“There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you have had enough.“
It’s Carnival time! And when it’s Carnival I make fritters. Everybody loves them. Sugary, bite size and kind of doughnuty. The biggest problem is that they’re too good to stop at just one, so if you want to maintain your diet, eat a few and give away the rest as soon as possible.
Fritters are traditional Carnival food in my country. Doughnuts too, but I’m not even trying to make doughnuts due to respect the best ever doughnuts from my hometown. Back home, during Carnival time, my diet is doughnuts and fritters, whole day, every day, because you can’t get them the rest of the year (not the good, homemade ones).
I’m a proud mum of two kitchen intruders. I love them to death but they mess with my cooking daily. It ‘s really hard to cook something adult appealing and at the same time not white, not green, without tomato, with mayo and ketchup (yes they eat that), possibly fried, always with pasta and nutella of course. We have a few more to that list since we’ve moved to US, like corndogs, burgers, nuggets. I want them to eat healthy but the most of all I want them to try new things, to taste new flavors and that is soooo hard! So I have my tricks…I lie about the ingredients, bargain over their meals, promising too much sweets for eating broccoli, chopping the unwanted ingredients in to microscopic size to make them invisible…nothing to be proud of but I have my goals .
And I really love to eat, I love to cook and combining all of our wishes can be challenging. It is challenging!
This is our typical concept of lunch, something for everybody, because food is supposed to make us happy and I want us all to be happy.
The other day I went to Zara during my lunch break to see what’s new. I don’t have to say that I’ve loved almost everything. My love for Zara is over ten years old already. Discovered by my father in Vienna, on his way back from the business trip, Zara became my point of reference for the fashion, especially since in my country there was no Zara at all. Every month me and my sister (and my mother) begged our father to take us to Vienna for shopping, and he would always answer our prayers! Against three women, he hadn’t have a chance. I remember exactly what I’ve bought the first time at Zara, amazing white lace top and perfect, the best jeans I’ve ever had. I still have them but unfortunetely I’ve cut them up into shorts. So, the other day I found another pair of jeans at Zara. Boyfriend ripped jeans, perfect colour and great fit. I’ve liked them immediately and for the rest of the day I was fantasizing about clothes and accessories that I would wear with these kind of jeans. Here’s the result! Continue Reading
In the previous post I mentioned that I am more a sneaker kind of girl, for which I’m very happy as this is a year’s must have. This season, if you want to make a statement with your shoes, make it with sneakers. And although this month I had the intention to buy new heels, I can’t resist the sneakers, so I’ll probably end up with another pair or two. Previous years sneakers were emebelished with various ornaments or with the internal heel, this year it’s all about the trainers. And that‘s what I like! We saw them on the streets of various capitals, on the fashion runways and what‘s great is that they do not have to be worn exclusively with sports clothing, they go with almost anything and the higher the contrast the better it is. You can wear them to gym or to work, with boyfriend jeans or evening gowns, it doesn’t matter. Chanel Haute Couture S/S 2014 brought the sneakers on a higher level, traditional running shoe become couture. So what are you waiting for? Put that running shoes on and walk the street with style. Fashion is comfort. Continue Reading
Finally one sunny day in Italy. More precisely, a half of sunny day. Just in time to get away from the city and drive in the direction of the beautiful Riviera del Brenta near Venice. The Venetian aristocracy used to have their summer villas built alongside the coastline of the Naviglio del Brenta (Brenta River), a natural extension of the Grand Canal, today called La Riviera del Brenta.
I’m always saying I’m not so into Valentine’s Day. But actually I love gifts, I love the shopping part, I love to give them and receive them and Valentine’s is an excellent excuse. There is nothing wrong with chocolates, flowers or lingerie but if your lover is a foodie there are some exciting gifts out there!
KichenAid mixer is an ultimate gift, for every occasion, even for those who never, ever baked, it just looks fantastic in every kitchen. As a lucky owner I must say, you’ll see and feel the difference with this one.
It’s been raining for days here in Italy, but that didn’t stop me from my little Saturday ritual. This is Padua, the city where I live. Padua is situated near Venice, it’s not a big city and I like that. I get to do all the things I need and at the same time I’m enjoying it. As I have already mentioned I’m a big fan of the Italian way of life and it’s one of the reasons why I decided to stay here.
It has been a month since I am a legal alien in US. I love it so far! They say it’s a honeymoon period but as William Shakespeare said: “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves”. I truly believe in that one!