Temptation Tuesday

Px

I have been dying to go PX in Alexandria for quite a while. I have always been really interested in the 1920’s and this interest has been spurred on by the upcoming release of the Great Gatsby.  It’s a combination of the classic drinks (many of my friends say I drink like an old man) and the secrecy that I find so intriguing. It’s a running joke that I was born in the wrong decade due to my obsession with the 20’s and the Victorian age.  I have plans in the works to go to PX with PIC , but until then I will be enjoying a gimlet.

Gimlet

Gimlet

1.15 oz of gin

1/2  of a  fresh lime 

carbonated water or club soda 

Place ice in a highball glass then, squeeze in 1/2 fresh lime juice then drop in lime. Add gin and soda water. 

 

 

Cherry blossoms are in the air

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As a Washingtonian, you are obliged to make the hellish trek down to the tourist infested D.C. to gawk and marvel at the cherry blossoms. Don’t get me wrong they are beautiful, kudos nature, but the tourists and crowds can be a little overwhelming! Since the weather has been fluxing so much,  my PIC and I went down to the tidal basin and joined the millions of cherry blossom peepers. I hope all you tourists and Washingtonians are enjoying the beautiful weather and spring time activities. If you have the chance, I highly recommend seeing the blossoms, especially before they blow away!

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P.S. Cherry blossoms are so popular they have their own tumblr check it out.

Sweet Suprises

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What to see how I filled these?

For a friend’s birthday, my best friend (aka my partner in crime) and I decided to bake him some homemade goodies. I turned to the most obvious person for inspiration, Martha Stewart,  and was instantly drawn to this particular recipe, like a moth to a flame. I am one of those really strange people who doesn’t enjoy frosting; I find it super sugary and usually gives me cotton mouth, so I try and avoid it all costs. I feel like it overwhelms the cake and overpowers the palate.  But for some reason put that frosting inside the cupcake and I can’t get enough (I know it makes absolute no sense). I used this recipe and it was surprisingly, easy. I didn’t have enough regular sized cupcake tins so I made some miniature versions of this sweet treat, which I had for breakfast on quite a few occasions. That’s healthy, right?