Don’t expect the weather to be the same in any two places here over in Europe… actually don’t expect the weather to be the same in the SAME place over here. We’ve gone through almost every season within 5 days (Thank god I over packed). Getting off the plane from Amsterdam to Nice was a bit of a surprise when wearing pants and a jean jacket; the heat was extreme. But of course having no where to change; James and I rocked our black pants down the streets of Nice and onward to Cannes and got weird stares as we headed to the beach fully clothed (some people were even snapping some pics). We eventually made up for the heat with some ‘Gelato’ at a corner stand on the beach – clearly we couldn’t wait until Italy the next day.
Even before we had started this trip, I knew it was going to have a busy start (mainly because we had 3 flights within 3 days.. and if you stick to one time zone, it was really 3 flights within a day and a half). BUT yesterday (or today; I really don’t know anymore – time zones are confusing) we made it to Iceland; the start of our trip! Even though it was just a layover, we still had 17 hours to explore (and get lost), so we did.
It was a bright and early wake up call for James and I this morning as we got up and ready for our adventure to the airport for
Fireworks perfectly describe this past summer for me; exciting, eye-opening, celebratory, loud, sparkling, intense and fun. I could come up with a million other adjectives but those seven can describe it for now. I spent my summer away in Montreal, Quebec learning french (un petit peu), and in Los Angeles, California visiting friends and soaking up the sunshine. My summer has been extended due to friends getting married over in Italy next week (Thanks a bunch Ana and Mitesh for giving James and I the perfect excuse to travel to Europe!) which means 2 and a half more weeks before I have to go back to work and deal with the fact that I am now a working adult, and no longer a student. (Blah)
These chocolate chocolate cupcakes have a stunning appearance and a rich, chocolatey sweetness. I’ve found at parties people prefer bite sized deserts so I’d recommend making 24 mini cupcakes rather than 12 large. That way you won’t find half eaten cupcakes at your party!
If you’re a sour fan you’re going to love this cake. Lemon Cake is one of my favorite year-round desserts, but it is a perfect choice for spring and summer, when everyone tends to crave citrus or light & flavorful recipes
These are traditionally a very hard crisp cookie made for dunking into tea or coffee. The bigger you make the balls the crunchier the end result.