Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Recipe: Caramel & Chocolate Covered Apples


  Halloween is just around the corner, so I thought it would be a good idea to share my recipe on how to create caramel and chocolate covered apples. This is a fun and simple recipe that would be great to serve at an event, or a nice treat for the kids.

 The ingredients and preparation are provided below:


1 Pound of prepackaged caramel squares
4-6 Granny smith apples
Skewers or lollipop sticks
2 Tablespoons of milk
Optional: Jar of unsalted peanuts


1. Wash your apples and place them in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. This will make sure the caramel covers the apple properly. 

2. Take the apples out of the fridge and remove the stems from the apple. Next take your skewer or lollipop sticks and replace it in the spot where the stem would have been. You might have to push it in quite hard to get the stick to fit in the apple.

3. Add to tablespoons of milk to yout bowl of de-packaged caramels. 

4. Take your bowl of caramel and place it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on your caramel while it is in the microwave. Every microwave varies and some heat up food faster than others.

5. Remove the caramel from the microwave and stir it to get rid of any lumps and thickness. You want a smooth consistency.

6. Take the apples and begin to dip it into the caramel. You want to slant your apples so that you can turn them around in the bowl to get a nice even coat.

7. Optional: Dip you caramel coated apples into a bowl of peanuts. I choose to cut my peanuts to make it easier to stick to the apples, but it’s ultimately your decision. 

8. Place your apples onto a tray that has wax paper on it. 

9. Lastly put your apples into the fridge for 30 minutes.  
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Travel Series: Traveling in Puerto Rico

  The travel series continues! Today on the blog, I will be sharing my experiences in Puerto Rico- Old San Jaun in particular. Prior to traveling to Puerto Rico, I will admit it was not on my travel wish list. This probably had to do with the fact that I had not heard much about Puerto Rico as a travel hot spot. Thankfully, I went on a cruise with my family and Puerto Rico was one of the destinations on the trip. Now, after travelling there, I can honestly state that Puerto Rico has become one of my favorite caribbean islands and I am thrilled to share my experience there with you all.  

  San Juan is broken up into Old San Juan and New San Juan. We decided to focus on Old San Juan for our trip. As I have never been to Old San Juan, I naively assumed that it would be filled with aging historic buildings and appear to be less modern. But obviously, I was wrong. The parts of Old San Juan I saw were beautiful, modern and vibrant. For instance, the picture above show the bright colours of paint that are used for buildings and homes. I loved seeing the different colours, as it demonstrated the strong culture and vibrancy of the people living in Puerto Rico. 


  One of the first spots I visited was the capitol building, which was really interesting since there were statutes of political leaders located across the building. The area the statutes are located on is called the Avenue of Heroes and some of the statutes include: former Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson, Theodore Roosevelt and President Barack Obama. I must admit it was nice to see the statute of Barack Obama and I couldn't help but take a photo with the President. 

All smiles as I pose with the President ... wind blowing in my hair and all.

  As you can see from the picture above, Old San Juan has some beautiful beaches. Honestly, the water and sand are so breathtakingly beautiful, I would go as far as putting them on my list for must-see beaches. 
I'm standing on the a cliff lining the beautiful water of Puerto Rico. 

  Probably one of the most spectacular things I saw was when the children were flying their kites after school in the field in front of the fort El Morro. I remember as a child I would fly my kite in my park...struggling to get it to stay in the sky. Seeing all these children on the field flying their kites was so magical and lovely to see. It is definitely a spot you should visit if you go to Old San Juan. 

  Overall, I had such a great time in Puerto Rico and I cannot wait to go back again! I hope you found my travel experience to be helpful and will consider visiting Puerto Rico in the future. Thank you for reading!

Have you ever been to Puerto Rico? If not, is it a spot on your travel wish list?

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Outfit Of The Day- Club Monaco & Mother Jeans

  For today's outfit I decided to put on something simple and comfortable yet cute. If you follow my blog, you would know that I am all about comfort. This is probably a big reason why I am such a big fan of street-chic fashion, since it's about comfort and looking good at the same time. 

  Since I am rolling with this street-chic comfort look, I decided to put on a simple black tank from Club Monaco. I then paired my black tank with my fairly new favorite jeans from the brand Mother. I rolled up the jeans a bit to give it a bit of an edgy street look. I topped off the overall look with my white converse sneakers.  

During the week, I got some henna done on my hands. You can see some of the flower design on my thumb in the picture above. The design was created with all natural products and I really liked the way it turned out. 

  Overall, I love my outfit of the day and how simple and chic is looks at the same time. I hope you enjoy this look as much as I do. If so, leave a comment below I would love to hear your thoughts.

Do you like a street-chic look?

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