Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Grapefruit Goodness

The other day I saw that grapefruits were on sale and I was really craving a refreshing fruit juice. So, I bought some grapefruits, rosemary, and some sparkling water to make this luscious concoction.
First, I squeezed about 6 grapefruits, strained into a canister, then I took a whole pack of rosemary and pounded the steams with the back of my carving knife to release the aromas. Then added the rosemary to the grapefruit. I then put the juice in refrigerator to let steep for a couple hours. In the meantime, I made a quick simple syrup using a 1/4 a cup of pure cane sugar and a 1/4 cup of water, bring to a boil until the sugar dissolves, let cool then add to grapefruit juice.
Finally I filled a glass with ice and poured half the glass with the sparkling water then the rest with the tasty juice. It definitely quenched my craving.

Molten Lava Cake

Last night I made my brother a molten lava cake for his birthday. It was so darn good.
I got the recipe from Paula Deen from the Food Network. The only changes I made was I added Starbucks chocolate liquor instead of the orange liquor and I used a 4 oz ramekin. I cooked the little cakes for about 7 minutes instead of the recommended 12 minutes. If you are a chocolate lover, I highly suggest you make this recipe. You can find her recipe here.

The picture came out terrible.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


I am so excited! My skirt tutorial was featured today on this sweet blog.
It feels good that someone out there used my tutorial that took me hours to put together! I had no idea any would actually use it.
I got about 150 hits today. I guess I'm going to have to start getting busy and creative! Scary.
Thanks again, Ayumills, from Pink Penguin!