Friday, 11 January 2019

The things I have been loving December - January

1. Cosmetics:

This is maybe not a big surprise but I love this shower gel very much. It is a strong feeling from the first time. I know it is very popular product across the planet and I became a lover too! This is true that it's " deeply nourishing"! The gel moisturize very well, is very pleasant in use and very easy to reach it in almost every shop. The ingredients list is also not that bad.

My second love this winter is this protective lip balm in a stick from Cosnature. I bought it in Carrefour and I am very glad of it. The scent is very nice and it is bio.

2. Watching tv:

Despite of it, that I have said I will watch movies all winter long, I watch... cross country ski in Eurosport, I mean Tour de Ski, and at the New Year I was watching the New Year concert from Vienna live. I watch it year by year and I love it.


3. Outfits:

As I have mentioned in my previous posts, I have Pepco high street store a stone throw from my place. The shop started a few months ago and I must admit that I like to buy there. I got a few shirts recently and particularly this one is my favourite, just because the price was ridiculously low. I paid 5 zł, so if 1 Euro is about 4,30 zł  you see this is a quite nice thing very cheap. I bought it with lowered price. The colour is lovely and the shape. It was the last one!

Then, I am wearing often this skirt. This is my mother's skirt, she wanted to throw it out some time ago, and I rescued/ adopted it. My mother considers this skirt as " too long". I think it has been quite good and proper to wear along with my fur coat in those winter's days. ( With warm tights, obviously).


Look at my brownie! Such a simplicity! Only a piece of brownie and a glass of cold milk and you feel like a kid again, don't you. Recently we experience a real winter, with freeze and snow, and the forecast said we will have it to  the end of January.

The next thing I've been loving now is this Millet pudding! It's a Polish product and I found it superb! Very delicious and wholesome as well. This is a Vanilla flavour and I have added those bio raisins... I ate this pudding instead of  my dinner in a very cold, wintry afternoon. Such a wintry dish! Warm and very quick to prepare it. Afterward I noticed also Chocolate flavour in the shop, I bought and tried it too. I think both Vanilla and Chocolate are very tasty.

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Christmas 2018

I hope you all have had a lovely, cosy and merry Christmas this year. I usually spend my Christmases in a very proof family circle, I mean only a few persons at the table ( including my dog and the kitty Claire- Genevieve). ( As some of you might remember from the last year, she was sleeping all the time... and the same this year). My dog received a lot of presents, but her favourite are the rope toy, as well this huge stick from turkey's meet.

We have small, artficial Christmas tree at home. It must stand on the table, because while it was standing on the coffee table ( and my dog and the kitty were in the age of one year only...) well, I had found the tree in the bathroom one morning, laying next to my kitty litter box . ( ???) And now please find Claire - Genevieve on this picture!

We started with barszcz, Borstch - it is a betroot soup, and our bortsch is done by my mother. As she is originally from Cracow and my grandparents also were from Cracow, this is sour and vegan bortsch with dried mushrooms flavour added. Here in Warsaw more popular is Ukrainian borstch with pork.

Those dumplings we call uszka, it must be filled with dried mushrooms stuff. Below you see our baked carp. Here in Poland a carp for Christmas is a must. I know a few ways to prepare Christmas carp. It can be baked in beer or fried but this year is simply baked with the hazelnuts on top.

I have this plate from The Holy Land from my neighbour, who gave me it some time ago. She bought this plate in the 70's in Israel. I adore white Toblerone chocolate I must admit.

Here you see baked dumplings pierogi , it is a dish with more Eastern roots, I mean from Ukraine and Belarus. The dumplings are yeasty and filled with cooked cabbage and dried mushrooms. Also great with borstch!

This is pork with dried plums, which is my dog's favourite dish. For the New Year dinner I will bake duck and peach tart. I think she will love the duck too. If it comes to the kitty Claire- Genevieve is very hard to predict her taste... She is very greedy.

And the delicious hazelnuts cookies, very buttery. I baked it with clarified butter and bio flour. I have  used bio flour for the dumplings too.

I think Claire - Genevieve wants to post her own post about Christmas season soon. We wish you happy New Year 2019! And silent New Year's Eve... Here is hitherto silent because rain is falling. Only rain could save us. In general is warm, I mean around 7C and I feel like in the end of March.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

The two images Christmas 2018/ Два картинки Рождество 2018/ Le due immagini Natale 2018


ENG: This is Claire- Genevieve the kitty speaking! For today I am going to share with you the next post from my project " The two images". Thus, I am already in Christmas mood so the images are very Christmassy. I want to send you my the bestest Christmas wishes, ladies and gentelmen all around the planet! Have a Very Merry Christmas everyone! We will be back here with another Christmas post in between Christmas and New Year...
РУС :Здесь кошка Клэр - Женевьева из Польшы! Я сегодня хочу поделиться с Вами этими картинками, они очень праздничные. С Рождеством друзя! Я желаю Всем счастья и благополучия! Так вот, я уже в очень Christmassy настроении. Знаете, дождь и погода для Пасхы такая... Мы с мамочкой еще вернемся между праздниками и  Новым Годом, с одну историей! Пока!

IT: Buon Natale a tutti! Buone Feste di Varsovia! Sono la gatta Claire - Genevieve, cari amici! Voglio mostrarti il mio progetto " Le due immagini"... Questo e il Natale! I miei auguri! Saro di ritorno da blog prima del Nuovo Anno... Con una storia molto interessante! A presto...