My Summer Bucket List or In Conclusion

This spring I wrote my first summer bucket list (it is pretty short and I didn’t publish it, because I wasn’t sure, if I would have enough time to accomplish each goal before the end of summer).    

Well, I think,.. September, October! is the right time to do it!)) I like to analyze things and make clever (hardly ever) conclusions;)) So, here we go..

                                                          SUMMER BUCKET LIST – CONCLUSION

                                  eat healthier

This summer I had 3 Weeks No Sugar Challenge (no refined sugar or artificial sweeteners). Scientists say: “It takes 21 days to form a new habit” (No, it doesn’t)). Life without chocolate, ketchup, pizza (sugar is hiding everywhere), sweet cup of coffee, pies, packed juice, candies seemed to be horrible and terrifying, but at the end of the second week you feel a “real” taste of food, find a lot of healthy and delicious new products and recipes. After this challenge, I become more sensitive to sugar, so I considerably reduced the amount of it. It is also a good way to be more attentive in your everyday life, to notice what you buy and what you eat.

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                             have a coffee in Innsbruck

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Hello, May or Mozzarella Salad with Candied Walnuts and Tomatoes

Mozzarella Salad with Candied Walnuts and Tomatoes is really light and tasty, and it’s also one of the items   (eat healthier!) on my spring-summer bucket list!

Sometimes eating healthy may seem to be kinda boring, but when it has such fresh and appetizing look, you understand – it’s easy! So let’s try this crunch and fresh, nutty and easy meal, where flavors and textures work together so perfectly! – Mozzarella Salad with Candied Walnuts and Tomatoes!

Spring is in the air or Mozzarella Salad With Candied Walnuts and Tomatoes

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Calm Your Soul or Mississippi Mud Pie

Sometimes I ask myself ..why do I love cooking so much, what a mysterious thing makes it a perfect relax for me, my hands, eyes and soul. Probably this thing is a smell, smell of calmness, cosiness, smell of just prepared meal.

Mississippi Mud Pie will definitely fill your home with a madding chocolate aroma, calm your mind and soul…

Mississippi Mud Pie

Well, let’s have delicious time together!

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A Homemade Gift or Chocolate-Dipped Apricots!

 

Сhocolate-dipped apricots.

What could be better than a homemade gift?

This time going to visit our friends I chose bite-sized treats − chocolate-dipped apricots!

Elegant and delicious, just straight from your heart.

They are easy to prepare and you can keep them for several days in a container.

Of course, you can also make these chocolate-dipped apricots for your family as healthy sweets.

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Happy Holidays or Chocolate Meringue Kisses

When I was a teen, I had a small notebook where I wrote down different quotes and thoughts about  love, life and people…For years, I have kept this collection of quotations. Here’s one of my favorite quotes by a German philosopher, poet and  composer Friedrich Nietzsche:

 

Happy Valentine's Day or Chocolate Meringue Kisses

 “We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.”

Well, that’s still right for me and Valentine’s Day is one of the ways to show my boyfriend, friends and family, how much I  love them! Chocolate Meringue Kisses will be definitely sweet and lovely present for your nearest and dearest!

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Beauty in the Air or Our Trip to Italy

Traveling teaches people far more than anything else. Sometimes one day spent in other places, gives more than ten years of life at home. Anatole France

Italia, ti adoro!
Italia, ti adoro!

                                          I believe, a true travel is always a journey of self-discovery.

It also helps us to break habits: mentally, physically, and emotionally.Traveling abroad shakes up life attitudes and patterns. Our world is really so big and has so much to offer and to learn from. So, here is our little trip to Milan (Italy) or Milano (Italia) this winter! ♥  Read more

Movies For Fall or Spice Of Life

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Fall.. the time my active nature becomes more calm and peaceful. Time for plans, dreams, reflections. Time for coffee with cinnamon, ginger tee, mulled wine, hot chocolate, latte.. somebody stop me, please!))

And of course it’s time for movies. I’m food manic, so the movies are also about food and cooking, man and woman, big disappointments and high hopes, just as in life!

Well, here’s my list of “delicious” movies:

      Waitress (2007)

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The Summer Obsession or Rubik’s Cube Salad with Watermelon, Kiwi and Feta

What is Helen doing during the winter? – She’s waiting for the watermelon!

What is Helen doing during the spring? – She’s waiting for the watermelon!

June, July.. still waiting;))

And finally.. August and September!

In this post, I want to introduce you a refreshing summer-autumn appetizer!

If you are a calm person, that’s great, because making Rubik’s cube salad is a tricky challenge for your tenacity. While cutting it and, of course, while tasting it!))

 

Rubik's Cube Salad with Watermelon, Kiwi and Feta
Rubik’s Cube Salad with Watermelon, Kiwi and Feta

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Summer, Don’t Go or Parmesan Crusted Baked Zucchini Sticks

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…

Summer, Don’t Go or Parmesan Crusted Baked Zucchini Sticks
Parmesan Crusted Baked Zucchini Sticks

Summer is going to an end, but one of the recipes will remind me of its sunny days. It is also a perfect way to get kids to eat more vegetables (crispy, delicious and healthy)! To have your own piece of the “sun” (Parmesan Crusted Baked Zucchini Sticks) you need)): Read more

Where Magic Is Born.. or Granny’s Crescent Rolls

Do you know where a true miracle is born?

You are right. In the kitchen.

Cooking is like magic! This gift is easy to transmit, but of course, you should know the recipe:

  • one curious little girl
  • good food
  • vintage kitchen
  • and your grandma’s skillful hands ;))

…As a result, a lifelong passion and great mood for every day!

 Our grandma wasn’t a very open person, but she showed her love trough the things she did so well for us: cooking, needleworking and making our house to a place, we liked to come back. Read more