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summer lovin'

1. Day trip, 2. the fine art of slowing down, 3. Before we begin, 4. Station #1, 5. wildflowers, 6. seedlings, 7. Untitled, 8. Untitled
There is so much to love about summer! I decided to show you what things I love most about the upcoming summer though my flickr favs from other photographers. I know these images just scream all that is 'summer goodness'. Don't ya think? From picnics to fresh fruit, from swimming to sandy beaches, from wild flowers to growing things and to fun and sometimes random adventures with friends, plus, it's warm out!
What do you all love most about summer?
Have a wonderful weekend!

lemony goodness

One of my most favorite things in the world is lemon. So last night when I had the urge to bake something from a cook book I haven't used in some time... I came across a recipe for lemon and raspberry sandwiches, really only interested in the cake and well having lemons mostly always on hand I couldn't resist. This has to be one of best and probably least healthily lemon cakes I've ever made. You know I couldn't resist trying the sandwich version either, but with no whip cream or raspberries I opted for blackberries and yogurt. Not a bad combination.
Sorry I haven't been updating my blog as much, I feel project 365 is taking over my life! Need to change that!
Lemon Loaf recipe via Tessa Kiros inApples for Jam
250g butter, softened 280g caster sugar 3 eggs 310g plain all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 185ml single pouring cream 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 F and butter and flour a 30 x 11 cm (12 x 14 inch) loaf tin (al…

COOL TREAT, SWEET EATS

With summer around the corner gearing up cool and refreshing treats is something we all crave on a hot day. I know the hot days aren't quite here yet, but who says we can't get started now? Who am I kidding. I'd eat ice cream all year round. So in an attempt to go for a bit of a healthier version, I choose sorbet. It's one of the easiest things to make, even without an ice cream maker. I can't wait to starting tying out other flavors! The only question I'm asking my self now is 'what kind can I make next?'.
Chocolate Sorbet recipe via Jamie OliverMagazine
75g good-quality cocoa powder 300g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1 bean pod (seeds scraped) 300g 70 %-cocoa chocolate, broken into pieces Pour 750ml water into a small saucepan with cocoa, sugar and vanilla pod and seeds or bean paste. Bring to the boil while whisking; remove from heat. Add chocolate and a pinch of salt and leave for a minute, then stir until chocolate has melted and you have a…

Spring ready.

1. Untitled, 2. Untitled, 3. nice010, 4. safeandsound, 5. Picnic at the beach, 6. Samantha Robinson Studio Tour, 7. candles, 8. The backporch garden, 9. Doughnuts : ), 10. Lomoaholic Beautiful days are ahead and I couldn't be more excited. Thought I'd share some of my favorite things about spring via my flickr fav's.
What are all you fine people planning this Easter weekend? Parties, family, food?
HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND!