Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Beautiful Day Cruising Outside Kemer


For most of our days during our getaway to Kemer, in Turkey, we spent them in the Clubmed. Well, I don’t know how familiar you are with the concept of the Clubmed—it is a network of beach resorts and all-inclusive vacations found in many parts of the world. Basically, you have rooms alike the ones of  beach hotels, free food access all day and night, and lots of free activities including water-ski, paddle, and archery to name a few. (I will explain all about Clubmed Kemer with further details in the next post).
That day we had decided to leave the Clubmed and go for an excursion on a boat and visit the ancient city of Phaselis, which actually means “bean”, or “Fassolya” in Arabic, due to its geographical shape. Once we arrived on site, a Turkish guide who spoke perfectly well French told us about the story of Phaselis, how it rose during the Ottoman Empire and then got forgotten afterwards at its end.
Although the trip was not worth it and there were better things to do in the Clubmed, I managed to get a tan, have a good read of Paulo Coelho’s new book (one of my favorite authors) and have fun swimming in the creek at the several stops for lunch and dessert.
 Once I came back to the “home of my vacations”, I caught Cino, one of the several photographers a votre service in Kemer for 10 euros the picture, and took a couple of shots to put here on the blog. Later at night I went to the pool party and made acquaintances while my original group was out to Aura nightclub.







I was wearing a Sisley fringed mesh beach cover-up, Victoria’s secret pink swimsuit, Havaianas flip flops, Caren Lola customized hat, and Longchamps large Le Pliage bag.




Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mango Peach and Orange Lassi




The Lassi juice is a popular and traditional drink from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. It is a blend of yogurt and spices or sometimes it is mixed with fruits.
It is the perfect refreshing cooler for a hot day in summer, so I send you a bit of Zen attitude all the way from Turkey, Kemer, as I’m on vacay right now.

You can add more or less yogurt or orange juice for a thicker or thinner beverage. I added the honey for extra sweetness, no need for sugar. One idea I just got, if you want ice in your drink, then, I advise you to turn the orange juice into ice cubes and grind them in the blender along with the fruits!

Don’t think twice to try this recipe, I bet you have plenty of fruits in your fridge this time of the year!—you can also make your own Lassi knowing you have to add orange juice and yogurt.



Serves 2 person

Ingredients:

1 mango peeled and diced
1 mango for decoration
1 peach sliced
1 cup of orange juice
1 cup of yogurt
1 tbsp of honey

Cookware and Cutlery:
A blender or electric mixer
2 tall glasses

Preparation:

Wash all the fruits.
Cut the mango in three parts 1 cm away from the center in order to avoid the pit.
Cut parallel slices into the mango flesh, being careful not to cut through the skin. Turn the mango cheek and cut another set of parallel slices to make a checkerboard pattern. Turn the scored mango cheek inside out by pushing the skin up from underneath, and scrape the mango chunks off of the skin with a knife.
Slice the peach into small parts and add all the fruits in the blender with the orange juice. Add the yogurt.
Tip for decoration: You can add a strawberry and a piece of peach on the rim of the glass!