Monday, July 9, 2012

Rhubarb vol. 2

It has been quite warm the past few days here in Finland. Sunshine, rain, thunder..quite like living in a green house – hot and humid. Now what would be a better way to cool yourself than with a icy rhubarb soda. Well there’re lots of rhubarb growing outside in our garden and the freezer is full of ice! Only thing I needed was a recipe since I had only made juice of red and blackcurrant and I guess it works a bit differently with rhubarb. This is what I found from Culinate.

Rhubarb Soda

1½ cups rhubarb, roughly chopped
1 cup sugar
1½ cups water
Sparkling water

Place rhubarb, sugar, and 1½ cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes, until the syrup is bright pink.

Turn off the heat and allow to cool. Strain syrup into a large jar.

To make each soda, measure ¼ cup rhubarb syrup into a glass. Add enough sparkling water to fill the glass ⅔ full. Stir to mix, then add ice.

I also made this so that I replaced the sugar with syrup. The color changed quite much..I did use dark syrup so...hmmm well I think I prefer the sugar version-> PINK! The soda can taste a bit sweet (not too sweet in my opinion) but you can easily adjust the sweetness level by changing the amount of sugar/syrup to match your taste. Some like it sweeter than others ;)

Happy times...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mirror mirror on the wall which one's the juiciest of them all?

It's voting time at the Pomegranates contest at SpoonFlower ! Check out the juicy designs and vote for your favorites ^___^


Wednesday, July 4, 2012


I'm so excited! I received a package today containing three Fat Quarter (21" x 18") samples of fabric with my own design!!! The theme is "pomegranates" and here are few pics which I took outside so that I could use the sunlight to show the colors as they really are :)

Here's all the colors together..I really like them all! ^___^ They are going to give a juicy retro vibe to our dark brown sofa -> you guessed right PILLOW COVERS :D

Here's a close up of the "Red Pomegranates" my very first desing! Yay!

Here's the "Yellow Pomegranates" (note that the red one is still trying to steal the show from behind :P) 

And here's the "Green Pomegranates" which I think is kind of groovy!

I already have a black and white design on it's way ^___^ gonna make something nice for someone (not telling who since that person could be reading this! Sneaky me, thehehehee ^___^)

Feeling crafty?? Just go to SpoonFlower and start designing! It's soo  addictive and fun!

Gone totally "Pomegranates" LiLoPe