Soda Jerk, Italian Style

October 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

I need something smoother than pop but thicker than water, milder than coffee but sweeter than juice.

Soda Jerk passing an ice cream soda between two fountains (from Wikipedia)

Enter: the Italian Creme Soda. It’s smooth, creamy, sweet, and remarkably easy to make at home!

I made my own syrup since I was out of Monin. I combined 2 cups sugar and 1 cup tap water in a pot on the stove. I heated and stirred until the mixture was combined. Once it had become a smooth syrup, i added a small bottle (1 oz.) of raspberry extract. Then, I added some food coloring. (It should have been red to go with the raspberry flavor, but I was out of red. So, I used the next best thing.) I let the mixture cool until I could touch it, and then I put it in a glass bottle to store. I’ll keep it in the refrigerator until it’s gone – or for up to 1 month.

my Green Raspberry Italian Creme Soda

Make one for yourself. I promise it will make you happy.

For Fun

October 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Josh and I have perfected the art of doing fun things for free. (We had to – we’re gonna be starving actors the rest of our lives.) Being creative with photography is one of our favorite pastimes. 

We’re not professionals by any means. (I mean – we use iPhoto to edit our stuff. Picnik if we’re feeling super clever. Nothing fancy.)


We’re usually our own subjects. We brought Harper along, so she got to join in the fun.


So curious…


We love our ukulele, though. Clearly.


What do you do for free (or inexpensive) fun? We like to take picnics to the park, walk around Downtown, go thrifting, or just sit on a park bench and make fun of people.

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