Monday, May 28, 2012

.Frozen and Foolish.

Hey there,
my Wild Ones!
Summer love is taking over and just as the trees are starting to get even greener young people go outside again. And after a long outside fun-session todays youth likes to go and get fresh! Or as we experience every year again: frozen!
So for all iced maniacs and creamy hipsters here´s the top3 of my get-fresh-list:

3rd place: Back to the Roots
The classics (sorbets and simple icecreams) are still awesome but even here I like some fresh wind such as the lime-sorbet my local supermarket offers quite cheap. Also the basic "chocolate and vanilla"-flair can be a little changed and made special. A chocolate store downtown for example offers high-quality-choc-cream or the so-called "ice-dealer" offers black waffles instead of the basics. Ben&Jerry´s and Co. are still nice even though I think they´re often priced too high.

2nd place: Shake it Up!
"Frozen Chocolate" is the name. The name of the shake I enjoy again and again at the coffeeshop however it is everything but cheap. Slushies are the stuff all my friends went crazy for already years ago but i cant really enjoy the icecold fluid giving me brainfrosts
 But as most of you might already know Bubble Tea is THE thing this summer. The teavolution from asia is actually milktea with "bubbles" and I have to agree that I kinda fell for these bubbly thingies too.

1st place: Softly Frozen
So my first place goes to Frozen Yoghurt and Soficecream. And when I talk about softicecream I dont mean the "Cornetto"-stuff you get in the zoo but yoghurt- or milk-softicecream with fresh fruit and nuts.
The fruit and the nuts are also a reason I really like the new trend of frozen yoghurt. Also I dont have to worry about the icecream being all over my face after eating.

Do you guys have special fresh favourites? Or what are you planning to do outdoors this summer? Share the love and leave a comment!

pine aple

Friday, May 04, 2012

Chocolate and Fluff

Hey there, World and Wonderland!
I hope you had a wondaaful time since my last post and I hope for you that weather was
just as gorgeous as it was around here. But even if I really enjoyed the sun I found that
30°C + A lot of Students + Long Lessons = everyone getting annoying.
No matter what, the weekends´ weather doesn´t seem a rosy and so i simply decided to cheer myself up with some brownies. And as our blog is famous for having this certain "fluff" here´s the recipe for all of you
that want to get some of that fluff home.

Best Cocoa Brownies
Adapted from Alice Medrich’s Bittersweet
Makes 16 larger or 25 smaller brownies (the size you see pictured yielded 25)
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks, 5 ounces or 141 grams) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups (9 7/8 ounces, 280 grams) sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (2 7/8 ounces, 82 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-process)
1/4 teaspoon salt (or a heaping 1/4 teaspoon flaky salt, as I used)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, cold
1/2 cup (66 grams, 2 3/8 ounces) all-purpose flour
2/3 cup walnut or pecan pieces (optional)

the whole recipe from will be visible on the "food"-page rather soon 

actually I also wanted to add some pictures but...well...the truth is I burnt 40% of the cake and the rest of it didn´t look that good... but it tasted awesome :)

so before I leave I still take a try to get the boredomness out of your manicure. Here are some awesome colours for your paws ;)

I´ve always had a fable for CaTRICe-stuff (I actually don´t really know why) 
and the three colours I chose just seemed so awesome to me. 
The first one is a minty fellow called  ACid/DC, the second one´s called  
From Dusk to Dawn and it´s a kind of brown that gets a purple touch 
when looking at it in the sun :D and the third one has the 
stunning name Bloody Mary to Go and kick-starts an awesome season!

always nice is nail art. a very simple way of doing this is getting a nail liner at your drugstore. they´re not
availiable everywhere but they make very good with your mani, also when you just do a key-nail.

So stay classy!

pine aple