Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cappuccino Gelato With A Shot of Espresso

 {A scoop of Haagen-Dazs Cappuccino Gelato for each of you}  

 {pour some fresh hot espresso over ice}

 {pour a shot of cold espresso over the gelato}

Monday, June 10, 2013

Seared Ahi Tuna with Crispy Panko



My Grandpa went fishing the other day a caught a huge tuna! We were lucky enough to reap the reward! Thanks for sharing Grandpa. Here's what Dan and I decided to do with it...

What you'll need:
{Serves two}

8oz tuna steak
6 tbsp. soy sauce
2 cloves garlic {pressed}
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 cup Panko
2 tbsp. olive oil {for frying}

-Cut 8oz piece of raw tuna in half
-Put Panko crumbs into a medium sized bowl {set aside}
-Mix the soy sauce, pressed garlic and sesame oil in a medium sized bowl
-Dip each 4oz tuna steak into the soy sauce mixture and then roll them in the Panko crumbs
-Place each tuna steak into a frying pan with olive oil
-Fry each side of the tuna until the Panko is golden brown
-Cut the tuna into bite site pieces -- center should be pink


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Backyard Shed Before & After

Dan and I have been renting a little one bedroom house during our first year of marriage. We absolutely love the place, but it has needed some TLC here and there. We asked our landlord if we could  touch-up a few things around the this here shed. Not to shabby huh? I think we did a good job! A little paint and masking tape can do magical things.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Guava Grapefruit Summer Cocktail

What you'll need:
1 cup guava juice
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 cup Perrier sparkling water
1 shot vodka
grapefruit wedges and peel
Directions: mix all ingredients together and pour over ice

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

DIY Leather Tassel { For Your Keychain & Key Ring}

I've been wanting to make one of these for a long time. I have seen them in shops around town and really wanted to get one, but there was no way I would justify paying $25 to $30 for a tassel! So I decided to make one myself. I think I ended up paying about $3 for some soft pebbled leather at a fabric store and the rest of the supplies were already at home. Yay! I am so excited to share this with you! P.S. It's so much easier to find my keys now -- no more digging in my purse!
Things you'll need:
*key ring
*12 x 4 inch strip of leather
*razor blade or an x-acto knife
*fabric glue
*1 rubber band
{Cut off a small strip of leather and fold it over the key ring. Glue the inside together}

 {Make 24 - 1/2 inch wide cuts down the length of the leather strip. Leave 1 inch uncut at the top}
{Roll the leather strip around the leather piece from #1. Glue the inside of the roll as you go} 
 {Wrap a band around the top and let it dry}
Pictures: A Bit of Bees Knees