Monday, January 26, 2015

Fish cooked in the oven in metalpaper with seafood

Today I write you Italian recipe for fish with seafood cooked in metalpaper in the oven. Ingredients may be all or partially, my advice is to put all vegetables, but the shrimps, scampi, mussels, can be escluded all or partially. 


You will need one serving:


  • one dorado fish, common pandora or other similar marine fish. Take a small one of 500gr for one portion, or bigger one for two portions (in this case take ingridients twice).
  • cherry tomatoes, 4-5 pcs
  • celery, a small piece or a few leaves
  • couple cloves of garlic
  • 5-6 olives
  • capers
  • salt, pepper, olive oil
  • scampi, shrimps, mussels, scallops - your choice
  • aluminum metalpaper
  • casserole


Clean fish (if it wasn't done in the fosh shop), cut tomatoes in half, peel and cut garlic

IT's time to prepare casserole - cut long strips of metalpaper and place on the bottom of the form, and then pour the olive oil and a little salt and pepper.



Lay the fish and put it into 1-2 small pieces of garlic.


then put the rest of the ingredients around. Finish pouring a little water to get a tasty broth. Another bit of salt and pepper on top.

Close the foil and secure the edges and place in a preheated 200 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes (until fish will be cooked). I'm usually open the foil and put on the grill for the last 5 minutes , but it is not mandatory.




As you can see, the recipe is simple, requires minimal time to prepare and perfect for the holiday table or for every day.

Bon Appetite!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New french vintage digital collage sheets

I had a lot of new collages and arrived a time to show them. Most of them are backgrounds for scrapbooking that can be used also for labels, greeting cards and other projects. I dedicated these collages to Paris and France with wonderful vintage women and flowers images. Most of them I made in 2.3x3.5", 3.5x5" and 5x7" sizes.




These and other collage sheets you can find in my etsy shop

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Christmas Geneve

Finally I found a time to edit photos and write an article about Geneva, undeservedly forgotten after the article about Lausanne.

We stopped in Geneva before leaving,  after left luggage on the station we went for a walk.

Geneva is also a very beautiful city, which has a lot of special places. I must say that I liked more Lausanne, maybe because I felt Christmas there more, or because we were in Geneva on Sunday and the city seemed to be almost desert. I'm sure I will come back to Geneva and Lausanne in summer or spring )

Geneva - the third important city and the second largest city in Switzerland, although by our standards it's enough small - it has only about two hundred thousand inhabitants. The city is located on the shores of Lake Geneva, near the border with France. We were told that in good weather it is perfectly visible French coast.

As you probably know there are located the headquarters of the UN, the Red Cross and other international organizations, we certainly did not look for them, but just walked)

The main attraction of the city - Jeu d'Eau fountain (Water Jet) throws 500 liters of water per second to a height of 147 meters - it is one of the highest fountains in the world.




Vintage restored wheel steamers, built in the period from 1904 to 1928 are sailing on Lake Geneva.

Another interesting and unique attractions of Geneva - Hours of flowers in the English Garden at the Promenade du Lac with the largest second hand in the world. Its length - 2.5 m, and the overall diameter - five. Bright unusual bed - the result of the activities of a diverse team of craftsmen - watchmakers, designers, florists and gardeners. Several times a year floral arrangement is updated according to the season.
Summer photo

Near the Palace of Justice there was a wine shop, Enoteca, which is called - La Cave du Palace de Justice)) It smiled my husband-lawyer))

Well, the main amusement of Geneva is feeding swans. But even more I liked cute ducks that were hiding under a low bridge, and when someone threw bread for swans, swam as fast torpedoes and snatched the bread under the nose of sluggish swans ))

A huge number of gulls

St. Peter's Basilica in the historic center of the city.

The historic center is small, located on a hill. I liked it more street (Grand Rue) - patrimony of antique dealers and artists.

Here we leave the way it is in front of the station so many bikes.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Healthy breakfast

Holidays are over and it comes time to go on a diet to lose a weight)) So I decided to share with you my breakfast. I eat it almost every day, sometimes I am lazy or I do not have a milk, yogurt and go to make Italian breakfast) If you do not like any ingridient, you can change it on your own)) For excample goji berries can be replaced with dried fruits, nuts may be different, not only walnuts, and if you do not have chia seeds, then that's okay too.

In general, you will need

  • warmed milk
  • spoon of honey
  • half a banana
  • walnut (any nuts)
  • goji berries and raisins
  • chia seeds or plyllium seeds
  • cereal flakes or oatmeal 


I'm not going to read a lecture about healthy eating and the importance of quality of your products - who cares about their health already knows these things))

About things like chia seeds, or psyllium seeds, etc. I did not know about them until recent time. I advise everyone to read on the internet, because they are called a superfood.

Warm a milk. Put into a spoon of honey and muched banana. I make it with hand blender. Then place all the other ingredients, chop nuts.

You can eat, bon appetit) This breakfast will give you energy until lunch!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy January!

The 31 of December we had a snow here in Brindisi. It's something incredible. Of course, after a couple of hours it melted but we played a little with snow) I was so happy because I miss it .
I hope al his year will be so happy like these 2 hours) 
Happy January!


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Salted codfish mousse recipe

Well, Christmas is already passed, Santa Claus brought our gifts, stomach is trying to digest all we ate, and I decided to write about one of the appetizers that I cooked for the Christmas table. It's easy and delicious and it is very simple to cook.


 In  this recipe salted codfish can be replaced with other fish.

You will need:

  • 500g fish (soaked salted codfish)
  • 700-1000ml of milk
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic (optional, I do not put it45)
  • 1-2 potatoes
  • refined oil - about 200ml, salt, pepper
  • lemon juice


Clean fish from skin and bones and put to boil in milk (with garlic) for about half an hour, milk should cover the fish, almost all milk should be absorbed at the end. Clean and boil a couple of potatoes. Then leave potatoes and fish to cool. When everything has cooled a bit, put all in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat at high speed. Add oil in a thin stream, as for making mayonnaise. Then add a little of lemon juice, pepper and salt (salt, if you use other fish). At the end I used hand blender with wire whisk to make it moew creamy.

This time I got a piece of the tail, but if you take a shoulder, the mousse will be more airily. Serve it on toast.

Bon Appetite)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!

 

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