The little corner of the internet has been my “home” for two years now. It’s a place I’m comfortable with. It’s a place where I find joy and inspiration. It’s a place filled with delicious food and booze. And most importantly, it’s a place filled with friends.
The friendships that I’ve cultivated through this space are a job perk that I certainly wasn’t expecting. I mean, most of my day is spent working alone from the comforts of my kitchen. Not really an avenue I would have guessed for generating close personal relationships.
But I was wrong. And I’m thankful for that.
Sara Cornelius is one such friend. I first discovered Sara and her blog, Cake Over Steak, when her recipe for Blueberry Mojitos came across my computer screen. It stood out to me immediately because I couldn’t get over the fact that the first image in her post was an illustration (I urge you to go click on the link and check it out for yourself!). A gorgeous, jump-off-the-page at you illustration! My mind was officially blown. Sara’s talent was impressive.
Since that day, Sara and I have become great blogging buddies. We share a love of pizza, bourbon, ice cream, podcasts and Anthropologie. We are obviously spirit animals. And I can’t wait until we meet in person (plans are in the works people!).
In the meantime, Sara and I thought it would be fun to do a little blogging project together. So I dreamed up this Papaya-Coconut Popsicle recipe (which is totally vegan, by the way!) and Sara created an illustration of the popsicles, which you can see below.
I hope that you are all crushing on Sara’s illustration as much as I am because YOU have the chance to win it! That’s right. We want one of you to have an 8 X 10 print of Sara’s popsicle illustration. Won’t it be just darling hanging in your kitchen? I think so. To enter the giveaway, just scroll down past the recipe and use the Rafflecopter widget below. Easy peasy. And be sure to check out Sara’s Etsy and Society6 shops to see more of her amazing work! Update: This giveaway has ended and a winner has been chosen. Thanks to all who participated!
These Papaya-Coconut Popsicles are a great treat for summer. They are tropical, creamy and refreshing. And I’m totally crushing on the color too (I’m obsessed with all things orange!). And they won’t screw up your bikini body. Definitely give them a try. Everybody at my house loved them.
The layering takes a few extra minutes of time, but I think the visual effect is worth it.