Photography, Useful

Food For Thought

Today, eating healthy is a MUST. Before the 1989 Revolution, we (Romanians) lived under communism for lots of years. My childhood was a happy one not because of communism but because my parents made it happy. We grew up with a few toys, some food and expensive books. All we had was 3 or 4… Continue reading Food For Thought

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Drinks, Photography

Pine needle vodka lemonade with blueberries

There is nothing like a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Unless has some vodka in it. I love a good summer cocktail. If it is healthy is a bonus. As told you in a post we make pine needle syrup in the spring and my husband make pine needle vodka. This… Continue reading Pine needle vodka lemonade with blueberries

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

Desserts, Photography

Cornulete cu magiun – Romanian plum jam cookies

“Magiun” is a traditional Romanian food based on plum. To make magiun you cook plums for 10 hours with very low heat until the magiun sticks to the spoon. The magiun is a thick paste and homogeneous, dark brown, with dry matter content is a minimum of 55%. This concentration ensures the preservation of the… Continue reading Cornulete cu magiun – Romanian plum jam cookies

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

Beetroot and chickpeas burger

These days I longed for a burger, a healthy version of a burger.  I made this Spicy beetroot burger last year in March and it was great. A few days back I made another healthy burger which my husband ate most of them. Ingredients for the beetroot burger: 250 g roasted beetroot peeled 250 g… Continue reading Beetroot and chickpeas burger