Kaiserschmarrn

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One of the things I learnt when I lived in Germany is that… Kaiserschmarrn sind lecker!!! They are delicious!!!

It’s fast and needs less ingredients, perfect for a quick and healthy break!

This is my version without eggs.

INGREDIENTS

(for two portions, about the double of the one in the picture)

  • 120 gr wheat
  • 1/4 tsp backing soda
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • milk
  • butter for the pan
  • icing sugar
  • strawberry marmelade

LET’S MAKE!

In a bowl mix wheat with backing soda and sugar.

Then add olive oil and milk and whip until you get a thick mixture.

Heat up a spoon of butter in a nonstick pan and when it gets warm enough put the mixture all together.

Wait until it’s cooked on the bottom and the turn it upside down and cook the other side.

Cut it into pieces.

Serve warm with strawberry marmelade (but any berry will be ok) and icing sugar.

Guten appetit!!!

“Greta” T-shirt

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We were invited to the birthday party of one of my friend’s daughter, so what’s better then a semi-home made present???

All I had to do was going to the shop and looking for a cute simple T-shirt. (Which was actually NOT easy at all, as almost every T-shirt has either a drawing or something written on it…But in the end I managed it 🙂 ).

So, this was what I bought:

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My idea was to add the kid’s name, so I printed it and cut it our (buy the way, if you like the font I used it’s called “Chilling” on Microsoft Word). Then, after giving a piece of thick paper in between the two pieces of fabric, I filled the stencil with white fabric painting by using a piece of foam. Once dry, I ironed on wrong side in order to fix it on the fabric (just follow the instrucion you’ll find on the painting color).

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Then I added a faux papillon because I thought it looked well with the writing… Kind of “jazzy”!!!

(Plus I LOVE papillons… on the girls too!!!) 🙂

Millefoglie

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INGREDIENTS

  • pastry sheet (I used a rectangular one)
  • 200 gr ricotta
  • 200 ml whipped cream
  • 3 Tbl spoons sugar + more sugar for the pastry sheet
  • chocolate drops
  • icing sugar

 

LET’S BAKE!

Cut your pastry sheet in four, prick with a fork and cover with sugar.

Bake for 10 minutes at 200° C and let cool.

Whipp your ricotta with 3 table spoons sugar.

In another bowl whipp your cream, then add it gently on the ricotta and then add the chocolate chips.

Alternate pastry sheet and cream to build your Millefoglie.

Cover with icing sugar and you’re done!

Keep stored in the fridge.

Buon appetito!!!

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Beach glass necklace

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This past summer I went to the seaside. The weather was not really that good but who cares, my daughter was always busy by discovering the world and somehow me too. I love being on the beach and looking for treasures: shells, wood sticks, stones… and glass pieces. 

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I have to say that I started collecting them because I didn’t want my kid (or any other) to step on one of those, I was afraid she could hurt herself as they were A LOT everywhere. My purpose was to throw them away in the garbage later, but I had an idea: “what if I try to make a necklace using them with DAS (air drying modelling clay)?” So I did.

Here the steps about how I made it:

1. Work and press a ball of DAS.

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2. Shape the form you like (I used a cookie mold).

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3. Make a hole for the string.

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4. Press the glass pieces on the form. Press it well because DAS is kind of hard. Leave the cookie mold while doing that so it won’t loose its shape. (If you leave the toothpick as well as I did please don’t sneeze!!!)

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5. Take off the mold and let it dry for one day.

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6. Finish your pendant with sandpaper.

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7. Add a string and a bead.

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8. Here I put some iron thread to make some funny spirals.

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What do you think about it? I found it very pretty and love the colors. I like that on some glass you can see numbers or some kind of decorations.

If you are looking for other ideas about how to use glass pieces here you can find a couple I like:

– necklace from “Diario di una creamamma” HERE

– decoration from “Diario di una creamamma” HERE

Plum jam

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… TA DA!!!

I made my first jam!!! Very easy and super jummy!!!

Ingedients:

– 560 g plums (peeled and without seeds)

– 430 g sugar

– 1/2 lemon juice

Let’s make!

Cut the plums in pieces, add sugar and lemon juice. Boil everything in a pot for about an hour. Be careful: jam need always to be blended! 

To store your jam put it in jars when it’s still very hot, close and turn the jars upsidedown and wait one day. The heat will take the air inside and pull the safety top. In this way your jam will preserve for several months!

(By the way, I just love the color that turned out here…)

Earrings in a frame

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This is a simple project, but very versatile and of a big impact. 

I was looking for a place where I could keep my earrings orderly, and then I found this brand new frame I bought some time ago.

What I did is easy and fast.

What you need:

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Take off the back of the frame and place your pieces of string on the back side using a tape. Be careful to push it a bit following the design of the frame, otherwise when you’ll set all the pieces together it will pull and tear out.

Choose the distance you like according to the size of your earrings (I choosed 7 cm from each string).

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Then put the frame back together adding on the front a coloured sheet. My sheet is a light pink one made out of recycled paper.

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DONE!!! 

It is versatile because you can either place it on a forniture or hang it on the wall!

Do you like it?