Saturdays are for..


Waking up in the morning without the alarm clock screaming it’s lungs out, sipping your coffee silently in the garden while your legs are getting tanned under the morning sun, taking care of the flowers you received last week – trimming them, splitting them in different vases 🙂 Image

Taking the time to do a little house cleaning, some online shopping and your nails in shimmering colors :D, a little nap at noon cuddling with your fiance (in my case) and finally, trying out a new recipe in the kitchen.Image

This time I cooked Tagliatelle with spinach and Cheddar 🙂

Ingredients

  • 300 g pastas Tagliatelle
  • 150 g Cheddar cheese
  • 1 spoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 250 g spinach
  • garlic and onion
  • salt, pepper and paprika (the quantity depends on your own taste)
  • 100 ml sour cream
  • 2 spoons of sunflower kernel

Boil the pastas follwing the instructions on the box (I used Barilla, so the time was 6 minutes).

Meanwhile, cook the garlic and the onion (you choose how much) for aprox. 3 minutes in olive oil. Add the spinach, peeper and the sour cream and mix them for 5 minutes tops, with a wooden spoon. Add the sunflower seeds and after 1 minute add the pastas, as well.  Mix them all a little in the frying pan and add the Cheddar cheese and the paprika.

Et voila, food for the heart and for the stomach in a few minutes! 🙂 Enjoy!Image

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“Everybody lies”


tumblr_mn2hr3ax1z1sq4g73o1_500Women lie about their weight, men lie about their size;

People lies to hide their weaknesses and when they need to feel better about themselves.

I do not have a problem with the way I look, I like myself just the way I am; people aren’t perfect, I like my imperfections; different is always better, more is always good; I do not need to change, people need to accept me just the way I am; my flaws make me unique, unique means superior; people who do not like me are just envious.

Children lie about their grades, parents lie about their reasons ;

People lie just for fun and continue lying even more when they are busted (not being able to comprehend that no one will believe a word they say from now on).

I got there before you, I knew that already, I bought that first, it was my idea; you just copied me. 

Employees lie about their jobs, owners lie about their profit;

People lie when they’re afraid, when they want to impress and feel that the true version of themselves is not good enough for the public eye.

I have a magic life, I never get bored, I love what I do and where I do it, I do it so often I cannot keep track, I do it so well the earth stops spinning, but the important thing is that I’m doing it when no one else is.

Friends lie because they do not want to lose you, loved ones lie because they do not want to hurt you.

People lie so much that they start believing their own fantasies.

I didn’t say that, you do not know me; it wasn’t be who threw the first stone, I was innocent; I do not follow you, you do not interest me; I give great advice, you should listen to me; I have lots of friends and they do not pity me.

It’s all just a show and tell: best story of the day wins a moment in the spotlight and applause on open stage.

We all want affection, we run after it, we crave it, we sell our souls and bodies for it. We lie for affection, we lie for attention, we lie to create drama, we lie to be in the front row of it all.

People lie all their lives; big lies, small lies, innocent lies, hurtful lies. We lie about our hair color, we lie about how much it costs, how great it was , we lie about our day-to-day actions (have I eaten healthy food today, have I exercised, have I showed my wife/husband that I love her/him, have they proved today that they’re worthy of my love?)

I don’t lie about my weight, I don’t lie about my insecurities – they’re in the open, I don’t lie about my fears, I don’t lie about who I like or who I disapprove of, I don’t lie about why I love, I don’t lie about my job, I don’t lie about where I go, I don’t lie about my opinions – I stick to what I write and don’t go back on my word. And this might make me “not so likable”, but I’d rather be myself, than just look good on facebook.

I lie about everything else, instead 😀 (not that there’re many things left on the list)

For full disclosure, I have 2 big lies that do not involve anybody else, and are more secrets than lies. Even if it’s tough, I prefer to come clean in all aspects of my life. 

Romanian traditional dinner


My aunt came to visit us, all the way from Italy 🙂 so I hosted a welcome back dinner at our house – a traditional one with only homemade dishes like:

  • chocolate cake with ice cream frosting (present for my grandma – she turned 80 :D),
  • Alaska fillet with a crunchy crust of nuts and herbs from our garden, with cherry tomatoes and slices of zucchini and seasoned with brine,
  • a special mix of lemonade,
  • a romanian antipasti platter,
  • a made up recipe of pie with pancakes instead of dough and
  • a dessert made from all the fruits in the kitchen, chocolate pudding, ice cream, caramelize bananas and whipped cream 🙂

ImageWe had such a great time, all the family together – and as a surprise, my aunt gave us as a housewarming gift, a set that was in her family for ages 🙂 we were speechless! 

The time has come to…


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Oh, dear friend!

Your time is gone 🙂 parties, friends, booze and lost nights are such fun memories. We laughted and cried, we made friends and lost some, we fought and we kiss, and in the morning we started fresh.

But I grew up now and it’s ok, I love my body and I like to keep it healthy. We’re still young, we like to drink, party hard with our friends, but it’s different now. You will know what I mean when you’ll grow up 😉 It’s still us, still you – happiness isn’t found on the bottom of a vodka bottle!

You, dear friend, need to visit us less often 😀

Don’t be afraid to act more mature, to change your mind and gain new principles. You’re fine, it’s just a new phase in your life so enjoy every second because beautiful days are coming, wiser friends and happier mornings!