Liebster Award – April 2014 –

Cu putine detalii vin azi in fata voastra cu dorinta de a impartasi un premiu de blog pe care l-am primit de curand. Am fost foarte placut impresionata de aceasta surpriza si ma bucur ca prin regulile acestui premiu il pot da mai departe. Alegerea blogurilor pe care le nominalizez eu a fost total intamplatoare si aleatorie dintre toti acei care isi fact imp sa mai citeasca ce scriu sis a incerce poate, ce gatesc. Va imbratisez cu drag, si sa dati premiul mai departe!

L-am primit de la: http://fallenforfood.wordpress.com/

 

Raspunsurile la intrebarile celei care mi-a dat premiul :

1 . Ai o porecla ?
Porecla mea este KMP ( vine de la Oana Campioana : P )

2 . Ce te-a facut sa iti creezi un blog?
Am inceput blogging-ul , ca o cura de vindecare in urma unei mici pierderi dar si pentru a vedea daca sunt suficient de buna pentru a tine un blog, si ma bucur ca am luat aceasta decizie .

3 . Daca azi ar fi ultima ta zi , care sunt cele trei feluri de mancare pe care le-ar gati, manca, cumpara?
Ciocolată , ciocolată , ciocolată și poate niște … ciocolată

4 . Ce iti gateste mama de ziua ta?
Ceva dulce, cum ar fi o prajitura sau clătite sau „ceva bun”.

5. ( Doar pentru ca acesta este intotdeauna printre primele intrebari pe care le pun oamenilor ): Ai un animal de companie ?
Da ! Iubesc caini … dar si alte animale

6 . Blog culinar sau cartea de bucate ?
Ambele . Cartile de bucate tind sa fie plictisitoare, dar sunt mult mai precise, in opinia mea.

7 . Ce te face sa admiri o persoana?
Daca rade, daca ii place viata, si se bucura de a tot ce face.

8 . Exista un fel de mancare pe care il urasti, desi nu l-ai gustat niciodata?
Da, gandaci, greieri si alte creaturi similare.

9 . Spune despre tine trei adjective negative care te descriu cel mai bine .
Impulsiva, uneopri lenesa , imatura (imi place sa fiu un copil )

10. Doar pentru ca eu sunt interesata; ce carte e preferata ta?
” Papesa Ioana ” (si ” Eat, Pray, Love ” )

 

Iata si intrebarile mele pentru cei pe care i-am nominalizat:

1. Ce alte interese/ pasiuni ai in afara de gatit?
2. Care este primul lucru pe care le-ai gatit sau copt?
3. Daca ai putea lua cina chiar acum cu cineva mort sau viu, care ar fi acea persoana?
4. Care este micul dejun preferat?
5. Care era cea mai frumoasa vacanta pe care ai avu-o vreodata si de ce?
6. Cum ai ales numele pentru blog-ului?
7. De ce anume esti cel mai mandru/mandra?
8. Ai vreun talent ascuns?
9. Care este lucrul care iti place cel mai mult la tine?
10. Blog culinar sau carte de bucate?

Acest premiu trebui onorat cu urmatoare reguli:
1. Un link catre persoana care te-a nominalizat
2. Raspunsurile la intrebarile de la acea persoana
3. Nominalizarea altor bloguri
4. Enuntarea a 10 intrebari noi pt cei nominalizati
5. Sa ii anuntati pe cei nominalizati

 

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Here I come before you today with the desire to share a blog award that I received recently. I was very impressed by this surprise and I’m glad the rules of this award ask me to give it away to others. Choosing the nominees was totally accidental and random from all those who take some time on reading what I write and maybe to try what I cook. Love, kisses and hugs, don’t forget to give away this lovely award!

From where I received it:

http://fallenforfood.wordpress.com/

The answers to the questions I’ve been asked:

 

1. Do you have a nickname?

My nickname is KMP (stands for champ :P)

2. What is it that made you blog?

I started blogging so I could heal from a loss and to see whether I am good enough to blog, and I am glad I took this decision.

3. If today was your last day, what are the three dishes that you would cook, eat, buy or order?

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate and maybe some… chocolate

4. What is the dish your mum has always cooked/baked for your birthday?

Something sweet, like a cake, cookie, crepes and others similar

5. (Just because this one’s always among the first questions I tend to ask people): Do you have a pet?

Yes! I absolutely love dogs… and other animals

6. Food blog or cookbook?

Both. Cookbooks tend to be boring but they are more accurate, in my opinion

7. What is it that makes you admire a person?

If they laugh, if they love, if they live and enjoy doing it

8. Is there any kind of food that you hate although you’ve never actually tasted it?

Bugs, crickets and other similar creatures

9. Give me the three best and worst adjectives that best describe you.

Impulsive, lazy-ish, immature (I like being a child)

10. Just because I’m interested: what’s your favorite book?

”Pope Joan” (and “Eat, pray, love”)

 

My nominees:

http://rantingchef.com/

http://rubenbudau.wordpress.com/

http://laurafrunza.com/

http://foodandeverythingelse.me/

http://dulceiutesarat.wordpress.com/

http://mccallumsshamrockpatch.wordpress.com/

http://allthatcooking.com/

http://myfavouritepastime.com/about/

http://www.lisasmatblogg.se/

http://sweetsbymia.wordpress.com/

My questions for the people I nominated:

  1. What is/are your other interest/s aside from cooking and baking?
  2. What is the first thing you’ve cooked and baked?
  3. If you could have dinner right now with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
  4. What is your favorite breakfast?
  5. What was your best ever holiday and why?
  6. How did you choose the name for your blog?
  7. What are you most proud of?
  8. Do you have any hidden/not so hidden talents?
  9. What is the thing you like best about yourself?
  10. Food blog or cookbook?

 

The award’s rules:

1. Link to the person who nominated you
2. Answer their questions
3. Nominate new blogs for the award
4. Ask them 10 new questions
5. Let the nominees know they have been nominated

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:

Cod pentru bannerul de 300×250:

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Cod pentru bannerul de  250×250:

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Pt  mai multe detalii dati click aici!

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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.

Banner code 300 × 250 :

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For more details click here.

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Salata de fasole verde cu usturoi / Green beans garlic salad

Stiu ca vara este pe sfarsit si ne concentram sa prindem ultimele zile calduroase pana sa vina vremea rece. Cu toate acestea multe legume sunt inca pe val si merita sa le acordam toata atentia. Ca de exemplu fasolea verde si dovelgelul. Cu ceva vreme in urma va impartaseam reteta mea de dovlegel pane care merge de minune cu un sos de usturoi. Astazi vreau sa va impartasesc o reteta combinata, cu alte cuvinte, langa dovlegel mai puteti pune pe farfurie si o salata de fasole verde cu usturoi si o rosie.

Avem nevoie de:

  • 1 kg de fasole verde
  • Dovlegel pane, conform retetei sus amintita
  • 3, 4 catei de usturoi
  • Si cateva rosii sau ce mai vreti sa puneti in farfurie

Procedeul este foarte simplu. Fierbeti fasolea in apa mai multa. Dupa ce s-a fiert o scoateti si o lasati sa se scurga bine de apa. Puneti 3 linguri de ulei intr-o tigaie si adaugati fasolea.

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Este un fel de stir fry romanesc, numai ca noi avem deja leguma fiarta. O caliti 3 minute si o lasati sa se linisteasca. Intre timp curatati usturoiul, pisati-l bine si frecati-l cu 1 lg de ulei si putina sare pana se face ca o pasta.

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La final adaugati pasta de usturoi peste fasolea calita si gata salata. Eu am servit fasolea cu dovlegelul pane si cateva rosii, un deliciu.

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Pofta mare!

English version:

I know that summer is winding down and we are all focusing to catch the last warm days before the cold weather comes. However many vegetables are still on the rise and worth to give them all the attention we have available. Such veggies would be the green beans and zucchinis. A while ago I shared with you my zucchinis chips recipe that goes well with a garlic sauce. Today I want to share another recipe where I combined the green beans, with the zucchinis and garlic, or whatever other veggies you want to put on your plate.

We would need:

  • 1 kg of green beans
  • the zucchinis chips, as per my recipe
  • 3, 4 cloves of garlic
  • And some tomatoes

The process is very simple. Boil the beans in plenty of water. After boiling, remove them from the bowl it and let the water drain well. Put 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan and add the beans. It’s kind of Romanian style stir fry, only that we have already boiled the vegetable. Leave it for 3 minutes and let it rest. Meanwhile take the peeled garlic, crushed it and rub it with 1 Tbs of oil and a pinch of salt until it forms a paste. Finally add the garlic paste over the beans and the salad is ready. I served it with the zucchinis chips and some tomatoes.

Enjoy!

Episodul III – tomata a absolvit // Episode III – tomato graduates

Am inceput in primavara un mic proiect dedicate unei legume foarte indragite. Dupa o pauza destul de indelungata revin pe blog cu penultimul episod din seria Aventurile doamnei Tomata.

Continuand comparatia cu viata unui om va pot spune acum ca draga noastra planta a ajuns la maturitate. A fost ingrijita zi de zi si calauzita asa cum este un om calauzit de parinti, rude si profesori si acum a absolvit scoala vietii fiind gata de examenul suprem. Asa cum noi oamenii dam lumii urmasi pe care ni-i dorim mai buni decat am fost noi asa si tomata noastra a facut proprii ei pui si este gata sa ni-i ofere noua ca sa ne bucuram de ei.

Urmatoarea postare va deschide un sir de retete de vara, un Festival al Legumelor, si bineinteles primele retete vor cuprinde multe rosii, in semn de respect pt minunatele fructe dar si pt munca celor care au avut grija de ele.

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In compensatie cu lipsa mea indelungata iata si cateva poze din gradina parintilor mei, o versiune romaneasca a gradinii minunate a lui Alice, plina de mici minuni ale naturii. Din fiecare din ele va urma o reteta.

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English version:

I started a small project this spring dedicated to a very popular vegetable. After a fairly long break I am back with the penultimate episode of the series Adventures of Mrs. Tomato. Continuing the comparison with the life of a man I can now tell you that our dear plant is mature. It was guided and supported day by day like a man is guided by parents, relatives and teachers and graduated the school of life ready now for the ultimate exam.

As we leave our kids to this world, wishing they are better than we were and so our tomato did the same giving us her own baby, the tomato, so we can enjoy them. Next post will open a number of posts with recipes for summer, a Veggies Festival, and of course the first recipes will include this wonderful fruit but it will also be a proof of respect for all of those who had taken care of all these tomatoes for us to enjoy them now.

In compensation for my long absence here are some pictures from my parent’s garden, a Romanian version of “Alice in Wonderland” a garden full of small wonders of nature. From each of these veggies it will follow a recipe on my blog.

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Desert din paste / Pasta for dessert

In copilarie fiecare Paste si Craciun era moment de referinta intr-un an. Cu sinceritate va marturisesc faptul ca si acum e cam la fel. O vorba romaneasca mai veche spune ca iti aduci aminte de un lucru din Paste in Craciun sau ca faci ceva cu aceeasi frecventa. Aceste doua sarbatori mari de peste an sunt momente de reflectie in viata unui om. Fara sa vrei te opresti putin din ritmul alert si reflectezi la perioada trecuta de la ultima sarbatoare importanta si te gandesti cu emotie la momentul viitoarei sarbatori. Eu una, om simplu va zic, asa fac. Trasez in gand drumuri parcurse si pe care le voi parcurge si imi incarc bateriile… golindu-mi mintea de griji si sufletul de temeri. Oamenii mai puternici sau mai determinati tin si post, se abtin de la abuzuri fizice si spirituale si se curata in mintea si trupul lor pregatindu-se pt viitoare aventuri.

Pt ei, in semn de respect postez azi pe blog cel mai simplu desert pe care l-am facut pana acum.

Ingredientele sunt urmatoarele:

  • Paste, de orice fel
  • Putin zahar
  • Nuci macinate
  • Fructe

Procedeul este cat se poate de simplu. Fierbem pastele si le racim sub jetul de apa rece.

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Intre timp luam cu seriozitate masina de macinat nuci si trecem la treaba, in fond putina transpiratie in bucatarie ne da mai multe satisfactii (dupa dus) cand servim mancarea.

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Odata ce pastele sunt fierte si racite, le amestecam cu nucile macinate, putin zahar, dupa gust si fructe taiate cuburi sau felii si gata desertul.

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Pofta mare si post usor!

English version:

When I was a child every Easter and Christmas was a milestone each year. I sincerely confess that now is about the same. An old Romanian’s saying tells us that you remember to do something from Easter to Christmas, as in rarely. These two major celebrations throughout the year are times of reflection in a one’s life. Without thinking much you stop a bit from the alert pace and reflect on the period that passed since the last major celebration and think with emotion to the upcoming time before the next holidays. I, for one, am a simple person I say, and I do so. I plan journeys in my mind towards new destinations and I fill my inner batteries by emptying my mind of worries and my soul from fears. Stronger people or those enough determined and keep the advent, abstaining from physical and spiritual abuse and clean their mind and body preparing for their next adventure lighter.
For them, in reverence, I post today the easiest dessert I’ve ever done.
The ingredients are:

  • Pasta of any kind
  • some sugar
  • ground nuts
  • fruits

The process is quite simple. Boil the pasta and cool them under running cold water. Meanwhile take the nut grinder and get to work, in fact a little sweat in the kitchen gives us more satisfaction (after the shower) when serving the food. Once the pasta is cooked and cooled, mix it with the nuts, some sugar for your taste and some diced or slice fruits ​​and ready it is your dessert.

Enjoy!

Piure de cartofi / Mashed potatoes

Rasfoind paginile de blog mi-a fost dat sa vad un articol in care o persoana simpatica, recunostea cu putina amaraciune ca nu poate sa faca piure de cartofi. Initial am zis ca e o gluma insa era cu totul adevarat. Am stat apoi pe ganduri, si incercam sa imi explic cum sa nu poti sa faci piure. Intr-o tara saraca precum Romania unde majoritatea felurilor de mancare gatita contine cartofi gatitul piurelui este pt multe gospodine o rutina plictisitoare care trece neobservata. Cu toate acestea mai sunt unii sau unele care sunt la inceput de drum in bucatarie, si cu riscul de a cadea in banal am zis ca n-ar fi o idee rea sa postez si eu reteta mea de piure de cartofi.

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Asadar, avem nevoie de:

  • 700 gr cartofi
  • 50 ml lapte
  • 2 linguri ulei
  • Sare si piper, sau putin delikat

Va prezint azi reteta rapida de piure. Se curata cartofii de coaja si se taie in cubulete mici. Ii punem la fiert acoperiti bine de apa si dam focul mare ca sa fiarba bine si repede. Incercam cartofii cu o furculita, daca se patrund usor atunci sunt fierti. Cand sunt calzi ii luam cu un spumar din oala si fiecare portie luata se piseaza cu o furculita.

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Cand am pisat toti cartofii adaugam peste ei laptele, uleiul si condimentele. Amestecam bine din exterior spre interior.

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Rezultatul este un piure cu gust adevarat de cartof, bucati de cartof ratacite prin farfurie si o textura catifelata data de lapte.

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Se poate servi ca atare sau ca si garnitura, cum am facut eu, cu chiftele si salata de verdeturi. Pofta mare!

English version:

I was browsing the blog pages few weeks ago and I was given to see an article posted by a nice person who was admitting, with some bitterness, that she can’t cook mashed potatoes. Initially I said it must be a joke but it was true. I then thought, and tried to explain to myself, how can you not cook puree, meaning mashed potatoes? In a poor country like Romania where most cooked dishes contain potatoes for many housewives cooking mashed potatoes is a boring routine that goes unnoticed. However there are some who are just starting out in the kitchen and with the risk of falling into banality I said it would not be a bad idea to post my recipe for mashed potatoes.
Therefore, we need:

  • 700 gr potatoes
  • 50 ml of milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Salt and pepper, or some Vegeta.

I present you now the quick recipe for mashed today. Peel off the potatoes and dice them into small cubes. Put them to boiling well covered with water and leave high the heat for them to boil well and quickly. Try the potatoes with a fork; if they break easily then they are boiled. When still warm take them out and mash them with a fork. When all potatoes are mashed add the milk, oil and spices. Stir well from the outside to inside of the bowl. The result is a true taste potato dish, with potato pieces wandering on your plate and a smooth texture given by the milk.

You can serve it as presented or as a garnish, like I did, with my fried meatballs. Enjoy!

Paste cu sos alb de prosciutto / White sauce prosciutto pasta

Cand vine vorba de paste n-as putea spune ca imi trezesc amintiri vii cu bunica sau orice fel de alta amintire din acea perioada. Pastele au intrat in fata mea sub forma de spaghte la cuptor cu branza si ou, reteta pe care o sa o impartasesc ceva mai tarziu. Reteta aceasta am gasit-o intamplator pe ambalajul unui produs alimentar si mi-am zis ca merita incercat. Pt ca este o reteta foarte usor de facut trebuia sa profit.

Incepem cu :

  • 400 gr pasta fusili
  • 300 gr prosciuto
  • 200 ml smantana lichida pt gatit
  • 150 gr unt
  • Condimente si un mic secret

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Incepem prin a fierbe pastele. Intre timp punem untul la topit intr-o tigaie si taiem fasii prosciuto.

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Adaugam prosciuto peste unt si il lasam putin sa se rumeneasca. Apoi adaugam smantana si le lasam pe foc 2 minute.

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Cand e gata prietenia ingredientelor desavarsim gustul cu ce condimente ne plac mai mult, sare, piper, putin rozmarin si secretul meu, usturoiul!

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Luam pastele fierte din vas si le racim sub jet de apa. Le scurgem si punem sosul mai devreme preparat peste ele.

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Pofta mare!

English version:

When it comes to pasta I couldn’t say that I wake up vivid memories of grandma or any other memory from that period. I first met them in the form of spaghetti with cheese and eggs, baked in the oven, a recipe which I will soon share with you. I found this recipe on the packaging of a product by chance and I thought it was worth trying. For it is a very easy recipe to do I wanted to take a chance and cook it.
We need:

  • 400 gr pasta fusilli
  • 300 gr prosciutto
  • 200 ml heavy cream for cooking
  • 150 g butter
  • Spices and a little secret

We start by boiling the pasta. Meanwhile we put the butter to melted in a pan and cut in strips the prosciutto. Then add the prosciutto over the butter and leave it to brown slightly. Then add the cream and let them there for about 2 minutes. When ready the friendship of these ingredients to have a perfect taste we add the spices, salt, pepper, rosemary and my secret little: garlic!
Put cooked pasta in bowl and cool it under running cold water. Drain the pasta and add over them the earlier prepared sauce. Enjoy!