29 years of imagining, and then converting into one of my hobbies... I hope you'll enjoy it... (^.^)/ , by Marina

May 23, 2012

Chocolate chips - Cake cover



As promised here I am with a new post and it's time for chocolate! :)
Few months ago while browsing one of my favorite sites, I ended up on a rather interesting decoration - chocolate chips with a Totoro design. Instantly an idea popped in my mind - this is perfect for the cake I'm planning!
At that time I was planning my sister's 30.bday cake, and the chocolate chips gave me the freedom yet precision I was looking for in it's decoration. It took some planning, a steady hand and several hours but the result was more than satisfying!

May 16, 2012

Oven Baked Mackerel with new potatoes and dried tomatoes


Wohoho. It's been a while now both for writing and cooking. Also it looks as if it will be a while more as well.

It just happens that when you love cooking that much - carefully picking the ingredients comes just naturally, and with nowadays available selection you start thinking what and where to buy it. Long story short (trust me it could be rather long, way back to my childhood :)), we're building a vertical garden on our terrace!
We already have tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, strawberries, herbs, salads and more, growing in small pots. Not to mention medical herbs, flowers, bamboos, a japanese red maple and a wisteria. All waiting up for this weekend, when we'll be assembling the construction that should feed us with fresh fruits, vegetables and spices for the next few months \(^.^)/.

The planning and researching took most of my time, so here am I today, sharing a simple yet tasty recipe - both to cook and to write (^.^).

P.S.
If you wish me to share more info on the vertical garden, aka green wall with drip irrigation system, just say so ;)

May 7, 2012

1000 views :)

And there it is!!! A 1000 hits on this blog :D
To be honest I didn't expect it so soon :)

Thank you everyone! :)
Especially to all the viewers from Croatia, Turkey and Russia.
You've been visiting me the most ... thank you!

\(^.^)/\(^.^)/



P.S.
As a small preview of what's coming up next...
- Pork Ramen (just like Naruto likes it) (posted)
- Carrot Cake (posted)
- Oven-baked Mackerel (posted)
- Chocolate Cake decoration (posted)