Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Five Things Tuesday

lovely purple tulips
Lovely Tulips. Yes, it does feel like spring!

I'm dedicating my Five Things Tuesday post today to all my blogging friends, followers, readers. I would also like to say a big thank you to all of you guys for your continued support. I am truly honoured to have you as part of my blogging life.
Thank you so much!:)

Hope you're having a wonderful week. xx
lovely pink sunset
Spring sunset.
walking in the rain

Trying to convey the feeling of a scene. 
Lately, I've been drawn to photos that have painterly qualities. This image shows "a walk in the rain". The texture reminds me somewhat of an impressionist painting.
a sunday morning spent at the beach collage
A leisurely Sunday morning spent at the beach.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Strawberry Pavlova

layered strawberry pavlova recipe
There's nothing quite like making a scrumptious dessert, especially one as delicious as this Pavlova.
Fresh cream, fresh fruit, and that crunchy and chewy texture of meringue, simply perfect.
I followed this recipe and immediately decided it's my new spring go-to dessert when I'm craving something sweet. It's pure decadence! And moreover, it's so easy to make.
An elegant dessert to kick off the official arrival of Spring.

I definitely needed two layers so I could eat more cream and strawberries! :)

Note: The name, Pavlova, was chosen in honour of the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, either during or after one of her tours in Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. Pavlova is a popular dish and an important part of the national cuisine of both countries.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Five Things Tuesday

Silly as it may seem, the older I get, the more I appreciate the little things. When I am feeling gloomy, tired or discouraged, there is no better remedy for it than to get excited about something. Doing things that I am passionate about is a great way to motivate myself.

What's so great about the little things in life?

"Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you'll look back and realize they were big things."
Kurt Vonnegut.

It's a total cliche, I know. But something does not have to be big to later become a valuable memory.

Life is made up of lots small moments in lives, a fun evening with friends, the sound of rain, a day at the beach, noticing nature bloom and blossom, enjoying the beauty of a cool misty day, the joy of learning something new, enjoying a good book - these are all things I've come to truly cherish.
Currently on my bedside table.
An all-time favourite of mine. I never get tired of it.

A book for children of all ages. A book everyone should read at least once, and one that I hope kids are still reading today.

Excerpt from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through The Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll.

Mad Hatter: Would you like a little more tea?

Alice: Well, I haven't had any yet, so I can't very well take more.

March Hare: Ah, you mean you can't very well take less.

Mad Hatter: Yes. You can always take more than nothing.
A quick photo of my living room.
Mariniere Mussel Pot

Belgium's traditional mussel dish.  Delicious, yet quick and easy. Mussels steamed in white wine, served in sauce of juices from the mussels, wine, butter, celery, and onions.
It is wonderful for an appetizer or a light lunch - so good with a glass of white wine and some crusty bread.
Here's the Mariniere Mussel Pot recipe .

Have a fabulous day! xx

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Have a Great Weekend

magazine and a cup of coffee
Gosh, it's Friday again! Well, the time has come to turn off the computer and curl up with a good book and a glass of wine tonight - nothing better.
 motivational quote by samuel beckett
A quote to remember.

Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

If you're looking for a good new read.

Have a great one! xx

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Five Things Tuesday

There's nothing more peaceful and relaxing than the soft glow of candle light.

Hello everybody! Hope your week is going well. Spring is coming, and I'm so looking forward to warm sunshine, blooming flowers and long walks in the countryside.
Have a great day! xx
blue winter landscape
Farewell to winter!
english cottage
English Cottage in Devon.

 'A cottage is the only form of building  in which happiness is attainable,' Jane Austen declares in Sense and Sensibility.

Macarons anyone?
Here's the recipe for macarons.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Inspirational Quotes

inspirational quote
So, I actually love quotes. I like to write down inspirational quotes on sticky notes and place them...

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Best French Toast Ever

the best french toast ever
French Toast. If you're in the mood for something a little sweet, this is your treat! 
french toast with maple syrup
A very easy and tasty recipe-quite possibly the best recipe for French toast out there!
Not only that, but...