I love frozen yogurt… and I’m happy to visit my favorite frozen yogurt store, Pinkberry, on any excuse. But sometimes I just don’t want to go out – its too hot, too cold, to wet, too late, or too something.
I shared a while back that I discovered and use my Zoku Slush and Shake maker to make homemade salted caramel frozen yogurt. Turns out great! I store the Zoku slush maker in the freezer of my NYC apartment, and can make salted caramel yogurt any time I want.
Now, I discovered the Zoku ice cream maker: the same scrape and stir concept, but in a bowl shape! I was in SoFlo at Williams-Sonoma, and actually paid the full price $25.99 to take it home and try it that night.
February 16, 2015 2 Comments
I drink on average 2 diet ginger ales every day – yes, I’ve heard pop isn’t good for me. I like diet ginger ale, and I rationalize I could be doing things that are a lot worse for my health every day. For a year I’ve been hinting – actually begging – for a Soda Stream so I could make my diet ginger ale at home. I hadn’t actually tested the diet ginger ale yet – Bed Bath and Beyond frequently has someone making and giving away samples, but I don’t want to sample cola: I don’t like cola, I like diet ginger ale!
February 9, 2015 1 Comment
If your spice cabinet looks like mine, you can’t find the spices you know you have, so you end up buying duplicates – although in our case, my husband is too lazy too look so he buys more. Which explains why we have 3 giant bottles of chili powder…
We recently moved (yes, again!) and merged 2 kitchens into one. As a result, my spice cabinet looked like this:
Its hard to see, but behind all those spice jars are dozens more spices that we use, but can never find. I had seen TV ads for a spice shelf organizer, and as I was heading to Bed Bath and Beyond anyway, I decided to buy Spicy Shelf.
February 2, 2015 3 Comments
I work from home, and sometimes I get a bit of writer’s block combined with some desk fatigue. Last week the days started turning cooler, and instead of a single cup of tea I decided to make a pot of tea… and realized my teapot needed a bit of bling!
1 glass teapot with a metal lid
September 21, 2014 1 Comment
A while back I shared how much I LOVED the book The Hundred-Foot Journey – A Novel by Richard C. Morais. The book shares the story of a young Indian boy and his extended family of restaurateurs in Mumbai who move travel first to southeastern France, where he ends up in the kitchen of a Michelin-starred restaurant.
June 13, 2014 No Comments
I didn’t know this was a tip until someone saw me drinking my morning water, and thought I had a genius idea! So today I’m sharing it with you!
I love strawberries, and happily they’re now inexpensive and available year round. I buy local strawberries when they’re in season: but when they’re not, I buy whatever strawberries are at the grocery.
I typically buy 1-2 cartons of fresh strawberries per week, and I use strawberries in my morning smoothie or yogurt, and in salads, homemade ice cream, and sometimes I just like to eat strawberries.
When I buy them, I leave them in the plastic carton but wash and dry them as soon as I get home from the grocery, then put them in the fridge in their plastic container. When I make something using strawberries, I grab a knife and trim the tops off, then slice or quarter the strawberries as needed.
June 6, 2014 2 Comments
I love collecting seashells, but what I really like to do is incorporate seashells into my decor: I love the touch of nature they bring, and the memories they hold!
I’ve visited Sanibel Island in Florida several times, where I perfected the Sanibel stoop: walking along the shore bent over, searching for the perfect seashell to add to your collection. In Sanibel I found an assortment of conch and whelks – being careful not to take live shells – which are both beautiful, and can be made into decorative and useful gifts.
Here’s my latest DIY seashell craft project: place card holders – which can be used for more than place cards.
Read all about seashell DIY place card holders on my post on MumRx
May 26, 2014 1 Comment
I just moved to a new apartment, and the closets are very different from my last apartment. So off I went to Bed Bath and Beyond, with a list of closet measurements and a closet floor piled with clothes.
And I discovered a Real Simple Solution.
May 8, 2014 No Comments
Perfect for the warm weather ahead, instead of grabbing a high calorie ice cream bar (Yes, I’ll still have moi favorite Magnum bars, just not as often!) Outshine Fruit Bars are a frozen healthy snack for adults and kids. Made with real fruit and fruit juices, they come in 3 types, and a variety of flavors:
April 22, 2014 2 Comments
I was shopping at my favorite Ricky’s NYC, and at the checkout counter I made an impulse purchase: Essie’s Meet the Parents.
I’m not a huge fan of blue, yellow, purple, green nail polishes: but this pretty light blue polish from the Essie Spring 2014 Wedding Collection caught my eye: and went right into my bag.
I bought a sapphire blue polish from OPI for the Christmas holidays, I just didn’t love it: it chipped too soon and was messy to put on.
But with Spring finally showing up, I decided to give the pretty blue a chance. Here’s what happened:
What, you think those nails look a little chipped? That’s day 8 of Meet the Parents, right after another shower. My polish never lasts 8 days. And while no one like chips or fading polish, the white tips look a bit like a French Polish. Do I love the blue? No, but I like it.
So I went back to Ricky’s and bought Essie’s Topless and Barefoot. I wanted a little more of a vanilla color, but this was the closest I could find. This photo is day 5. Today I’m on day 8, and I don’t need to change polish yet!
Who knew: Essie nail polish is moi new favorite! Put some Essie pastel nail polish in the Easter basket of one of your favorite girls!
- Essie Nail Collection
- drugstores and beauty stores everywhere
- around $8.50
April 17, 2014 3 Comments