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The Freshest French Lemonade

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade“. Everyone has ever heard this proverbial phrase, but have you ever prepared homemade Lemonade? This simple yet super refreshing drink is super easy to make and absolutely necessary to sip on a sunny afternoon! Today I want to introduce you the French version: la Limonade (yes, lemonade with an i!). It’s a sparkling honey-sweetened lemonade that is just the perfect thing for picnics and barbecues. As a child, my mother used to make a whole batch of Limonade for me and my brothers to go through hot days. Because yes, Alsace is in the north of France, but I assure you it can get super hot over there! Here is her secret recipe to make the best French Lemonade…

The Lavandou: A Honey Lavender Cocktail

I’m obsessed with lavender!  From devouring lavender ice cream to pouring lavender-scented bleach in my laundry–and everything in between–I guess it’s safe to say I’m smitten.  It’s even my favorite color! I visited Croatia in June and they were selling lavender honey on every other corner. Knowing I had some waiting for me at home in California, I neglected to indulge in my lavender ideé fixe. When I’m craving something sweet I love to use lavender honey because it’s much healthier than most desserts. Honey has so many health benefits and it’s also the most nutritious sugar substitute! I usually drizzle it over yogurt mixed with some fruit. Sometimes I spread cream cheese on toast and top it off with a little lavender honey, too!  Recently,…

Bottomless Pear Mimosas

Sunday is, by far, the best day of the week. Sunday’s tradition with my friends for the last year has been nothing short of a great time. We get brunch and drink bottomless mimosas. Then we wander over to the next bar to sing our hearts out at karaoke. Finally, we head back home to catch up on all the latest shows. Recently, we’ve decided to change things up a bit. We make brunch at home and we’ve even tweaked the classic mimosa. Instead of karaoke and Netflix, we cook dinner together and play Texas Hold ‘Em. Sundays are still awesome, especially with this easy recipe: a twist on the classic mimosa. The sweet taste and subtle citrus notes of juicy pears coupled with sparkling…