Chocolate at Ali’s

Second year in a row we are visiting a special place in Vilnius while on vacations. It is Ali’s Chocolate place (Ali šokoladinė). The place is both modern and cozy. The deserts and cakes are so good looking and so yummy. Maybe each peace is too big if one is interested to try few. All … Continue reading

Lithuanian cold beetroot soup

This  soup is eaten on hot summer days in Lithuania. I know the pink color looks not much appealing. Though it is extremely refreshing and tasty. It is made out of chopped boiled beetroots, kefir or sour milk, chopped fresh green onions, dill, sliced cucumber. Decorated with a wedge of boiled egg. Solt, milk, sour … Continue reading

A cake in the cup

Sometimes late at night or on a short brake while writing suddenly I get an unbearable craving. For something sweet. With a chocolate. Like a cake. Then usually I bake the cake in a cup. I found this recipe  long time ago in a blog of one Lithuanian couple living in Australia. I could not … Continue reading

Shrove Tuesday

It is Shrove Tuesday today.  The dinner for today is both Icelandic and Lithuanian this year. In Iceland it is boiled salted lamb with yellow peas soup eaten on Shrove Tuesday. In Lithuania all kinds of pancakes are eaten. The old Lithuanian tradition says that pancakes and other fat food must be eaten up to … Continue reading

Happy Birthday to My Girl!

She is six, can you believe it? We just came back from the vacations in Lithuania. The weather is as good as it can be in Iceland – +14ºC (57ºF), sunny and warm. Do not laugh, it was really sunbathing day here today. Meanwhile in Lithuania it was getting way over +30ºC (86ºF) and it … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day

There is Father’s Day celebrated in Lithuania today. Happy Father’s Day for all incredible dads.

Soup of the Day and Some Crafts

Beautiful thinks sometimes just happen – you know it better than me. The tomato soup I was making the other day was infused by the deep purple of seaweed. The purple crocheted ring I did as a sample trying new yarn, worked well as a bracelet for my daughter, while decorated with wooden beads. Then … Continue reading

For The Better Year!

In between making marzipan and chocolate goodies for tomorrow’s celebration, reading pavlova’s recipe, making lemon curd and paying the last taxes, I would like to stop and thank you all for being with me one more wonderful year! Thanks for following, awarding my blog (I appreciate it very much despite of all!), commenting and just … Continue reading

Refresh

Do not allow the Christmas rush to worn you out. Have a break and pamper yourself a bit. Refresh and look around: there are lots of beauty out there. Water, ice, fresh basil leaves, fresh oregano, fresh strawberry leaves,  sliced lemon and tangerine.

Happy Birthday For My Little Monkey!

My daughter turned five yesterday! We had a very good day: decorating the cake, baking mini-pizzas together, went to the movie. The recipe of the cake I will post later.