20 Apr 2014

Happy Easter

This year unlike last year Easter is exactly how it's supposed to be, warm and spent mostly outside. We are again at Kamil's parents' since my parents are enjoying meeting their first granddaughter this time.Yes! I've become an aunt and can't wait to meet little Stella, she is the cutest tiny human I've ever seen. So this Easter is extra special and my little baby seems to feel the same way. I really love being pregnant but wish time flew just a tiny bit faster. 

Happy Easter to you all!!!



We baked easter cake with lemon curd and it turned out pretty delicious if you lile sour desserts. 
Here is the recipe.

For the crust:
250gr plain flour
150gr cold butter
30gr sugar
1 tbsp sourcream
zest of 1 lemon

Blend the ingredients in a food processor or knead quickly only until they're are combined. 

Refrigerate for 15mins while your oven warms up. 
Place the crust in any baking tin you like and bake for 18-20mins in 180C

For the lemon curd:
3 large eggs
juice of 3 lemons
zest of 1,5 lemons
100gr cold butter
100gr sugar

In a heat proof bowl whisk the eggs with lemon juice, sugarand zest and place over a pot of simmering water. When the mixture starts to warm up add very cold butter, spoon by spoon until it melts. After about 5-8 minutes of constant stirring it should start to thicken. Do not cook it, take it off and leave to cool completely. 

Decorate with almonds, chocolate chips or dried fruit. Enjoy!














16 Apr 2014

Weekend in pictures - Berlin


It was one of the best trips we've had in a long time. Neither of us had really been to Berlin before so we were going there not sure what to expect. As it turns out this city is absolutely fantastic and now we want more. The fact that our friend, who has been there for almost ten years, showed us around has made this trip exceptionally interesting. We did see some of the most popular landmarks but the truth is Michal took us to places most tourists don't really go to. We kind of saw the city from a local point of view. Accidentally, it also turned out to be one hell of a culinary trip as Michal and Antonia, his lovely girlfriend, took us to some mindblowing restaurants. There was vietnamese, italian and indian food and lots and lots of snacks inbetween. For the first time in weeks I actually enjoyed food or maybe the baby did but at least I took advantage. 


Travelling by coach may not be the best idea while pregnant but I made it although it took some gymnastics to find the right position. 


Obviously it required some getting-over-the-damn-coach-trip fun.


This couple treated us like a royal family, we are so greateful for their company.


As a mama to be I bothered all the children in the park...obviously. These two happened to be the cutest :)


Of course it was just a joke and these two gorgeous boys came with their momma, my dear friend from high school. It was so lovely to see her. Oh, and she brought our little baby the prettiest gift, I will show off a little later. 



We saw both the city and the suburbs of Berlin and the weather really spoiled us. 




It was just a regular sunday in a regular neighbourhood of Berlin, pff. There was food, there was music, there were cool people with their kids and dogs just enjoying their time. How cool is that!






This is one of the many places where the berlin wall used to divide the city.


And the Jewish memorial. 








A selection of spreads we got at a local market. Amazing.


Currywurst was a must. Even I took a bite. Nothing special. 


The most visible landmark of the city, the tv tower, you can see it from absolutely everywhere. 


 Antonia and Michal...thank you for having us, it was a blast. Berlin...thank you for being such a great city, we're definitely coming back!




9 Apr 2014

Currently


Today we are packing our bags and heading to Berlin for a few days first thing tomorrow. We are so excited, yay! A couple of weeks ago we had to cancel our long awaited trip to London but this time nothing is going to stop us. We're visiting our friends and I'm also meeting my dear friend from high school whom I haven't seen in over 8 years. She's coming all the way from the usa and I really, really can't wait to see and hug her. We have also finally baked something, something delicious actually. The flat is still cluttered but we managed to find a way and it was a perfect dessert for a perfect sunday afternoon. 




This is my favourite apple pie, simple but dangerously delicious, you can find the recipe here



The baby is doing great, kicking and stretching all day long and we love it. It's been 24 weeks and I wish time flew a little faster. We are so looking forward to meeting this little kickboxer. 



31 Mar 2014

Weekend in pictures

Oh what an exhausting weekend this was! It was Michałs stag party which was planned as a two day trip to the town of Wisła in the mountains. As anyone might guess it was all about lots of booze and having a great time with your friends. Actually, I didn't know anybody except Michał so I wasn't sure how I would fit in but the whole group was fun to hang out with from the very beginning.
One of the main attractions was a paintball game which was incredible! I played paintball once before on a company away-day but it was rubbish compared to what happened in Wisła.
Monika drove all the way to Wisła on Sunday morning to pick me up and the rest of the guys went on a short hiking trip. We went for a walk as the weather was simply fantastic and enjoyed a tasty soup on our way back home.













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