Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Shake.

Using my last frozen strawberries for delicious shake and enjoying it on my balcony in furry company.



 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Ice cream.

This weekend was like summer, hot and sticky so on Sunday we decided to have ice cream for dinner. I usually don't do that but it was so hot we didn't feel like eating anything and I didn't want to stand in hot kitchen. Nobody complained and it was refreshing and different.




 

Monday, May 23, 2016

In my Garden.

Its really warm now so I was able to plant more and my balcony is starting to look green.









 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Crepes #2.

Before Easter I wrote about crepes and the cheese filling that I make. Here is another filling that goes back to my childhood: sauerkraut and mushrooms.

You will need:
- crepes,
- jar of sauerkraut ( I use one mixed with carrots),
- cut and cooked mushrooms,
- 1 small fried onion,
- 1egg,
- 1tbsp milk,
- breadcrumbs,
- butter for frying.

1. Rinse the sauerkraut with cold water, squeeze out as much liquid as possible and chop it in small pieces,



2. In food processor chop the fried onions and mushrooms,



3.Mix the sauerkraut and the mushroom paste in a pan and heat it up, make sure its well combined.




4. Spread the filling on each crepe, fold the sides and roll it.



5. On one plate beat the egg gently with the milk, use another plate for the breadcrumbs. dip each crepe in egg wash then in the breadcrumbs.



6. When you have all your crepes ready fry them on a bit of butter on medium heat on all sides until golden. They will burn fast if the heat is too high, serve warm. 
 



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tuesday in pictures.

Just few parts of my day in pictures.

Working again on dandelion syrup:



Its finally warm enough to hang my laundry outside: 

 


Our sweet kitty: 

 

Stitching project I'm working on now:


 

Monday, May 16, 2016

In my Garden - inside.

Yesterday and today is really cold here, yesterday was snowing for few minutes and it was really windy so I didn't plant much outside yet but inside is a different story. My windows are full. Pictures are done on Friday when it was sunny.







 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Reading.

This week we are reading:
Maya - "The one and only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate


With Ella we are reading The Little Prince


And I'm reading "The Marvels" by Brian Selznick

 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Vanilla.

This might be a little bit crazy but on the weekend I made my first Christmas gifts. The reason for that is that what I made needs about 6 months before it can be used. I made vanilla extract and vanilla sugar, perfect gift for a baker. For the extract I used 4 vanilla beans and premium vodka and for the sugar 2 vanilla beans and granulated sugar. The extract needs to be stored in dark, dry place for 6 months.



 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Knitting.

I made few new washing cloths already used them and I love them. I use new pattern that my Mom suggested and it works great because one side is soft and the other is not.
The pattern is really easy, Row one: knit, row two: knit one, purl one.   


 

Monday, May 2, 2016

In my garden - outside.

My outside garden is completely empty however its cleaned and ready for planting. Also I have now new addition to one of my big containers - a bean ladder. Plans are made, bags of dirt and manure are waiting.