Drinks, Photography

Pine needle syrup

In the spring we make pine syrup after we harvest the new pine spruce. We use the syrup for Christmas cocktails because of the rich flavor or when we are sick. My husband made a vodka pine flavor last year and he loved the idea. This year he is gone try again. Go and have… Continue reading Pine needle syrup

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Appetizer, Photography

Green omelet in the oven

Spring is here and nature is getting alive. Is the right time for all the green ingredients you need for a green omelet. For mine I use wild garlic and stinging nettles which I find in our garden. You can venture in the forest to find them if you don’t have them in the garden or… Continue reading Green omelet in the oven

Appetizer, Maine dish, Photography

Vegetarian tart with zucchini and leeks

Tell me if it happens to you? You go shopping and in the middle of the store, looking at some  vegetables, you think about a recipe for them. This is what started to happens to me a few months back. Maybe because I am not cooking  very often or something different or maybe there is… Continue reading Vegetarian tart with zucchini and leeks

Appetizer, Maine dish, Photography

Spinach and feta cheese pie

A few months ago I saw a video of Jamie Oliver making a pie with phyllo dough. I loved the versatility of phyllo dough and made me use it more. So with my son’s help I made a spinach and feta cheese pie like Jamie made in that video. I don’t remember his ingredients so… Continue reading Spinach and feta cheese pie

Desserts, Photography

14th October – National Dessert Day in USA

To celebrate National Dessert Day in USA (14th October) I am making a list with my favorite desserts. I am from Romania and living in Romania and we don’t have a dessert day. So I will celebrate with the rest of the countries in the world. Do you know another National Dessert Day to celebrate?… Continue reading 14th October – National Dessert Day in USA

Photography, Useful

“Iutari” – The Romanian name for Lactarius piperatus

These mushrooms I discovered a few years back. I didn’t eat them when I was a child. Not even my parents. My dad found about them when I was an adult and then cooked them for us and show us how good they are. When we couldn’t find any other mushrooms these were the ones… Continue reading “Iutari” – The Romanian name for Lactarius piperatus

Desserts, Photography

Sugar free chocolate banana bread

This is my sugar free chocolate banana bread. I used the original recipe for banana bread and I added dates instead of sugar. It is not very sweet but adding pieces of sugar free chocolate my banana bread became sweet. It is an easy recipe with all the ingredients except the chocolate mixed in the… Continue reading Sugar free chocolate banana bread