June 2017 Share and Inspire Others! – Food/Ingredient starting with E

One of my first recipes has been featured in this nice post!! I hope you’ll enjoy this beautiful recipe list from my friend Esmé!! Thank you! 😉

The Recipe Hunter

TRH June 2017

I present you with the wonderful Exchange recipes received for the
June 2017 Share and Inspire Others! – Food/Ingredient starting with E

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All participants, have time from now up untill midnight June 20th, to Promote and do a Press this/ share a link / or reblog on your own blog, by creating a link back to this post with a pingback.  “Sharing is Caring”  Thank you! 

Posted in order of emails received:

Espresso: Martini Espresso Cocktail and Banana Espresso Smoothie courtesy of Retired? No one told me!
The brownies are in the oven and I have done so much copy and pasting and removing of posts today that I am in need of a drink ..Oh Yes!
Espresso

Eggs: Egg bhurji – Scrambled egg Indian Style courtesy of Flavours2017
This egg dish is popular in north and western indian, it is effectively a  dry and  spicy version of scrambled eggs.TRH Egg bhurji - Scrambled egg Indian Style

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A picture tag

Hey pixels!!  Blonde’s Tea has gone out of her way and created her very own tag! How impressive?!

A MESSAGE FROM THE CREATOR:

Blonde’s Tea, creator this tag, got tired of seeing the same tags all around and decided to create a simple tag where you just have to post one picture of five different themes (e.g. your favourite picture of yourself, the best picture you have ever taken, a picture with your sibling, etc.) that will be given by your nominator. You don’t have to have photography skills or anything, it is just to spread lovely pictures on your blog and bring back lovely memories.”

RULES:

  • Paste the text about the creator and the tag (the text above).
  • Post the 5 pictures that stick to the themes given.
  • Nominate 5 people (or just as much as you want).
  • Give 5 themes for your nominees pictures.
  • Notify your nominees about their nomination.

MY PICTURES:

Favourite photo of myself

me at a thrift store
I don’t know if it’s my favourite photo, but actually I don’t like how I look on pictures, and this was a good day, so I’ve chosen it….

A photo of my favourite vacation

Lisbon
I went to Portugal a couple of years ago, and I loved it!! Oh, and the next Eurovision song contest will take place there, my happy pixels!!

A photo of my funniest day

picture tag funny day
Last Sunday I went to the swimming pool. I had this view while sunbathing.

A photo of my pet

beautiful bunny
I’m not allowed to have pets where I live now, but I would like to have a pet bunny. As cute as this one. Picture from Unsplash

A photo that makes me happy

snow-globe-2
This photo reminds me of Christmas, my favourite holiday, and this cake was amazing. And funny to decorate!!

MY THEMES TO YOU:

It would be nice if you choose pictures based on the same themes as me.

  • Favorite photo of yourself
  • A photo of your favorite vacation
  • A photo of your funniest day
  • A photo of your pet
  • A photo that makes you happy

NOMINEES:

  1. The Geckoonline
  2. Snapshots in cursive
  3. Pia
  4. Simply Reach
  5. Lathiya

Congrats, my happy pixels!! Please, tag me, so I can see your pictures!!

Thanks for reading,

Sílvia

One pot garlic butter parmesan pasta

Hey pixels!! Here is a perfect recipe for a Meatless Monday!! Easy and quick to make, and yummy!! Meat free! Perfect. You’ll have your lunch ready in 15′. And you’ll love it!

one pot  garlic butter pasta

Pasta is a favourite food for many, at least for me. I couldn’t live without it. But sometimes I think making a sauce and cooking the pasta is too much work… For this reason, one pot recipes are so helpful. You just need one pot and a few ingredients to make an awesome dish.

one pot garlic butter pasta

I’m not sure if it’s so healthy: cheese, butter…. But if you want a lighter version, or if you’re vegan, you can change this ingredients for vegan versions. I was making food for one person, but I’m so bad adjusting the pasta amount I need, so I made a little too much. Let’s say it’s a big individual ration, or a side dish for two… I just took pictures of the pasta I ate, I had a bit more…

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh parlsey, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  •  pastauncooked (the amount you use for 1, I used too much)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons finely grated parmesan

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Directions:

Cook garlic in olive oil for 2-3′. Add water, milk and pasta. Bring to a boil, then simmer until the pasta is done.

 

Stir in the butter, cream cheese and parmesan. Serve immediately. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Note: If the pasta looks too dry, add more liquid. How much liquid you need really depends on the kind of pasta you use and how you like your sauce!

That’s all, my happy pixels!! So easy!

Do you make this kind of recipes, my happy pixels? Are you going to try this one? Please, let me know in the comments below.

The Happiest Award

Hey pixels!! A couple of days ago, I got my first 500 followers!! Now our happy community has 515 members!! Thank you, my happy pixels!! You make my blog better. Without your support, writing here would have no sense.

To celebrate this happy event, I’ve created this award. I was a bit afraid: maybe it’s too soon to create an award… But I was so excited I couldn’t resist the temptation. So, here it is: the first Happiest Award!! It’s all about happiness and to be thankful, so you can spread the happiness all over the Internet!!

I’ve answered my own questions, so you can see how it works. I hope you enjoy this award, my happy pixels!! Thanks again!

the happiest award

The rules

  • Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link to her blog
  • Name the award creator and provide a link to her blog
  • Share the rules
  • Share the award logo
  • Answer the questions
  • Nominate 5-15 people
  • Share your favourite blog post (from your blog)
  • Notify the people that you have nominated that you have nominated them

The questions

This award is about happiness, so all the questions are related to it.

Why not talking about the things that make us happy? Can you tell us your favourite…

  • place: my favourite café
  • film/tv show: Annie Hall/ The big bang theory
  • song: actually I don’t have a favourite one
  • activity: riding my bike
  • drink: coffee with milk
  • food: pasta, cheese and chocolate
  • holiday: Christmas
  • book: lots of them. To name just one: The name of the rose (Umberto Eco)

Name 3 things that make you happy.

  • Reading
  • Drawing
  • Eurovision

My favourite post

Red tea cake

My nominees

  1. Bea Free
  2. Cheila
  3. BusyBee
  4. Glueckgeist
  5. All day I eat
  6. Ignited Moth
  7. Abbey Co
  8. Gluecrafted
  9. Courtney Livingston
  10. A little Swiss, a little Canadian
  11. but I love all my followers, so you’re all nominated
  12. and I really want to spread my happiness, so I nominate also every blogger who is reading this post

I hope you’ve enjoyed the post!! Thanks for reading.

Please, let me know if you do it!! I would like to read your answers. Lots of love,

Sílvia

 

 

A decor object & its story

Hey pixels!! As you may know, I love antiques and home decor. So, when my friends at Havenly asked me if I could talk about a beloved decor object I have at home, I was so excited!!

havenly home decor

Actually I have lots of decor pieces that I love, so it has been so difficult to choose just one. After thinking and thinking, the chosen one is this glass jar. It was a present from my grandmother, and it’s not a usual jar. Before it was a wine container.

antique glass jar

When my grandmother was young, people had this kind of jars at home, and they bring them to the grocery store to refill them with more wine. This was how wine was sold, not in bottles like now. At least at my town.

My grandmother ran a grocery store, and she refill her customer’s jars. She still has a couple of them. Originally they were covered in a black plastic fund, but I removed it because I prefer how the glass looks, I love the colour and shape of this jar!!

I have it at home in this cozy corner, surrounded by other items. The table was part of an old sewing machine. The sewing machine was broken, so I removed it and I add this marble cover.

glass jar and plant

It has about 50-60 years old, and I’ve had it at home for a couple of years, since my grandmother was cleaning her house and found it. I fell in love with it, and she gave it to me. I think it has been a great addition to the decor of my home.

Do you have any similar item, my happy pixels? Do you have a favourite decor object? Please, let me know in the comments below.

Sunshine Blogger Award 4

Hey pixels!! Who doesn’t like a little sunshine in their life? The wonderful Bea from Bea Free has nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you so much Sarah for the nomination, you are incredible! Everyone, go on over and hit the follow button on Bea’s blog.

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THE RULES:

  1. Thank your nominator and add a link to their blog
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate another 11 blogs and write a set of 11 questions for them to answer
  4. Display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your blog and/or post

BEA’S QUESTIONS FOR ME:

How would you describe yourself?

Geek. Kind. Nice. Bookworm. Traveler. Fan of cycling. Asexual. In other words: proud of being a bit weird.

Who is your favorite music artist?

I don’t have a favourite one. I listen to lots of different artists: Biffy Clyro, The Beatles, Passenger, The Futures, Kaiser Chiefs, Amy Winehouse….

What are your hobbies?

Writing, reading, drawing, going to the cinema, traveling, cooking, taking pictures, knitting….

Is there anything you enjoy collecting?

Yes, stuff from my travels: bus tickets, maps, museum guides…. I store them in a box. And I buy a mug in every place I go. As a souvenir. I collect them.

What piece of advice would you give to the world?

I’m not sure if my advices are good enough (sometimes I don’t follow my own advices…). But if I had to say something, I would say:

Live how you want to live, not how others want. Follow your own pace and do what you love for a living. You just have one life, so it’s useless to live it like social conventions or other people want.

Are you a savory or sweet kind of person?

Both; I love both savoury and sweet food. I could say that first I eat a couple of savoury things, before the dessert. But I never can say no to a piece of chocolate cake.

If you could meet anyone, who would you like to meet?

Chris Froome. I imagine him as a sweet and nice person, because he is so handsome and has a pretty smile. I wonder how he actually is. I would be so nervous if I meet him…

What is your ideal job?

I would like to live from my art: painter. And to write a book from time to time; I have a couple of ideas for book plots…

Do you remember your dream from last night?

Yes, I remember my dreams lots of times. But its content is personal… Sorry.

What is your favorite childhood game?

My Nintendo: my childhood heroe was Super Mario… Geek, I know… I love to play videogames; I’ve been so quiet all my life. Even as a child I did not like running and playing outside. I was a little books & videogames fan.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would you go?

Australia: I would volunteer in a koala sanctuary and I would hug all the koalas. And help them, of course.

MY QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

  1. What are the characteristics of your ideal partner?
  2. If the end of the world is nearing and you could escape with a space ship, which items would you bring with you?
  3. When were you last excited about a purchase?
  4. What is your ideal vacation?
  5. What do you think people notice first when they meet you?
  6. What activities in your life do you actually find a waste of time?
  7. What are your 3 goals this year?
  8. What is your all time favorite food?
  9. What would your life be like if you’d have all the money in the world?
  10. What is the most beautiful gift that someone has given you?
  11. What movie would you fear becoming reality?

NOMINEES:

EVERYONE! Tag me so that I get the notification.

Thanks for reading!! Lots of love,

Sílvia

Mistery Blogger Award 3

Once again the magnificent Bea, from Bea Free, has nominated me for another award. I want to give her a massive thank you for choosing to nominate me and I have a message for all of you which is to go on over and follow her because she is extremely supportive and she deserve all of the followers in the world!

the mystery blogger award

RULES:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog post
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link
  • Tell readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer the questions the blogger gave to you
  • Nominate 10-20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask nominees 5 questions of your choice
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

THREE FACTS ABOUT ME:

I’m reading again all the Harry Potter books. After reading each book I see the film, and then I start reading the next one. Yesterday I saw the first film; today I start reading the second book.

I’m so happy because last Saturday my favourite football team won the Champions League. Now you know which is my favourite one… lol

Today I have a family dinner at a restaurant.

QUESTIONS:

What is one thing that people do that you will never understand why they do it?

There are so many things I don’t understand about people. But one thing I really don’t understand is why people is rude or bad with others on purpose.

What quote or quotes has changed your life?

There are so many good quotes, and I think I can’t just choose one. But, to name a couple of them:

  • The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem
  • Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places
  • It always seems impossible until it’s done

What special talents do you have?

According to my relatives, baking cakes. For me, being a creative person.

Do you sing along to songs or do you prefer to just listen to them?

Just listening, please. Singing is not one of my special talents…. I would like, but it’s not.

How do you like to spend a sunny Sunday evening?

On Summer, being at the beach. The rest of the year, watching cycling, going to the cinema, reading…

MY BEST POSTS:

I’m going to share my most recent best posts instead of my overall best posts.

MY QUESTIONS TO YOU:

 

  1. What was the last thing you ate?
  2. Who’s the last friend you talked to?
  3. One thing you wish someone in your life knew(you don’t have to say who they are).
  4. What song do you currently have in your head?
  5. How easy do you think you are to read as a person?

NOMINEES:

Everyone, whether you’ve done this before or not I nominate you! Make sure to tag me so that I can get notified and check it out.