How do you propagate basil?

                What do you think I did the other day? I “stole” a basil twig from a friend’s harden. Well of course I asked him before that … or at least I told him. Of course it was probably easier to go to the supermarket and buy a bag of basil seeds, but doing it this way my basil will have a story behind it. And you know how much I love stories. Continue reading »

5 Easy to do recipe

                  I noticed around me, especially at my own person that I eat a lot in the city. We prefer to make a phone call, gather in the city and spend enormous amounts of money on food. Some do it out of convenience, but most of us have a permanent excuse: no time for cooking.

                  But my big question is: if you don’t have time for cooking, where do you find time to eat in the city?

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Meat cannelloni recipe

               Since the other day I taught you how to make a bechamel sauce, today I said I’ll show you a recipe that you can use it for.

              Because I found in the supermarket a cannelloni offer, I took this opportunity to invite you to the Italian cuisine, one of my husband’s favorites .

Ingredients
*2 x bechamel sauce made from the recipe here
*10 cannelloni
*300 gr chopped meat
*1 clove garlic
*1 onion
*parmesan
*salt
*pepper
*basil
*oil or butter

              If the bechamel sauce seems to be too hard, you can prepare it by the quantities of the previous post ( here). I love its taste, so I always double the amount.

              I usually use a mixture of pork and beef meat. Minced pork seemed too heavy to be consumed as such and the beef is not really to our liking, so we prefer to combine them.

              For those who have not used cannelloni before, these are tube shaped pasta. Although we will be bake this dish the cannelloni need to be boiled for 3-4 minutes to soften it a little.

[ Tip ] If you cook the cannelloni too long, they will soften and will not keep their shape.

              Chop the onion and the garlic and cook them in a little oil or butter. Add the minced meat and stir until it changes color. Season with salt, pepper and basil and then fill the cannelloni with this mixture.

              On the bottom of the pan put a thin layer of bechamel sauce, then place the cannelloni. If the don’t fit in your pot, do not worry. Just stack them in layers, making sure to pour bechamel sauce between them.

              Pour the remaining sauce over it and put the dish in the preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.

              Then sprinkle parmesan and put it in the oven for another 5 minutes until it melts.

[ Tip ] You can put parmesan also in the composition, but because I use a double amount of bechamel sauce, I prefer this recipe.

              I hope I have opened your appetite for Italian cuisine.

              Enjoy your cannelloni with meat !

Bechamel sauce recipe

  Today I will teach you how to quickly make a bechamel sauce. I know it sounds pretentious, but it is very simple to do. So simple that my husband has managed to do it, too.

Ingredients
*1 tablespoon of flour
*300 ml milk
*salt
*pepper
*1 tablespoon of butter

    Heat the milk with a little salt and a little pepper and then leave it aside. Many people don’t put the pepper in the beginning, but I like the flavor that it gives to the milk.

        Melt the butter in a pan, then add the flour and the milk. Mix constantly until thickened composition.

        And that’s it. Didn’t I tell you it’s very simple?

        Many people use bechamel sauce for lasagna, but you can try it for casseroles, meat pies, baked potatoes and even the classic macaroni and cheese.

Black chocolate cake

           And because spring has finally arrived, I went out shopping. Shoes, sandals, jackets … it’s time to restock my wardrobe! 

            But this week-end was terrible. The rainy weather totally changed my mood. And because it has been a while since I’ve made something sweet (maybe because it’s time to be a little more careful with my weight now that summer is on the door) today I decided to brighten my day with a chocolate cake.

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The easiest cheesecake

            When I’m craving for something sweet, but do not want to exaggerate with the sugar, I instantly think about a cheesecake recipe.

            I tried all sorts of recipes found on the internet … but none was working for me.

            So I decided to change something about them and do it like I desire.

            Here’s what came out:

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Delicious stuffed pike recipe

              Today I will introduce to you my new discovery: stuffed pike.

              Since my husband became  a fisherman, lately I’ve heard a lot about fishes. But it has its advantages: I get to eat more fish! Which is good, because it’s very healthy.

              Last time he was in the Danube fishing for pike. And he brought home eight gorgeous pikes.

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              So I tried a new recipe. For this to go smoother, I recommend you have everything ready on the working table from the beginning.

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Baked chocolate mousse

              Shame on me, but last week I stopped with a friend in a cake cafeteria .

              Why shame on me, you ask? I ate the best looking cake, the most appetizing and, I think, the most caloric cake of all.

              I liked it so much that I instantly said I have to try it out.

              Of course, no one wanted to give me the recipe, so I enjoyed every piece I could to better realize what it contains.

              Then I wrote down the recipe on a piece of paper and I started cooking. It did not come out as the one in the cafeteria , I admit … It came out much better!

              So I decided to share with you the wonderful result:

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Goji – My anti-aging secret

         My secret is easy: Goji. I know, it sounds weird. But it’s just food.

         But it is one of the best foods. What’s great is that you can eat it raw, you can make juice, tea, you can put it in salads or in various foods.

        It’s something that it should be in everyone’s diet.

       Why Goji?

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