vineri, 30 octombrie 2009

U2 360 degrees - Time Lapse

Maybe you're curious how the stage is build for the most amazing show on Earth...
No, it's not beamed from outer space, although when you see it you think it came from a galaxy far, far away....

joi, 29 octombrie 2009

Creamy Bubble and Squeak Soup with Crunchy Bacon

butter, 2 large onions, roughly diced, 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut in rough 1 cm dice, 1 litre Chicken or Vegetable Stock, 250 g Brussels sprouts, finely shredded and rinsed, 125 ml single cream, 6-8 rashers of streaky bacon, rinded and cut into thin strips, cooking oil, salt, pepper and freshly grated nutmeg

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Once bubbling, add the onions and potatoes. Cook without colouring for 5-10 minutes, until beginning to soften. The stock can now be added. Bring to the simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes, until the vegetables are totally cooked. Season the soup with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Bring to the boil and add the shredded sprouts. Allow the soup to simmer vigorously for 6-8 minutes, until the sprouts become tender. The soup can now be completely liquidized. Add the single cream and check the seasoning.
Cook the bacon strips while the soup is being made, by heating a non-stick frying-pan with a drop of cooking oil. Begin to cook the bacon on a fairly high heat. This will seal the individual strips. After a minute or two, reduce the cooking temperature so the bacon is just bubbling. As the bacon cooks, its natural fat will melt, letting it 'deep-fry' in its own oil. Continue until the strips are a deep colour and have become very crispy, almost like crackling. Strain off the fat and sit the bacon pieces on kitchen paper to absorb any remaining oil.

marți, 27 octombrie 2009

SJ McArdle - Why

This guy comes highly recommended... from Rea ;) so he must be good!
And the fact that he is irish it's a bonus :))

luni, 26 octombrie 2009

Blast from the past

I discovered an interesting website for "my generation".
It is called La Trecut and reminds us of all the tv shows before '89.
It's a nice trip down memory lane, remembering Arabella and all the Czechoslovakian Tv Series, Dark Clouds with Polkovnik Dowgird and all other characters that enchanted our childhood...
If you want to remember, visit

vineri, 23 octombrie 2009

Snow Patrol - Just say yes

The new Snow Patrol single is available now. The album will be launched in November, so till then listen to this:

joi, 22 octombrie 2009

Milow - You don't know

The new single from Milow is here...

marți, 20 octombrie 2009

U2 concert

I thought today I have nothing interesting to say, but to my surprise there is something I want to share with you all: the first ever live concert on Youtube!!!
The band?
Of course the band that broke all the boundaries...
If you don't know the name you are in the wrong place ;)
Here is the Youtube link:
On some sites it says it will be available only to certain countries, Romania it's not mentioned but it's worth a try.
How will it sound: I am going to Germany or Ireland to surf the internet for a live concert? If I only had the money :))))
Instead I'll wake up at 5.30 to watch it!

luni, 19 octombrie 2009

Frank Turner - The Road

On our way to Maizal City on Friday we heard this really cool song but we didn't know who was singing it.
Thanks to Google now we know ;)
Frank Turner - The road!
Enjoy :D

joi, 15 octombrie 2009

A-ha - Nothing is keeping you here

The second single from the album Foot of the mountain is here.
Beautiful video, pity the band announced today they will split after the tour next year.
New Year Resolution: I must see them live before it's too late ;)

miercuri, 14 octombrie 2009

Maria Clara - a pop princess

I had a Perfect Baby photoshoot today and I had a blast.
Maria was cute and chubby and you just wanted to eat her.
I really had a good time and the pictures speak for themselves ;)
It's such a pleasure to take pictures when you have a perfect model who laughs all the time...

marți, 13 octombrie 2009

Michael Buble - Haven't met you yet

Michael Buble newest album "Crazy Love" is launched today :)
Here is the first single:

It's a feel good song, when you hear it you just start dancing and singing...
It's quite weird, but it's the truth :D

luni, 12 octombrie 2009


An amazing voice, every time I hear this Aria it gives me goosebumps...
Just brilliant : Turandot by Puccini

Luciano Pavarotti - Nessun' Dorma

miercuri, 7 octombrie 2009

Death Cab for Cutie - Meet me on the Equinox

Finally the first single from the New Moon OST is here.
Can't wait to see the movie - 57 more days... but who's counting?

marți, 6 octombrie 2009

Pizza Pinwheels

1 sheet frozen pastry, 150 g champignons cleaned, 200 g boiled ham, diced, 2 chopped tomatoes, 1 onion finely chopped, 200 grams grated cheese, 200 g sour cream, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon pesto

Lay a clean kitchen towel on the table and sprinkle flour on it. Place pastry sheet on the towel and leave it to defrost completely. Cut the mushrooms and the ham into cubes. Put them in a bowl and add bits of tomato, onion, cheese and cream. Mix thoroughly. Season the mixture obtained with a little salt, pepper and pesto and spread it on the pastry. Heat oven to 200 degrees. Roll the pastry and then cut the roll into thick slices about. 2 cm. Place slices in a baking tray, put them in the oven and let them bake 20-35 minutes.

duminică, 4 octombrie 2009

Juanes & Nelly Furtado - Fotografia

One of my favourite songs in Spanish...