luni, 30 noiembrie 2009

Cat man do

Another episode of Simon's Cat adventures...
Does this scene look familiar?
It happens in my house every morning...

duminică, 29 noiembrie 2009

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead

I saw today one of my favourite movies: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead!
It's a weird film, half theatre half film, an absurdits drama, but it's funny funny funny.
The movie is based on the original Broadway production of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" by Tom Stoppard, which opened on October 9, 1967 at the Alvin Theater, ran for 420 performances and won the 1968 Tony Award for Best Play.
It counts that the director wrote the play, and the dialogues are absolutely brilliant.
Gary Oldman and Tim Roth are a perfect match as you can see in the dialogue below ;)

sâmbătă, 28 noiembrie 2009

Han and pasta gratin

400 gr fusilli, salt, 1 onion, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 300 gr baby peas, 250 gr ham, 3 eggs, 1 egg yolk, 300 ml cream, 150 ml milk, 100 gr parmesan, nutmeg

Boil the pasta in salt water, drain. Chop the onion and fry it in hot oil. Add the peas and fry them for another 2-3 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Cut the ham in small cubes.
Mix the eggs with the egg yolk, the cream and the milk. Add half of the parmesan and season with nutmeg.
Butter a Jena dish, mix the pasta with the peas and the ham, pour the egg cream over it, sprinkle with the rest of the parmesan and cook in the oven at 175 degrees for 60 minutes.

vineri, 27 noiembrie 2009

Sand painting

Kseniya Simonova is from Ukraine and she won the local version of America's Got Talent.
What can I say? She is very talented and she can do amazing things with a little bit of sand...

miercuri, 25 noiembrie 2009

Rapciuga ;)

Do I need a reason to post a picture of my cat?
Nooo, he's just sooo cute :D

luni, 23 noiembrie 2009

Granny O'Grimm

Good news today, Granny O'Grimm was nominated for an Oscar :D
I first saw it at the Irish Film Festival in Bucharest in September and it totally killed me.
I'm not a fan of short animated films, but this one is quite special.
I hope it wins the Oscar, I know I'll keep my fingers crossed on March 7th, 2010.
It's the coolest Granny in the World, I'm just happy she isn't mine :)))

duminică, 22 noiembrie 2009

Milow - Ayo Technology

While I was this summer in Ireland I heard this song soo many times but I never knew who was singing it...
And last night watching german television I discovered the name of the singer: Milow :)
It's a great cover and it shows that Belgium has lots to offer besides chocolate...

sâmbătă, 21 noiembrie 2009

Juanes - Para Tu Amor

Amazing voice, beautiful lyrics and not to forget... hot, hot, hot :D

vineri, 20 noiembrie 2009

Friday I'm in love

I haven't heard this song in a while, and is such a shame because it's the perfect friday afternoon song ;)

The Cure - Friday I'm In Love

joi, 19 noiembrie 2009

Pear Tarte Tatin

4 pears, 5 tablespoons sugar, 25 g butter, 1 sheet puff pastry

Melt the butter in an ovenproof skillet.
Add the sugar and cook it for 4 to 5 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to evenly caramelize the sugar. The sugar is done when it has turned a medium golden brown hue.
Peel the pears and then cut into quarters.
Arrange the pears in a single layer in the hot caramel.
Drape the pastry over the pears, bake in the preheated oven 25 to 30 minutes, until the pastry turns golden brown.
Cool the tarte Tatin for 5 minutes before inverting it onto a serving platter.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

duminică, 15 noiembrie 2009

Before I lay me down

I discovered a funny poem today and I wanted to share it, so here it goes:

Before I lay me down to sleep
I pray Dear Lord o find my feet

I know there are two down below
With my fat belly they don't show

Please Dear Lord no more gray
Take the hips from in my way

My breasts are huge and hurt my back
Why does my butt stick out like that

My bones creek, I'm getting old
A face with wrinkles
New pains and folds

I wish that I were young again
I'm kneeling Lord beside my bed

Can you hear me as I pray
Please give me a sign
In some small way

I need a miracle
Willy you help
My knees have stiffened
I can't get up...

Rose Marie Streeter (2002)

miercuri, 11 noiembrie 2009

Reamonn - Aeroplane

Hurray, hurray ;)
Reamonn's newest video is here!!!
Enjoy :D

marți, 10 noiembrie 2009

Gheorghe Dinica - Sunt vagabondul vietii mele

Nu trageți dom' Semaca... sunt eu Lăscărică...

Gheorghe Dinica - Sunt vagabondul vietii mele

duminică, 8 noiembrie 2009

T-Mobile Werbung

Let the celebrations begin!
20 years and counting...

vineri, 6 noiembrie 2009

Westlife - What about now

This Westlife single was released on 26.10.2009, but the video release was today :)
The video was shot in Iceland and was directed by Philip Andelman.
The song was written by the guys from Evanescence for the band Daughtry, but Westlife covered it successfully...

joi, 5 noiembrie 2009

Rich warm chocolate cake

I just saw today Reamonn's latest video: Aeroplane, but unfortunately I can't post it yet...
But it gave me a feeling of such happiness I decided to bake a chocolate cake to prolong the feeling ;)
And it was a good ideea, because the cake is absolutely delicious.
It's an English recipe because I'm thinking of my niece in London, all alone and no one to bake her a cake so ... here it is:

225 g strong bitter chocolate, 100 g unsalted butter, 100 g caster sugar, 3 eggs, separated, 25 g plain flour, sifted, pinch of salt

Grease and line an 18-20 cm, loose-bottomed cake tin. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Chop the bitter chocolate and mix with the butter and sugar in a stainless steel bowl. Melt together over a bowl of softly simmering water. Once melted, remove from the heat. The chocolate needs to be at a warm room temperature. The egg yolks can now be forked together and then slowly added to the chocolate. Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks. Fold the sifted flour and salt into the chocolate mix before whisking in a quarter of the egg white. The remaining egg white can now be gently folded in. Pour into the lined cake tin, making sure it is smoothed evenly into the tin. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until firm. Leave to stand in the tin for 15-20 minutes before carefully removing. The warm chocolate cake is now ready to serve.
Thick pouring cream or a good scoop of vanilla ice-cream will eat very well with this dish.

For chocolate lovers, the rich Bitter Chocolate Sauce can also be offered: 300 g bitter dark chocolate, chopped, 150 g unsalted butter, 75 ml double cream

Place all of the ingredients together in a bowl over simmering water until the chocolate has completely melted. Stir well. This sauce must be served warm.

marți, 3 noiembrie 2009

Urma - Terminus

Good song, interesting video. Can you believe they are romanians?