recipes

eating this: key lime pie

07.30.12

I’ve been feeling very lazy lately. So lazy that I didn’t feel like making a pie crust for a key lime pie. Or buying real key limes instead of using the juice. Or even making whipped cream, which I ALWAYS make. So this right here is the easiest and laziest version of key lime pie ever. ENJOY!

BTW – make the whipped cream. This is the first time I’ve had canned in years and um – it sucks.

The Easiest Version of Key Lime Pie Ever (which is still really really good)

one 9″ graham cracker pie crust
1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup key lime pie juice
2 teaspoons of lime zest
whipped cream

Preheat the oven to 350. Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, key lime juice and lime zest in a bowl. Pour into the pie crust and bake until set (can range from 15-20 minutes). Let cool for at least 10 minutes before storing in the refrigerator.

Why yes – that sure is melting canned whipped cream. Ugh!

 

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instacanvas

07.26.12

Today is my boyfriend Gideon’s birthday. Yes, I just said mine was 3 days ago. We share a birthday week. It’s nuts.

I thought I’d plug his stuff today. This website instacanvas sells canvas prints of his art taken with instagram. It’s a pretty cool and inexpensive way to get unique art. Like his. He’s very unique. And fantastic.

Go check it and buy something – it is his birthday after all!

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making this: litterbox redo

07.25.12

By the time I am posting this diy, the kittens have outgrown this lovely litterbox I made for them. Jerks.

Anyway, I bought the smallest litterbox the pet store had in this ugly beige. And a white shovel for it. Well they weren’t very cute at all! So I decided to spray paint both. I spray painted the shovel with a brass spray paint.

Could something that picks up poop look any fancier? I think not.

Then I drew this pattern with a sharpie. It was so ugly. So I spray painted it AGAIN and started drawing again.

Much better! What an adorable place to take poops!

recipes

eating this: strawberry basil fizz

07.23.12

Today is my birthday! Hi!

I thought a fun fruity girly drink would be just about the only thing I’d want to make this week.

Strawberry Basil Fizz

5 strawberries
2 basil leaves
dash of simple syrup
champagne

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender with a dash of champagne. Blend, and strain into a flute to quarter fill, top with champagne.

Garnish with basil leaves or strawberries. I’m not huge into garnishing drinks, but you totally can.