Sunday, 29 July 2012

Fruit Popsicles / Плодови ледени близалки

I'm just stopping to freshen up your day with something more colorful and fun! Actually I've made these popsicles at the end of June, but there was always something else to post and I almost forgot about them. Since today when I accidentally opened the folder where they were patiently waiting for me to see them.
I've made fruit popsicles more than once this summer and every time I use different fruits, fruit juice, yogurt, milk etc. and they always turn wonderful. That's why I love them! 

Friday, 27 July 2012

Homemade Crackers for DB Challenge July 2012 / Домаши кракери - два вида!

Time flies so fast and another summer month is almost over, and again it is time for the monthly Daring Bakers Challenge. It is my third time participating and I'm already addicted.
Our July 2012 Daring Bakers’ Host was Dana McFarland and she challenged us to make homemade crackers! Dana showed us some techniques for making crackers and encouraged to use our creativity to make each cracker our own by using ingredients we love.
The difference this month was that we had to make two types of crackers, using two different methods of forming.
As usual the hostess prepared a very detailed recipe list with step by step photos and different recipes to choose from. For the fist type I chose to bake Seedy Crisps, which I rolled with a rolling pin. 

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Veggie Quiche with Potato Crust / Зеленчуков киш с картофена кора

Last few days the thermometer readings dropped a little bit and I used it for some baking and cooking. Now I have so many pictures to retouch and recipes to write that I wonder where to start. Plus my muse is still on vacation and I don't feel like writing at all, so may be my next few publications will be short and boring, but it is better than nothing.
Before I go to today's recipe I want to share with you the very first veggies grown in our little balcony garden. It is our first time and we had no idea if it is going to work, but for now everything looks perfect. Except the squirrels that recently started visiting our balcony, steeling cherry tomatoes and digging into the pots. If someone has a solution for that I'll be very happy to hear it!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Tropical Tiramisu with homemade mascarpone / Тропическо тирамису с домашно маскарпоне

Two months ago I signed up for a challenge called "Get Your Chef On", hosted by two great bloggers, Julie from White Lights on Wednesday and Jen from Four Marrs & One Venus. The secret ingredient for the last challenge was Lemon and I made Lemon Mousse.  Jen and Julie even created a Pinterest Board, where you can see what all the participants made for the challenge. There are so many great recipes and ideas.
This time the secret ingredient was Coconut. And it came right on time, because I was just planning to make a Tropical Tiramisu with home made mascarpone and coconut milk whipped cream. It is a pretty simple dessert, very easy to make and very suitable for the summer.

You can always use a store bought mascarpone, but here is the recipe if you decide to make it yourself. 
It is really simple to make and the only think you need is patience.

I love how it turned out - creamy and sweet with a fresh touch from the pineapple. I hope you like it!

Не знам дали си спомняте, но преди два месеца участвах в едно предизвикателство - "Get Your Chef On", организирано от две много симпатични дами, Джули от White Lights on Wednesday и 
Джен от Four Marrs & One Venus. Тайната съставка за първото предизвикателство беше лимони и аз се включих с един Лимонов мус. Всички участващи се бяха постарали подобаващо и показаха много интересни рецепти и идеи, които можете да видите на специално създадения от Джен и Джули борд в Pinterest.
Този път тайната съставка е Кокос и дойде тъкмо на време, защото и без друго планирах да приготвя едно тропическо тирамису с домашно маскарпоне и сметана от кокосово мляко.
Рецептата е много проста, супер лесна и най - важно, подходяща за летните горещини.

Ако не ви се занимава, можете да използвате готово маскарпоне, но искам да ви кажа, че приготвянето на домашно такова е повече от лесно. Единственото, от което се нуждаете е малко търпение.

Останах много доволна от резултата! Получи се един много приятен сладкиш - кремообразен, сладък, със свежа нотка добавена от ананаса! Дано ви хареса!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Grilled Veggies and Tofu / Гриловани зеленчуци и тофу

One of the things I love most about summer is the fact that we can use the BBQ everyday. And that's exactly what we do, because even though our apartment has an air conditioning, turning the oven on is just not preferable. Also with all the great fresh vegetables in season right now, it's just a waste to cook them for hours taking out all the great vitamins and nutritious elements. Plus grilling is always healthier and easier, and doesn't take time as the other ways of cooking. So, yeah, during summer 90% of our cooked food is cooked on the BBQ.
Today I want to share with you an easy way to prepare a fast side dish or warm appetizer, with simple ingredients which can be found easily during summer.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Crazy Ingredient Brownies / Браунис с тайна съставка

I already mentioned about how we are trying to eat healthier for the past few years by cutting fried foods, white flour and sugar, fats etc. And so far we are doing really great job when we talk about the salty part of our food intake. As for the desserts I still found it difficult to change, but I'll keep trying and eventually with the time I'll change that part too...

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Chocolate Banana Ice cream in Oatmeal Coconut Cups / Шоколадов сладолед от банани в овесено - кокосови чашки

The other day I have been watching the world weather report and I saw that the temperatures are at their peak not only here in Montreal. As all of us know, when it is hot an ice cream is always welcome and when it comes in eatable crunchy cup it's even better. There is nothing special in the recipe, but it's just another fun way to serve your ice cream and make your guests or family members smile.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Easy Citronade / Лесна Цитронада

Hi Everyone, I'm just passing by to share with you one more way to refresh yourself during the hot summer days.  The Easy Citronade will not only cool you down, but will also boost your immune system with all the vitamin C  found in the oranges, lemons and limes. This citrus drink has the tree key words that I love a recipe to contain: Easy, Healthy, Tasty! I hope you like it!