We have a tone of raspberries growing in our garden, I think raspberries go so well with tiramisu. It is a real variation of the classic tiramisu but I love it !
Ingredients for 4:
2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
8 oz (250g) mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup sugar
10 speculos or 10 lady fingers
1 zest of lime
1 . Separate the egg white from the yolk and set aside in 2 different bowls.
2 . Mix the egg yolks and sugar together until they become pale yellow and add the mascarpone cheese.
3 . In the other bowl, beat the egg white until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold into the mascarpone cheese mixture.
4 . Using a mixer, mix the speculos or lady fingers until you get big chunk.
5 . Place a layer of speculos/ladyfingers in the bottom of your serving glasses. Add a layer of raspberries and a layer of mascarpone cheese mixture. Finish with some speculos/ladyfingers and one raspberry on top of the mascarpone mixture.
6 . Add some lime zest on top and refrigerate for a least a hour.
Garlic & Parsley Shrimp recipe’s is ready in less than 15 minutes! This healthy recipe is full of flavor and can be served with pasta, rice or on top of your salad ! Enjoy !
Ingredients for 2 :
1 pound (500g) shrimps, peeled and deveined
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup parsley
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 . In your mixer, add the parsley and garlic. Mix until it’s properly chopped.
2 . In a large skillet over high heat add the olive oil. Then, add the shrimp to the pan and make sure to spread it out so it cooks evenly.
3 . Cook for about 3 minutes on each side until slightly golden. Add the parsley and garlic mixture and stir to combine. Lower the heat to medium and keeping cooking the shrimps until it become opaque.
The mint growing in my garden is prolific. I really love mint especially in drinks because it adds such a fresh taste to it. My dad loves Mojitos – I really do too to be honest – and I thought why not making his favorite drink on father’s day?
The city, home to over 8.5 million people, contains so much to see and do. We only had 3 days to explore the city so we spent every waking moment wandering around the streets of Manhattan. You won’t see even a tiny percentage of this vast city in three days, but this is a list of the must do’s of my favorite places. They are a mix of shopping, tourist spots and our favorite places to eat.
STOP #1 – Rockefeller Center – 34$: Located right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, it’s nearly impossible to visit New York without going to the Rockefeller Center. When going to NYC for such a short trip, we had to choose between going up to the Empire State Building or the Rockefeller Center. After some readings online, we picked the Rockefeller for the 360 degrees view of the city it offers. At the top of the observation deck you can almost see all of Manhattan. North, you can see Central Park, and south brings a view of the Empire State Building and the other beautiful buildings of New York.
STOP #2 – Central Park – free: After going to the top of the Rockefeller Center, we walked to Central Park. Central Park was perfect to relax and leave the crowds behind us. You can spend couple hours just wandering in the park. It’s huge. Also, it’s free – great news, isn’t it? – there are lots of paths to walk, and the possibility to rent bikes or row-boat.
STOP #3 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art – free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art -MET is one of the biggest museums in the world, and if you can only visit one museum during your trip I would definitely recommend this one. It seems like its galleries never end.
STOP #4 – Times Square – Free: It is definitely something touristy to do. However I am not going to lie, I didn’t particularly enjoy Times Square as it was packed with people and there is not much to do in this area except if you are going to see a show.
STOP #1 – Grand Central Station – free: it’s the city’s historic train station. It is definitely a place to see. It almost seems like time stops for a couple of minutes looking at all those people trying to catch their trains. Grand central often appears as a romantic backdrop in movies and TV shows, such as The Avenger, Super Man or Gossip girl. You should definitely take the metro at least once just to get the feel of a real New Yorker.
STOP #2 – Staten Island Ferry – Free: The Staten Island Ferry is one of the last remaining ferry systems in New York City that transport people between Manhattan and its boroughs. Hop aboard this free ferry to see one of New York City’s most famous attractions: The Statue of Liberty. We decided it was not worth the money (and the time) to go up the Statue of Liberty, and instead chose to take this ferry to Brooklyn where you have a beautiful view of both the Statue of Liberty AND the New York Skyline.
STOP #3 – Brooklyn Bridge – Free: You will get a lot of wonderful views of downtown as you walk across the bridge. I enjoyed doing this walk at night as well, when downtown Manhattan is all lit up, it seems like you are in a different place.
STOP #1 – High Line Park – Free: The High Line is a converted train track that is now an urban walking park. This walk is one of the best things to do in the city, especially on a nice day. It’s a beautiful green park that runs from the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street. Along the way you’ll pass through the artsy neighborhood of Chelsea.
STOP #2 – Chelsea Market – Free: Next up was lunch so we headed towards the Chelsea Market that I had heard so much about. If you’re looking for a place to get food, shopping and stay inside, away from the summer heat, nothing beats the appeal of Chelsea Market. The downside – which really isn’t – is that it’s hard to find a place to eat as there are so many options. But we finally manage to choose Dickson’s Farmstand which offers meats and house-made charcuterie as well as a rotisserie. We shared half a chicken with roasted potatoes, there are no words to explain how delicious this meal was! On our way out we came across a doughnuts shop called Doughnuttery which looked like it was making fresh mini donuts so I had to try it. These little donoughts were super cute and were pretty good (not the best donuts I ever had though).
STOP #3 – Shopping: Macy’s Herald Square is of course a must see as it is one of the largest stores in the world. Walk around and you will find all the shops you have dreamed of.
STOP #4 – The Museum of Modern Art ~ MoMA – free every friday 4-8pm: Head over to the MoMA for lots of beautiful but weird modern art that can be quite bizarre. I have to say, I’m not really into modern art but it is worth the visit.
In the hot summer days – like we had all last week- I like to keep meals as simple as possible. I kept finding myself reaching for recipes in needs of fresh herbs just like this classic homemade tabbouleh recipe. It is quick and easy to make, chocked full of fresh herbs from my garden, and tossed with fresh organic lemon juice. You are going to love it !
Ingredients for 3 persons:
1 cup whole wheat couscous*
1 cup boiling water
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon of olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced small
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup parsley
*Note:For a gluten free version, use quinoa.
1 . Prepare the couscous: In a large bowl, pour the boiling water over the couscous and cover with plastic wrap or a plate of the size of the bowl. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes until softened. If the couscous hasn’t absorbed the water or still tastes crunchy after this time, cover and let it sit for a few more minutes. Gently break apart and fluff the cooked couscous with a fork. Let it cool for 45 minutes.
2 . Tabbouleh: In your blender, combine the 3 tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice, olive oil, mint, parsley, salt and pepper. Blend until it is smooth but don’t worry if there is still some chunk.
3 . Then combine the prepared couscous and this mixture and stir until well mixed. Add the cherry tomatoes. Leave in the fridge until serving.
orange & clementine is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. I am not sponsored by any of these products, but am bringing you info on how to purchase them because I LOVE THEM!!!