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Home-made pumpkin spice latte (even better than the Starbucks one!)


 For the home-made syrup:
- About 80 gr of steamed pumpkin 
- 100 ml of water (half glass=100ml)
- 2 big-spoon of normal sugar (50gr)
- 2 big-spoon of powdered sugar (50gr)
- 1 clove of carnation
- 1 tea spoon of powdered ginger
- 2 small pieces of cinnamon
- 1 tea spoon of powdered cinnamon
- 1/4 from the vanilla bean (I used a pinch of powdered vanilla)

For the latte(2 people):
- a bit less of 200 ml of milk (a bit less of a cup of milk)
- a dash of espresso coffee (but if you like coffee you can put more)
- whipped cream
- powdered cinnamon 

Pour in a small pot water, sugar and the vanilla and stir everything until (low-medium fire) the sugar is dissolved.
Then add all the spices, stir for a minute and then add also the pumpkin.
Keep stiring until the mixture is thick as a jam/as a syrup (it will take about 15-20 minutes).
When it is done just blend it in order to make it pieceless and smooth.
Now let the syrup cool down and then you can put it in a jar or in a glass and it will last in the fridge at least for 1 month.

Let's boil the milk with a dash of coffee and, when it is done, put it in the cups, add a small spoon of syrup in each cup, stir, add the whipped cream and sprikle some cinnamon powder on the top.

It is useless to say that the pumpkin spice latte is one of the the most popular hot-drink in the fall time but, if you don't have time/money/desire to go out, you can do it by yourself at your house and sip it while reading a book under a blanket laying on the couch. You can't resist it, can you? 

Home-made PSL with cinnamon pumpkin cupcake with italian cheese frosting

Have a nice day!

October days

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October is going fast and, with my school schedule half-full, there are not so many moments for relax.
Anyway when I don't have anything to study or any activity to do I just lay on the couch for reading my new book or I just spend my time cooking goodies, like these amazing chestnuts!
Anyway soon I will show you my home-made recipe for the pumpkin spice latte (healthier than the Starbucks one but it tastes the same), my monthly favourites and some more stuff.

What do you do when you are home during fall time?

Have a nice day!

Budapest: The Video

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Here it is the video of my holidays in Budapest!

Don't expect too much because this was the first time that I was using the "movie" function of my new DSLR, but I hope you will enjoy anyways!

If you have any tips about shooting, editing, ecc. feel free to write them in the comments below so next time I will do a better job.

Have a nice day!