Thursday, October 22, 2009

Joc de Craciun Romania - Xmas Game Romania

Csilla a venit cu o idee minunata :

 La acest joc pot participa toate femeile creative din tara noastra...din toata tara ;).
Conditiile jocului sunt pe blogul Csillei   :
(sau asa :) : )

Ce frumos! va fi un Craciun frumos, plin de cadouri handmade...
Un Craciun care imi va aduce o prietena noua sau ...noutati de la o prietena veche ;).

Cine va fi oare ingerasul meu secret in acest joc ??  


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Only for me :) ....Numai pentru mine :)

Neasteptata surpriza...absolut neasteptata!! am primit un colet, si cind l-am deschis ....ta-daa :

Unexpected surprise....absolutely unexpected!! today I received a box and opening it....ta-daaa : 

apoi curiozitatea m-a impins sa desfac cu maaare grija ambalajul ...doar pentru ca imi place atit de mult hirtia si cum a fost infrumusetat :

then the curiosity push me to open it very carefully ...just because I love that beautifull paper and the way was embellished :

Ahhh...MOV!!. Culoarea mea preferata ! totul era mov si moale si pufos ( si dulce ;) ) ...Ciocolata am pus-o cu "respect" deoparte ( doar pentru citeva ore, doar atit! ) apoi am admirat pe rind fiecare lucrare...tabloul cu mesaj m-a fermecat. Este lucrat in cruciulite , atit de atent si atit de frumos realizat. Si este quiltuit manual.
"Prietenia creste"....e atit de adevarat, Csilla! Ma bucur sa pot spune ca esti prietena mea .

Ahhh...MAUVE!!! my favorite colour !everything inside was mauve, soft and fluffy ( and sweet, too ;) ) I "respectfully" put the chocolate aside ( just for a few hours, promise ! :) ) then I admire each piece...the wallhanging with message charmed me. Is it worked in cross-stitch with such great atention and minuteness. An it is hand-quilted !!
"Friendship grows" is so true, dear Csilla ! I'm glad to say that you are my friend. 


Iar neckwarmer-ul si fularul cu accesoriul asortat m-au facut sa spun "wow!"...Neckwarmerul este ATIT de are chiar si 2 nasturi movulii ! :))) Fularul este o adevarata piesa de rezistenta, un model superb, cred ca "frunza" se numeste - nu sunt eu chiar atit de specialista in tricotat sa stiu asta ,dar ohh! cum mi-ar place sa pot tricota si eu asa - in schimb Csilla este o profesionista , uitati ce frumusete a scos din virf de andrele :
The neckwarmer and the accesorized scarf did make me "Wow!"... the neckwarmer si SO soft...and it even has two mauve buttons ! :)) The scarf is a "piece of resistence", a superb pattern. I think that it is named "leaves" but I'm not so skilled in knitting - oh, how I would like to know to knit something so complicated - but Csilla is a pro in knitting, look what a beauty she put out with her knitting needles :

Si pentru ca orice as face eu ma vad tot ca pe ratusca cea urita, va arat si cum imi sta cu ele ( cu greu, tare cu greu ma las fotografiata)  :
And because anyway I see myself as the ugly duck , I will finally show you these : ( hard, was very hard to obtain A picture ) : 

Multumesc, Csilla! cred ca ti-a fost greu sa pastrezi secretul coletului cu asa minunatii ascunse in el...
Ahhh...sunt o mov! ;)

Thank you, Csilla ! I do belive that, counting all those beauties,  was so hard for you to keep the secret and not revealing me this surprise .
 Ahhh...again, I'm a spoiled...wearing mauve ! ;)

Monday, October 19, 2009

I am spoiled

Ei bine....sunt o rasfatata ! o mare rasfatata....deja am primit primele cadouri de ziua mea ;).

Well , I'm a spoiled woman ! a too much spoiled one...I already received the first gifts for my birthday ;) .


Daniela stie cit de mult imi plac obiectele shabby-chic si mi-a facut o adevarata supriza cu aceasta stropitoare micuta. Ahhh...punct ochit-punct lovit !...Multumesc mult , Daniela!!

Daniela knows how much I love all shabby-chic items and make me a real surprise sending me this small and sweet little watering-can...Ohhh...such a joy in my heart... Thank you , Daniela  !

then THE HEAVIEST :) primit prin posta aceasta cutie foarte grea. Peste 6 kilograme...
... I received by mail this super-heavy box. Over 6 kilograms...

Zina cea buna a rezervelor mele ( ;) ) mi-a trimis  un munte de materiale : pentru genti, patchwork, perne sau orice alta fantezie as avea.... Multumesc, Geta !!
My stash-fairy ( ;) ) send me a mountain of fabrics : for patchwork, for bags , pillows or any else fancy that I could have...A BIG thank you , Geta ! let me tell you that I smile and dream every time I pass by them or touch this magic ? yes, fairy magic.... :). 

Este toamna, ca in fiecare an, la finele lui octombrie gasesc cu mare surprindere cite o mica bijuterie naturala :
It is autumn already....and as each ending october, year after year, I find a little natural this :

Two as love asks for , two like us....happilly toghether. :).

Friday, October 16, 2009

cadouri in fiecare luna - monthly GIVEAWAYS

Cadouri in fiecare luna, surprize peste surprize si mai ales multe-multe tutoriale.
Geta va aduce o raza de soare ....Aici :

Giveaways every month, nice surprises and the best of all : a lot of great tutorials . 
Geta brings you a sunshine ...Here : 

Thursday, October 08, 2009

harvesting nuts...wallnuts.

Intr-o simbata frumoasa, cu voie buna si chef de munca am pornit spre mosie la cules de nuci. Totul incepe de aici :
In a very nice saturday, with much joy and happiness we left to our holdings for picking nuts ( wallnuts). The story begin from here : 

dupa citeva minute cosuletul incepe sa se umple
after a few minutes the basket begins to full 

si sa se spatele meu incepe sa doara....dar este doar inceputul...vor fi zeci de cosulete de strins...
and to back is starting to feel hurt....but this is just the beginning, it will follow tens of baskets to fill....

din cauza secetei, anul acesta nucii au fost batuti cu o bota de alun...nucile nu mai crapa singure, ramin in coaja, se innegresc si aici si operatiunea de "dezghiocare" manuala ce a urmat .Deci nucile sunt batute cu bota....
because of the drought, this year we have to beat the nuts with a long hazelnut stick...the fruits doesn't crack for themselves, but they are going black and begin to rot...from here the necessity to beat them down from the tree still being yet green and after then we have to "undress" them. So, the nuts are beaten with the stick : 

de catre un fermier aratos ;)...fermierul meu aratos :))
by a handsome farmer ;) handsome farmer :))

apoi dupa multa munca ti se face foame....mere, toate astea in timp ce admiram peisajul inconjurator....suntem totusi in virf de deal .
after so much and hard work you get hungry...apples, blackberries, nuts.....all these admiring the surrounding landscape...we are still in the top of the hill....

si mere :
and apples : 

asa am descoperit si nuca uriasa de anul acesta , aproape cit palma de mare...
this way we discover the giant nut of this year, almost as large as his hand is....

 apoi o binemeritata pauza cu peisajul in fata ochilor
then a sweet relax flying ( only in mind) above all 

si incet-incet s-a strecurat si seara...
slowly the evening come....the dark is near close so we must hurry at home....

inca o zi s-a sfirsit...o alta urmeaza....
one more day ends...another one will come ....

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

pretty bee-busy

Atentionare : urmeaza un articol lung si probabil plictisitor :)
Toamna a sosit deja....absenta mea in blog este fiecare zi, aduc din gradina mici parti din recolta....azi una, miine alta, si uite asa am impresia ca recolta este enorma. De fapt sa zicem ca este oarecum modesta dar suficienta pentru noi doi catei ;).
Aici parti diferite in zile diferite...

Warning : following a long and probable boring post. ;)
Autumn is already arrived my absence on blogland is justified....I'm present in my "ownland". LOL. Every day I bring from the garden small amounts of something, tomorrow something else and this is how I have the impression that I have a huge crop. Actually , lets' say is quite modest but fullfilling for our neccesities ( and for our dogs , too !;) )
here are different parts in different days...

A sosit si vremea alunelor si a...nucilor verzi. Seri de rontaiala si degete innegrite...seri deja racoroase...mi-e dor de foc in semineu si de pocnetul conurilor de brad ....
Alune...buzunare pline de alune si un zimbet larg pe fata...vintul prin par si o imbratisare calda in pragul casei...cine isi poate dori mai mult de la toamna ?

Now is the time, also, for hazelnuts nuts ( pecan ) . Crunchy evenings and blacked fingers...I miss a good fire in the fireplace listening the noise of waxy pine cones....
hazelnuts....pockets full of hazelnuts and a large smile on my face....wind in my hair and a warm loving hug on my home porch...what else can anyone want from autumn ?

Da, toamna aduce cu ea si putina munca in bucatarie : de aici

Oh, yes : autumn bring some kitchen work, too. From here

...prin citeva ore de munca ( observati si cafeaua de sustinere "psihica" in fata celor 10 kg de fasole)

...after several hours of work ( please notice the coffee beside as "support" for those 10 kg of beans)

iar la final am obtinut citeva portii bune pentru la iarna ;) gata de asezat in congelator.

at finish I got a few good portions for winter, ready to put inside the freezer.

Apoi au urmat castravetii

then follows the cucumbers

si ciupercile ( anul acesta sunt foaaaarte putine gol congelatorul pentru ele.... ati inteles, da ? metoda mea preferata de conservare a ORICE pentru iarna este sfintul si binecuvintatul congelator. Incerc , incet-incet sa adaug si alte metode, dar sunt as in directia aceasta. Am incercat deshidratarea ( inafara de ciuperci am renuntat la alte cele, am nevoie de ingrediente care se pregatesc rapid - foarte rapid- si nu care sa stea la inmuiat cu orele....) am mai incercat conservarea cu sare ( varza murata, si ...atit!) si in otet ( castravetii si...atit! ha-ha! ). Mereu revin cu incredere la congelator. ORICIND. Pentru aproape ORICE. Fructe, legume, carne, sucuri, mincare gatita, prajituri, etc. Aproape TOTUL.
deci poza cu ciupercile si metoda MEA de a le taia rapid - foarte rapid! - feliute . Ati priceput cum, da ?

And the mushrooms ( this year we have so few mushrooms...brrr...the freezer for them is quite empty. You do already understand, yes ? my preffered method for preserving ANYTHING for winter is the holly and blessed FREEZER. I'm trying other methods, too...but I'm not too good at those. I do tryied dehydration ( beside mushrooms I let go all the rest, because I need ingredients that are preparing fast - very fast - and not those that need hours of soaking ) , I tryied salt preserving ( but just cabbage and that's all ) and also vinegar preserves ( cucumbers and that's all , also. LOL )
I always come back to my dear freezer. Always. Fruits, vegetables, meat, juices, prepared food, cakes, etc. Almost ANYTHING.
So , here come the mushroom picture showing you my super-quick method of slicing them. Got it ?

si ardeii iuti intinsi pe sfoara la uscat ( un ingredient obligatoriu in spaghetele cu ciuperci )

and those hot-peppers set for dehydration ( a "must" in spaghetti with mushrooms dish)

si apoi au urmat alte zile de efort sustinut pentru prepararea magiunului .
Adica de aici ( adica de vreo 10 ori cantitatea din poza, luata pe rind, si la un moment dat considerata infinita)

And then follows other days of hard work at preparing the "magiun" ( plum jam ).
I mean : starting form here ( like 10 times more that you see in the picture, taken one by another and at one point considered infinite)

am luat-o pe parcurs in directia aceasta ( la fel de "rustic" si de "sanatos pe foc de lemne" ca in vremurile de demult la tara )

we go to this ( in the same "rustical" manner and healthy "made on wood-fire" like in old time in real villages )

si evident ca in timpul prepararii trebuie si putina vin ;) si daca tot ne-am jucat cu focul toata ziua, am profitat de niste aripioare si coaste de berbecutz la grill.
Mda, TOTUL natural...:)

Obviously that during the day we needed some food ( and some wine , too ;) ) and if we already played with fire all day we take advantage of that and make some chicken wings and lamb chops on grill. Yeap, ALL natural...:)

pentru ca in final , a doua zi seara sa numaram borcanele . Comparativ cu anul trecut ,acum avem foarte-foarte putine....prunele au fost tare marunte dar bine coapte,astfel magiunul a iesit foarte dulce si gustos. Fara nici un gram de zahar ! Perfect! 100% natural...
A meritat toata truda ! )

The next day, at finish, we counted the jars . Comparative to last year, now we have very-very few...the plums were extremely small but well riped so that the jam is sweet and tasty. No sugar at all . Perfect! 100% natural. It deserved all that work ....

Din doua kilograme de mure am pus la congelator sucul rezultat

From 2 kilo of blackberries I get the juice and send it straight to the freezer

care va putea fi folosit peste iarna ca si sos cald peste inghetata sau pe post de gem daca ii adaug zahar si il fierb putin

it will be used in winter as a hot sauce over ice-cream or I can make small portions of jam if I boill it with some sugar

iar cu resturile ramase in storcatorul de fructe

and with the rests that remain in the fruit-juicer

nu am rezistat si m-am jucat putin cu doua bucatele de pinza ( intotdeauna este binevenit un petic colorat in rezerva mea de materiale )

I couldn't resist and played a little with two pieces of white cloth ( a coloured piece of fabric si always welcomed in my stash )

Toamna asta mi-a trimis in gradina un prieten nou, micutz si foarte plimbaretz :

This autumn send me another "gift" in the garden : a new and very "walking" friend

iar chiar daca vremea nu a fost perfecta in ultimele zile ( furtuna si vint rece ) nu pot in final decit sa spun : "Bine ai venit, toamna ! "

and even if the weather wasn't nice in the last days ( we had storms and cold winds ) I just can't say anything that : " Welcome, autumn ! ".

Cum este toamna VOASTRA ?? :))

How's YOUR autumn ?? :))


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