Roger Moore and Romania

It is with sadness that I found out that Roger Moore died yesterday. I had no idea he had a cancer as I’ve constantly seen him these years in different movies. He was charming several generations with his roles and beautiful blue eyes.

Besides the famous James Bond series and other similar films, I liked him also in an unknown movie, made in the past years. The title is ‘A princess for Christmas’ and I am subjectively mentioning it as it is set in one of the most beautiful mountain sites of my country, Sinaia. Roger Moore was very happy with the movie team, both from USA and Romania and the amazing mountain landscape impressed everyone.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1083448/ 

If you have some free time it is worth seeing it with someone special as the end will make you want a kiss 🙂 I am sure Sir Roger Moore will always remain in our hearts and will continue to live through his movies and his three children.

Simona Halep wins the Madrid tennis tournament

With an amazing force and magic, Simona Halep wins the Madrid tennis competition today! She has had a lot of Romanians supporting her and she has received the price from Nadia Comaneci, the famous Romanian gymnast. After three difficult sets, she has finally managed to defeat strong Cibulkova, who was also in a good shape.

We all love you and thank you for the amazing joy you bring us with every victory!  Good luck with all your future matches in 2017!

 

Simona H Madrid 2017

photo from http://www.nytimes.com

Tasty recipe for the Easter cake Pasca de Paste-reteta usoara!

I think many of you know this cake so will be short. The main ingredients are: 600g of cottage cheese(simple, no salt); 4 fresh eggs; 5 spoons of honey; 1 tea-sp. cinnamon; the dry peel of a lemon; the dry peel of an orange; a pinch of salt; 40g raisins that had been kept in some rum essence.

As for the dough, do like me: mix some butter with sugar, a bit of yeast, an egg and add as much flour as it needs. I made first the dough and fixed it in the cooking pot (a round glass pot special for oven) and then I mixed the cheese with the sugar(used brown) and then added the eggs, the dry peel, cinnamon and raisins. It was easy to make it homogeneous. I also added a bit of nutmeg. Then I dropped carefully this pasta on top of my dough. I fixed the oven at 180 degrees and in about 35 minutes it was done. My partner and friends ate it with high speed 🙂

Cred ca toti cunoasteti aceasta reteta; pe langa cozonac, imi place sa o am pe masa de fiecare Paste si sa o impart cu cei de langa mine. Aveti mai jos ingredientele:

600 grame brânză de vaci dulce si  4 ouă
– 5 linguri miere; – 1 linguriţă scorţişoară
– coaja rasă de la o lămâie; – coaja rasă de la o portocală
– 1 vârf de cuţit sare; – 40 g stafide înmuiate în prealabil în esenţă de rom

In ce priveste aluatul, am facut unul foarte simplu- am amestecat o bucata de unt moale cu zahar, cu putina drojdie (cub), cu un ou si am pus cata faina a fost nevoie. Aluatul a fost gata rapid si l-am fixat imediat in forma de prajitura.  Apoi, in ce priveste umplutura, am amestecat branza cu zaharul (eu am folosit brut), apoi am adaugat ouale batute, coaja de lamaie si portocala, scortisoara si stafidele. Amestecati bine pana devine omogen. Eu am adaugat si un praf de nucsoara. Apoi am asezat usor crema peste aluat, am mai aruncat cateva stafide peste si am pus-o la cuptor. Temperatura este de 180 de grade si o puteti lasa la copt in jur de 35 de minute. A iesit foarte buna, puteti vedea in poza 2; sunt si multe alte retete dar eu am preferat-o pe aceasta pentru ca este rapida si usoara si rezultatul este la fel de sanatos&delicios ca la orice alta reteta de pasca.

Pofta buna! 🙂

Paste Fericit! Happy Easter! Feliz Pascuas!

 

 

Paste Fericit cos

 

Va urez tuturor Paste Fericit, vitalitatea primaverii, sanatate, bucurii si sa primiti mereu vesti excelente! Sa aveti mereu inspiratia sa luati numai decizii bune si sa mergeti mereu de partea Luminii! Bucurati-va de primavara si de prezenta tuturor celor dragi, acestea sunt momente pe care le veti purta mereu in suflet.  Fiti fericiti & Christos a Inviat!

 

I wish all of you Happy Easter, vitality, health, joy and many good news! May you always take good decisions and always be on the side of the Light! Enjoy also this marvellous spring and the presence of all the people you love, these are things you’ll keep forever in your hearts.

 

A nice place of Romania Delta Dunarii

This is an amazing place of Romania, called the Danube Delta, in the south-eastern part. It is the moment when the birds are coming back, in spring. The landscape and vegetation are unique in the country and it is beautiful to see the river Danube flowing into the Black Sea. Sorry, the photo is not clear, but I hope some details can be perceived.

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International Waterday Ziua Internationala a Apei

p mare VaduWhat could I add more about water? It is the origin of Life on our planet, it represents a great part of our body and most of us drink it every day. From another point of view, I can say that I am in love with nature waters – seas, rivers, oceans; to me, water has its unique charm, an amazing mysterious seductive power and a capacity to relax our mind and body that no other nature element has. Today we are celebrating  Water so, I would ask all of you to respect it more –  to keep all the water areas clean, to reuse domestic waters if you can (I reuse the water with which I wash fruits/vegetables to water my plants) and also to drink it daily for a better health and a long life. It is a part of us, so the respect we show Water  is the respect we have for ourselves.   Happy Water Day 2017!

Cred ca despre apa nu as putea sa mai adaug lucruri noi, fata de ceea ce s-a scris deja de atatea secole. Apa reprezinta originea vietii pe Terra, reprezinta o mare parte a corpului nostru si este lichidul salvator care ne hidrateaza zi de zi. Pentru mine, apa este ceva magic – iubesc toate formele ei din natura- rauri, lacuri, mari sau oceane. Astazi este Ziua Internationala a Apei si va rog pe toti sa ii acordati mai mult respect – sa pastrati curate toate suprafetele acvatice langa care petreceti timp/inotati, sa refolositi apele domestice daca este posibil si sa beti suficienta apa zilnic, pentru sanatatea voastra. Eu consider ca apa este o parte din noi si respecul pe care il acordam, in general, Apei  este respectul pe  care il avem pentru noi insine.  O Zi a Apei Fericita !

the wonderful photo is from my country, Romania, somewhere near the coast of the Black Sea  🙂

Dreaming of Summer

Thassos islandMaybe you are also often dreaming of summer, more often in winter…or maybe not.  I think it is not only the craziness of seaside/ocean coast holidays or the obsession to get a sexy tan that is important. I guess that the unique summer spirit is that one we have when we hear seagulls fly over our heads, when that amazing Italian ice-cream from Matera is melting on our nose..or when that summer smile of a girl/boy we like is closer than we imagined… I think Summer is a state of mind, is a love for nature in its peak beauty, a stronger desire to connect with everything around or just a magical sensation that we are eternal, be it only for three months, if we count time from the Terra point of view. Otherwise, Einstein is right – Time is an illusion. But Summer no, it has never been an illusion; it is just the personification of our most joyful dreams. The photo is mine and I leave it to you to guess where I have taken it 🙂   Happy Daydreaming !

Poate si dvs. visati cu ochii deschisi la vara, mai des in timpul sezonului rece…sau poate nu. Eu cred ca nu este vorba neaparat de nebunia vacantelor la mare/pe coasta oceanului sau obsesia noastra de a ne bronza in fiecare vara. Eu simt ca acel spirit unic de vara este acela cand auzim pescarusii zburand deasupra noastra (chiar si in Bucuresti, ce noroc avem! ), sau cand acea inghetata perfecta din Matera (credeti-ma pe cuvant) se topeste pe nasul nostru…sau cand zambetul unei persoane care ne place mult este mai aproape decat ne-am imaginat…Cred ca Vara este o stare de spirit, este dragoste pentru natura in toata splendoarea ei, o dorinta puternica de a ne conecta cu tot ce este in jurul nostru, este magica senzatie de a ne simti nemuritori, fie si doar pentru trei luni, daca luam in considerare timpul Pamantului. Altfel, Einstein are dreptate- Timpul este o iluzie. Insa Vara nu, nu a fost niciodata o iluzie, este doar personificarea viselor noastre. Poza am facut-o undeva, langa o mare si va las sa ghiciti unde 🙂 Visati cu ochii deschisi!

the perfect dedication (sorry, it’s in Romanian, but it’s amazing) – is about the funny story of a guy who works like all of us in an office every week and is tired of the city-life…So he proposes to his friends&everyone to move at the seaside, coming up with funny ideas 🙂