Facebook Twitter

Avocado Smoothie. Avocado Smoothie Friends celebrate you for who you are, cheer you on, ground you and best of all love you for who you are.

Avocado Smoothie

Cherish your friends and nuture the relationship. That’s been my motto for a while now. Every so often, something happens and it shakes my confidence, my friends are there for me. I’m very fortunate to have made some great blogging friends. This past weekend, I was very fortunate to attend Todd & Diane‘s food photography workshop in their beautiful Orange County, California studio. This was a serious workshop, they put us to work on the first day. We started the first day off with Todd & Diane sharing with us the importance of telling a story through photographs. Food is about community and celebration. They pushed us to move out of our comfort zone. One of the other things that Todd & Diane encouraged us was to find our own style – the aesthetic that we enjoy.

The prop room at their studio is amazing. This is the second shot I styled and shot the first day. Cocktails - Drink Recipes, Vodka, and Cocktail Recipes - Esquire - StumbleUpon. Our Best Bites - StumbleUpon. This is my most favorite drink.

Our Best Bites - StumbleUpon

Ever. Maybe I’d feel differently if I drank (as in alcohol), but there is nothing I love more than a warm, breezy afternoon and a pitcher of Brazilian lemonade. I didn’t try it for a long, long time because I was very put off by putting sweetened condensed milk in with citrus fruit. It seemed very wrong. And then I had some at Tucano’s and my life has not been the same since. It starts off with fresh, juicy limes. You pop them in a blender with some sugar water and pulse just a few times. Pour the mixture from the blender through a strainer and into a pitcher, thus saving all of the flavorful liquid.

Then the secret ingredient: sweetened condensed milk. Brazilian LemonadeOur Best Bites Ingredients: 4 juicy limes (try and find ones with thin, smooth skins; they’re the juiciest and the thin skin cuts down on the chance of your drink being bitter) 1 c. sugar 6 c. cold water 6 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk Instructions: Place 1/2 of the limes in your blender.