Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fishing Cat Kittens

I love this site so much that I need to share it again! :) Too cute!
Fishing Cat Kittens Just Two Weeks Old! Check them out at www.zooborns.com

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

No-bake chocolate fudge cake

Thanks to Bonnie from "a crafty mess" and her wonderful cooking book, yesterday I made delicious chocolate cake. It was not only very tasty but also easy and fast to make. It came out very sweet, so if you make it be careful with the amount of sugar added.


Ingredients:
8 oz (225g) semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces;
1 cup unsalted butter;
3 tablespoons black coffee;
¼ cup light brown sugar;
a few drops of vanilla extract;
8oz (225g) graham crackers, crushed;
½ cp raisins;
¾ cup chopped walnuts

Line an 8 inch (20 cm) round cake pan with baking parchment. Melt the chocolate and butter with the coffee, sugar and vanilla extract in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in the crackers, raisins and walnuts and stir well. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan. Transfer to the refrigerator and let set for 1-2 hours.Turn out and cut into thin slices to serve.  

Yummy!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Birthday

oh we just had absolutely great bd celebration! The only rule for today was to do all the things Eric likes to do the best in Latvia. So here it goes.

1. Chocolate cake in the morning (and I'm the proud baker!). It came out delicious, although maybe a bit too sweet, but what can you expect from the mix of pure chocolate, marmalade and cookies. I got the recipe from Bonnie's cooking book - I will post the recipe tomorrow.



2. Kebab for the early dinner. If the kebab isn't at least in top 10 best foods in the World then I don't know what is. And if there is anyone who is claiming that's not true they haven't tasted Sultan kebab in Riga!

3. TRAMPOLINES! Eric loves trampolines and we happen to have trampolines near by our apartment that works 24/7 Imagine that? How awesome is that?
 



 

 

 

4. And to end the Monday evening nicely we had a few beers at Nabaklab. Not some whatever beer but Brengulu beer that is Eric's absolute fave! Brengulu is thick, dark and creamy Latvian microbrew with the lingering taste of rye and pumpkin seed (this sentence was added by Eric). To summarize, if you like beer this is absolutely delicious and def worth trying (ever single Latvian will confirm that). :)

cake plate

My friend had a birthday a few days ago. She is my hairdresser and owns a beautiful boutique/hairsaloon - Mademoiselle. I couldn't figure out what to give her as a present for a very long time. But then I found this awesome white 2-level cake plate. And to make it more personal (and as she loves roses), I hand painted roses on both plates. And here is how it looked at the end.




Friday, August 5, 2011

Eric's jacket

I love this jacket more than Eric does. He got it some time ago at gentlemen store - CRITTENDEN in Midway, KY. You can read about it in my previous post here.

UPGRADE: Mr.Rawlings and his store CRITTENDEN have been featured in Lexington Paper! So awesome! and now we know that even coach Calipari shops there. ;)

Just check out how well done it is and how many great details it has. It looks so good with a knitted tie and cravat! Love it!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

One minute films

I'm a huge fan of short films, because I believe that is an incredible talent to be able to tell the story in 5-15 minutes and do it well. I adore short films because of their ideas and intensity. Not that I'm saying longer films  are bad or made by not talented people. It just seems making a short film is much tougher then making longer film.
This is even crazier. Imagine if you needed to tell a good story in 60 seconds. Can you do that? I personally, can't, but some people are very talented in that.
Filminute is the International One-Minute Film Festival where everyone can submit their one minute film. The only rule is it should be exactly 60 seconds long. Tough, right?
Here are some of the one minute films I found on youtube.com. You can watch all of them on Filminute site.



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