Beat the Summ’r Heat!

Summer’s coming and the school year is coming to an end! Because of this, I want to share with thou all some treats to make thy summ’r sweeter! I hast found some links that direct thou to websites that bewray thou how to make them grise by grise!

Firstly, I suggest making delicious fruit popsicle sticks! Not only art they healthy, but art very delicious and refreshing to beat the summer heat!

Second, smoothies art a perfect way to cool thou down festinate! ‘Tis perfect because thou can tweak it to thy liking and easily just add aught and everything thou want!

Last but not the least, mine third suggestion art ice cream sandwiches! They art very scrumptious, sweet and makes everyone squeal! ‘Tis very straightforward to make, just get some cookies and slap on thy minion ice cream flavour!

 

Links:

Frozen Fruit Pops

Smoothies

Ice Cream Sandwich 

 

5 Sweets that I Just Can’t Handle!

Hello everyone! On my older posts, all I’ve done was fawn over treats that I absolutely adore, so to change things up a bit, I am going to be sharing some sweets that I just can’t handle

On the top of my list are doughnuts! I know it might be quite hard to believe because a very large amount of people surely love it, but i just find it absolutely odious! When I eat it, i feel like I am eating bread loaded with enough sugar to make me cringe in disgust! Another downside to detesting them is that whenever someone has a birthday, they always bring in doughnuts! It makes me feel bad that I don’t get to enjoy them with my friends, I just feel like my whole body shivers from the taste of it!

Next, I would have to say that a sweet that I can’t stand are jelly beans! Something about those little tiny snacks just make me feel nauseous every time I eat them. I remember one day, I beseech-ed  my friend to let me try some of her jelly beans! Those fun, colorful things couldn’t possibly do any harm, right? Well, when I tried it. the taste that exploded in my mouth wasn’t one that I was joyous about, how ironic! And that was not the only time that happened! Every other jelly bean I’ve tried made me want to puke! Ugh. Too bad they taste horrendous because I love eating anything colorful and yummy!

Another sweet to add on the list are hard candies. I definitely hate every hard candy I have ever eaten! I always try to be adventurous and try different flavors of candies but so far, the only flavor I could tolerate was a caramel flavored candy! It’s quite unfortunate for me because teachers love giving candy as a treat, but I feel like it’s more of a punishment than a reward to receive it! Oh well, I’m still very thankful to get a reward!

Now let’s talk about icing! I really don’t like it, both the texture and the taste! I always try to scrape off as much as I can from my cake because I just can’t handle it! I always flout at my sister who always flaunts eating the icing off her cake. How does one do that? I’ve come across quite a lot of people who matches their opinion with me on icing, high five to all of you out there!

Lastly, and I know about the whole world’s population will disagree with me, but I have to say that Oreos are terrible! I don’t know how people eat it, but I can definitely not. The worse part would probably have to be the white filling in the middle! It makes me want to gag when I pop it in my mouth. Plus, it leaves stains on a lot of people’s mouth and teeth! Not very attractive!

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed my post this week! Make sure to comment and tell me what sweets you just can’t handle, I would enjoy reading your opinions! That’s it for now, Adieu!

 

Shakespeare Vocab:

Fawn: to court favor by a cringing or flattering manner

Odious: extremely unpleasant; repulsive

Beseech: ask (someone) urgently to do something

Ironic: happening the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this.

Flouts: mock; scoff, insult

Adieu: another word for goodbye

 

 

 

 

It’s Mot Meant to Be!

Oh, chocolate chip cookie
So soft and so chewy
Should I eat or should I not?
Oh, chocolate chip cookie.

Counting calories don’t apply to me
When the terrific treat is there for free!
I’m a predator, creeping, eyeing my prey
Oh, that creamy chocolate chip cookie!

I’m going to take it, oh yes I will
It will be a very toothsome and a tasteful treat.
Oh no, is that my brother that I see
I think he’s stealing my chocolatey meal!

I guess that cookie wasn’t meant for me
So here I am looking for something to see.
So sad and so very shattered too,
Oh MY chocolate chip cookie!

The Best Ice Cream!

Hey everyone! Today I will be talking about the top 32 ice cream brands that I love and 1 that i don’t!

 

First of all, my top favorite is Ben & Jerry’s! It’s just matchless. The packaging is what caught my eyes and dragged me into this Ben & Jerry addiction, with its colorful and cute design. The variety of flavorful food they have is just so yummy! My most-liked flavor would probably be ‘Chocolate Fudge Brownie’. The best part probably being able to find brownie chunks in the ice cream! It puts a smile to my face every time my teeth chew on them! If you love cookie dough like moi, then you will definitely adore their ‘Cookie Dough’ flavor! It is also very delicious! They also have frozen yogurt if you don’t want to pound on as much calories, not as sweet, but still tastes awesome! I just love how the ice cream melts on my mouth, perfect for a hot, summer day!

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My second choice would have to be Häagen-Dazs. It’s rich, creamy flavors are just mouthwatering! I feel like this brand is targeted more on adults than on teenagers though unlike Ben & Jerry’s, because the packaging looks more clean and sophisticated. Also because their wide variety of flavors aren’t as overly sweet as the other ice cream brands. My favorite flavor will probably be ‘Dulce de Leche’ –  which is similar to caramel – followed by ‘Belgium Chocolate’, which is a bitter/sweet kind of taste. I love ’em!

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The brand that I am not particularly found of is Baskin Robbins. I guess some of their flavors are great, although my main concern is that most of their flavors are a little bit TOO sweet. I know, I a sweet lover should love that, but in my opinion, I think it’s the sickening kind of sweet, not the pleasuring kind. Also, their ice cream isn’t as smooth and creamy as the others. The flavors don’t taste special either, just ordinary ice cream. They also sell milkshakes which when I drank, felt like it was a sea of sugar. Even though most flavors don’t satisfy my taste buds, I quite like their mint chocolate flavor. I love everything minty and the way they made it just balanced out the sweetness and the minty-ness, very refreshing!

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I hope you all enjoyed this blog post! These are very easy to get a hold of so I wish for you all to give these brands a try! Make sure you comment down below if you have any suggestions on what other companies I should try and make sure to mention what you’re favorite is! Thanks for reading guys!

 

Sweet Places.

Recently, I’ve been craving for some delicious sweets, so my friends and I went out to this chocolate restaurant! Since there are a lot of yummy places here in Doha to relax in with friends, family, or even on your own, I thought I would give you some suggestions and share my opinion in the best places in town!

First, there is a place called ‘Maya’ located in Villagio and Landmark. It is a very nice place to unwind and have a great time while enjoying the variety of desserts and refreshing drinks they have on their menu. Their chocolates taste creamy and delectable, I definitely recommend it! And you cannot forget to try their signature fondue, it is to die for! They also serve scrumptious crepes and waffles that satisfy will satisfy your sweet craves!

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Second, I would recommend an impeccable place called ‘Chac’ Late’ which is located in Katara. I just recently tried this place with my friends and loved it! This cute little cafe’s atmosphere gives out a comfort feel for the diners especially when you go at night. The smell of chocolate that hits your nostrils when you walk in is simply mouthwatering! If you’re looking of somewhere a bit more posh, then this is the place to go! They don’t have a lot of choices on their menu compared to the first suggestion, however, their food are much more delicious! Their waffles taste much more fresh and the chocolates are more flavorful. Still, both restaurants are great!

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If you are just looking for a quick sweet fix, I recommend Haagen-Daz! They serve quick and fast if you are in a rush, but they also have nice seats you can relax on while eating your treat. They have ambrosial ice cream with a variety of flavors to choose from! They also serve fondue which is also really tasty.

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Again, if you are in a hurry, but don’t want to pound on too much calories, I suggest ‘Pinkberry’ which is a frozen yogurt place. Perfect alternative to ice cream! They have limited flavors although the toppings to choose from are countless! There is just something about their yogurt that keeps me coming back for more! It is a perfect place to visit when you’re on the go!

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I hope you enjoyed reading my suggestions and I wish for you to try them out yourself!

 

Links for more info:

Maya: http://www.maya-la-chocolaterie.com/index.php

Chac’ Late: http://www.katara.net/english/the-village/restaurants/chaclate/

 

Haagen-Dazs: http://www.haagendazs.com/

Pinkberry: http://www.pinkberry.com/

 

 

 

Unwind: relax after a period of work or tension.

Delectable: (of food or drink) delicious.

Scrumptious: (of food) extremely appetizing or delicious.

Ambrosial: extremely pleasing to the taste

CHEESECAKE!

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Having a nice bonding time with your friends and need a sweet fix? Or maybe you just need a sugary fill? If so, then go grab a cheesecake! This cake made of milk, sugar, eggs and flour is absolutely delicious and perfect to share! A lot of cheesecakes I’ve tried aren’t overly sweet, therefore its great for everyone! A lot of flavors are available everywhere, for instance strawberry, pumpkin and chocolate, although blueberry, without a doubt, satisfies me the most! The demand for these scrumptious desserts are high thus almost all cafés and restaurants do not lack this in their menus! There are a lot of things I love about sharing this treat, let me go ahead and tell you!

To begin with, this treat is very easy to get a hold of. It won’t cause you stress to go get them if you are running out of time until your friends arrive! Also, the presentation is just lovely. The cute colors add a more feminine touch to your food table whereas a boring, brown chocolate cake! You can get them in little portions, making it easier to distribute (good for smaller number of people), of course also available in one big piece, if a greater amount of people are present. Immediately after placing this on the table, your guests will be all over it! If you are not having friends over, however planning to go to a gathering and thinking of something to bring, this sweet delight is indeed ideal. First, It is easy to transport to places. Second, the creamy dessert will surely add a smile to the guests after eating all those other yummy savory goods! Thirdas i have previously said, is fit to share and easy to consume!

On the whole, I just want to share with you all a nice little treat to share with your friends if you are having trouble thinking of a mouthwatering dessert to serve! Of course you may eat this alone, although it’s more fun to have friends surrounding you, laughing and sharing stories wile munching on a cheesecake! Besides, sharing is caring right? I hope you guys enjoyed reading my post and have fun serving these delightful cheesecakes!

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Kid President

Just a few weeks ago, in an assembly in our school, we watched a sweet, cute video about a young kid sharing 20 things that we should say more often. It was very entertaining and the humour was light and pleasant. His smile and laughter was the most adorable thing which was so contagious and made want to run up and hug him. He talked about a couple of things that we should say more often, which made me realize that we humans tend to forget these little, simple things that might brighten up someone’s day. The things he mentioned were very basic, yet genuine. In our SWAT class, we reflected on the video. We were asked to form a circle and give one, lovely compliment on the person on our left. I found it very sweet, and the smiles that were plastered on our faces when we were given compliments were truly magnificent. We were also given a speech bubble to write on, there, was where we had to write something pleasant to say. The phrases that my classmates wrote were very delightful. These activities definitely make me want to yell good things about everyone i see! Well maybe not yell but you get what i mean. Anyway, not only that, but we also watched another famous video of Kid President where he gives his viewers a short pep talk about life, shared quotes and was just being his usual sweet self. The video was very moving and the background music gave the perfect atmosphere. He gave little encouraging talks about pursuing your dreams and working together, just for anyone who needs a little kick in the right direction really. As you can tell, I adore Kid President, so you should  try watching his videos and maybe, just maybe it will inspire you like it inspired me not to forget about these little things in life. If you’re going through something bad, feeling neglected, hurt or just not feeling the best you right now, just take a peak at his videos and always remember that everything is okay in the end, if it’s not ok, then it’s not the end.

“It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.” – Kid President

 

20 things we should say more often: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5yCOSHeYn4A

Pep Talk from Kid President to You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gQLqv9f4o

Macarons

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Sweet, scrumptious, and satisfying! These amazing little treats are so delicious and perfect for a quick sugary snack! My favorite flavor would definitely have to be strawberryyy! Once I start eating them, i just can’t stop! My favorite flavor would definitely have to be strawberryyy! My parents usually get mad at me for munching on these because of the sugar, but I can’t help it! Just talking about it makes me want to go run and buy some! I am very fond of these sweet meringue-based confections, and their bright, fun colors makes it even more delightful! They are a bit tough to spot in my location so I’m going to go ahead and share a recipe I found for you all, sweet lovers to make in your own kitchen! Although it requires a little bit of effort, it’s undoubtedly worth it at the end!

 

French Macaron Recipe Ingredients

4 large egg whites (or 5 small) 140g (4.94 ounces)
1/3 cup or 70g (2.47 ounces) caster sugar [*US cups 1/3 cup plus 1 tsp]
1 1/2 cups or 230g (8.11 ounces) pure icing sugar [US cups 1 1/2 cups plus 4 tsp] OR 1 3/4 cups 230g (8.11 ounces) icing mixture [US cups 1 3/4 cups plus 4 tsp]
1 cup or 120g (4.23 ounces) almond meal [US cups 1 cup plus 3 teaspoons]
2g (0.07 ounces) salt (tiny pinch)
gel food colouring (optional)

(*cup measurements are metric cups where 1 cup=250ml in the USA cups use customary units so 1 cup = 236ml so you need to add a little bit extra as detailed in the recipe.).

Macaron Recipe Directions

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C
Place egg whites and cater sugar in a bowl and mix with electric mixer until stiff enough to turn the bowl upside down without it falling out, continue to whip for 1-2 more minutes.  How long this takes will depend on you mixer.  Add gel or powdered food colouring and continue to mix for a further 20seconds.

 

Sift the almond meal and icing sugar and salt twice, discarding any almond lumps that are too big to pass through the sieve. Fold into the egg white mixture. It should take roughly 30-50 folds using a rubber spatula.  The mixture should be smooth and a very viscous, not runny. Over-mix and your macarons will be flat and have no foot, under mix and they will not be smooth on top.

 

Filling your macaroons

For me, the optimum part is the filling! You can use jam and cream, butter cream or just eat them plain, but for this recipe i will show you how to make a ganache recipe!

Ganache Recipe

100g (3.53 ounces) chocolate
30ml cream

Bring the cream to the boil and pour over the chocolate. Let stand for a minute and then stir. If it is not adequately melted, then microwave for 20 seconds and stir – repeat until smooth. Allow to cool and thicken before piping onto macarons.

 

You’re not done yet! Even though these desserts already look pleasant, let me display some photo ideas for you on how to make them look even more fabulous and eye catching!

 

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Mmmm… So mouthwatering! Now you can devour  macarons you made, if you didn’t fail of course! I hope you enjoyed making these yummy snacks! Now you can serve and impress your family and friends with this sweet treat! I’ll definitely try to make these myself! But i’ll probably not share with anyone because i can finish them all in 5 minutes 😀

 

Recipe source: http://www.howtocookthat.net/public_html/easy-macaron-macaroon-recipe/

 

Scrumptious: (of food) extremely appetizing or delicious.

Fond: having an affection or liking for.

Confection: a dish or delicacy made with sweet ingredients.

Delightful: causing delight; charming, pleasant.

Requires: need for a particular purpose.

Optimum: most conducive to a favorable outcome; best.

Adequately: satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity.

Pleasant: giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment.

Display: show something

Devour: eat (food or prey) hungrily or quickly.