Today I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. One of the many things I have always wanted to do. The view was absolutely breathtaking but I would say to watch out for the bikers because they ride fast and they’re very aggressive. They have their own side of the pathway but they still manage to be rude to the pedestrians. Regardless! It’s a definite must. If you live in the area and haven’t gone, you really should. It’s great exercise and an even better view!
Here’s an easy Italian Ice recipe:
3 cups halved strawberries or chopped pineapple
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Blend the fruit, sugar, honey, and lemon juice with 2 cups ice in a food processor or blender until chunky.
Add another 1 cup ice and blend until completely smooth.
Pour mixture into shallow baking dish and freeze for 30 minutes.
Scrape ice with fork until slushy, then freeze until firm (approx. 2 more hours).
Scoop into paper cups to serve.
June 22, 2014 in Food, Recipes
Tagged Brooklyn, Brooklyn bridge, food, goodies, goodies on the go, Italian ice, New York, New York City, NY, NYC, rainbow, recipe, water ice
Nothing like a beautiful sunny day to catch some healthy rays. But what could be a more perfect addition to relaxing in the sun than a strawberry banana smoothie? I don’t know if there could be anything better. What’s your favorite smoothie combination?
Here’s an easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe:
1 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, diced
2 ripe bananas, sliced
3/4 cup milk or substitute soy, rice, almond, or coconut milk
1/2 cup ice cubes
Sprigs of mint (optional)
Place strawberries and bananas into a blender.
Add ice cubes and choice of milk.
Mix ingredients on low until well blended (if needed, occasionally stop the blender and stir mixture away from sides and blade).
Optional: Garnish with a sprig of mint and slice of strawberry.
Cheese quesadilla anyone? One of my favorite lunchtime treats cooked to perfection. Sitting outside and eating this cheesy treat is just one of the few highlights of my day.
Here’s an easy Cheese Quesadilla recipe:
4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
1 cup grated cheese, sharp Cheddar or Mexican blend
4 tablespoons butter
Sour cream (Optional)
Lay the tortillas flat on a cookie sheet.
Sprinkle some of the cheese on 1 half of each tortilla.
Try not to get it too close to the edge.
Fold the tortillas in half over the cheese to make a half-moon.
Warm a skillet over low heat and add 1 tablespoon of the butter.
Add the tortilla to the skillet and cook until it is lightly brown, about 2 minutes.
Using a spatula, gently lift the edge so you can check.
When 1 side is brown, turn the tortilla over and cook the other side until brown and the cheese is all gooey.
Use a spatula to transfer to individual plates or a large platter.
Repeat with remaining butter and tortillas.
Top them with the sour cream, salsa, and guacamole (as preferred).
June 12, 2014 in Food, Recipes
Tagged cheese, cheese quesadilla, delicious, food, goodies, goodies on the go, guacamole, quesadilla, recipe, salsa, sour cream, yum, yummy
Walking through Central Park in Manhattan on this beautiful day was absolutely fantastic. But it would honestly not have been as great had I not eaten this Reckless Rainbow Popsicle. It was a true flashback Friday for me today. Had not eaten one of these Pop Ups since I was just a little girl. It was a good day.
Try this great Popsicle idea:
1 (3-ounce) package fruit-flavored Jell-O mix
1 unsweetened, flavored soft drink mix package
1 cup white sugar
1 cup boiling water
In large pitcher, combine gelatin, soft drink mix, sugar and boiling water.
Stir until powders are dissolved.
Add enough cold water to make 2 quarts.
Pour into 3 oz. paper drinking cups and freeze until hardened.
June 7, 2014 in Food, Recipes
Tagged Central Park, delicious, dessert, food, goodies, goodies on the go, ice cream, Jell-O, Manhattan, New York, New York City, NYC, pop ups, popsicle, rainbow, recipe, yum, yummy