Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Carrot cake

1. the very first cake I ate in the USA (and yeah, I ate it almost all by myself)
2. the cake is a heaven
3. the raw batter is maybe even bigger heaven (the raw batter & raw dough eater speaking out of me)

Actually, the main reason that made me to make this carrot cake was its publishing in my favorite magazine, Emma. I changed a recipe a little bit, and it turned out to be one of my most favorite cakes ever. Well, it happens almost every time I eat something sweet, but in this case, it's really serious!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to me!

It was my birthday yesterday! I turned nineteen and I can't believe I won't be a teenager this time next year. How can that be possible? It seems like just a year ago I was crying in the kindergarten because my mom was leaving me there and I thought she wouldn't come back. Oh... Even though my childhood was awesome,  I have never celebrated any of my birthdays. I don't remember I got any birthday cake. Never ever. Maybe when I was really little. But not blowing out the candles or having a party, just nice lunch or dinner with my family and friends. Don't take me wrong; I'm not complaining or anything; I like the way it is and always was, but I always wanted to have a birthday cake, although I've never asked for it.  I made it myself this year for the third time and I'm ashamed. It's not the cake it was supposed to be. Why? I like to make everything from scratch, with no shortcuts in the form of instant powders or canned food. This is a very- easy- to- make cake, but everybody likes it so what's the problem?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lemon Yogurt Bundt Cake

We used to go to Sam's every weekend, usually Saturdays, before we headed off for lunch (or rather an early dinner) in the restaurant. It was just right after we slept in, listened to the country music coming out of the grandma's TV while eating some Pop Tarts, drinking some orange juice and cleaning the house. Sam's was the most favorite store for all of us. Why? Maybe you know they offer free samples of food. Yeah! Even though  we didn't planned on buying anything, we usually ended up with a full cart. Beth, my American host mom, was amazed as much as me and Yutong, my Chinese host sister, by the deliciousness and we just could not resist. Well, we just had our "lunch" for free over there. I remember days when I was coming out of the place hungry, because they just didn't serve any samples for me, a vegetarian. Many other times I was completely satisfied by yogurts (I had to try each flavor), cheese pizza, cheese, fruits, drinks, green bean casserole... and cakes. The one that each of us "sampled" three times stayed in my mind. Served with whipped cream and fresh berries. It made an impression on Beth, not a fruit lover, too. She bought us not just the cake, but also 3 bottles of whipped cream, some strawberries, blueberries, raspberries... I felt like in a paradise. Cakey paradise.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Gingerbread apple cake

“Being happy doesn't always make us grateful, but being grateful will always make us happy.”

I returned home from school shortly before 3.30 p.m. Yeah, that's Monday. I wanted to snack on something so I opened the pantry door, came in, and I saw there is only one piece of the cake left. That piece didn't seem to be very photogenic, and unfortunately, the light inside wasn't very pleasurable either. I put the snack on the plate,   sprinkled with sugar and tried to find the most suitable place for taking a picture. After few minutes of running around in every room of our apartment, I found the right place to take emergency pictures of the food. At least it worked for me well. That spot was at the balcony.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Today morning, from 4-6 a.m. (in Slovakia) , I watched New Year's Eve Broadcast from New York. Exhausted, without any sleep...but I was pleasured to watch all the people on Times Square having fun... How I wish I was there. Trip to New York City in June was the most exciting thing of 2011...

But now, 2012 is here, and I've got something for all of us:
Nowadays, people care about unimportant things too much, and we "don't have time" to LIVE our life. Let's make this year unforgettable, let's enjoy ourselves! Dream, explore, discover...

I have fallen in love with Michel Telo. His songs are so energetic, they fulfill me with a lot of energy. I always wanted to go to Brazil, but now...I'm absolutely crazy about it! :)