• Desserts,  Romanian Dishes

    Creme Caramel – Crema de zahar ars

    This is a delicious light dessert that is a favorite in our family. I hope you will enjoy it too. Preparation time: 55 minutes Makes: 6 servings Ingredients: * ½ quart milk * 4 tablespoons sugar * 4 large eggs * 2-3 drops vanilla extract * 5 tablespoons sugar – for coating the baking pan Preparation: 1. In a pot simmer milk on medium-low heat adding 4 tablespoons sugar and vanilla and stirring continuously until the sugar is melted. Simmer the milk for an additional 1-2 minutes. 2. In a flan pan heat on the stove top the 5 tablespoons of sugar until the sugar becomes golden brown and liquid.…

  • Reviews

    HIT Spring Water

      I recently discovered the HIT Spring water. One of the PR agencies that i contacted on BMB send me a few samples. My daughter absolutely loved them! I know you might say it’s just water but if my daughter prefers them instead of asking for juice than i am happy!   It didn’t take long until she wanted to drink from one of them! And of course her favorite was the one with Thomas the Tank Engine! The bottles are really handy and they don’t take a lot of space! You can carry them in your handbag or even let your buba carry it. My daughter would and she is…

  • Main Dishes,  Recipes

    Ciorba – A Romanian soup

    Before i start to write you some recipes for some romanian “ciorbe” i should explain what they are…. The romanian “ciorbe” are soups with a tangy tart aroma and taste due to the addition of a souring agent. Just a whiff of a ciorba being prepared in the kitchen it is enough to make you feel hungry! It is so delicious and will never miss from the romanian fridge. The word ciorba actually comes from “Corba”, the turkish word for soup which in turn appears to be based on the persian word “shurba”,composed of shur, meaning “salty,brackish” and -ba a suffix indicating food. However “shurba” disappeared a long time ago…

  • Romanian Dishes,  Snack

    Scrambled eggs with sour cream(Jumari cu smantana)

      This a simple breakfast recipe from the romanian “repertoire”.    You will need the below ingredients for 1 person: 2 eggs salt and pepper to taste 2 tbsp sour cream 1 pinch flour 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp herbs of Provence(or any combination of herbs that you might have) In a small bowl beat eggs lightly. Add salt and pepper. Warm a plate. In a cup or a small bowl mix the sour cream with the flour. Add the sour cream mixture to the eggs and beat until the mixture is smooth. Heat the butter in a small frying pan over medium hot heat. As soon as the foam…

  • Main Dishes,  Romanian Dishes

    Baked Stuffed peppers (Ardei umpluti la cuptor)

    This is a recipe that i absolutely love! My mum is the master in cooking it and for me she is the best cook in the world! This is not however my mum recipe but i will promise will write that one as well someday. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup rice 4 big green/red peppers( i prefer the red ones as they are sweeter) 5 tbsp olive oil 1 onion,chopped 2 garlic cloves,chopped 2lbs. tomatoes, peeled 1 lb medium-lean beef,finely ground 4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 2 tbsp fresh dill ,chopped 2tsp salt 1 tsp fresh ground pepper 4 large tomato slices 4 tbsp sour cream Heat water, add…

  • Family Stories

    Scary morning

       Oh my God i was sooo scared this morning! As soon as i got to work my daughter’s nursery called to let me know that boogie’s been having around 6 loose stools in around half an hour and that she has fever as well. You can imagine i felt like i wanted to fly to nursery in my daughters help! My hubby came to pick me up so we got to the nursery quick. When i got there my poor baby was sitting down and crying as her little belly was hurting. Her caretaker Eva was sitting next to her caring for my baby! I felt jealous as i…

  • Family Stories

    Jibberish and holidays

     Tonight i am by myself. Adrian is out for drinks and Kara is asleep in her cot. I was just reading about the competition on Tots 100 website and decided to write about our family holidays as well. The winner is suppose to get a family trip to Camelot courtesy to Best Western – http://www.bestwestern.co.uk/. So here it is. As i am Romanian the majority of our holiday are spent in my home country – Romania. With my mum, dad , aunties, uncles, cousins and friends…so all is about family. Last time we went home in May for one of my cousins wedding. Family and holiday go together even the majority doesn’t…