RECIPE : CHILI LIME WATERMELON

ever since i went to the taste of chicago a few weeks ago, i've been OBSESSED with chili lime watermelon. it's waaaaay better than you can ever imagine. it has quickly become my go-to summer snack + i'm definitely hooked, probably for life! i thought today, national watermelon day, was the perfect time to share it with you all! keep scrolling for the recipe :) 

INSTRUCTIONS for the watermelon

  • cut the watermelon into cubes + the limes into triangle quarters
  • place the watermelon pieces into the skewers; about 4 pieces per skewer
  • squeeze lime juice onto the melon
  • sprinkle on some chili powder
  • enjoy!

SUPPLIES + INGREDIENTS for the watermelon

  • one half of a watermelon
  • two limes
  • chili powder
  • skewers
  • knife

have you tried it yet? words cannot describe how delicious + refreshing it is! i've already got friends hooked + errrythang. let me know if you test it out + how you like it! happy national watermelon day :) 

post + images by molly garvin

recipe adapted from farmer's fridge

THIS + THAT'S CHICAGO ICE CREAM CRAWL!

guys!!! i'm so excited to announce THIS + THAT'S CHICAGO ICE CREAM CRAWL! i had seriously so much fun creating T+T's chicago coffee crawl last year, + i knew i had to do another! so, i reached out to all of you through instagram stories + asked you to vote for either ice cream or donuts --- as you probably guessed, ice cream won out, but don't worry donut lovers... there's still time for us :) please watch the little film - i hope you enjoy it! keep reading for more photos of each location, as well as our opinions on each spot. also, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to youtube! 

before this, i had only eaten rolled ice cream once, + it was just a sample! buuuuut, i have officially tasted it in it's full form + can say that i am 100% team rolled ice cream! we all decided it was surprisingly creamy, + it's so fun being able to watch the employees make it right in front of you. the only thing is, it gets super crowded [we went at 2pm on a tuesday + had to wait about 15-20 minutes]

as mentioned in the video, jeni's isn't specific to chicago, but it is absolutely still worth adding to the crawl! the unique flavors are what makes jeni's so awesome. by their names, the flavors might sound a little funky, but no matter how crazy the title, they always taste amazing!

maaaaaybe the most instagramable food items available for purchase in the city of chicago --- + seriously, they taste as good as they look! bombo bar has great walk-up window + is actually a side biz of bar sienna, which resides right next door. they also serve meal-type food, + their treats are available all year round! they have a version of the chocolate milkshake that they serve as hot chocolate in the inter, + it is seriously a must have while you're in the windy city!! 

cone is great for the traditional ice cream route, but they also give their own spin to sundaes + cones! i'm not sure why we didn't see them when we were there [you know we would have gotten a lucky charm covered cone!!] but the ice cream we had was still amazing! it's also in the best location, + almost everyone who works there is irish - fun little fact! they also sell irish candy + other products specific to the green country!

are you craving a scoop yet? ;) i hope you've added at least one of these places to your travel bucket list + enjoyed the video as much as i did while making it! stay tuned for even more chicago crawls + guides, but in the meantime, see all my chicago favorirtes here, T+T's chicago coffee crawl here, + subscribe to youtube for future videos here! 

post by molly garvin

film + photos by molly + claire garvin, edited by molly garvin

MY NEW FAVORITE WORKDAY SNACK

 

guys! i wanted to pop in today + share one of my new favorite treats to snack on while i'm working! if you've been following T+T for a decent amount of time, then you'd know that i LOVE ice cream. it's a love so strong it requires bolding, italicizing, + capitalization to really portray it's depth. i was introduced to my/mo mochi ice cream a few weeks ago, + i have to say, it makes my workdays so much better! the tastiest premium ice cream in a sweet dough-y casing, it's the best little thing to look forward to!

have you guys ever tried mochi ice cream? my sister knew about this brand before i did, + loves it! my/mo has a tom of different flavors, but i'm partial to the ripe strawberry + sweet mango

guys, believe me when i say that if your workday is feeling a little boring, bring in some my/mo to liven it up. [par-TAYYYYYYY ;) ] but seriously, go out and try some now! click here to find the nearest retailer --- happy snacking!

post + images by molly garvin

sponsored by my/mo

SUMMER SUNDAES TWO WAYS

ice cream is a big deal for me. like, a BIIIIIG deal. i'm no jokester when it comes to everyone's favorite chilled dessert + i don't mess around. truth be told, in the summer, i like to eat a lot of it, but sadly multiple bowls of ice cream per week don't really align with a healthy lifestyle. enter yo2 - the most delicious, tastiest, guilt-free way to enjoy frozen desserts this summer, a.k.a. my life [+ waistline!] saver! watch the video above or keep reading to see how i used kemps yo2 guilt-free frozen yogurt to create two different sundaes for the summer!

INGREDIENTS for the sundae

DIRECTIONS for the sundae

scoop the yogurt into a bowl, drizzle jam across scoops, + sprinkle cracker crumbs on top.

DIRECTIONS or the sundae

scoop the yogurt into a bowl. drizzle the chocolate sauce on first, the peanut butter, + top with pb candy. 

INGREDIENTS for the sundae

  • kemps yo2 chocolate peanut butter
  • melted peanut butter
  • chocolate sauce
  • chocolate + peanut butter candy

seriously, i'm even more excited for summer now that i've been introduced to yo2! believe me when i say i tasted both of these sundaes + the yogurts alone, + they are no joke. and by that i mean the most perfect way to satisfy your summer cravings without guilt. win, win, + WIN! happy dessert-ing! [P.S. click here for a kemps yo2 $1 off coupon! you want it, you really do.]


film, post, + images by molly garvin

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GALENTINE'S DAY BRUNCH 2017

anyone who has a decently large group of friends knows it's basically impossible to make plans. thankfully, my favorite group of ladies were able to get together for a little galentine's day brunch [we were only missing one person - missed you zoe!] with a little help from the schedule gods + eventbrite! chocolate chip pancakes, banana muffins with cream cheese frosting, donuts, fresh fruit [to make us feel healthy], rosemary potatoes, + more was on the menu for the morning, + i can confirm that it all tasted just as amazing as it looked. 

if you follow along on instagram, you might've heard i'm currently doing the whole30  --- which may or may not have been paused so i could eat one of those donuts...

if you follow along on instagram, you might've heard i'm currently doing the whole30  --- which may or may not have been paused so i could eat one of those donuts...

even the pup wanted in on the action... =)

even the pup wanted in on the action... =)

did you throw a party or celebrate galentine's day in some way this year? how did you manage your invites? with eventbrite's online registration software, all the invitation details are simplified + reduced so you can be stress free! for me, that meant more time prepping + less time frantically running around like a crazy person, hahah!

happy gal/valentine's day! i hope you're spending it with someone [or something ---hello left-over donuts!] you love.


post + images by molly garvin + disparate youth

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