Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Very healthy Spaghetti with zucchini

Hello everyone! I love spaghetti! I just can't help loving it! But they can be very healthy!!!!

So we need:
olive oil
cherry tomatos
black pepper

How to cook - I'm sure you know how to boil spaghetti if not you can read the manual on the pack )))

While your spaghetti will be boiling you need to heat up olive oil in the pan and put garlic (you have to chop it) and black pepper. Also you have to cut the zucchini - use a knife you use to remove a peel off. Thus you'll get long and thin stripes of the zucchini. Add them to the pan and boil a little. You also have to add some water from the pan with spaghetti. It'll take no more than 10 min. At the end add some cherry tomatos. Thus you'll have amazing healthy mix )))

When you spaghetty will be ready you just need to mix them with zucchini. That's it! Your healthy spaghetti is ready and it took not a whole day! )))

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Moodboard "Take me back into your heart...."

I've made a big mistake..... and hurt someone I love..... Hope I'll be able to fix it......
Take me back into your heart..... I love you

Meerkat in red heart by niftyknits

Necklace turquoise heart by azulado

I Love You (wood floor) - 8 x 8 - Fine Art Photography by magalerie

Gift, tag keepsake with heart...something special something different by veronicabuttons

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Moodboard 'Euro week on Etsy'

Hello everyone! Euro week on Etsy just has started! All this week you'll find a lot of amazing items from artists who live in Europe! That's my first week on Etsy and I'm pretty excited! And during this week I'll offer you 10% sale with coupon code EUROWEEKSALE! Don't miss it! And I'm happy to show you some amazing works from european artists! Some of them have sale as well!


Venice Showers - Landscape Art Print - Free Worldwide Shipping by HamjArt


Weseby, Medium Messenger with Adjustable Strap by Kirschbits

Large Scarf - Diva by LilouColours

Black and White - Sterling silver EARRINGS with pearls by YLOjewelry

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Personal experience 'Sea sponges'

Few weeks ago I was a part of an interesting discussion about how to make less garbage and help our planet stay more clean. And we were talking about absolutely women stuff - periods. Yes I know that some of us don't like to talk about it )))) But anyway we were talking about it and about what kind of stuff you use due these days. Have you known that a lot of women use natural sea sponges? I haven't! But I've known about it and desided to try. I've ordered natural sea sponges on PureSponges and they came just in time ))))

Honestly I liked it! They natural, soft. You can use them for 6 months and for the same price and maybe even less of regular tampons you buy every month. So  less garbage and less money! And you use absolutely natural thing! I can say only one thing against - it's not comfortable to use them when you are on a trip. As you can't just throw them out. You need to clean them with water.

If you have any questions - feel free to ask!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Etsy Front Page

On Etsy you can choose different lovely items and create a tresury list of them. And if you picked amazing items and be lucky your treasury will be on front page of Etsy. Like mine 'Come on and get it'.... Today....

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Moodboard 'Spring is already here!'

Today we have a wonderful sunny morning and the weather is pretty nice, around +4. And the spring is in the air!!!!

Handmade Silk Cushion - Vintage Kimono Fabric by LilouInteriors

Modern Hungary - Sunflower - textile jewelry necklace with embroidery by vadjutka

Hand painted silk scarf - Yellow, purple and pink leaves  by  ZuzanaSchwabova 







Organic kids messenger bag by SewnNatural

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dilemma: Almond cakes or almond macaroons?

Almond cakes and almond macaroons are pretty similar as you use same ingredients but a different way of cooking. So we need:
4 eggwhites
200 gr sugar - make the icing sugar from this sugar
150 gr ground almonds

Almond macaroons

 Preheat the oven to 160°C/fan140°C/gas 3.
 Whizz the icing sugar and ground almonds in a food processor to a very fine mixture
  Using an electric mixer, whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt to soft peaks, then gradually whisk in the caster sugar until thick and glossy.
 Fold half the almond and icing sugar mixture into the meringue and mix well. Add the remaining half, making sure you use a spatula to cut and fold the mixture until it is shiny and has a thick, ribbon-like consistency as it falls from the spatula. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle.
Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper. Pipe small rounds of the macaroon mixture, about 3cm across, onto the baking sheets. Give the baking sheets a sharp tap on the work surface to ensure a good ‘foot’. Leave to stand at room temperature for 10-15 minutes to form a slight skin. This is important – you should be able to touch them lightly without any mixture sticking to your finger. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.
Then you need chocolate cream to combine macaroons together. For cream you need:
150 gr dark chocolate
30 gr butter
200 ml 20% cream
You need to warm up the cream, add chocolate and butter and mix it. After the chocolate cream became cool you can use it to sandwich pairs of macaroons together.

Almond cakes

This recipe is a bit easier )))
 Preheat the oven to 160°C/fan140°C/gas 3.
Mix ground almonds and the icing sugar together, add 1 table spoon of eggwhie and start to mash. Add more eggwhites gradually. The general idea is don't use an electric mixer! You don't have to make foam from eggwhites. After you mash all ingredients pretty well line 2 baking sheets with baking paper. It's up to you which size of almond cakes you wanna have )) Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool. To remove cakes from the baking paper you have to wet the back surface and you remove your cakes easily!

I don't like only one thing about this cakes and macaroons - they melt away toooo quick!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Earrings with murano glass beads

I love murano glass bead as all those beads are can't be the same. Each and every bead is unique! And they inspired me to create few earrings.

Earrings with blue beads were inspired by Iemanja, the Queen of the Ocean. Iemanja is a Goddes in Brazilian culture. She likes blue and white colors.

And this earrings with my favorite red color I'm going to keep for myself.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Almond cakes from my childhood

When I was a child, me and my father went to theatres pretty often and he always bought me almond cakes with some juice due an intermission. I don't know why bit it's pretty hard to find the same taste nowadays. But today I was trying a recipe from a pretty coog cooking book and the taste of these almond cookies is the same!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Moodboard 'Women Day 8 March'

In Russia all people celebrate this day! Men are mad about gifts and flowers. All women look like they are going to a big gala.  And each and every woman has her own wish list for this day. Here is mine ;)

A wonderful dress by OblivionClothing

Amazing long earrings 'Bella of the Balls' by VickiDianeDesigns

Soft and 100% cotton bedding set by LovelyHomeIdea

And someone special who has a boxer with a secret pocket by animadesign to share my bed with....

Saturday, March 5, 2011


We have three days holiday because of Women day 8 March. And I'm cooking one of my favorite meat.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pizza Pizza Pizza!!!!!!

I just love Pizza!!!!! The reason - it's pretty simple to cook and you can use almost everything you have in your fridge! So today I'm sharing my favorite recipe of perfect thin Italian pizza.

175 gr flour
1/4 tea spoon salt
1 tea spoon yeast
125ml warm water
1 table spoon olive oil

Mix flour, salt and yeast. Mix warm water with olive oil, add to dry ingredients and knead a flat dough. Put the dough on a table and knead 2-3 minutes. Put the dough into a bowl and let it in a warm place for 40 minutes. Than knead the dough for 1-2 minutes and roll into a circle. Put the pizza on a baking tray and fill with your favorite ingredients.Your pizza will be ready after 15-20 min (180 C)

Small advice - add cheese only after your pizza will be ready thereby your pizza will not be soggy.

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