Midsummer 2013

  Happy Midsummer everyone! Have fun today and don’t drink too much! Remember all that I’ve been posting for this celebration! Recipes: Midsummer Sardines Midsummer Hot Dogs Midsummer Juice   Pampering oneself: Midsummer ritual   Crafts: Midsummer headband   Celebrate: … Continue reading

Midsummer 2013: Beauty ritual

I’m going to talk about the Galician tradition in order to be beautiful the whole year. A “magical” combination of herbes, water and the magic dew in St Johns night is all that you need.

The tradition says that you have to pick different herbs, most used are rosemary, mint, lemon verbena, thyme…but you can choose more, as far as they are beautiful and smell well. In Galicia you can find people in the markets selling them. That day you keep seeing people walking with a bunch of mixed herbs for making the ritual.

Then, you have to pick the water from seven different fountains. Ok, this is a step we’re going to skip…although if you wake up uglier the next morning, don’t blame me! It is better if you find a fountain in order to be pure water, if not…use water you have at home. This mixture of herbs and water should rest all night outside (the 23rd of June) in order to receive the magical effects of Midsummer’s dew. Next morning, you have to wash your face with it. The tradition says that you will be beautiful all year. I personally do it for the fun and especially because washing your face with great smelling herbs gives you energy in the morning and it is good or your skin. I normally use a sieve afterwards and reuse the herbs if I want. I also keep using the rest of the water as a natural tonic. Try it! Maybe you don’t feel more beautiful, but your skin will feel fresh and nice. Have fun today, don’t forget it’s Midsummer!

Midsummer 2013: Music & more

We all know that a party without music is not a party. I’ve decided that the best way to celebrate is with music related to that celebration. In order you don’t have to search for the music yourself, I’ve made a Spotify playlist in order you can listen to what I’ve already chosen for the Midsummer party.

How did I choose the music? Simple! I entered words as “summer”, “california”, “shine”, “let the sunshine”, “let it shine”, “summertime”, “beach”… I’ve also searched for the word Summer in other languages and finally I added some songs that I already related with Summer. You can make your own playlist, but if you don’t have time, that’s why mine was made for!



I know Midsummer is supposed to be celebrated outside, but if it rains, or if you want your guests to watch a movie while you are preparing the barbecue, 500 days of Summer would be a good choice. It is a romantic comedy, but not the typical one.

A book. Yeah, I know…who reads a book at a party! Well, if you choose the right time…When everybody goes to sleep (if they stay) or when they leave, you can read and some great words. In this case, Shakespeare’s words. A Midsummer night’s dream is one of my favourites by Shakespeare, and the theme is perfect for Midsummer.

Have fun today! Don’t forget it’s Midsummer!

Midsummer 2013: Summer Hot Dogs

Another simple barbecue recipe that you can make for Midsummer. This one is for those carnivores that don’t want to have the Summer Sardines. The good thing about this hot dogs: They are healthier 🙂 You will need (per hot … Continue reading

Midsummer 2013: Summer Juice

Everybody enjoys a fresh drink in Summer. It is even better if it is made out of fresh fruit. For this Midsummer, don’t forget to try this recipe for a fresh and citrus juice with a sweet and tropical taste. … Continue reading