Happy Friday!!!

Are you counting down the days to #icecreamweek? I am! Only 2 more days until we’re swimming in ice cream.

I’m knee deep in the cold stuff. I have a freezer packed full of various flavors just waiting to have there picture taken. My husband is patiently anxiously waiting for me to give him the go ahead to dig in.

Can you tell I’m a wee bit excited? I’ve been doing a #icecreamweek happy dance since Jen emailed me our fancy button.

Today, I happen to be guest posting for my dear friend Sofie over at The German Foodie. If your not familiar with Sofie, you should go on over and visit her site. She makes the most delicious German food, and her photography is stunning. Sofie knows a thing or two about photography. She was nice of enough to share her photography knowledge with me a few months back when she taught a free webinar on Lightroom 4. She may have even convinced me that Lightroom is the best thing since sliced bread, and that every photographer should own it to make great pictures even better. Thanks, Sofie!

Now, I’m half German, but I’m not familiar with authentic German cuisine, except for sour beef and dumplings, which I don’t care for. My father makes it once or twice a year, but I’m not a fan. Nope. Not a fan at all. I can’t seem to get past its sour smell.

I stuck with what I know and I made a strawberry rosemary syrup for homemade strawberry rosemary soda. The woodiness of the rosemary cuts through the sweetness of the strawberries, creating the perfect balance of sweet and earthy.

Add a little vodka and you have yourself a cocktail. If you want the recipe, go on over and visit my friend Sofie at The German Foodie. Tell her I said hi!