Spicy Watermelon Mint and Lime Granita

August 6, 2014

Spicy Watermelon Mint and Lime Granita via Artful Desperado

Spicy Watermelon Mint and Lime Granita via Artful Desperado

Spicy Watermelon Mint and Lime Granita via Artful Desperado

Before you start reading, press PLAY and listen to the song above, it goes hand in hand with this tropical-heaven post!!

Oh lawd! The heat is on! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been wearing barely any clothes (basically, a la Daryl Hannah in Splash). For the last two weeks we’ve been blasted with amazingly glorious summer heat – love it! The only draw back though is that at some point you must seek refuge and cool down.

And obviously, there’s nothing better to cool down than a full serving of granita, ’cause that’s how us foodies bring the temperature down, am I rite or am I rite?!

Ok so, you got the music going on and you are in the groove – now get ready to make this super refreshing treat: juicy watermelon, tangy lime, fresh mint, and a sprinkle of salty cayenne on top to bring it all together. In Mexico we call this kind of thing a raspado.

Full steps and recipe after the jump!

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Photography by Flora Borsi

August 4, 2014

Photography by Flora Borsi

Photography by Flora Borsi

Don’t these photos look like surreal paintings? Love what a little bit of paint and a whole lot of skill can create.

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Stone Fruit Tarts with Honey Coconut Syrup

July 31, 2014

Stone Fruit Tarts with Honey Coconut Syrup via Artful Desperado

Stone Fruit Tarts with Honey Coconut Syrup via Artful Desperado

Stone Fruit Tarts with Honey Coconut Syrup via Artful Desperado

Stone Fruit Tarts with Honey Coconut Syrup via Artful Desperado

Stone Fruit Tarts with Honey Coconut Syrup via Artful Desperado

Stone Fruit Tarts with Honey Coconut Syrup via Artful Desperado

If you – just like me – are suffering from having an almost-out-control abundance of summer fruit that’s on the verge of going kaput!, then you’ll dig this recipe. I mean, even if you don’t have the fruit and you gotta buy it; you’ll still dig it!

Cue: stone fruit- the best reward of summer. Juicy, plump, sour, sweet goodness. It’s almost like 50 Shades of Grey: The Orchard Edition, ama rite?!

I saw quite a few recipes popping out around the interwebzz for easy summer tarts, so I decided to try making a few. In addition to the traditional ingredients I wanted to add something custard-y, and what better than a honey coconut syrup! It’s tropical, it’s Maui on your plate, with the touch of a hot local farmer. Bam! Sold.

Shall we get in the kitchen? Get the full recipe after the jump!

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Styling by Gitte Christensen

July 29, 2014

Slow Living // Photo by Pia Winther // Styling by Gitte Christensen

Styling by Gitte Christensen

Are your eyes going all googly? Yap. No worries, it’s not that someone slipped some mushrooms in your tea, it’s simply you freaking out a bit due to these styling skills. It happened to me too.

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Beautiful Ceramics by Studio Arhoj

July 24, 2014

Beautiful Ceramics by Studio Arhoj

Beautiful Ceramics by Studio Arhoj

Beautiful Ceramics by Studio Arhoj

Oh lawdy lawd. If I had enough benjamins in my wallet (well, more like royal beavers here in Canada) I’d sweep the entire shop at Denmark’s finest studio: Studio Arhoj. Duh! They’re Danish, no wonder why the radness factor is off the charts. You gotta check out the rest of their – awesomely quirky – work after the jump!

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