Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holiday with trouble = Troliday :)

I was craving for the trip to Romania we would do for Winter holidays, when we had to do a totally unexpected one week with three days extension trip to out country for hubby's stuff. 
Luckily I just got into winter vacation (having a seasonal job) so I could join him. 
The journey was very nice, I got to drive a lot, so I had no time to get bored. Did I ever mention how much I love to drive on the highway??? While having sunny, warm days here, back in Germany fall the first snow...eeek!!! 
As used for us things got complicated and we had to stay 3 days longer than planned. That's why this was more like a TROLIDAY (TRoubles in hOLIDAY) :) 
So here comes a Photo Streaming from our little troliday in Romania.


        Budapest by car
        foggy early morning sun 
        more Budapest
        GPS intentionally getting us lost on the way
        hubby happy to arrive in Cluj, our first destination


           
           Enjoying the warm sun here...

  ...and the tasty Noceta cake


       big apple selling
       yum sesame pretzels
       missed those "Cheasla" grapes
       the market was full of crysantemes




       YEEEY for getting to our tiny bee farm
       Self picked apples are so tasty!
       cute gum boots




  Sweet tomatos from hubby's mommy's garden



  DElicious roasted chestnuts sold on streets by gipsies




  Come to caaaaaaabbaaaaaage!!!




And that was it. Our little holiday full of stuff to do, melancholic shopping, many errands and even if I really enjoyed it I also miss our cozy little nest. 
Status now: excited for the back journay starting now... 

X O 

Monday, October 29, 2012

I ♡ Romania #2

Hi dears, 

The second beauty you definitely must know about my country is The Bran Castle. 

Situated in Transylvania, near Bran and 30 km away from Brașov,  the castle built in the 14th century is a national monument and landmark in Romania. 

Commonly known as Dracula's Castle, although it seems like Count Dracula never lived here, the castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. At the bottom of the hill there are cozy barns where romanian peasants exhibit and sell self made souvenirs. 


Famous artists and directors have chosen The Bran Castle as their set. Bram Stoker was inspired by it for his "Dracula", "Blood Rayne" was also filmed here, as many romanian films. Even Natalia Oreiro, the uruguayan singer and actress visited the castle and filmed her video for Como te olvido.

So if you are touring through Romania, don't miss this spot!
If you wanna be part of a really spooky Halloween party, Count Dracula invites you to a scary night tour. This year, the party was hold on 27. October, but stay tuned for next years event! 




I hope you all have a great week and enjoy my little Romanian Tour I give you on Monday. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

{Recipe} Vanilla Pear Muffins


Who doesn't like to eat muffins??? Me... 
Who loves to bake muffins? ME!!!

Hehe, it's not like I do not like the taste of muffins, it's only that I am very demanding and don't like muffins as I don't like any cake if it is DRY... 
With this recipe, I had no great expectations, but a lot of pears left and throwing them away is never an option. So I gived it a try, thinking that my co-workers will be happy with any treat of the kind and I'll be satisfied and relaxed while baking. The recipe belongs to Ama's kitchen.

INGREDIENTS

300 g flour
2 tbsp baking powder
some salt

2 eggs
2 tbsp vanilla essence
150 g sugar
100 g butter
50 g oil
200 g apple sauce

3 pears

Mix the dried ingredients. Melt the butter and add it to the moist ingredients. Mix softly, divide the dough to 12 muffins, place on them pear pieces and bake for 25-30 minutes. If you are a Muffin-Picky like me, just try them! That apple sauce makes them soft and moisty, and I even replaced the oil with more sauce. 
They have a great vanilla flavour and go perfectly with the morning coffee!



Pentru cititorii mei romani, reteta ii apartine lui Ama in bucatarie :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

{Food} MidWeek's Healthy Snack

We eat a lot of healty food lately, so I thought why not share some of my little snacks with you?
This super-easy recipe is an invention of my mother-in-law, she is a great vegan cook, and you will only get superhealthy food in her house.  

All you need is:

2-3 carrots
some cellery
1 red paprika
salt
lemon 
some mayonnaise (also vegetarian, choose the one you like)

-> grate the carrot & cellery, mix it with the paprika (you can add cucumber,kohlrabi,..)add the salt, lemon and mayonnaise and serve it on endives leafs. Healty, fresh and so good!! 


  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Ten: fall nail favourites

1. Espresso by O.P.I.               


   via


2. Demure Vixen by Essie



3. Burrrgundy


4. Khaki & sparkles 


5. Chanel...



6. Black & sparkles


7. Army nails - loooove the army style :)


8. China glaze's fall colours


9. Some Haloween inspired...


10. My personal favourite: Mixed Metals!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fragen-Foto-Freitag #3


Hi there!

Sorry for a totally no posts week, it was my last week of work for now and superbusy. Still got a serious stock of delicious fall recipes to share with you. Will recoup the next days... :)

And here  are my 5 photo-answers to Steffi's questions. Thought I'm not gonna make it this week, but the questions were so cool that I managed to find my best shots to fit my answers. 
If you wanna participate just look every thursday on Ohhh...Mhhh... blogs facebook page. And not only thursdays... it's a real inspiring blog!!

This week, the questions are:

1. Thought "the same, the same, the same"?
2. What do you do every Saturday?
3. Simple, but nice?
4. What do you wish for this weekend?
5. What will you read/scroll? 



1. Gedacht "egal, egal, egal?"


WANDERLUST!!! 
EGAL wo, EGAL wann, EGAL wie lange..








2. Was machst du jeden Samstag?

Eine Fahrradtour mit Picknick inclusive.



3. Schlicht, aber schön?

Diese Kohl-look-alike Blumen, die ich jetzt entdeckt habe.




4. Was wünschst du dir für dieses Wochenende?

Traumhaftes Wetter und schöne Landschaften in der vorstehenden Reise nach Rumänien. 



5. Was wirst du blättern?


Friday, October 12, 2012

Fragen-Foto-Freitag #2



Hi there!
Here are my 5 photo-answers to Steffi's questions.
If you wanna participate just Ohhh...Mhhh... blogs facebook page
This week, the questions are:
1. Seen and got in love with...?
2. A quick Deco idea?
3. One of your favourite scents?
4. What orders your thoughts?
5. New love?

1. Gesehen, verliebt?

DIE Boots!!! 
So lange suche ich die perfekte Boots. Normalerweise trage ich immer höhere Schuhe und normalerweise muss ich ziemlich viel überlegen wenn ich mir was kaufe..
Becky-Bloomwood-like..."Do I need this???"
Doch diese Schuhe haben mich mitten ins Herz getroffen! 
GESEHEN, probiert, VERLIEBT, gekauft, HAPPY! :)

2. Eine schnelle Deko-Idee?



3. Einer deiner Lieblingsdüfte?

Also ich dachte ich werde einfach mein überbeliebtes Parfüm fotografieren... 

Immer mit den Fragen im Gedanken, war ich Pause verschwendend im Drogeriemarkt und riechte gierig die neuesten Duftkerzen.. Kamera dabei, schnips und da ist einer meiner Lieblingsdüfte
Winterapfel...mhhh... 



4. Was ordnet deine Gedanken?

Wären alle meine Gedanken nur himmlisch...





5. Neue Liebe?

Meine neue Lederhose!muahaha...


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Stress less!!!

Hi, darlings!


Wish it would be that easy to leave stress behind and move on!
I am totally living in/with stress. We wake up together, get in panic for beeing always late, it keeps me away from any bite of food, comes with me to work, shop, do my daily stuff and never leaves me alone. What a reliable "friend" right? WRONG!!! 

I wish I could just ignore it. But sometimes, when your health starts to creak, it's just not funny anymore. I tried not to let myself be swallowed in by problems, but stress smoothly sneaks in. 

On top of that I totally help him! Pff... 
I give myself such an unrealistic amounte of tasks and my own failures freak me out!
For example, Fridays are always busy. So Fridays I wake up at 5-6!!! to bake something for Saturday. Sometimes I do it and I'm happy. But there are times when I have such a long to-do list that baking isn't possible anymore. Big deal? NO! Am I frustrated   and feel ineffective? OH, YES!!!
The result????? :| :( :'( :*###

That's how I pressure and torture myself!
That's when "buhuhu, I haven't blogged all week, buhuhu" also comes up. Of, course it comes! But working in a job you get to hate, 50 hours a week does not leave you many options...

SO NOW I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF MY PERSONAL BATTLE WITH STRESS!!! 
When the war is over, I'll let you know :)

In the mean time, some Stress less ideas and my little happy-making-things of this week. 
via 

Sunday
I had some super sweet elder english ladies as clients, that were talking exactly as Mrs. Doubtfire, calling me "dear", "darling"...lovely!!!
 Monday
   Monday was a very special day. 8th October is the anniversary day of our wedding, six years ago. That's why I tried&failed some baking again. But in the end I repaired that messy cake and had a sweet lil' chocolate cake for our anniversary. Hubby and I went out to dinner and spent our special evening lovely together!



Yesterday

   Baked a yummy Chanterelle Pizza...



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Monday, October 8, 2012

Salty Cheesy Sticks




If I had to choose between sweet or salty, I definitely have more salty cravings. Sweet is good too, but when it comes to snacks,fingerfoods &co. I love selfmade crackers and stuff like that. When I discovered this recipe on Just love cookin' I  instantly, automatically went to my kitchen to look for the ingredients.
All I can say is that I made them 3x!!! that week! :)

Just love cookin' by Ana Maria Ciolacu is a food blog that makes you *drool*...the pictures are amazing and I trust her at every recipe, they're just perfect. You can't do anything wrong! 

Hope you'll just try the salty sticks!!!


INGREDIENTS:

500 g flour
15 g of yeast (I used 1 pck of dried yeast)
200 g butter
4 TBSP of sour cream
1 egg
50 ml milk
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt





FOR THE TOPPING:

1 egg
1 TBSP milk
some paprika
cheese (cheddar, parmiggiano,...)
chilli chips (if you like it spicy)
sesame, poppy, caraway..


How I use dried yeast the easiest way is to put all the ingredients in the food processor, until the dough forms into a ball. Remove, wrap in plastic and let it chill in the fridge between 3-24 hours. If you can't wait that long, put it at least 30 min in the refrigerator. 

- Roll the dough out to 1 cm thickness.
- pomade the dough using a brush with the egg+milk+paprika 
  mixture


- then put so much grated cheese you want on them 
  (I love the taste of cheddar on this sticks, but often I grate   
   any kind of cheese I have left in the fridge.)
- use a pizza cutter to cut the sticks
- transfer them to a parchment-lined cookie sheet 
- bake them for about 20 minutes in the preheated oven at 200 ° C.
- enjoooooy them!!!





Cam de fiecare dată, eu aleg sărat în favoarea dulcelui. Îmi plac și dulciurile, dar foarte rar și trebuie să fie ceva superbun, altfel nu mănânc. În schimb îmi place să am cutii de tablă pline cu sărățele, saleuri, brânzoaice. Dacă sunt pe grabă dimineața și nu-mi rămâne timp pentru micul dejun, ahh ce bine-mi prind cutiile astea magice. 

Salivând de la o rețetă la alta pe blogul Just love cookin' am dat de rețeta asta de sărățele cu brânză, ce m-a trimis instant la bucătărie. În săptămâna ce-a urmat le-am făcut-mâncat-și-refăcut de vreo 3-4 ori și de atunci...tot așa o ținem. :)
Sunt bune, bune, bune!!!

INGREDIENTE:

500 g făină
15 g drojdie proaspătă (eu pun 1 plic uscată)
200 g unt
4 linguri de smântână
1 ou
50 ml lapte
1 linguriță zahăr
1/2 linguriță sare

PENTRU TOPPING:

1 ou
1 lingură de lapte
paprika
cașcaval (cheddar, parmezan, gouda ras,am pus și telemea rasă  
          amestecată cu alt cașcaval...)
susan, mac, chimen
opțional fulgi de chilli

1. Se pun ingredientele în robot, se mixează până se formează un aluat potrivit de tare, se înfoliază și se lasă la frigider între 3-24 de ore. Am încercat și așa, cu toată ceremonia sau cu varianta "pe scurtătură" la congelator și fără să mai las aluatul la odihnit. CONCLUZIA = cele mai bune sărățele ies dacă lăsați aluatul peste noapte la frigider. 

2. Se scoate aluatul și se lasă puțin să se înmoaie. Se întind vreo două foi mai groase.

3. Se unge foaia cu amestecul de ou+lapte, se presară paprika.

4. Se taie cu ajutorul cuțitului de pizza sticks-uri de 1-1,5 cm lățime. 

5. Se coc în cuptorul preâncălzit la 200 de grade vreo 20 min.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

FOTOWETTBEWERB

Hi, photolovers! :) 
Spending the night on blogs, I discovered on Life Pictures blog a  photography contest. Having some beauties in my photo archive I said "why not?" So here's my pick!The rule - a nature picture. 

The photo was done this summer, in Viscri, Romania, representing the homecoming of the villagers cows at sunset.

Hello iubitori ai fotografiei!
De pe un blog pe altul, am descoperit un concurs de fotografie pe blogul Life Pictures. Singura regulă e să fie o fotografie din natură. După o mică selecție "mintală" m-am hotărât să particip cu o poză care mie mi-e tare, tare dragă. Am făcut-o astă vară în Viscri, județul Brașov, printre văcuțele ce se întorceau seara la apus, fiecare la șura ei. 




Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday's Snapshots #4

It was a gorgeous autumn day. As still working 6 days a week, I really enjoy my day off so soooo much! It often happened that I spent the whole day in bed (meaning breakfast, reading, sleeping,bla bla...) cause I was so tired. 
But when I saw this sunny day, not windy at all I dragged hubby out of our cozy bed, got him on the bike and let's go! We ended spending some hours out there, having a little picnic in the forest, discovering a lovely village and cycling 'til we couldn't feel our feets. But it was really worth it!

O zi superbă de toamnă. Cum eu încă lucrez 6 zile pe săptămână, chiar îmi savurez ziua liberă la maaaxim. De multe ori s-a întâmplat că nici nu-mi venea să ma dau jos din pat toată ziua(însemnând mic dejun, citit, dormit, bla bla) atât eram de 
e p u i z a t ă. 
Azi, când am văzut ce zi însorită e mi-am târât soțioru' jos din patul cocoloșit și sus pe bicicletă cu el. Am petrecut câteva ore minunate afară, cu o gustare haiducească în pădure, descoperind un sătuc idilic și dând la pedale până nu ne-am mai simțit picioarele. Dar a meritat!