Salmon and asparagus

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A quick and easy dinner. You need only a few ingredients for this healthy meal.

Ingredients:

  • salmon filet
  • green asparagus
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Coat the salmon and asparagus with olive oil, add a few drops of lemon juice, season with salt and pepper. Then, place the salmon and asparagus on  parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.

Dinner is ready!

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Vin fiert

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Cand e frig afara prinde bine o bautura fierbinte si aromata  care sa puna sangele in miscare. Vinul fiert este perfect pentru a fi savurat in serile reci pentru a ne relaxa dupa o zi incarcata.

Vinul fiert este o bautura  fierbinte, care, initial,  se bea in Europa Centrala si de Est in  timpul sarbatorilor de iarna dar si in duminicile din Postul Craciunului.

Pentru a prepara un vin fiert avem nevoie de:

  • vin rosu (nu neaparat scump), demisec
  • zahar
  • mirodenii:scortisoara, cuisoare, anason, coaja de lamaie si portocala

Inainte de a incalzi vinul adaugam mirodeniile care vor imbogati preparatul cu aroma lor. Zaharul se adauga la sfarsit, dupa gust. Vinul nu se fierbe (in ciuda numelui), se incalzeste foarte bine.

Pentru un plus de aroma si tarie se poate adauga un shot de rom, lichior sau brandy.

 

Mulled wine

Mulled wine is an alcoholic hot drink , traditional in Central and Eastern Europe, which initially was drunk during the winter holidays and on Sundays during the Advent. It is perfect for cold evenings or outdoor partys.

To prepare a mulled wine we need:

  • red wine (not necessarily expensive) demisec
  • sugar
  • spices: cinnamon, cloves, anise, lemon and orange

Add the spices before heating the wine. Sugar should be added when the wine in completly heated. Do not boil the wine!

If you wish, you can add a shot of rum, liqueur or brandy.

 

 

Branza feta la cuptor

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O reteta greceasca, rapida si absolut delicioasa, gasita pe siteul lui Jamie Oliver. Este foarte usor de facut.

 

 

Avem nevoie de:

  • 250 gr branza feta
  • 500 gr rosii ( daca ai de mai multe culori, cu atat mai bine)
  • o mana de masline Kalamata
  • 250 gr paine veche rupta in bucati
  • cateva frunze de busuioc
  • ulei de masline

Eu am adaugat si cateva fileuri de ansoa, dar nu e neaparat necesar.

Taie branza cubulete apoi amesteca toate ingredientele, asezoneaza cu sare si piper apoi stropeste-le din belsug cu ulei de masline. Baga-le la cuptor timp de 30 de minute, sau pana ce branza incepe sa capete culoare aurie pe margini. Presara putin busuioc si gata masa.

Baked feta cheese

A greek receipe, very easy and absolutely delicious.

We need:

  • 250 gr feta cheese
  • 500 gr tomatoes
  • 1 handfull kalamata olives
  • 200 gr sourdough
  • a few leaves of basil
  • olive oil

You can add a few anchovies fillets.

Cut the feta cheese into large chunks. Combine feta cheese with the other ingredients, season then pop the tray in the oven for 30 min or until the feta is golden at the edges. Scater over the basil and serve.

 

 

Cupcakes cu zmeura

img_4180O reteta delicioasa , super simpla si versatila. Pentru 12 bucati avem nevoie de :

  • 100gr unt
  • 2 oua
  • 100gr zahar
  • 100gr faina
  • 1/2 lingurita praf de copt
  • 5g zahar vanilat

Amestecam untul cu zaharul, adaugam ouale, faina, praful de copt si zaharul vanilat.Punem compozitia in forma de copt, iar mijlocul il putem umple cu ce avem chef. Eu l-am umplut cu zmeura.

Se tin la cuptorul incalzit la 180 de grade timp de 20 de minute. Dupa ce s-au racit ne putem juca cu glazura.

Pentru glazura avem nevoie de:

  • 120gr unt moale
  • 230gr zahar pudra
  • extract de vanilie (sau alta aroma dupa gust)
  • 2 linguri lapte
  • colorant alimentar (daca dorim asa ceva)

Se bate untul pana devine cremos, apoi se incorporeaza putin cate putin zaharul pudra. Se adauga laptele apoi aromele si colorantii ( se pot folosi coloranti naturali obtinuti din zeama fructelor colorate: zmeura, afine, mure ).

Limonada cu menta

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O bautura racoritoare si usor de facut, care ne ajuta sa trecem mai usor peste zilele toride.

 

 

Avem nevoie de:

  • un pahar cu apa
  • o lamaie
  • cateva frunze de menta
  • 2 lingurite de zahar brun

Intr-un mojar zdrobim menta cu zaharul, adaugand putina apa. Strecuram lichidul obtinut intr-un pahar, adaugam zeama de lamaie si restul de apa, amestecam bine si decoram cu cateva frunze proaspete de menta. Putem adauga cateva cuburi de gheata. Zaharul brun poate fi inlocuit cu miere. Daca dorim sa ii adaugam o nota exotica, putem pune un varf de cutit de cardamom pulbere

Iced coffee

IMG_4040Nothing is better on a hot summer day that an iced coffee. And because I want it free of chemicals, here is my receipe. It is very easy and simple. Take a clean glass and fill half of it with condensed milk. Then add a cup of fresh made esspresso. Stir and add a few ice cubes.

Enjoy! Simple, easy, no added sugar and no chemicals.

Lavender Sugar

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Lavender sugar can be used like vanilla sugar in cake and cookies receipes to add a new flavour to your pastry. It is also a great gift ideea.

It is very easy to obtain and it is free of chemicals.

Place two teaspoons of dried lavender or three short lavender sprigs in the bottom of a glass jar. Pour over caster sugar, enough to fill the jar. Then cap tightly. Leave for a few days and the sugar would have taken up the fragrance of lavender.