Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Summer gems/ Love food/ Rainbow on a plate

I hope you are all having a good time and celebrating sunny summer days. It feels great, a bit hot, but I am not complaining.

It takes so little to make me feel happy and excited. And this weekend was full of excitement: I met one of my fav writers, met up with friends, got a present without an occasion, read a book, ate chocolate and found these beautiful organic vegetables in the Farmers market and ate it.

I really couldn't keep it to myself this time, because vegetables can be very exciting! If I'll have my own garden one day I will definitely grow as many unusual coloured veg as  I can find.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Mission: lets save the pears/ Baking pear-custard tart

It's been a few weeks and four pears were forgotten in our little vegetable storage box. It does happen that in our home we buy food with intentions to eat it and we never do and sometimes it gets wasted, which I do feel really bad about. 
All morning I was thinking what could I make from these pears and decided to bake a tart - a quick one, with ready to use shortcrust pastry. 

Ingredients for the filing:

4 pears, cored and thinly sliced
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
2 Tbs. double cream
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
3 Tbs. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Make filling:

Arrange the pear slices in the partially baked tart shell (bake the pastry for 10 min on 200C preheated oven, before putting the filing). In a bowl, beat the eggs until thick and pale in color. Beat in the sugar. Add the butter, cream, lemon zest, flour and vanilla and beat well. Pour the mixture evenly over the pears.

Bake the tart:

Bake the tart for 15 minutes on 200C. After 15 min reduce the heat to 180C degrees and bake for another 25 min until light golden brown. Leave to cool.

Enjoy! Top with cream or ice cream.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

DIY woodland house cushion/ Love to make/ Afternoon project

I've been busy this week, going around the town with my mum and Ben. It's a lovely break for us too, it feels like a proper holiday. On Thursday for the first time we went on a boat trip on the river Thames,we loved it and we are already planning to go again. These moments you spend in life with your loved ones are precious.

But this post is about something else. I wanted to share my latest project - A woodland house cushion. It's very easy to make and I think it looks great on our sofa.