Citrus Coconut Soda

Another fantastic drink you can make with citrus fruits!

Happy Monday! Today, I’m sharing an uber vibrant, bubbly, and tasty thirst quencher. Sorry, it’s not an alcoholic drink but I’m sure with some imagination, you can probably turn it into one! Say hello to my Citrus Coconut Soda.

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The name says it all. There are only two ingredients: citrus + coconut soda. To make it easy on the eyes (b/c we’re all about looks right?), I’ve added a mix variety of citrus including lemon, lime, oranges, and grapefruits. To make it even more refreshing, you can also add mint leaves.

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This would be great to serve at a party!

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And…I also have bright, sparkly nails to match. Have a great week!

P.S. I’ve been creating new boards and pinning like a mad woman. Would love to have you follow. Let’s inspire each other! Please click HERE to see my page. 

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Korean Dramas have my heart ♥

Hi. Bonjour. Namaste. Annyonghaseyo. Assalamu alaikum.

Boys over flowers was my first-ever watched Korean drama, back in 2011.

You may ask, why Korean dramas? I ask myself this too, its like my coffee addiction. I think I have a condition (a serious one too). For a certain period of time I was convinced that I was Korean…you must be thinking “what a weirdo”. Hah. but honestly I could not care less what people thought about my favourite hobby. It has become a part of me.

Korean dramas is like the Eastenders of Britain – minus the exaggerated bogus. Korean dramas are iconic to the people of Korea. What makes it distinct? The uncommon norms, values, culture and history it holds. At first yes, I did find it very peculiar but I became accustomed to is, so much so that you implement Korean-related aspects into your own life. For example at least once in a day I will spew a Korean word in my day to day activities.

My WordPress name is not BintNoodles for no reason 😉 (Bint means “daughter of” in Arabic)

The culprit who got me infatuated into this hobbie, was my best friend – a.k.a my aunt – she’s not so old, about 21. You could call us two peas in a pod; what she does I do, what I do she does. I think it was through one of her own friends whom she got infatuated with the Korean craze.

Rooftop Prince. An erudite Crown Prince Lee Gak is transported from the Joseon dynasty to modern-day Seoul with three of his entourage. The prince being very wise, and enlightened believed he was sent to unravel the murder of his beloved Crown Princess.The quartet resided in the rooftop apartment (hence the title) of a jolly woman (Park Ha), who eventually believes the odd quartet’s predicament and becomes their guardian. What I loved most about the show? She used to make them a dish called “Omu Rice” whom the four loved, until they licked their plates clean.

I’ve attempted at the Omu Rice (heavy skills required) but I got there in the end. Omu rice is simply fried rice wrapped in omelette and topped with ketchup sauce. It looked exquisite on the drama. And my let me tell you, it is as exquisite as I say. I was a bit surprised when I found out that this South-east Asian dish which originated from Japan is not even in the menu of Japanese restaurants but (of course) more well known outside of Japan i.e. Korea

When researching around Korean dishes I discovered a really effective way of cutting onions – fast. Check this out: (Thank me later)

You should all watch the Rooftop Prince. It will leave you hanging off your bed dying from laughter. Literally.

Spoiler: Lee Gak falls in love with Park Ha eeeeeeek

‘Til next time~✌

Bye. Salut. Alvida. Daemeh Bayo. Wa alaikum salam.

An Orange.

Hi. Bonjour. Namaste. Annyonghaseyo. Assalamu alaikum.

I usually dislike my English Lessons; they are always double periods and always before Lunch. Lessons before lunch make me feel ravenous. No joke.  Especially on days when I forget to have breakfast. Total killer.

Today’s English Lesson was actually…fun. So my teacher was telling us about when she was on her creative writing course, one of the tasks was to write about “An orange” (literally).  My teacher being a teacher reiterated the lesson and made us do it too. We just had to write anything about the phrase “An orange”. It was interesting to see where and how my class went off with that phrase, which I will tell you about in the end. But this is how I gravitated off with mine…

Oranges are healthy; they are fruits (obviously). Some fruits (like citric fruits) contain citric acid, which is scientifically proven to be beneficial for the face and skin (Source: Life of Oranges by J.Johnson)

Last month, I was reading a random blog (naturally) I discovered a home-made face wash, infused with oranges
Now, let me share with you this life hack, it will transform your life…forever.

Step 1: Place 1 tablespoon of honey and sugar in a small bowl – or any citric fruit(s) of your choice. I have been using it twice-a-week and I am totally amazed at the outcome.
Step 2: Pour your desired amount of orange juice – or any citric fruit(s) of your choice
Step 3: Add rosewater, if you prefer                                                                                     Step 4: Mix all the dry and liquid ingredients                                                                       Step 5: Keep covered and refrigerated, in order to keep the paste fresh
Apply the paste, twice a week on the face. Results will show after applying at least 3 times.

CAUTION: If you have sensitive skin, only apply once a week. Also, keep the paste away from children. 

Oranges can also be used to make a magical mocktail. Here’s how?

Choose a fancy glass (of your choice) which holds at least 500 ML or so. Peel a handful of oranges – ’til skinless. Place in a jug. Cut a lime – in eight pieces – squeeze the juice in the bowl (keep the skin). Add 1/2 tbsp of brown sugar and fresh mint. Gently blend all the elements together. Pour the liquid ingredients in your glass. Fill 3/4 of the cup with apple juice and the remaining 1/4 with lemonade.

Garnish with the lime skin and mint (Optional: Sprinkle with a few pomegranate seeds). Insert a straw and voilà.

My piece turned into a DIY/Lifehack sort of blog thing. The other pupils in my class wrote of things like:

  • The Annoying Orange (YouTube channel)
  • How and why (the fruit) orange which colour of it’s name is “orange” but other fruits do not.
  • Describing the variety of oranges and their shapes,texture etc
  • A mystical land of oranges – rather than strawberries, get it?

The funniest of all was where one of my friends who went on a tangent, about her phone carrier ‘Orange’ and how infuriating their customer service was.

Ya’ll should try the activity.

‘Til next time~✌

Bye. Salut. Alvida. Daemeh Bayo. Wa alaikum salam.

Welcome to my WordPress account.

Hi. Bonjour. Namaste. Annyonghaseyo. Assalamu alaikum.
My name is Mahfuza. I’m your average teenager living in London, struggling to revise, coping with her siblings and a girl who loves to bake.
Yes, one of my hobbies is baking, but not cooking. My recent favourites has to be the viennoiserie style Apricot and Custard Turnover. I experimented with different jams and fruits with this dish, try strawberry. It. Is. Heavenly.
As for my siblings. You either love them or hate them. I have a funny piece coming up about them. Be sure to check it out 🙂
Also, one of my closest friends has a WordPress account, you should definitely check her out! She is awesome – quite literally too.
Believe it or not, but the sole reason I made a WordPress account was because it was a homework task set by my teacher – in order to improve my English. I’m quite new to this so if you know/have blogs regarding food, books or just random blab, just comment below. I would love to read it.
Bye. Salut. Alvida. Daemeh Bayo. Wa alaikum salam.