Love in a box

Love in a box

My newest food addiction is the coyo chocolate ice cream! I’m usually not a fan of chocolate ice cream, don’t get me wrong I love chocolate, just not as ice cream. But coyo’s is made out of coconut milk (love everything coconut) and together with chocolate it’s just perfect. Not to chocolaty and not to coconuty. Try it and thank me later!
ps. it’t vegan gluten free and so on..

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You need to take a FIKA!

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”Fika is a social institution in Sweden. More than a break from work, iti is an oppurtunity to connect and enjoy the company of one’s colleagues, friends, a date. Or family.
Fika plays an iimportant role in Swedish culture, and they are among the world’s most enthusiastic consumers of coffee. Fika, as a concept, and a verb, has become one of our favourite pastimes, especially since we love great conversations, meeting new people, and sipping on a hot cup of coffee.”

One of my favorite things to do!

Persimmon Mojitos

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Serves 1

Persimmon Syrup:

  • Flesh of one ripe persimmon, seeds and skin removed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pinch cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Combine persimmon flesh, brown sugar, water, and spices in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Once cooled, purée syrup mixture and strain into a bottle to remove any bits of flesh that haven’t broken down (syrup will be on the thicker side — that is okay, you just don’t want any stringy flesh or bits of skin that may have gotten into the mixture).
Persimmon Mojito

  • 3-5 mint leaves
  • 1 pinch lime zest
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 2 ounces persimmon syrup
  • 1 ounce rum (I used a lightly spiced rum, but a white rum also works well here)
  • 2 ounces club soda (optional)
  1. Muddle mint leaves and lime zest in the bottom of a glass. Add lime juice, persimmon syrup, and rum. Give it all a quick stir, add a few ice cubes and club soda if desired. Top with a sprig of mint and serve.

Hair Tutorial

As previously mentioned I’m letting my hair grow long! It’s currently almost (ALMOST!!) shoulder length so I’ve been looking for new hairstyles to try out. I love a good braid, and this hair style look’s really complicated but is actually really easy!

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How to:
1)  Put your hair into a low ponytail and pull gently to loosen the scrunchie.
2)  Braid hair in the loosened ponytail.
3)  Create a hole in your hair above the scrunchie and pull the braid through the hole.
4)  Repeat this step spreading the braid out in the wrap to maintain even thickness.
5)  Tuck away the end of the braid and secure the wrap with bobby pins. Add a touch of hairspray to finish!

pic: baysidebride