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Foodies Freebie: May 2014 Wallpaper Collection

With Holy Week in the middle of April, last month went by extremely fast. Between birthdays, weddings and a kitchen flooding, we’ve had our hands full. However, we have been trying some new recipes. For example, a recipe for Canillitas de LecheWe’ve tried to prepare them before (you can see the recipe here). This time, we tried to prepare a recipe but it never hardened/dried up as they should. After a while and a few tweets, we ended up talking with @NuChefGT, and turns out they have a few Guatemalan Candy classes coming up. We will share the info as soon as we have it! Now, today we’re sharing our May 2014 Wallpaper Collection featuring gorgeous blueberries. We love blueberries.

Did you know that blueberries are only second to strawberries in popularity of berries in the US? Here in Guate they are gaining followers (specially since we have them frozen year round!). This little fruit softens dry skin, boosts your brain, and may even prevent cancer. Blueberries have anthocyanins, which give them their blue hue,  attack cancer-causing free radicals and can even block the growth of tumor cells. They also can reverse age-related memory loss, thanks to its abundance of antioxidants called flavonoids. Blueberries contain compounds that help ward off urinary-tract infections (UTI’s). They are just little berries packed with of health.

As usual, you can download our Wallpaper Collection Free Download. Wallpapers for your Desktop, iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone (all Retina and iOS7 friendly).

Kitty & Helga

Foodies Freebie: May 2014 Wallpaper Collection

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Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Mango season is upon us. This is definitely my favorite time of year. We still have tangerines and strawberries in season, and with this little overlap I am happy. Do you have a favorite fruit, or are you like me that changes with the season? Now, I am waiting for some of the mangos to ripen enough to make a blueberry mango smoothie. Or maybe a blueberry mango and tangerine… See? The possibilities are endless. I had to start off with this Strawberry Mango Smoothie. I just had no choice. Too much deliciousness not to share.

Last week was crazy and this week a bit irregular because of Holy Week break, but I have been keeping true to my word: smoothie or sit down for a proper breakfast. Lately it’s been more of taking the smoothie to go, since I’ve been busy at work, but glad also I’ve been going to yoga. Yoga is good. Specially the afternoon class twice a week.

I am working my way through a cookbook to see what goodies I can make for TFK. I think we need a proper cake or cookie soon. Don’t you think so? Let us know if you guys are looking for a particular recipe!

Ok back to our smoothie, this is as always, very easy and I found this recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod. Like Maria mentions in her post, if you want to thin down the smoothie you can always add water or milk. I did add a little bit, but not because it was too thick, but because I like it thinner than the usual smoothie. Enjoy!

Kitty

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

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Lemon Blueberry Cake

There’s something that it has become my thing. My birthday thing. I love to bake my own cake. And something else that has become my thing… Make it a citrus flavored cake. As soon as I saw this Lemon Blueberry Cake recipe popped up on Pinterest, I knew it was the chosen one for me to bake. Like Sally, who originally shared the recipe, puts it: it is a sweet lemon layer cake with juicy blueberries with a delicious (but not overly sweet) cream cheese frosting.

The cake kept great for a couple of days, but after you’ve sliced it, make sure you store it in the fridge covered, so it won’t dry up. I took the hint from Sally as well, and baked it in three different pans, that way I wouldn’t have to slice the cake into three layers. I used frozen blackberries, and it worked perfectly! Just make sure to coat them with all-purpose flour as the recipe states.

The cake was a hit. With a sweet and tangy flavor, this Lemon Blueberry Cake was definitely the favorite dessert. Since I was using frozen blueberries, I didn’t use them for garnish, but instead golden-colored sanding sugar. If you have blueberries, raspberries or strawberries they would look gorgeous!

Kitty

Lemon Blueberry Cake

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Dragon Fruit Smoothie

With everybody getting back into the city after enjoying a couple of days off during Holy Week, it’s time to get back into the Smoothie habit and enjoy the summer produce. Remember that we went to Saúl Farmers Market? We got our hands on some gorgeous golden dragon fruit. This type of dragon fruit is yellow on the outside, and has white flesh inside. I knew there were two types of dragon fruit, or pitayas as we call them, but turns out there are 3 types of dragon fruit:

  • White-fleshed Pitaya with red-skinned fruit with white flesh, and it’s the most commonly known.
  • Red-fleshed Pitaya, it has red-skinned fruit with red flesh.
  • Yellow Pitaya, the one we show you here, and it has yellow-skinned fruit with white flesh.

To cut it, you do it lengthwise and then with a spoon you can scoop out the flesh. Since dragon fruit is so juicy, you don’t need to add more water or juice to the smoothie, but ice to make it cold. I had my dragoon fruits on the kitchen counter, so they were at room temperature… Ice was needed. I added a pear and the result was perfect! I know you will enjoy it!

Kitty

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

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