All posts tagged: Summer

Small Balcony Decor Idea

Lack of space in your balcony is not an excuse to leave this corner without decoration. With a little imagination and inspiration, you can turn this space with limited footage into a garden, gourmet space, or reading and relaxation area among many other options. Be inspired by these ideas and surprise yourself with these simple, but very beautiful and comfortable projects. Photos: Pinterest and Casa Claudia  

Barbecued Pineapple with Coconut & key Lime Ice Cream

Serve 8 Ingredients 125g   Sugar 25g piece root ginger, peeled and finely grated 1  Large  Pineapple, topped, tailed and peeled 500ml  Coconut & key Lime Ice Cream  Directions 1. Place the sugar, ginger and 200ml boiling water into a large shallow dish and mix until the sugar dissolves. 2. Slice the pineapple into 16 rounds about 0.5-1cm thick. Place into the sugar mixture and leave to marinate for 1 hour, turning over occasionally so that the fruit soaks in the syrup. 3. Light or preheat the barbecue, griddle or grill until hot. Cook the pineapple, brushing with the syrup throughout, for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden and char-marked. Brush or drizzle with more of the remaining syrup before serving with the ice cream. Enjoy !

Steel Fire Pit

Summer calls for late-night chat sessions over a fire pit. This one’s sized just right and can burn full-sized logs. The steel pit has been hand rolled and it comes with clear fire-glass for the outer trim. No matter the season, gather chairs and your favorite people around the fire for great conversations and lighted warmth. Modern Fire Pit: at  Do&Bo!

Summer Vegetable Risotto

    Spring is just around the corner. And I don’t know about you, but I am  looking forward to lighter food  that is  full of taste and texture. Ingredients: handful pine nuts handful blanched almonds ½ onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1tbs olive oil 300g Risotto rice 1 vegetable stock cube plus 1litre boiling water 150ml Eisberg Riesling 1 courgette, thinly sliced 100g fresh peas 100g asparagus, cut into bitesize pieces freshly ground black pepper few sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley knob butter parmesan cheese, to serve ½ lemon, zest only Directions Lightly toast the nuts in a small dry frying pan for a few minutes until golden then set aside. In a large saucepan, gently fry the onion in the oil for 5 minutes until soft but not browned, then add the garlic and fry for another minute. Tip in the rice and stir well to coat all the grains in oil then add two ladles of hot stock, stirring gently until most of the stock is absorbed. Add the alcohol-free Riesling and cook gently until …