The Best Dessert in NYC {Eat, Play, See}

August 14th, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

NO, I’m not talking about the cronut…
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Best Summer {Sweet} Treats

June 28th, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

So…. I live in a basement studio apartment in Hell’s Kitchen. There’s a gay bar across the street and a frozen yogurt shop around the corner, so I’ll go ahead and be the first to admit that I’m not making many cute cocktails or whipping up lots of cool, sweet treats this summer.  {Instead I’m sipping on $4 frozen cosmos while watching Beyonce music videos and eating the occasional pistachio froyo with coconut flakes.  Yes – my life is super hard.}  While my first summer in New York City is nothing short of wonderful, I can’t help but feel nostalgic for the days when I used my kitchen for storing something other than Raisin Bran and chilled water.

So for all of you with a little more space in your homes, here’s a roundup of my favorite sweet treat recipes from last summer – from homemade strawberry sorbet to rose petal cocktails to frozen banana pops!  All of these are perfect for sharing with family and friends during the upcoming holiday week {or just enjoying on your very own}!

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Baby it’s cold outside

January 31st, 2013 § 1 comment § permalink

I’ve been sick in bed for the last five days, and I truly think I’m going to go stir crazy.  So many things are happening around me right now, and instead of facing them like a grown-up, my body chooses to shut down completely and hide away under an enormous down comforter and pile of tissues.

It’s not healthy. I know this. I’m working on it.

Denmark is a difficult country to catch the flu in if, for example, you are an American like myself who is used to relying on cold medicine to get you through the sneezing, coughing misery.  In Denmark, the doctors say “drink lots of tea”, and so, without any other medicinal options, that’s what you do.  I’ve been through two boxes so far this week – first one of licorice tea and then one of “Sleepytime”.  I mix in a few cloves and anise, then stir in a spoonful of honey and coconut oil.  Miracle worker on a sore throat: let me tell you.

But guys… it’s no NyQuil.

#fingerscrossedforamiraclerecovery

xxx

{Red Wine} Poached Pears

January 22nd, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

Cold, winter nights are perfect for sharing warm, rich desserts.

And if those rich desserts happen to be fat-free and fruit-filled as well… well that can’t be a bad thing, can it?

This winter, peeled pears and dried cranberries poached in a mix of red wine and spices officially became my new favorite dessert.  Amaaaazing.

A dollop of vanilla ice cream makes the perfect compliment to this dish — and I promise you the pears and red wine syrup are so rich, you can easily get away with using fat-free frozen yogurt. {No one will ever know.}

So let’s make January a little less miserably cold, shall we?

I’ll bring the red wine 😉

xxxx

{Buttermilk} Ice Cream

August 19th, 2012 § 1 comment § permalink

Apparently, I am obsessed with frozen desserts, and think you should be too.

There’s something just so comforting about frozen treats. {Did you see Jon Stewart offer Robert Pattinson Ben and Jerry’s for example? hehe}

Because when things get rough? Frozen deliciousness makes it feel better.  Like an ice pack for your heart… ya know?

I’ve been a bit down lately – busy learning how to balance and fit in my new life in Copenhagen.  I’m so happy to be here, but you know: I miss my mom!!!!

And this incredible, low-fat, fruit-loaded ice cream helped me feel much better.  It truly, truly did.

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Buttermilk Ice Cream with Peaches and Rhubarb

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 3 peaches, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped rhubarb
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk

Combine the peaches, rhubarb, vanilla and syrup in a pot over low-medium heat.  Cook until fruit has softened and thoroughly mixed with the syrup, resembling a fruit compote.  Remove the pot from heat and cool.  Then mix completely with the buttermilk.  Pour mixture into a lidded container and freeze until hard.  Remove from freezer approx. 20 minutes before serving to soften.

Enjoy!!!!

xxxxx

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