It’s time! I’m off to Brazil! It is going to be one crazy week. Home—>Rio—>nyc—>home. I will really try to post but I warn you that I might miss a day or two. It is a vacation right?! I will be back next week fully inspired with pictures to share. Adeus!*
In honor of our upcoming trip I thought we should get our taste buds excited for the food and beverages of Brazil. [OMG I AM SO EXCITED!!! Sorry…side note.] Brazil’s national cocktail is the Caipirinha which is a combination of muddled lime, sugar, and Cachaça served over ice. Cachaça is similar to rum except Cachaça is made with sugarcane while rum is made with molassas.
Take a good size lime, cut it into 8 wedges, and place 4 wedges in a rocks glass
Add two teaspoons of sugar, mash the lime and sugar with a muddler for 15 seconds
Add crushed ice up to the rim of the glass
Add two ounces of Cachaça, stir thoroughly, and garnish with a lime wedge
I know we are already a week into May but there is a lot to be excited about. Things to look forward to this May:
Quick trip home to Chicago. I love my hometown in May. Perfect weather for neighborhood walks, runs along the lake and dining alfresco.
Stopping in NYC on the way home from a BIG trip for friends engagement party. I am one lucky girl.
SPOT PRAWNS. So you know how some people have a favorite food? One that they can eat endless quantities of for days on end and never get tired of? Well, that is me and spot prawns. The season is short – just 3-4 weeks but in that amount of time I will happily eat way more then my share of those tasty little guys. Here is a clip of my favorite dish being made at my favorite restaurant:
It’s peony season!
And hydrangeas are here!
Enjoy the rest of May!
Source: All images either my own or via pinterest.