Number two in the summer-refill popsicle series: the Sangria Pop! This one is super refreshing and healthy. We ate all six of them in a day. Definitely our favourite recipe so far:)! Enjoy summer, dear friends…
It’s summer… even here in the Netherlands temperatures are on the rise. Regular visitors of our blog will remember the legendary Summer Refill Recipes of 2014 and 2013; some yummy smoothies to boost your energy while working through the hot and steamy season.
This year we turned our logo upside-down to do a Iced Popsicle series. In order to make these brown beauties, you only need a simple ice-cream mould and a couple of wooden sticks.
Brew some strong coffee… keep the coffee in the fridge for half an hour to cool down. In the meantime pour some of the cream (add sugar) into the mould and put it in the freezer. After 2 hours or so, you can add the cold coffee mixed with the cream-leftovers. The next day you can enjoy your favourite coffee in a frozen version:)… Happy weekend!
I love Autumn, and I love my take-away coffee in Autumn even better! Finally I don’t have to order it iced anymore;-). This knitted coffee sleeve adds just that extra cozy touch to a nice cuppa, don’t you think? I found this one on whirly bird’s blog and I think it’s the perfect refilling, chilly evening project for a not-so-talented knitter like myself;-).
Today I spent three endless hours at the Immigration Department of Hong Kong to get an extension of my visa. You know that atmosphere when there are too many stressed people in an ugly ‘we don’t care’ space? Well that’s what happened to me this morning;-). I tried to make some conversation with people, but you had to stay focussed all the time. They could shout your name and than you had to jump up to go to a counter for more questions or forms;-). Boy, was I happy to go home and make this fresh banana/pear/cinnamon milkshake! Feel free to try it too, in stressful times;-).
Recently I heard a great quote at a video talk of Tina Roth (swiss-miss.com, inspriring blog!) that made me think: ‘The best way to complain is to make something’.
Just a day before that, I was actually complaining about a thing as trivial as wrapping paper. I’ve not yet found a place in Hong Kong where you can buy nice patterned, cheap wrapping material. But this quote made me do something about it;-). I made this printable wrapping paper in 15 minutes and the perky teapots made me happy at the same time! An attitude changed for the better.
If you like perky teapots;-), you can download the wrapping paper here for free. A little gift for the holidays from my studio (only for personal, non-commercial use).
Normally I’d love a coffee refill when anybody asks. In this case I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to resist eating the cup after drinking the coffee. Venezuelan designer Enrique Luis Sardi designed this edible cookie cup for Italian coffee brand Lavazza. The cup has sugar icing on the inside to make it coffee-proof.
I really like how this concept turned out and hope they’ll try different colored icing in the next product-update. Or what about icing that has a mint taste for fresh breath after your caffeine fix? I would love to have such a coffee with anyone. Interested? Let me know;-).
In some parts of the world, temperatures are pretty extreme this summer. And in Hong Kong too, it sure is hot outside. To survive, I simply need some time with my blender and a couple of yummy ingredients on a daily basis;-). Today I was thinking: why not share the best recipes with you, to help you beat the summer heat as well! I’m planning to post a cool, reviving, funky and yes… refill-ling drink every week during the summer holidays. Let me know what you think or share your own favorite recipe with me.