Wednesday, May 17, 2017

VARENYKY

Sour cream is usually hard to get here in Sicily so when I found it in a Romanian shop, I immediately bought it. I also immediately made Russian varenyky because I love them with sour cream.

You need 250 g of flour, 1 egg, a few tablespoons of milk and a bit of salt for the dough.

For the filling you need potatoes, butter and onions.









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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Handmade Jewellery by Carol Smalley Designs

Aren't these earrings gorgeous!  So colorful and summery




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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sugar and Spice .... and everything nice!

I have a thing for spicy cakes...not spicy in the sense of hot, but with lots of spices, my favorites are cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  The cake which I made today in fact is made with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

The ingredients are:  2 cups of flour; 1 teaspoon baking powder;1 teaspoon baking soda; half a teaspoon each of cloves and cinnamon; 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Mix them all up. Then in another bowl stir together half a cup of oil, ( I used olive oil but you can use any oil you like), 100 grams of powdered  brown sugar - YES!  It's finally available here in Sicily!  Then add two eggs, a bit of raisins, pecans or walnuts, and half a chopped pear. 

Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ones. Line a small loaf pan with baking paper, and fill the pan with the cake mixture.  Add slices of pear on top. Bake in a preheated oven 180° C for about 1 hour.






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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Get ready for summer with Stylewe

According to the weatherman, this year we are going to have an early spring. Actually here in Italy it already seems like spring, the sun is shining and the temperature is rising. It's almost summer!  I rushed to check my beach wear but found nothing appropriate so I went running - or surfing rather - to the web to look for bathing suits.

The online shop that caught my attention is StyleWe  a fashion platform which works with independent designers from all over the world, and provides unique, exclusive and high quality products. You are sure to find something to meet your needs and taste. They sell dresses, skirts, bags, sweaters, coats, shoes, tops, bottoms, just about anything you can think of. If you're sporty and you are looking for a personal style and originality have a look at these
skater dresses tips.  

As I mentioned earlier, I need new bathing suits. I am a retro girl so I like the old-fashioned kind of swimwear.  Here are the ones that caught my eye on StyleWe. Choose yours at
retro swimwear.


Black Color-block Triangle Halter Spandex Bikini



Blue Halter Padded Ruched One-Piece




For more fashion by independent designers visit JustFashionNow where you will find dresses, tops, bottoms and accessories, all at affordable prices.  

Since it's getting really warm, I  need an 
off the shoulder long sleeve top  Which one should I choose?  Decisions, decisions...

Girly Off Shoulder Solid Long Sleeve Bow Cold Shoulder (Off Shoulder) Top



White Stripes Casual Off Shoulder Top