Tour of Edinburgh

This was not my first visit to Edinburgh, but only this time I found a moment to explore the city
If you like mountains and sea there you can find both. And here are some of my pictures from my last visit, two weeks ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a sea or mountain person ?

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Peace, love and the Wonder Woman

I do not know how it is possible that I did not know this lady before. Of course I knew she existed, but I never checked who she is and what her story is. My mistake, because it’s really a beautiful story about a very brave woman.
The inspiration for creating this character was the wife and lover of the author, psychology professor William Moulton Marston. Allegedly they were very strong, liberated and independent women. Interesting that he needed them both since each was so great.
But who was the Wonder Woman and why she was so naive, brave and uncompromising ? Maybe because of her mother made her from clay and prayed to Zeus to bring her alive. Cute, crazy but not original.
Diana, her mother – the queen and the entire Amazon tribe they had a seemingly happy and carefree life on a mysterious island – Temiscira created for them by Zeus. Here the days filled the martial arts training, because they were created for that purpose and enjoying the beauty of paradise island. But nothing lasts forever and one day a man appeared on the island and he told them about the ongoing war in the world. Of course it has destroyed the harmony of the island. The Amazons did not want to interfere in the affairs of human wars, only Diana eagerly expressed her desire to save the world; arm in arm with a stranger.
Steve was not quite the type of hero, but he was trying to do something, because as his father told him ‘’If something bad happens in the world, you can do nothing or do something’’
For her, it was enough to save the world and fall in love with him, by the way he was the first man she had ever seen. Also the senseless cruelty of the First World War was the first cruelty she had ever seen. While living on a paradise island she believed that people are naturally good and she should always help them. World of war showed her, that everyone is both good and evil and people have to make choices. Wonder Woman accepts it and fights for their defense even though she still hears that they do not deserve it.
When she sees that her man leaves her on the battlefield she starts to lose strengths, but then words that were lost in the explosion come to her and she sees his sacrifice. Then her power returns and it allows her to overcome all the evil of the world. The banal and beautiful summary of the film are words, which Wonder Woman declares in the decisive battle with Ares ” It’s about what you believe in and I believe in love. Only love can save world. ”

 

 

What do you believe in ?
Did you like the movie ?

 

 

 

 

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Homemade body scrub

Maybe it’s weird but I do not like to buy cosmetics. Buying shampoo or shower gel is just a necessity for me, I do not find this a nice pleasure 😉 I usually do online shopping here or here.

Sometimes, however  I like to make my own soap, shampoo, or very simple body scrub.
I like to invent new recipes, but I usually use what i currently have in the kitchen.

 

I take some :

brewed coffee grounds

cinnamon

oil

grated ginger and citrus peel

salt

I put everything in a bowl and mix.
You do not need proportions and recipes. Be creative. If you want to have more creamy and consistent texture you have to add teaspoon of shower gel.

Have a nice bath 🙂
I am curious what cosmetic brands are you using ?

Are you doing your own products?

 

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Grilled vegetables with coca-cola

I am not an expert on BBQ. In fact, I do not even know how to light a fire under the grill, or more precisely I just did not try. Luckily I know a lot of people who like to play with fire. Meanwhile I hide in the kitchen and prepare something for the grate. Seasonal vegetables and good company is always a great recipe for a summer evening.
Soy sausages and vegeburgers are also okey.

 

 

Ingredients :
1/2 cans of classic Coca-Cola
6 tablespoons ketchup or tomato concentrate
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon of hot pepper
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon of pepper
3 cloves of garlic
courgette
20 mushrooms
3 peppers
1 onion
And whatever you like
Recipe :
First you have to do marinade. For that, put coca-cola and spices into a large lockable food box.
Chop the vegetables, except mushrooms and put everything in a container with prepared marinade.
Shake the vegetable container and leave everything for 2-3 hours.

 

Bon Appetit and have fun 🙂
Do you like barbecue ?
What is your favorite BBQ dish ?

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Vegetable balls

Today I would like to offer you a very delicious and filling dinner dish.
I do not know whether these balls taste like meatballs, but  is it important if they are so delicious. Bon Appetit 🙂

 

Ingredients :
Vegetable balls:

180 grams of tofu
190 grams of cooked millet (glass)
½ glass bread crumbs
1 tablespoon of yeast flakes
2 teaspoons of crisp mustard
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
½ teaspoon of hot pepper
1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary and thyme
salt, pepper
Rapeseed oil for frying

Sauce :

Can of cut tomatoes
onion
pepper
2 garlic cloves
¼ teaspoon oregano
¼ teaspoon thyme
¼ teaspoon of basil
¼ teaspoon of paprika
salt, pepper
Rapeseed oil for frying

Spagetti pack

 

Recipe :
Sauce :

Pour the oil over the pan and add the onion cubes.
Fry for a few minutes, then add chopped diced pepper and fry for a few more minutes.
Add can of tomatoes, spices and squeezed garlic.
Stew all about 20 – 30 minutes.

Vegetables balls :
In a saucepan boil a glass of water, add millet and cook for 15 minutes on low heat, occasionally stir the mash.
Tofu cut into cubes and toss together with the other ingredients into the blender dish. Mix until finely ground, try and season with salt and pepper. From the mass to make small balls.
They should be the size of a walnut.
Fry the balls in the pan and then place it on a paper towel. Cook the spaghetti and add it to the saucepan with the sauce.

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Dandelion flowers in dough

I like to experiment with wild food. Forest, meadow and even yard lawn are full of edible plants. Today I would like to persuade you to try the dandelion.

Ingredients :

dandelion flowers

2 glasses of rapeseed oil

glass of beer

glass of flour

half a teaspoon of salt

teaspoon baking powder

 

Recipe :

1. Mix well flour, powder, salt and beer

2. In a saucepan boil the oil

3. Fry in deep fat for approx a minute

Bon Appetit 🙂


Do you like wild food?

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Corn chowder

Ingredients :

2 corn cobs
1 small cauliflower
1/2 leek
Several dried tomatoes with oil
2 laurel leaves
1 allspice
¼ teaspoon chili
¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika
A few tablespoons of tomato oil
1/2 bunch of spring onions
1 liter of almond milk
1 glass of vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
Salt and black pepper

Recipe:

Cut off the seeds of corn, dried tomatoes chopped in cubes, cauliflower cut into small rubles,
leek cut into slices. Heat a few tablespoons of dried tomato oil on the bottom of a large pot.
Add chopped vegetables and all spices, except the nutmeg nut. Stir in oil for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Pour the milk into the vegetables and cook on low heat for about 15 – 20 minutes until the cauliflower is soft. Pour the broth and a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg, add salt and black pepper to taste and chopped spring onions. Stir thoroughly.

 

Bon Appetit 🙂

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Happy Easter

” I wish you all, my dear brothers and sisters, you survived it triduum sacrum, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Christmas Eve big bottom then Easter, deeper and deeper. Survived, but also gave a certificate. Praise our Lord Jesus Christ !”-Pope John Paul II

Happy Easter 🙂

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Mother’s Day inspiration

My mother has always been and still she is a very modern, inspirational woman with strong character and own views. My house did not smell of cinnamon and home-made food. It was filled with cigarette smoke, the smell of coffee and intellectual conversations about politics and literature. My mom taught me love for travel and books. She taught me that who I am and what I have it depends only on me.
I am very grateful to her and proud to be her daughter.

 

 

 

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