Mancarica din ultimele gutui ale toamnei


Toamna nu ar fi completa fara o mancare din gutui parfumate. Reteta o am de la mama si am respectat-o cu sfintenie pentru ca este singura pe care am gasit-o care nu iti impune sa prajesti gutuile in ulei inainte de ale fierbe (motivul ar fi ca se sfarama, ceea ce nu este adevarat si va voi demonstra 😉 ).

ingrediente

Ingrediente:

– gutui 2 buc. mari, proaspat culese din gutuiul din curte
– vita fara os
– ulei de masline
– zahar 5 linguri
– sare si piper dupa gust
scortisoara si nucsoara (ideea mea, o mica improvizatie)

 
Puneti ulei in tigaie si prajiti bucatile de carne, taiate de marime potrivita. Eu am calit carnea in tigaia Delimano, o am de un an si e ca noua desi o folosesc in fiecare zi, chiar merita. Cand s-au rumenit bucatelele de vita pe toate partile, am pus o cana de apa (sau supa de vita fierbinte daca aveti), nucsoara din belsug si am dat focul mic ca sa fiarba incet.
Intre timp, am spalat gutuile foarte bine de puf 🙂 le-am scos semintele si miezul pietros, si le-am taiat in bucati mici. Nu decojiti gutuile pentru ca se vor inmuia!

gutui cu carneDupa 30 min (aproximativ, verificati si voi carnea), am adaugat gutuile impreuna cu scortisoara si apa cat sa le acopere. In timp ce fierbeau la foc mic, am pus intr-un vas mic zaharul si l-am lasat pe foc ca sa se caramelizeze. Cand a capatat o culoare maronie, am turnat peste (cu mare grija si rabdare) un pic de apa.

Cand vedeti ca sunt gata gutuile, nu ramane decat sa turnati zaharul caramelizat peste compozitie. Potriviti de sare, lasati-o sa dea un clocot si amestecati ca sa nu se prinda.

Mancarea se serveste fierbinte si cu un pahar de vin! 🙂vin

Black Friday la romani


La noi totul este pe dos: ideea de Vinerea Neagra isi are originea in America (bineinteles) si marcheaza inceputul perioadei de cumparaturi (Nov-Ian) cand comerciantii incep sa obtina profituri din ce in ce mai mari, crestere direct proportionala cu apropierea Sarbatorilor de Iarna.

Vinerea NeagraNoi avem BF cu o spatamana mai devreme pentru ca: “de ce sa ii lasam pe cumparatori sa astepte cand noi avem deja produsele pe stoc?” Daca ar fi sa gandim lucrurile asa, eu propun sa avem Craciunul acum pentru a evita imbulzeala de la sfarsitului lui Decembrie, cand vremea este nefasta si traficul inevitabil oriunde te-ai afla si indiferent de ora.

La baza ideii de BF stau reducerile imense, la noi insa nu se poate vorbi despre asa ceva. Dar cum oamenii (asta ca sa nu zic direct romanii si sa fiu acuzata de discriminare si lipsa de patriotism) nu analizeaza in avans ofertele de pe piata, ci prefera sa tina degetele incrucisate, sa se posteze in fata calculatorului la 23:59 si sa astepte marea minune. Pentru majoritate oamenilor este suficient sa contina cuvantul reduceri si nici nu mai stau sa se gandeasca daca obiectul respectiv isi merita cu adevarat pretul, daca nu cumva marea reducere de 70% a avut loc dupa o majorare de 75% sau daca au nevoie, in primul rand, de acel lucru. Este instinctul cumparatorului bombardat constant cu reclame agasante, multe dintre ele nici nu se mai sfiaza sa para subliminale. Este reactia consumatorului intr-o continua alerta, constrans de salariul mediu pe economie si de dorinta indirect proportionala de a achizionata o cantitate cat mai mare de produse indispensabile, dar de care se poate lipsi fara nici o problema.

Nu mai este  vorba doar de femei dependente de cumparaturi; suntem o societate de consum, o societate care se bazeaza multe prea mult pe stirile inexacte pe care le inghitim pe paine dimineata, la pranz si seara, o societate care a trecut printr-o dieta drastica si care acum experimenteaza cu efectul de yo-yo, o societate dresata sa accepte fara a cerceta, coplesita de multitudinea de oferte.

Daca nu iti trebuie, daca nu isi merita banii (facand abstractie de faptul ca este rezultatul unei reduceri aparente de 80%), daca nu ti-a trecut prin cap macar cu o luna inainte ci brusc ti s-a aprins beculetul cand ai auzit de BF, daca nu este ce iti doreai dar il cumperi doar de dragul de achizitiona ceva de BF, daca mai ai 2 obiecte de acelasi fel in dulap si s-a pus praful pe ele; daca nu ai analizat dinainte si nu stii cu ce se mananca, inchide ochii, inchide browser-ul si nu apasa pe “add to cart”!

Gandeste singur, nu fi ca altii!

Black Friday

PS: Recunosc ca am intrat pe emag si am achizitionat cu o mare reducere, de 100%, the Black Friday Cat 😉

New toy, old habits


white card

It all starts with a little white card 🙂

… and I thought “why not?” since I’m a regular client anyway.

So here it is, everyone has it, I finally decided to take it :)) don’t know exactly why I kept constantly rejecting it.

Maybe because I already need a second wallet to make room for all my cards; or maybe because I know it will make me want even more to shop from them 🙂

Anyway, welcome to the family little one 🙂 you will be used!

Black tea & laughter!


Having a longer weekend is like taking a small vacation:

  • you wake up late every morning with sun in your eyes ‘n black tea in your cup,black tea
  • you tidy up the house and cook for him while he plants a million flowers in the garden ❤ can’t wait for them to blossom in may, just before the wedding,
  • you take a long walk downtown, on foot this time because the weather is just perfect,
  • you drink a cappuccino in the park and walk holding hands through the colorful leaves that cover the streets,
  • you cuddle and have a glass of wine while watching a comedy
  • you make time for some shopping, you visit your parents and talk about the wedding,
  • you spend time with your bridesmaid, drink, laugh and watch wedding shows while he plays football with the groomsmen 😀
  • you take a sketch of your future living room and talk to designers
  • you kiss, you hold hands and you love each other!

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Dear September,


First year in 18 without school; no worries, no exams, no business administration, no teachers 🙂 

  • kindergarten checked
  • school checked
  • high school checked
  • college checked
  • master’s degree checked
  • driver’s licence pending 😀

I will miss the excitement, my colleagues, learning new things that I can apply at work. 

ImageFortunately, I have great things on my mind now that keep me occupy most of the times 🙂 

This autumn started early, but great!

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

“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.