May 31, 2014

Strawberry season has started


I've been craving strawberries ever since I got pregnant. You can't even imagine how happy I am that June is here and I get to eat as many as I like (and by as many I mean kilograms). I've also heard you can't eat strawberries while breastfeeding so I'm going to eat them for every meal of the day until the baby comes. 

We made strawberry tart with white chocolate today and it was soooo good. Definitely the simplest desserts are the most delicious.


Here is what you'll need:

For the crust:
200gr all purpose flour
100gr cold butter
1tbsp cream
2tbsp sugar
1egg yalk
zest of half a lemon

For the cream:
250gr mascarpone
150gr white chocolate

0,5 kg fresh strawberries

What to do:
Start by combining all the ingredients for the crust in a food processor or briefly knead on a lightly floured surface. Wrap the dough in foil and refrigerate for 30 mins. 
Preheat the oven to 185C. Roll out the dough to fit a 24cm slightly buttered tart pan, prick with a fork and bake for 25mins. 
Meanwhile, melt white chocolate in a bowl over a hot water bath. Wait until it's lukewarm and combine with mascarpone. 
Spread the mixture evenly in cooled tart shell, then top with strawberries.

Enjoy!


Strawberry season has started


I’ve been craving strawberries ever since I got pregnant. You can’t even imagine how happy I am that June is here and I get to eat as many as I like (and by as many I mean kilograms). I’ve also heard you can’t eat strawberries while breastfeeding so I’m going to eat them for every meal of the day until the baby comes. 

We made strawberry tart with white chocolate today and it was soooo good. Definitely the simplest desserts are the most delicious.


Here is what you’ll need:

For the crust:
200gr all purpose flour
100gr cold butter
1tbsp cream
2tbsp sugar
1egg yalk
zest of half a lemon

For the cream:
250gr mascarpone
150gr white chocolate

0,5 kg fresh strawberries

What to do:
Start by combining all the ingredients for the crust in a food processor or briefly knead on a lightly floured surface. Wrap the dough in foil and refrigerate for 30 mins. 
Preheat the oven to 185C. Roll out the dough to fit a 24cm slightly buttered tart pan, prick with a fork and bake for 25mins. 
Meanwhile, melt white chocolate in a bowl over a hot water bath. Wait until it’s lukewarm and combine with mascarpone. 
Spread the mixture evenly in cooled tart shell, then top with strawberries.

Enjoy!


May 25, 2014

Random photos from the weekend and some ramblings of a pregnant lady




Lately, we all have been feeling pretty well and I think it's mainly thanks to the gorgeous weather. The fact that I am no longer able to sleep longer than 8 am (and unable to stay up later than 9 :/) has made my days way more fun. I forgot how nice it is to wake up so early and have breakfast with my love without all the rush. I think nature has it all well planned for parents to be. We spend so much more time together, we have more time to talk, more time to laugh, be there for one another and simply enjoy the last weeks of being a team of two. 





If you like it or not, being 31 weeks pregnant makes you start thinking of what's about to happen in short 9 weeks. I must say (and I hope this feeling won't go away) I am super positive. Talking about it with Kamil really makes it so much easier. You may think  'how on earth can talking to a man help' but it really can. Maybe it's because while talking to him I focus on the emotional side of the labour, on how I would like to feel and what we can do to make this day feel extra special. You skip all the talk about contractions, dilation and other fun stages, these things do not depend on you anyway, instead, you can focus on things you can actually have influence on, right? That's my plan for the next two months, prepare myself emotionally and spiritually or at least try my best to go this way as I know it's something you can't really predict or plan. Have any of you ladies done it?






This morning we went to a breakfast food market and spent a couple of hours eating (there was sushi, crepes, pastry, a real feast) and just enjoying the sun. The market will run all summer in a park near where we live and it's just great. We need more events like this around here. 




Lady Ginger turned three a week ago so we've been spoiling her a bit more since then. We love her so much and can't wait to see her meet the baby, she's going to be a great big sister (yes, I said it!), I'm sure. Just look at this face!





Random photos from the weekend and some ramblings of a pregnant lady




Lately, we all have been feeling pretty well and I think it’s mainly thanks to the gorgeous weather. The fact that I am no longer able to sleep longer than 8 am (and unable to stay up later than 9 :/) has made my days way more fun. I forgot how nice it is to wake up so early and have breakfast with my love without all the rush. I think nature has it all well planned for parents to be. We spend so much more time together, we have more time to talk, more time to laugh, be there for one another and simply enjoy the last weeks of being a team of two. 





If you like it or not, being 31 weeks pregnant makes you start thinking of what’s about to happen in short 9 weeks. I must say (and I hope this feeling won’t go away) I am super positive. Talking about it with Kamil really makes it so much easier. You may think  ’how on earth can talking to a man help’ but it really can. Maybe it’s because while talking to him I focus on the emotional side of the labour, on how I would like to feel and what we can do to make this day feel extra special. You skip all the talk about contractions, dilation and other fun stages, these things do not depend on you anyway, instead, you can focus on things you can actually have influence on, right? That’s my plan for the next two months, prepare myself emotionally and spiritually or at least try my best to go this way as I know it’s something you can’t really predict or plan. Have any of you ladies done it?






This morning we went to a breakfast food market and spent a couple of hours eating (there was sushi, crepes, pastry, a real feast) and just enjoying the sun. The market will run all summer in a park near where we live and it’s just great. We need more events like this around here. 




Lady Ginger turned three a week ago so we’ve been spoiling her a bit more since then. We love her so much and can’t wait to see her meet the baby, she’s going to be a great big sister (yes, I said it!), I’m sure. Just look at this face!





May 14, 2014

Roxy's wedding and a visit to a little princess.



It's been quite exciting over here lately. First of all we had the pleasure of being a part of Roxy's wedding which was the lovliest and most beautiful wedding we've been to. The bride looked simply stunning and the ceremony, oh gosh, it made me and almost every other guest completely teary (check my picture below as proof).  


Together with Kamil we helped prepare the theme of the wedding (the invitations, menus, guest list, name tags etc.). It was so much fun being a part of this gorgeous day. 


Spending the whole day with the newlyweds was also fun. We got to see both of them prepare and...freak out a bit, too :) 





Helping Roxy get ready for the big moment.



Houston was one of the guests of course. 

photo credit kubabrzozowski.com
photo credit kubabrzozowski.com


Ta da! Don't I look beautiful when I cry?


One pretty backdrop we made there. 



It was baby's first party, she seemed to like it. 


...but not as much as her daddy


photo credit kubabrzozowski.com
Roxy and Michal...we wish you a lifetime of happiness. 

photo credit kubabrzozowski.com



Last weekend was equally exciting as we finally went to meet little Stella in person. Our little niece is officially the cutest, sweetest, most adorable tiny human ever. I couldn't stop staring at her and waiting for our own baby has now become even more unbearable. I can't wait for my daughter to meet her cousin and it's so cool there is such a little age difference between them. I hope they become best friends.

As I mentioned before my brother is a great cook which means no ordinary food is served at his house. He made veggie lasagne, amazing cheese cake (disappeared too fast, there was no time for photos) and eggs on creamy spinach for breakfast...no biggie. He did all this while juggling a baby so whoever said having a newborn at home makes you forget about food, cleaning or yourself for that matter should pay him a visit. Ela and Andrew we really hope we get to be half the parents you are now, respect you guys!




And guess what, they gave Kamil a one day baby-handling course. He took care of Stella like a pro, gave her a bath, dressed up and all. You can probably imagine how touched I was seeing all this.