La multi ani mie la prima aniversare blogareasca! / Happy first blog anniversary to me!

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1 an inseamna 365 de zile. Ba nu, inseamna multa mancare. Nici asa nu e bine… 1 an inseamna multe zambete, o groaza de farfurii spalate si niste fire de par pierdute ca nu-ti iese botoselul din fondant. Ahhhmmm, nu nu, reiau. 1 an inseamna un timp sufficient de lung incat sa iti dai seama de detalii care erau in fata ochilor tai dar pana atunci nu le vazusei. E mai bine acum? Sau 1 an inseamna sa te redescoperi, sa te regasesti acolo unde nu te cautasei niciodata, si sa impartasesti cu altii muuuulte intamplari. Hai ca imi place cum suna asta. Tot 1 an inseamna primii pasi, ai unui copil, ai copilului din tine care viseaza, care spera, care greseste si care incepe sa simta gustul, gustul macarii, gustul esecului dar si gustul victoriei dupa multe incercari nereusite.

1 an inseamna ca v-am zapacit cu 100 de “hartiute” pe care am scrijelit orice mi-a bubuit mintea… Mai inseamna si mult curaj, inconstienta si cateva kg de nebunie, pura nebunie. 365 de zile inseamna mai mult de 1 an, inseamna 8760 de ore in care m-am tot gandit ce sa mai nascocesc, ce cratita sa mai ard, ce sfinti sa mai inalt la ceruri ca sa imi iasa o mancare prapadita asa cum visez eu.

52 de saptamani de sperante ca oamenii ma vor citi, ca suflete vor vibra la fel ca mine, ca voi strange macar 20.000 de vizualizari ( asta o taiati la montaj va rog, ca am depasit 20.300 deja)

31.536.000 de secunde in care m-am gandit la voi, toti care ati binevoit sa popositi pe la mine prin bucatarie, si mi-ati acordat putin din pretiosul timp ca sa vedeti o poza facuta cu mare stangacie, sau sa cititi un gand prafuit, sau poate sa zambiti la balivernele publicate de mine.

Nu mai trag de elastic, presimt ca daca ii dau drumul ma plezneste peste ochi, asa ca VA MULTUMESC, si ne citim in continuare, parol!

 English version:

1 year means 365 days. No, it means lot of food . No it doesn’t sound so good … 1 year means many smiles, lots of dishes washed and some hair loss ‘cause my fondant baby shoe it’s not coming out as it should. Ahhhmmm, I don’t like this, let me rephrase. 1 year means a long enough time when you realize the key lies in front of your eyes but you hadn’t seen it yet. It’s better now? Or let’s say 1 year means to rediscover yourself, find yourself where you never ever searched, and share with others so many events .

Ok, this is much better, I like the sound of that. Also 1 year means the first steps of a child, the child in you, hoping and dreaming and who begins to feel the taste of food, the taste of failure but also the taste of victory after many unsuccessful attempts.
1 year means that I confused you guys with 100 “notes” I scribbled on my blog, with rumbling thoughts… It also means courage, unconsciousness and a few pounds of madness , pure madness. 365 days is more than 1 year it’s 8760 hours that I’ve been thinking about what to cook and what pot to burn, it means raising saints to the highest heaven to turn the crappy food into what I actually had in mind.
52 weeks I hoped for people will read these lines and their souls will vibrate like mine, that I will gather at least 20,000 views ( cut this when you review the article please, I already passed the 20,300 views)

31,536,000 seconds in which I thought of you, all that halt in my kitchen, and that gave me some of their precious little time to see a picture taken by a rookie, or to read a dusty thought, or to smile at the nonsense published by me.

Ok I won’t pull the string too much, as I got a feeling that it will spank me in the face, so just to say THANK YOU ALL, and we read each other’s lines further on, cross my heart and hope not to die!

Supa cremoasa de legume / Creamy vegetables soup

Cand se aduna ciorile toamna pe campuri, in stoluri mari, se spune ca se apropie iarna. De cateva zile, o activitate intensa anima cerul in fiecare dupa amiaza si uneori chiar si dupa ce s-a inserat bine. Ca sa adauge substanta croncanitului asurzitor, meteorologii confirma si ei ca se asteapta straturi albe peste campuri si strazi, peste oameni si peste case, dar sper eu, nu si peste vise. Lasand melancolia iata-ma prezentandu-va o reteta usoara cu parfum tomnatic. O supa cremoasa de legume.

Avem nevoie de:

  • 2 morcovi, sau poate doar unul daca nu va place supa sa fie prea dulce
  • 3 cartofi
  • 2 cepe potrivite
  • Un pastarnac
  • O radacina de telina

Fierbeti legumele dupa ce le-ati curatat si spalat.

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Ca sa se fiarba mai repede eu le-am taiat in bucati potrivite. Dupa ce s-au fiert pisati-le in robotul de bucatarie alaturi de cateva linguri de zeama din oala sau daca aveti la indemana niste supa de pui.

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Asezonati cu putina sare si piper si puneti bolul deoparte. Apoi luati o felie, doua de paine, si ardeti-o la flacara de la aragaz. Imediat intindeti pe ea niste smantana. Serviti supa cat e calda cu felia de paine.

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Daca nu aveti companie la masa, sa nu fie cu suparare, zambiti larg si cu sufletul deschis, si veti vedea ca viata are si parti bune in cele mai nebanuite locuri.

Pofta  mare!

English version:

In late fall, when the crows gather over the fields in large number, the elder say the winter approaches. For several days, an intense activity animates the sky every afternoon and sometimes well after the dark has set. To add substance to the deafening croaking, the weathermen confirm the forecasters advising us to expect white coats over the fields and streets, over the people or houses, but I hope not over their dreams. Leaving aside this melancholic tone, let me present you an easy recipe with autumnal fragrance. A creamy vegetable soup.
We need:

  • 2 carrots , or maybe just one if you do not like the soup to be too sweet
  • 3 potatoes
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 parsnip
  • A celery

Simmer the vegetables after you have cleaned and washed them. To have them boil faster I cut them into suitable pieces. After they are cooked, crush them in the kitchen robot with a few tablespoons of the juice they left in the pot or if you have in handy, some chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper and let the bowl aside. Then take a slice of bread or two, and burn it in the flame over the stove, each side, holding it with a fork. Immediately after spread some cream on it. Serve the soup while is still hot with the two slices of bread. If you don’t have company at the table, not to worry, put a wide and serene smile on your face, and you will see that life has some good left for you in most unexpected places.

Enjoy!

Baclava / Baklava

Maine e zi de sarbatoare pt noi, Sf Mihail si Gavril, o sarbatoare a ingerilor asa cum spune Biserica Ortodoxa. Multi dintre noi sarbatorim ziua numelui, onomastica. In familia mea o verisoara are numele de Mihaela, in rest doar prieteni, mai noi si mai vechi, colegi de munca sau vecini, poarta acest nume. M-am gandit sa ii ajut pe cei care isi sarbatoresc oamenii dragi, si sa le dau cea mai simpla reteta de ceva dulce pe care am incercat-o pana acum, si anume baclava. E o prajitura de origine otomana, cu multa nuca si draga noua, care se regaseste si pe mesele grecilor.

Avem nevoie de:

  • 400 gr nuci macinate
  • 1 pachet de foi subtiri de placinta
  • O lamaie
  • 4 linguri pline de zahar
  • 3 linguri de miere
  • 1 litru apa

 Procedeul este cat se poate de simplu. Dupa ce ati spart nucile si le-ati dat prin masina, felicita-ti-va pt munca depusa, credeti-ma ca se merita si acest pas foarte important va aduce si mai multa satisfactie in timpul degustarii prajiturii!

Apoi ungeti cu mult ulei tava de copt, si cand spun mult, ma refer la foarte mult, sa balteasca asa putin in tava, cam 5 linguri de ulei la o tava de 30/30 cm, apoi puneti o treime din foile de placinta.

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Peste ele puneti jumatate din cantitatea de nuca, apoi o alta treime din foi, iar nuci si la final ultima parte de foi. Stratul superior de foi trebuie si el imbaiat bine cu ulei. Dupa aceaasta taiati prajitura in portii mici, de 5/5cm, inainte sa o bagati la cuptor.

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Focul la cuptor nu trebuie sa fie mare. Bagati tava la copt maxim 25 min, poate chiar 20. Intre timp, amestecati apa cu zaharul si mierea, pe foc, pana se topeste bine zaharul si obtineti o zeama foarte dulce. Lasati siropul sa se raceasca in voie si stoarceti in el lamaia, toata. Cand foile s-au copt la cuptor, peste prajitura fierbinte turnati siropul racit. Veti vedea ca prajitura vocifereaza si va cearta, insa se merita. La final daca mai aveti cum, radeti coaja de lamaie peste prajitura.

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Se serveste cu gura larg cascata, cu balutele in coltul de jos al gurii si repede, caci dispare repede din farfurie.

Pofta mare si La multi ani sarbatoritilor!

English version:

 

Tomorrow we celebrate St. Michael and Gabriel, a celebration of angels as the Romanian Orthodox Church teaches us. Many of us celebrate the name day, a second birthday if you wish to call it like that. In my family a cousin is named Mihaela, otherwise I have only  friends, new and old, work colleagues or neighbors with one of the saints name. I thought to help those who celebrate the people they love, and give them the simplest recipe for something sweet that I tried so far, namely the famous baklava. It’s an Ottoman cake with plenty of walnuts and honey, which is found on the tables of the Greeks as well.
We need:

  • 400 g ground walnuts
  • 1 pack of thin sheets for pie
  • A lemon
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 liter of water

The process is quite simple. After you have cracked the walnuts and you grounded them, start by congratulating yourself for your hard work, believe me, is worth it and this important step will bring more satisfaction during the tasting of the cake!
Then brush with lots of oil the baking pan, and when I say lots, I really mean a lot, about 5 tablespoons of oil in a 30 /30 cm tray, then lay over the oil a third of the pie sheets. Then put half quantity of the walnuts, then another third of the pie sheets and the rest of the grounded walnuts and finally the last part of the pie sheets. The top layer of sheets should also be bathed thoroughly with oil. After this round, cut the cake cut into portions of 5/5cm , before putting it into the oven.
The fire in the oven should not be very strong, or if you have an electric oven, a medium temperature you use for a cookie. The baking should last about 25 min, maybe 20 . Meanwhile, mix the water with the sugar and honey, heat them, until the sugar melts to get a very sweet juice. Allow the syrup to cool down and squeeze the entire lemon in it. When the baked sheets from the oven, will see you pouring the cold syrup over them you will see a real battle zone, arguing and disagreeing, but it’s worth it. Finally, if you can add the lemon zest over the cake.
Serve with the mouth wide open, with some drooling in the corner of your mouth, and quickly, as quickly as possible as it will disappear fast from the plate!

Enjoy!

Proiect 10.000 / the 10.000 Project

“10.000 lei” – proiect de ajutorare sociala demarat de blogeri culinari

Sunt un om simplu, cu nevoi simple si pretentii de bun simt. Nu mi-am propus sa ajung un mare blogger sau o entitate in lumea culinara, am vrut doar sa aduc un zambet, sa dau un sfat, sa impartasesc cu oameni adevarati, reali, cu bucurii si probleme reale, particele din viata mea, din sufletul meu.

Daca am reusit sau nu, voi sunteti cei care puteti spune asta.

Pe scurt, am aflat ca niste oameni la fel de reali ca mine vor sa ajute niste pui de oameni… oferind-le putin din putinul lor. Mi se pare o mica minune si din respect pt gestul lor vreau sa ai ajut cum pot. E vorba de donat o suma de bani. Nu exista proportii. Orice suma, cat de mica, e contorizata ca un gest mare de cei care au nevoie. Am inteles ca beneficiarii sunt urmatorii. Citez:

“ 1. Asociatia Muzeul Ianca din Ianca (Braila) – De-a lungul timpului, asociatia a adunat peste 1000 de exponate si a infiintat Muzeul Ianca, acreditat si de minister. De curand, membrii asociatiei au inceput sa faca in incinta muzeului cursuri pentru copiii din familii cu situatii financiare scazute pentru a-i ajuta sa tina pasul la scoala cu ceilalti. Au dotat o sala cu calculatoare, au amenajat-o si fac cursuri de utilizare a calculatorului cu peste 150 de copii. Ii ajuta sa-si mai faca temele si sa fie la acelasi nivel cu cei care au calculator acasa. Ii duc in excursii si la Braila, mai ales ca multi dintre ei nu au iesit din comunitate. Pe termen lung, se gandesc sa faca un after-school pentru copii, ateliere de tesut si alte activitati ca sa atraga copiii din comunitate;

2. Asociatia Impreuna pentru Viitor din Spantov (Calarasi) – este formata din trei fete tinere care au reusit sa mobilizeze multi oameni din comunitate, mai ales tineri (au vreo 40 de voluntari care se implica in toate activitatile asociatiei) si sa le castige increderea. Primul proiect pe care l-au facut a fost amenajarea unui teren de joaca pentru ca nu exista niciun loc unde tinerii si copiii sa se intalneasca si sa-si petreaca timpul liber. Banii cu care au fost finantati pana acum nu le-au ajuns pentru toate activitatile pe care si le-au dorit, si atunci au organizat un eveniment de strangere de fonduri – un campionat de fotbal – si au reusit sa mai adune ceea ce le lipsea. Au facut cursuri cu tinerii din comunitate pentru a-i implica pe termen lung in activitatile pe care le fac. Acum au si un Club de educatie alternativa care se va desfasura pana la final de noiembrie. De obicei, de sarbatori fac campanii de strangere de fonduri (bani sau obiecte) pentru familiile sarace din comuna.

3. Fundatia Solidaritate si Speranta (Iasi) – se ocupa de doua centre de zi (Centrul Mia Casa din Barnova si Centrul Sf.Marina) care au in grija copiii ce provin din familii sarace, dezorganizate sau cu alte probleme. Aici ei beneficiaza de o masa calda (dupa scoala), primesc ajutor la teme si au activitati ce-i ajuta sa se integreze in societate.”

Banii se vor duce in contul Fundatiei PACT (nu aleasa intamplator, ci cu grija) care se va ocupa apoi de impartirea in trei a sumei + realizarea de proiecte;

 Contul de donatii este RO12BPOS70606197144RON10, deschis la Bancpost SA- Sucursala Universitate (Fundatia PACT);

Se poate dona direct cu cardul (lei, euro, dolari) si AICI, in josul paginii veti gasi formular de plata direct cu cardul (nu uitati sa puneti “Proiect 10.000″ langa nume).

FOARTE IMPORTANT: pentru a putea urmari exact ce sume se strang, va rugam frumos de tot, foarte frumos, sa specificati, cand faceti donatia/tranzactia, “Proiect 10.000“; daca doriti sa ramaneti anonimi, va rugam frumos sa specificati “Proiect 10.000 Anonim” (fiecare “anonim” va primi apoi un indicativ cand va fi publicat pe site, ca sa stie fiecare om ca banii lui sunt bagati in seama si considerati);

Campania se desfasoara pana pe 15 decembrie 2013, pentru a fi timp apoi ca o parte din banii ostransi sa mearga si pentru bucuriile imediate de Sarbatori pentru cei mici;

Sunt si bannere de sprijin ale campaniei, pentru cine doreste sa le puna pe propriile siteuri culinare si multumim anticipat:

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 English version:

 Project “ 10,000″- a social project initiated by culinary bloggers in Romania

I am a simple person with simple needs and demands of common sense. I did not set out to become a great blogger or an entity in the culinary world, I just wanted to bring a smile on people’s faces, to give a tip and to share with real people, with real joys and real problems bits of my life, of my soul.
If I succeeded or not, you are the one who can say that.
In short, I just found out that some people as real as I am, want to help some children … giving them a piece of the little they have. It seems like a small miracle, and out of respect for their gesture I want help where I can. It’s about donating money. No matter the amount. Any amount, how small, is counted as a grand gesture to those who need it. I understand that beneficiaries are the following. Quote:

1. “Museum Association of Ianca” from Ianca village in Braila  county – Over time , the association has gathered more than 1,000 exhibits and the museum founded  in Inaca was accredited by the Ministry of Culture. Recently, the association members began keeping courses for children, in the museum, children from families with low financial statements to help them keep up in school and develop their talents. Now they have an IT room, and they have arranged Computer courses with over 150 children. This helps them doing their homework and be on the same line with those kids who have a computer at home. The association carries on trips in Braila city, especially since many of these children have never got out in the community. In the long run, is going to make an after-school  for the kids, weaving workshops and other activities to attract children in the community and to help them make a better future;

2. “Together for the Future” Association from Spantov  village in Calarasi county – consists out of three young girls who were able to mobilize many people in the community , especially young people ( have about 40 volunteers who are involved in all activities of the association ) and gain their trust . The first project that they did was building a playground as there was no place where children and young people to meet and to spend leisure time. Money that were gathered so far have not come to cover all the activities and plans they had, so then they organized a fundraising event – a football championship – and have managed to gather what they lacked. They made courses to engage young people in community with long-term activities. Now they also founded the Alternative Education Club, which runs until the end of November. Usually in the holidays season they run fundraising campaigns (money or items ) for poor families in the village.

3. Solidarity and Hope Foundation from Iasi city in Iasi county – which takes care of two day centers (Centre Casa Mia in Barnova villageand Sf.Marina Center ) who take care of children coming from poor families, broken families or other children having problems . Here they receive a hot meal (after school ) , they get help with homework and they have activities that help them to integrate into society.

The fund raising money will go into the PACT Foundation account (chosen very carefully ) that will handle then dividing of the sum for the three projects ;

The Account for donations is RO12BPOS70606197144RON10 , opened at Bancpost Bank the University Office( PACT ) ;

You can donate directly from the card ( RON, EUR , USD ) here at  the bottom of the page you will find the form of direct payment by card (do not forget to add “Project 10,000 ” next to the name ) .
Now , very important to be able to track exactly how much money are donated, please specify , when you make the donation / transaction , “Project 10,000 ” if you wish to remain anonymous , please specify “Project 10,000 Anonymous ” (each “anonymous ” will then receive an indication code which will be published on the site, so every man will know that his money is channeled into the right account and very much appreciated) ;
The bloggers that initiated this project want to conclude the fundraising campaign until December 15 2013, to give immediate joys for these children in the holiday season;
You can support the campaign with  banners on your websites and culinary blogs.

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Tarta gumoasa de prune / Gummy plum tart

Fara sa vreau am ajuns sa prezint retete facute cu mult timp in urma, doar nu degeaba vorbim aici de amintiri din bucatarie. Asadar iata ce tarta am facut eu acum vreo 2 luni de zile pe care am degustat-o cu mare pasiune la un joc de Monopoly in aer liber, cu niste prieteni. Facusem inainte de asta un tort unde folosisem multe galbenusuri de ou la crema. Cu albusurile ramase, inca vreo 2 oua si multe prune am incropit o tarta gumoasa si putin acrisoara.

Avem nevoie de:

  • 4 oua
  • 1kg prune
  • 5 linguri de zahar
  • 5 linguri cu varf de faina
  • O tava cu 30 cm diametrul pt tarte

Se iau prunele la intrebari, spalandu-le creierul zemos si despicand samburele din ele.

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Dupa aceasta le lasam sa creada ca am uitat de ele pe un servetel de hartie. Separat batem ouale ca la pandispan cu zaharul si un drop de sare, pana mixerul scoate fum de suparare.

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Apoi adaugam faina si amestecam vartos. Se ia tava si se umple cu prune. Apoi le invelim usor cu aluatul mai devreme obtinut. Se baga la cuptor la foc mic si se lasa cam 30 – 40 min maxim, mai verificati din cand in cand cu o scobitoare starea tartei.

La final se scoate de la cuptor si se lasa putin la racit langa 2 mere, asa ca sa iasa poza de toamna frumos, si sa convingem si necredinciosii ca fructele detin secretul longevitatii, alaturi de legume si de voia buna.

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Pofta mare dragilor.

 English version:

Without even realizing I got to present you recipes I made ​​long ago, it’s not a random choice, the name of my blog, memories from the kitchen. So here’s what tart I baked about 2 months ago that I tasted with great passion next to Monopoly game, outdoors, with some friends. I had to make a cake before that tart where I used many egg yolks for the cream. With the remaining egg whites, 2 more whole eggs and a lot of plums I improvised a tangy and gummy plum tart.
We need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1kg plums
  • 5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 5 heaping tablespoons of flour
  • A 30 cm diameter pan for tarts

Take the plums to the interrogation room, in the sink and brainwash them and then take the pit off of them until no juice is left.
After this terrifying process we should led them to believe we forgot about them on a paper towel. Separately beat the eggs like for a sponge with the sugar and a pinch of salt until your kitchen robot starts to smoke its circuits of anger. Then add the flour and mix vigorously with a spoon. Take the tray and fill it with plums. Then add over them the dough earlier obtained.

Put the tray in the oven and let the simmer for about 30-40 minutes maximum, check the oven from time to time with a toothpick to make sure the tart is ok.
Finally, when  it’s done take the tray from the oven and leave it to cool down next to 2 apples, to have a nice autumnal picture, so we can convince the unbelievers that fruits hold the secret of longevity, along  with vegetables and good humor.

Enjoy!