mojito popsicles by french by design


Is there anything better than a popsicle with alcohol in the summer?! I found this great recipe on French by DesignFrench by Design

What you need :

  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup of lime juice
  • 2/3 cup of soda water
  • 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons of white rum
  • a few slices of lime to decorate your popsicle – optional

Steps :

  • In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to boil, mix well, until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Pour mixture in a blender, then add the rum, the mint leaves, soda water, lime juice.
  • Pour the mixture in a popsicle mold. Add the optional sliced pieces of lime to decorate. Don’t forget to insert the popsicle sticks!
  • Let in the freezer for 8 to 10 hours.


pictures and text from French by Design

full recipe here


mini rose apple pies

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I tried this super easy recipe a couple of weeks ago. It is one of these great ones that is done in no time and looks like you spent 6 hours in the kitchen…

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Mini Rose apple pies

You will need (for about 7-8 mini-pies)

1 roll of puff pastry

5-6 apples (thinly sliced)

1/2 a lemon juice

salted caramel sauce (I was lazy so I used the one I get in France in a tube… you can also use regular caramel sauce)

muffin tins


Start by tossing the apple slices in the lemon juice (this will prevent them to turn brown), set aside.

Cut your puff pastry into 6-7cm strips. Place the apple slices (overlapping each other) and roll. Place the little pies into the muffin tin to keep it tight.

Place in the lower part of your oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

Sprinkle with powder sugar et voilà!

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happy friday


I spent the whole week in bed or on the couch due to a major cold but the good thing is that I finally manage to rest a little :-). My business partner in crime and her husband are coming to visit this weekend so I’m looking forward to a lot of fun, good food and some shopping…

Here are 3 things making me happy:

Loving this DIY leaf backdrop! picture and idea from almost makes perfectpicture and idea from almost makes perfect


Will definitely try and make these Mojito popsicles! recipe and idea from french by design blog


Weekend outfit inspiration! via sincerely jules

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and you can follow me on INSTAGRAM btw…


the fastest (and easiest) tiramisu ever


My good friend M. is the tiramisu master, he makes this unbelievably fluffy tasty version that makes you want to lick the bowl when it’s all gone. Since I’m usually running out of time doing 3 million things at the time, I found this version that I really want to try…



All you need is 6 ingredients and 5 minutes! Pretty easy no?


all pictures via port and fin

full recipe here

nutella brownies (the 2 ingredients recipe)

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This probably is the easiest recipe of ALL TIMES. All you need is 5 medium eggs (or 4 large ones), 250gr of liquid Nutella and eventually crushed nuts (but that’s really up to you), 20min in the oven (180c / 375F) and THAT’S IT (see, told you it was super duper easy)!

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I followed the recipe from the Kitchn, there is also a little video here

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