Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

July 17, 2015

Greece, Rhodes

Greece, Rhodes
Greece, Rhodes
Greece, Rhodes

No, I haven't been to Greece recently, but cleaning a computer can be a very useful thing! This is how I came across these 2 year old photos in my archives. I have to say that it was a pleasant surprise, while almost all of the photos have been shot in RAW.  Which means I could give them a second birth, because back then I was only a beginner and I had no idea of how to use Photoshop and Lightroom.

Plus, tomorrow I will be on my way to Dresden, where I will spend the next month. So, I thought it is the best time to show photos from trip to Greece, 'cause the next time I will post something is gonna be not earlier than I am back home and it will be for sure about my time in Germany. But anyway I will always update my Instagram account and I will keep in touch. I don't want to bring my laptop with me, just to travel light and enjoy my trip as much as I possibly can. Love you all, guys!
More photos inside.

June 01, 2015

Gluten & Sugar - Free Healthy Orange Cheesecake

Gluten & Sugar - Free Healthy Orange Cheesecake
Gluten & Sugar - Free Healthy Orange Cheesecake

I have  made this cheesecake for the very first time in the beginning of May. Since than I've made it three more times, almost every weekend. And all this time I have been wanting to share the recipe with you so badly! 

The first time  I made this cheesecake, it was absolutely spontaneous. I happen to have 2 kg of the really good quality farmer cheese . Me + 2 kg of farmer cheese = baking.  I decided it must be a cheesecake, because actually I had been craving  after it for some time back than. So, when I had an opportunity to bake a lighter version, I didn't have to think twice. There was just a tiny problem - I was left without my camera for the whole week, so obviously no pictures - no post. However, it may have been even for the better, since I have improved the recipe afterwards.

I am not gonna lie, it was a wild month.  Every time I had made a cheesecake, there always were some obstacles in the way to hinder me from sharing the recipe. At first, I didn't have camera, then came an examination week, right after it - my birthday, the celebration of which have dragged on for the whole week! Yeah, now I am 20, by the way!

During all May this cheesecake has been my true saviour and a great friend. It is a perfect snack when I crave for something sweet, though it is flourless and sugar-free! I hope you will fall in love with it like I did. 

P.S. Do you also feel like a criminal when you pick the flowers in the public place?

August 27, 2014

Frozen Banana Coffee Ice Cream {vegan, personal fav}

Frozen Banana Coffee Ice Cream {vegan, personal fav} This is a sweet blog

When it starts to rain cats and dogs everyday ice cream season is over. At least for me. But I just have to share this recipe with you. I've made it a couple weeks ago, when it was summer outside with its terrible heat, and the only thing I could make without turning the oven was this amazing, healthy, vegan, creamy coffee ice cream. Trust me, it is the most healthiest ice cream ever! Say NO to sugar, eggs, milk and heavy cream. Say YES to frozen bananas!

Frozen Banana Coffee Ice Cream {vegan, personal fav} This is a sweet blog

August 16, 2014

White Peach & Lime Sangria + Fruit Ice Cubes

White Peach & Lime Sangria + Fruit Ice Cubes
It seems like the terrible heat decided that it is enough of mockery. At least it decided to take a timeout for a couple of days. Plus meteorologists forecast decrease of temperature to 20-25 degrees Celsius.  This is the most joyful news lately, really I haven't been so glad about anything during this week! And I  dunno if it was possible to survive without an air-conditioner. (thank you Willis Carrier for one of the most necessary inventions of the contemporary society!).

August 02, 2014

Berry Summer Cake

Summer Berry Cake

Until I began cooking almost every day, I had no idea of failures on the kitchen. I often heard from others about overbeaten frosting, underbaked cake, overdone pancakes...and so many different things, but it had never happened to me until I decided to make this cake. I had a lot of berries, which I needed to use (I tried to eat them all...but it appeared to be pointless))). I found the recipe. It  seemed very easy to make, minimum ingredients - flour, butter, sugar, eggs . With absolute certainty that in an hour I will have a summer cake on my table, I went to the kitchen, turned on the music (as I usually do) and ....Oh, how wrong I was!

July 29, 2014

Eggplant & Mushroom Spread

Eggplant rosemary mushroom spread dip
I have always been quite indifferent to bread. You know, there are people who can live no day without slice of bread. I am definitely not one of them. Choosing between salad + a piece of bread / salad + a joint of meat or fish, I will mostly always choose the second variant. 

But there is always a but....

July 24, 2014

July 20, 2014

Roasted Honey Apricots

Roasted honey apricots
Summer is a fruit and berry season. The variety of these gifts of nature makes every day of summer even more bright and colorful. In June - lots of red and blue colored berries - strawberries, red and black currants, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries. In July stone fruits - apricots, plums, peaches - are in season.

July 18, 2014

Cherry & Almond Frangipane Tartelettes

Believe  it or not, but only today I have realized, that half of the summer is already left behind. On the one hand it makes me sad, especially because we have only two months of summer holidays at the university (NOT enough!!).
Plus I'm a little bit disappointed, because all my plans for summer vacation went wrong.

June 27, 2014

Berry Tart (sugar free!)

summer berry tart sugar free recipe
This day has finally come! I've finished all of my exams. And it means that I am totally free till the end of summer. Two. TWo. TWO!!! months of long wished holiday!

The past two months were crazy. Sleepless nights, exhausting days. I felt that I could no more distinguish them.  I lived 24/7. So yeah...I can not describe you with the words my feelings right now. You just had to see me a few hours ago. You know, when neurosis is replaced by laughter, then access of tenderness....and laughter again...

summer berry tart sugar free recipe

June 26, 2014

Strawberry Mint Ice Cream

strawberry mint ice cream recipe

Hello guys!
This is my first post on blog. Well I'm absolutely thrilled about this.!!!!!
I am not sure that somebody (except my friends and family ) is reading. Writing here is like talking to yourself. At least for now. But I think I'll get used..)
strawberry mint ice cream recipe

 Anyway, lets get closer to the topic. Why ice cream? Because it's summer (though it seems to be an autumn outside! 12 degrees above zero.) So ice cream for icy weather.

And why strawberry? Simply because it is strawberry season in Ukraine. It would have been a crime if I didn't make something of them)

Mint...? It was a creative impulse)
strawberry mint ice cream recipe strawberry mint ice cream recipe

Okay, now on to the recipe)