwork to be gone through, filed and/or shredded. And I’ve got to get the second bedroom a bit better organized. Right now its just sort of a catch all room, and we dont use it as much as we’d like.
Before I leave you for the weekend, here’s the most adorable little baby, and I have a bowl full of blood and Cara Cara oranges, so I’ll be making BOTH of these cocktails.
I mean, how can you not fall in love with an albino baby koala bear?!
Blood Orange Gin Sparkler
Cara Cara Mimosas
Have a great weekend!!!
February 18th, 2012 § § permalink
This has been a doozy of a week! Lots going on at work. And quite frankly I’m pooped out! Got some fun things happening this weekend in addition to Maddie coming. On Sunday Christmas comes early with the Downton Abbey Christmas Special! Hooray!!
I’ve also got ambitious sewing plans that I’ll hopefully be able to show off at least a WIP on Monday.
In the meantime, hopefully this little guy will cheer you up as much as it did me.
And this is what we’re drinking all weekend! I’m putting the recipe below.
2 Tsp Raspberry Puree + glass of champagne= cheerful times!
Truly this drink is like instant happy. Just be careful, because you may end up drinking your dinner like I did last weekend! oops….
To make the Raspberry Puree (which you can use on top of ice cream, over pound cake, as a topping for chocolate cake, etc):
Combine 1 bag of frozen raspberries with 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 mins or so until its a bit thicker. Once thickened remove from heat and pour into a fine strainer over a bowl. Stir the heck out of the mixture in the strainer letting the good stuff drip into the bowl below. Be sure to scrape off the bottom of the strainer as there will be a lot of raspberry puree hiding there. Keep beating/stirring until all that’s left are seeds. This takes about 10 mins- and is a good arm work out. Then you’re done and can enjoy! The puree lasts for about a week+ in the fridge.
Once you try this you’ll want to keep a bag of raspberries in your freezer at all times. Don’t say I didnt warn you!