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July 23, 2014

The Better Image by Color

Burano Reflections
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July 18, 2014

The Better One Ingredient Berry Sorbet

berry sorbet
The weather here in NYC has been pretty nice for the last couple of days, but Siri has told me not to get too comfortable because we will all be sweating profusely in next week's 90 degree heat. I really can't continue my bad habit of eating half a box of popsicles every day ('cause it's expensive and contains far too much sugar), thus this little trick I've learned is fantastic!!!!!!!!!! (There are not enough exclamation points in the world to convey my excitement).
There is one little catch though. You have to have a masticating juicer (it potentially could work with a centrifugal juicer, I've just never tried it).  
frozen berries
But the good news is all you need are frozen berries. Any kind: mixed berries, blue berries, strawberries, blackberries-- really anything you want!
out of juicer 2
You put the berries in the juicer and then they come out of the waste side as these mushed bits that you can then put in a bowl and use a spoon to smooth down in to a bowl of "sorbet" nom nom nom.
There are seriously a gazillion ways to use this so I always have a large tupperware stored in my freezer. Usually I put it on top of yogurt, on angel food cake, in crepes, on top of pancakes, on top of waffles, or plain and drizzled with agave--really the sky is the limit here, people!
berry sorbet scoop sorbet scoops

July 15, 2014

The Better DIY: Painted Tea Light Mason Jar

Hello, friends! Today I want to share with you a little DIY project I created. It does take a bit of time because there is paint involved, but it's really easy, promise! It is the perfect excuse for you to catch up on some housewives reality tv news and current events. 
Here is what you need: 
  • dark paint
  • a mason jar
  • any kind of sticker (I used a useless advertisement sticker I got in the mail)
  • a one hole punch
Hole Puncher
1. Punch holes out of stickers to make little sticky circles. 

Apply stickers
2. Stick the circles to the mason jar.

Apply Paint
3. Paint entire jar then go sit down and watch TV for an hour or so...

Apply Second Coat
4. Come back and add another layer of paint, then wait for it to dry. 

Tea Candle and LighterCandle in Mason Jar
Voila! You have yourself an adorable tea light holder!