Sunday, 20 April 2014

Delicious Aegean Pasta Sauce - Detailed Recipe


My favorite sauce for pasta, never fails:)

Ingrediants:

- 20 olives
- 4-5 cloves of garlic
- 4-5 tomatoes
- 1 table spoon of thyme
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 5 tablespoon of olive oil
- 50 gram of cheese

Method:


- Remove the kernels of the olives. I really love olives. Usually i have 3-4 different kinds of olives in my refrigerator. Today i use 3 different kinds of olives in my sauce...

- Chop the garlic cloves to thin slices.


- Put 5 tablespoon of olive oil and the garlic slices to the pan and saute them for 3-4 minutes.


- Make puree from tomatoes with grater or with the rondo. Add tomato puree to the pan, saute for 7-8 minutes.

- Add salt with the tomato puree.


- Add olives and mix them, saute for 2 more minutes.


- Add thymes and mix them don't saute, close the fire. (To protect the thymes smell in your sauce, always put it with your hand and do not saute on oven.


- Grate cheese and sprinkle over the sauce. I use Turkish white cheese, but feta or parmesan will also go well...


Thursday, 10 April 2014

A Peach Pie for the Afternoon Tea:)



My mother often makes this peach pie. After marrying I realized that my favorite dessert is my mom's peach pie. Now when i miss home i cook this pie. While cooking the pie the smell which wraps the kitchen feels me like i was at my mom's kitchen.

Ingrediants:

- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cups of sugar (150 grams)
- Half Package of vegetable margarine (melted) (approx. 125 grams)
- 2 and a half cup flour (approx. 350 grams)
- 1 package of sugared vanilla (5 grams) or you can use vanilla
- 1 package baking powder ( 8 grams)
- 2-3 peaches

Method:

- In a big bowl; mix the eggs and sugar very well until it looks like snow.
- Add melted vegetable margarine to the mixture and continue mixing.
- Then add flour and vanilla to the mixture and continue mixing.
- Last; add the baking powder and mix it with a wooden spoon. (Metal shall not be allowed to mix after putting baking powder.)
- Oil the cooker tray.
- The mixture is poured into the tray. It will form a thin layer.
- Peaches sliced ​​and arranged on top of the dough.
- After putting the tray in the oven open the heater to 170 C, bake them for 30-35 minutes.
- At first 10 minutes fruits may become juicy but will draw water during cooking.
- At the end of 35 minutes immersed a knife to the cake, if it is clean your cake is baked.

Have a nice tea time:)

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

DIY - Making a Pincushion From a Baby Food Jar



Here is a cute and easy DIY project. I hope you'll like it...

Method:

- Cut a round-shaped piece from an old t-shirt. The piece should be twice the size of the jar lid.
- Sew the fabric edges with hand sewing, as seen in the picture.



- Pucker the fabric and put the cotton inside of the fabric when your needle and threat is still on there.
- Continue to puckering the fabric. Measure it with the Jars lid and add some cotton inside if needed.



- Finish the puckering, sew to close. Fix it to the jars lid with hot silicone or some glue.
- Use a ribbon to cover and hide the attachments.


- Embellish to hide the endpoint of the ribbon with a small flower.
- Embellish the jar with the same ribbon if you want.