RIP Mr. Bourdain

“As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks — on your body or on your heart — are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” -Anthony Bourdain 


Summer Recipes🍓

Lemon Ricotta Strawberry Pie with Poppy Seed Shortbread Crust

Lemon Ricotta Strawberry Pie with Poppy Seed Shortbread Crust

Kevin, via has been inspiring me for many years with his beautiful, mouth watering dishes. He has a way of making the most amazing recipes seem effortless to make. I’ve been in a cooking mood lately (yup, Cancer season!), so I thought I’d share these lovely dishes with you!

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Jalapeno Popper Corn Fritters

Jalapeno Popper Corn Fritters

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A Summer Solstice Cocktail 🌅

I plan on making this cocktail to celebrate my birthday which just happens to fall on Summer Solstice (on June 20th).
Let me know if you have your own refreshing Summer cocktail you’d like to share with me.

Cheers to a great summer! xx

via Harbour Heights Hotel


  • 50ml Tanqueray Gin (any gin is fine)
  • 10ml Raspberry syrup
  • 10ml Gomme syrup
  • Handful of fresh red currents, with spare for the garnish
  • Handful of cucumber, with spare for the garnish
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Glug of elderflower presse
  • Crushed ice

Add a handful of fresh red currents and cucumber (quantity down to personal preference) into your sling glass and muddle for roughly 10-15 seconds, until you have a smooth and consistent texture.

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Jupiter Direct!…& Cupcakes

by Maria Desimone

Here’s an analogy that might help you understand the significance of Jupiter‘s power when he turns direct on May 9, 2016 — and how to make sure you use it wisely.

Think of Jupiter as your favorite cupcake. You haven’t had this treat in ages and the craving, when you see the cupcake in front of you, is intense. You know that if only you could take a bite out of it, every inch of you would fill with joy.

This cupcake catches your eye as you walk past the bakery because there are dozens displayed, sumptuously, in the window.  Your mouth begins to water and you feel yourself turning towards the door to enter the bakery. You simply must indulge.

But then, your imminent cupcake heaven is interrupted when your hand twists to open the door and is met with resistance. It’s locked.

The door represents Jupiter’s Station.

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A Feast for the Eyes

London-based photographer Carl Warner uses food as the medium for his still-life photography landscape series.

The detailed and intricate set of scenes built entirely from cubed fruits and vegetables, loaves of bread, fresh fish, and meats are just a selection of the edibles integrated into each setting.

Heaps of crusty bread are reinterpreted as mountain-scapes, and spaghetti strands assume the form of a river’s tide.

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Food Crush; Green Smoothies 🍃

In my attempt to Spring clean, inside and out, I’ve tried variations of some of these green smoothie recipes based on ingredients I had on-hand. Spinach and kale are my staples, as well as hemp hearts as my protein source…but the possibilities are endless!

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Cocktail Crush: Twinkie Goblet🍊

As a fan of the creamsicle, this definitely appeals to me. Not sure I’d actually put the twinkie in the cocktail, though! Maybe on the side.. (✿◠‿◠)

“If you are a fan of Twinkies, then this is the drink for you! The sweet taste of the Twinkie, mixed with delicious orange flavorings makes for the perfect sweet cocktail. It’s sure to be a nostalgic memory for all who try it! This cocktail was created for those who are fans of the classic treat,” says Charissa Davidovici, founder of Sugar Factory American Brasserie.


  • 2 Ounce Monin vanilla syrup
  • 3 Ounce heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Ounce fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 Ounce Licor 43
  • 2 Ounce Bacardi O
  • 4 Ounce Pinnacle Orange Whipped Vodka
  • 1 Twinkie on a long bar pick

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