There is about a month of school left until summer. Summer as in the time of year where I complain about how hot it is, but oddly enough, after this winter I will happily welcome the season of sweat and swimsuits! Now is just the beginning of "crunch time", which means professors decide to make all work due at the same time and my stress level sky rockets. So, does my chocolate and general sugar consumption.
I am terrible at dealing with stress, mainly because I tend to magnify whatever it is that is stressing me out, I sometimes can be a perfectionist, which doesn't help the situation either. When I get stressed I bake, which some people find puzzling because they find baking to be stressful. Baking is just the opposite for me, I get to channel any negative energy into a creative process that usually produces tasty results, but not always.
Now why am I telling you about stress and school? Well, since it's getting down to the wire that means I may have to take sometime away from blogging, tragic I know. Trust me when I say that I would much rather be baking and blogging! And I just wanted to give you a heads up in case you're missing me! ;)
I am going to try and maintain both my schoolwork and blog, BUT there are only so many hours in a day and I need my sleep. Seriously, I can't function without sleep.
Since summer is approaching, lets cheers to warmer weather with some of this sparkling strawberry soda!
Homemade Sparkling Strawberry Soda
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
1 cup strawberries, whole
sparkling water and ice for serving
1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a simmer over medium heat.
2. Once simmering, add strawberries, cooking an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Stir occasionally and break up strawberries using a heatproof spatula.
3. Remove pan from heat, allow syrup to cool to room temperature. Then puree with food processor, blender, or immersion blender until smooth.
4. To serve mix 2 to 3 Tablespoons of strawberry syrup with about 8 oz sparkling water. Stir gently to mix. Store syrup in airtight container in the refrigerator. Yields 4-6 servings.
Print Recipe Here
Arghhh I am so stressed over here too. papers, papers papers and terrible professor. Anyway, I feel you. Time away from blog is the best idea. I am going to try it in May and see how it goes lol! But I shall be enjoying some drinks...refreshers like this soda!! Looks so good. Good luck with the end of semester and hang in there!ReplyDelete
Might need some adult liquids in those drinks! Hehe! Thank you! And best of luck to you too!Delete
I hear you--it's so hard to balance blogging with all of the real-life obligations! Good luck juggling everything. At least you have this awesome-looking soda to help alleviate the stress!ReplyDelete
Real life always seems to wriggle its way in and disrupt the blog-o-sphere! Thank you very much! I will be slurpin' these down in an attempt to ease the stress!Delete
Hang in there, Molly! It's worth it when it's all over...and speaking from experience, you'll actually start to miss school when you're done. It's true! :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, I am trying to hang in there! Really?! I'll be waiting for that day! Haha, but then I maybe like why did I want to rush it! We'll just have to wait and see!Delete