środa, 14 grudnia 2016

It's Almost Christmas!

Long time no post! So many things have been done, created, cooked and made.
Fast forward to the most exciting time of the year - Christmas time! Anticipation is growing and we are almost there. House is decorated, gingerbreads baked and Christmas tree already glowing in our leaving room. Also today I posted greeting cards. But still many things to complete. Here are so snaps of the house decor, handmade cards and gingerbreads. Still to be decorated. 

Looking forward to finishing up all my projects and spending some quality time with family relaxing on the sofa. 

czwartek, 5 maja 2016

Easter celebrations

Just a short mention of a wonderful and delicious Easter celebrations we had this year. Spent it in Warsaw with my family in a pretty traditional style - loads of delicious food and some spring family walks. Perfecto!
Forgot to mention we visited proffesional ballerina's outfit shop and got everything needed for little H!

And my favourite homemade traditional cakes made by moi!

sobota, 13 lutego 2016

Mums weekend away!

Recently I was lucky to go away for a weekend to Madrid with my friend. She is also a mother and this was our weekend away without our kids! For me it was only second time I have left my child to go on a trip. Even if the idea seemed a bit scary at first I must say we both survived! Had a great time over there and what's the most important I was looking forward to seeing my baby and my hubby so so much. It definitely made me appreciate them even more. We sometimes take it for granted and it was nice to remind myself again how lucky I am to have my little family!
 We mostly walked around shopping discrict visiting little butiques and bigger department stores without pressure of doing typical touristy things - it was great and relaxing! My new experiences include:
- trying churros 
- eating some local dishes ( cold soup)
- using a bus in Madrid!
It was great fun!

wtorek, 8 grudnia 2015

Happy Dress

I find it hard to find pretty and stylish dresses for my little girl. Dresses that would have this elegant charm and sweetness without being to cute. Too many times I see overload of that awful bright shade of pink screaming from the shelves and hangers in girls section. Overuse of bows, frills and cequines doesn't help either.
Therefore when I spotted this dress I knew that we need to get it, that it was so unique it would be terrible to miss it. We wear at crafts market and the dress is hand made and designed in Ireland. It possess this old fashion, timeless charm and is beautifully finished. It was created by brand called HappyClose. Can't wait for the little one to wear it next summer!

niedziela, 22 listopada 2015

Courgette vegan fritters

This delicious new recipe has been recently tested by me. I knew it will be vegan one and for some reason I didn't want to believe in it. I had eggs ready at hand to add to the mixture but I decided to wait and see if the original recipe will work. And it did! The dough was very sticky and there was no need to add anything else. What it consist of is grated courgette, flour, sun dried tomatoes, lemon peel, capers and fresh parsley if you have it. Salt and pepper to taste. Couple of minutes on the frying pan and voila - ready! They taste so light and are full of flavour - gentle hint of lemon makes them irresistible. Will be making them again very soon!

piątek, 20 listopada 2015

Best use of parsnip

My new culinary discovery this week was delicious parsnip and pear soup. So easy and so tasty! Also quite different - would make a perfect starter for a dinner party. What is needed is just parsnips, pears, vegetable bouillon and almond flakes to garnish. Step one is to peel all to roots and cut in small pieces. Once that's done cook them slowly in the pot with olive oil for about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh or dry thyme. Then add peeled pear and let them cook for another 5 minutes and pour the bouillon and let it simmer for 15 minutes once parsnip is soft. After that is just blending, seasoning and serving! Voila! 

czwartek, 19 listopada 2015

Back in love with Brussels Sprouts

I can honestly say I love all vegetables but one - brussels sprouts. I can still eat them but they definitely won't be on my top 10 list. I tried couple of times to cook them in a new innovative way, but without much luck. It's just the bitterness that dominates their flavor is bothering me and I can't get rid of it.
Recently it happened that a box from a friendly farmer ended up in our kitchen, full of fresh, seasonal vegetables straight from the farm. Among carrots, cabbage and parsnips here it was - two branches of green and beautiful brussels sprouts. I don't like wasting anything in my household so I knew I have to find a new way of preparing them. Researching through my cooking books I found something that was easy enough and didn't require any special ingredients - it was brussels sprouts winter soup - perfect timing! Thanks Jadlonomia! Within next 40 minutes I had absolutely delicious meal ready for dinner and I loved it! So far the best recipe I found for using up little cabbages. I've thrown in parsnip, carrot and apple and some organic bulgur and voila!