duminică, 30 august 2009

Apple and walnut jam

Considering the fact that today is St. Alexander (Happy birthday to all Alexanders, saints or not :P) I decided to make a dessert to celebrate the occasion. Because I had loads of apples (and I'm not a fan of fruits in general) the chosen recipe was Apple and walnut jam.
From now on I will try to post all my recipes in English so my friends from abroad can try them if they are tempted :P
So here it goes:

450 gr apples without skin, 50 gr butter, 85 gr brown sugar, juice and rind from a lemon, 1 tablespoon cognac or rum, 100 gr walnuts

Cut the apples in small cubes. In a large saucepan melt the butter. Add the apples, sugar, juice and lemon rind. Mix it well, cover and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the lid, add the nuts and keep on the stove for another 5 minutes or till the syrup has evaporated. Add the cognac and serve warm.

sâmbătă, 29 august 2009


OMG, I turned on the Tv and there she was - Arabela - the princess of my childhood :)
I was so happy to see it, it still captures your imagination even after more than 20 years :P
You can see it every Saturday and Sunday on TVR2 at 13.00.
When I was last month in Rokycany everybody wanted to know what I know about Czech Republik. And the first thing that came to my mind was Arabela, Rumburak! I brought the house down... they laughed like crazy :)) and then they played the Ring song just for me :D
For nostalgics like me, find some time at the weekend to watch it...

vineri, 28 august 2009

Giant's Causeway

Have a nice weekend :)

joi, 27 august 2009

August 27th

I received an email, like many friends of mine, about the 27th of August - the date when Mars is as big as the Moon and the closest to the Earth...
Of course I started to surf the net for details and I found out that it was an email hoax, because this happened on 27th of August... 2003!!!
But I found out some interesting things about this date on the Wikipedia site:
- in 1916 Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations
- in 1961 the fashion designer Tom Ford is born.
- in 1979 an IRA bobm kills admiral Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and 3 others while they are boating on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Ireland. Another bomb near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland kills 18 British soldiers.
- in 1985 the little Picasso - Alexandra Nechita is born.
And also is the National Day of Moldavian Republic.

miercuri, 26 august 2009

MTV VMA 2009

This is a very funny promotional video of the upcoming Mtv Video Music Awards 2009...

marți, 25 august 2009

U2 - I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy tonight

What better way of restarting the blog than the live video from I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy tonight single (release date 07.09.2009).
Did I mention that the concert was THE BEST I ever saw? Can't wait to see it again, and again, and again...
Enjoy :)

P.S. Sorry but I can't get rid of the advert that plays before the video :(

luni, 24 august 2009

Salmon with mustard, honey and dill glaze

4 pieces of salmon fillet (250g each), 2 teapoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons sweet mustard, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/2 lemon, 1 tablespoon chopped dill, salt, pepper

Heat the oven at 200 degrees.
Salt and pepper the fish.
Make a marinade with the oil, mustard, honey, dill and lemon. Brush the fish with the marinade and then cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
Serve with salad.

miercuri, 19 august 2009

Simon's Cat

While I was in Ireland I discovered Simon and his amazing cat...
Everytime I see one of his short films I think of my cat, or any other cat in this world ;)
They are absolutely amazing...
Here is the link where you can watch all of Simon's Cat adventures: http://simonscat.com/

miercuri, 12 august 2009

Jamaram at Theatron

After seen them as opening act for Reamonn in January, I was lucky to see them again at Theatron in Olympia Park at the Summer Fest...
They really know how to make the bavarians to dance :))