Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Best Summer Drink ~ Lemon Italian-Ice Recipe

What can I say.. summer heat is on and it's time to get refreshed with a delicious drink!
Today I want to share with you a secret recipe of the most delicious "Italian-ice"... in Italian it's actually called GRANITA {probably because it's as hard as granite??}, it's a very popular homemade summer treat. You can eat it by itself in a cup or enjoy it in a drink. It's really good mixed in a glass of ice-tea... but my favorite way to eat it is in a big glass of Coke! {did you know I'm addicted to Coca-Cola?}.. just add a few big chunks to your drink, they will replace the ice-cubes and will slowly give a lemony flavor... :)
Ok, here is the recipe:

Lemon Italian-Ice  { a.k.a. ~ Granita di Limone ~}

  • 4 big lemons
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup sugar
Boil the water with the sugar, until dissolved. Let it cool down.
Squeeze the lemons and add their juice to the sweet water.
Pour the mix in a container (preferably with lid) and put it in the freezer until completely frozen (it should take a couple of hours).
Take it out of the freezer 20 minutes before trying to serve it... it will be very hard! Use a strong spoon to scrape the ice.
Serve it in bowls or in your favorite drink.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Our One Day Camping Experience..

Well, here I am!! This is my first summer post from the beautiful Colorado! Yes.... I made it... I didn't get lost in the forest... :)  I say this because for the first time, me and my husband decided to break our 18 hours usual road-trip {from Cali to Colo}spending one night in tent!!! I think it was a great idea because we all had a blast!
We are not campers, we have 0 experience. The only two times we went camping in the past we were with friends who put up the tent for us, cooked for us, brought all the tools and food... basically everything. This time it was just us. It was our adventure.
We found a camping ground on Lake Tahoe {huuuge lake!! so gorgeous!}, we built our tent and made the fire. I cooked sausages, fresh corn, melted fresh mozzarella and in the morning I even made espresso!! Everything on our camp-fire... so much fun!
We will definitely do it again... it's also much cheaper than to spend a night in a hotel, as we usually do.
Here's some of the pictures I took:


Hope you're having a great week-end!!






Saturday, June 1, 2013

Happy Mail ~ Cute Shop Feature

It doesn't happen very often to receive what people call Happy Mail... in my case it was a lovely package from an adorable Etsy shop: Annabell & Louise Designs. I recently won a gift card giveaway from their shop and I ordered a whole bunch of super cute items!!! I want to share some with you.. I love them all!

 ...I like sewing very much, and my sewing machine... I HAD to have this necklace!! It reminds me of my grandma's old sewing machine....
 These earrings are big and bright!!! Perfect for summer! They are made of wood and they are soooo light! I love wearing them...

I'm also in love with this ring... isn't it precious?
I took these pictures and shared them on my instagram page (Do you have an instagram account? Follow me HERE!!).

You can find more of Annabell and Louise's lovely items in their SHOP. They have different type of necklaces, rings, hair-clips... go check it out!!!