Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Italian seafood soup

As I promiced in my sunday post today I write about Zuppa di pesce - Fish soup or Italian Seafood soup. It's famouse plate of South Italy. It's easy to cook but need many ingridients.
I made these photos when we cooked Zuppa for ten persons, so, you can see many ingredients and full pan of seafood. 

For cooking Zuppa for two persons you would need:

100 ml/ 3,5 fl. Oz. - extra virgin olive oil (di oliva),
3-4 garlic cloves,
0,5 kg/17.6 oz. tomatoes
2 scampi (wild shrimps)
6 shrimps
1 small cuttlefish
10-12 black mussels (better to use the type called mussels Taranto)
15-20 clams
2 fasolari (Callista chione)
One small goosefish
One-two different small rock-fish that have intense flavor 

It's important that fish is very fresh! All mussels, clams and fasolari must be alive. Ask to control clams at the fishmarket - it can contain sand. In this case one clam will damages all plate. Crustaceans must be also very fresh. Do not use the crustaceans that have the flesh is very soft, greenish-gray.

If you use bake ware the flavor will be more intense.
Put some oil in pan. Fry garlic a little. Then put fish, and sliced cuttlefish and tomatoes. (You can put also some seafood - in this case you will need to remove it from pan together with fish)

The trick that fish must always be bathed in broth or sause. You don't need to salt because the sea fish is lready quite salty.
Remove fish from the pan after 10-15 minutes. Put all seafood in the pan. Add some chopped parsley. Stew it about 15 minutes. 

If a broth is insufficient consistency, pour a little bit of water with salt.
After 15 minutes put the fish back to the broth. 
Boil it for 1-2 minutes.

At the same time toast 3-4 pieces of bread.

Put in the plate Zuppa for serving along with toasted bread.

Buon apetito!

Monday, May 30, 2011

My new summer hat

The last weekend was full of events. In the near town of Lecce was an exhibition “Artigianato D'Eccellenza”. The exhibition was held inside the ancient church, and this increased it’s charm. There was a lot of talented young designers and many unique creations. But I immediately was attracted by a table with a lot of hats. There were very broad hats like a Hollywood star of the 50-s, were small hats in the style of 30-ies, or simply beautiful straw hat with decorative flowers. I pulled out the first hat and fell in love. Of course, I measured a lot of others, but this was the best! I bought it immediately.

Before hats were an essential accessory for every woman. This summer after many years hats back in fashion. Nothing is more feminine than women wearing a hat.
Do you think I look like a Hollywood star?

Another event was the day of open doors of wineries. It was Sunday, we visited a few on the way to the sea and a couple returning from the beach. In next post I will write about secrets of wine producing.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Gifts from Yury Tarler for Father's day

I found very unusual unique store on Etsy. The owner of the store is very talented artist Yury TarlerHis store filled with variety of graphics and watercolors, artworks which that show his professionalism. Besides that Yury offers wide range of gifts, house ware and clocks.

I would like to bring some attention to clocks as gifts for upcoming father’s day.

“Tango” clocks could be a great gift for fathers who admire dance. If father unable to dance, he will be pleased to recall his first “Tango” with his Lady.

“Street Light” clocks are for Chess lovers
Combination of Street Light and Chess board is very elegant and unique.
These clocks can decorate any father’s work room, office or even hallway

Old timers will appreciate “Retro” clocks.
Elegant shape of woman won’t let any dad stay unaffected 

“Lady with Glass” clocks won’t let any dad stay apathetic either.
These clocks can be great addition to the interior of home bar room.

No questions. Some dads will appreciate “New York policeman” clocks.
May be because dad is a Policeman himself.

And, not only fathers would be delighted to receive clocks with image of St.Petersburg, print from original watercolor made by Yury Tarler.

Please come to the store of Yury Tarler, you can find a lot of great items!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

At my show on tuesday

Yesterday evening after more than one month interval my treasury collection was on Etsy front page. It was chocolate colored collection named "At my show on tuesday". I It's so yummy!! Hope you like it! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Unique keychains for your dad

Father's day is near and it's time to think about gift for your dad.
Simple and stylish leather keychain is a useful gift for Father's Day or your Special Guy's birthdayShow your father gratitude and appreciation by giving him one of these unique lwather keychains. I wrote unique because I don't have this leather more so I can write that every keychain is One of a Kind. Our dads usually like these neutral and earth colors: brown, grey, olive green, bronze...
Every keychain is made from three layers of genuine leather. The center is securely fastened with a rivet. With swivel hook your dad can attach to keys or use it whatever he want.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Insalata caprese

Insalata caprese  is a typical recipe from the island of Capri, the most famous island in the Gulf of Naples. When its too hot in summer I don't eat much that's why I like to cook it  because it’s fresh, fast and easy to make. It takes about five minutes for preparation. You can order this salad almost in every beach bar in Italy
A caprese salad or a insalata caprese is consisting of fresh tomatoes (better cherry), mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and basil. The salad can be seasoned with salt, pepper and origano. 

You will need:
1 fresh ripe tomato or 3-4 tomatoes cherry
1 ball fresh mozzarella 
fresh basil leaves

The quantity of cheese you should decide yourself - try and maybe you will like it with much tomatoes.

You need only to slice all ingredients and mix it wil oil, sale and pepper.
Caprese salad is usually accompanied by toasted bread.

Buon appetito!

If you you want to know about new articles from my blog - I invite you to subscribe to Katrinshine via RSS. You can find the button on the right bar of the blog.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday by the Ionian Sea

Today was wonderful day, warm and sunny. That’s why we decided to go to the Ionian sea (Brindisi is near Adriatic sea). It's about 40 minutes from Brindisi. 
Water was splendid and turquoise. It’s not cold already and I wet my feet. Sand was hot and gold. We passed 2 hours at the beach walking and reading. Of course I have done what I prefere at the beach – gathering of the shells.  And of course I payed for this my a little burned shoulders) I don't know where I will use these sheel but I like them very much!

In the evening we gone in the other town, Porto Cesareo, for walking and looking the sunset.

This town is very famous for fishermans and there are many fish markets. We bought many kind of small fish and the sea food to do wonderful “Zuppa di pesce” – Fish soup. This is very particular plate of our region. Today I show you some photos made in fish markets and next week I will post recipe for this famouse plate of South Italy

The sign of one fish market:


Tunnies (tunas) and other fish:

Differernt fish:


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Again moustache on FP

And again my moustache was featured on the FP! This time it was Bronze leather moustache brooch. It was included in the collection in urban and industrial look dedicated for moustache. This treasury was created by Tonya from CityCrochet and named "I spy mustache". Thank you Tonya for this treasury and congrats all featured handmade artists!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Moustache keychain on FP!

Welcome to see other collections dedicated for mens: "Elvis and the howling dogs". My Brown leather moustache keychain was included in this collection by Fnine. Two days my items was featured on Front Page! I can't believe it! 
Thank you, Fnine and congrats all featured artists!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Turquoise crochet and leather ring

I created this turquoise crochet and leather ring because I charmed of this color. When I was young I always can say excactly which colors I like, but now I can't because I like all colors. Every color has a time in the live. Maybe I don't like some color now, but I know tomorrow or next month I will have different mood and I will like this color. 
When I saw turquoise thread in the shop I bought it immediately. I already made earrings and pendant from turquoise leather that's why I used this thread to create a ring for this set. I made the crochet flower center and attached it to leather flower. These two textures are very stylish together. 

I happy to write that today my turquoise crochet and leather ring was on FP! Thank you imeondesign for including it in your absolutely lovely treasury collection "You might like this (on friday)". 

Victory Day 9 May!!!

Today is the big day for everyone in Russia and in all world - Victory Day 9 May. It was 8 May in Europe and already 9 May in Russia. 
This day I always feel pride for our peoples who played so big part in the Victory Iin Second World war and I feel sad as we lost a lot of people in those war.... 27 million russian poeple...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Moustache keychain on the Front Page!

Great news for this morning! Yesterday evening Brown Leather moustache keychain was featured on Etsy front page! It was guy's collection "A guy with pickup truck..." created by Tutika. Keychain recieved many-many hearts) 
Thank you, curator and congrats all featured handmade artists!

If you you want to know about new articles from my blog - I invite you to subscribe to Katrinshine via RSS. You can find the button on the right bar of the blog.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Do you think about summer?

Do you think about summer? I love the spring and summer and all that connected with. I found these adorable barefort sandals brousing through blogs of my friends. I always admire crochet work of my friend Vikulya and I'm fascinated by them! I love the look of hand crochet lace and colorful beads. I never saw so beautiful, elegant and femmine barefort sandals. They are so summer! It will be the perfect finishing touch to my beach outfit!

Wonderful beach bag, made from recycled coffee bean burlap. I like this texture and knotes!

If you you want to know about new articles from my blog - I invite you to subscribe to Katrinshine via RSS. You can find the button on the right bar of the blog.

Vintage transportation on Etsy front page

I wrote that digital collage is rarely featured on the Front page of Etsy? I was wrong :) I'm happy to write that It happened again!! My collage "Vintage transportation Equipages and carriages" 1 inch circles was included in treasury collection "Mr". Curator of this collection was member of Russian Artists Team Lena from Baymut. Congrats Lena and all featured artists!

If you you want to know about new articles from my blog - I invite you to subscribe to Katrinshine via RSS. You can find the button on the right bar of the blog.

©2009 Katrinshine | by TNB