The perfect Italian pizza recipe

I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely crazy about a pizza piece (or the entire pizza) from time to time. I have tried several places, as well as home delivery for pizza, but I got the feeling that the homemade one cannot beat any other. I like my pizza to be thin, the opposite of boring, but still without weird combination (ham and pineapple)… No offense here hihi!

Therefore, I have researched quite a lot to find out what makes the perfect pizza. The dough! There are million of recipes all over internet and I am sure I have still many to experience. Pfff… after few years of trying and tasting I have discovered THE ONE. I cannot wait to share it with you; the best pizza dough recipe! Enjoy! Continue reading

Mini Pavlovas recipe (personal touch)

You know that moment when you plan to bake something and it does not turn well?! Maybe you have friends over or your mother-in-law planned a last-minute visit?  You are screwed and wish it was all just a dream. Well, luckily I was just baking for fun, but I ended up angry, frustrated, annoyed and almost decided to never bake again.

I planned to impress my boyfriend with some cute and amazing mini Pavlovas. Crunchy, fluffy, creamy and fruity. This was my plan. My grandma used to advise me to never bake when I am not in a good mood, otherwise my cake will not end up well. Hahaha…. I still remember laughing about this crazy idea and planned to prove her the opposite. I guess now she would laugh hard of me, especially because it is not my first time making Pavlova. Maybe it was a bad day, maybe the stars, maybe the negative energy, maybe some bad spirits…. Just kidding 😊.

I am quite sure there are AT LEAST 3 reasons for this failure: egg whites had a tiny bit of yolk between them, the mixer bowl had the smallest drop of water, the sugar was not added step by step. The funny part was in the evening when I placed the nicely decorated dessert on the dinner table. “Shall I apologize for not looking good or just pretend this beauty was meant to look like this?!”.

Long story short, it is just amazing and way better than I expected. So, I decided that it is worth sharing the story with you and showing you a great way of using some destroyed “not that fluffy” egg whites. Do find below the recipe and let me know how you do it . Next time I will get an update recipe for a real pavlova. Ah… and sorry for the ones who feel offended by the way my mini Pavlovas look like (my Kiwi friends 😀 )! Continue reading

Dordogne- the fairy tale of France

Many years ago, I had one of the biggest surprise of my life when I realized that France is actually more than what tourists see in Paris. I had a two-week study trip in Toulouse region. Being a field trip, I had the chance to discover the real France; the nature and the people. The surprise left a big hole into my soul which was growing faster and faster. I knew I did not see a lot, I knew I was too young to actually understand something, I knew I would give myself several years until the big date. I wanted to take time to enjoy what I quickly saw during that trip, to breath in and out as many times as I want, without feeling guilty for wasting my time. Firstly, I was impressed by the houses, then by the nature that keeps everything intact like in heaven, but I did not stop there. I met the people and the wine coming together with them, I met the ones that were creating the best cheese in the world and the finest wine on the planet. There is no piece of exaggeration in my huge admiration for the region I dreamed for years. Continue reading

Travel packing for summer

I have been away for the weekend and I was thinking to share with you my packing tips. I always have a checklist prepared, but it also depends on the destination or the season. This checklist might change slightly. Now, I went somewhere in the nature in the southern part of France and it was rain and sun in the forecast. This makes it a bit more complicated, but I wanted to be ready for any weather surprise. My holiday was actually a long weekend, so I spent there around three full days. Of course, I had this aspect in mind when I started packing, but I also added some items extra just to be sure 🙂 🙂 🙂 . You can definitely take less stuff with you in case the suitcase is smaller, or you don’t feel like carying too much with you.

Take a look on my checklist below and let me know if there is something you would add to it 😊. Continue reading

June Favourites

It is the FAVOURITES time of the month! I am so excited to share with you my mostly used or loved products in the last month 😊. Given the fact that I received really great products in my GLOSSYBOX lately, I have had the chance to try many things (see my blog post). Luckily, this month was a perfect one regarding the weather: enough rain, lots of sun and thousands of flowers around. I really enjoyed the first month of summer because it gave me already that holiday mood. Continue reading

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Face Cleaning

When it comes to skin care I can say that I struggle a bit to find the right products for me. My skin is sometimes dry, sometimes oily, but it can also get sensitive from time to time. My dermatologist calls it “normal”. I panicked several times when suddenly my face cream was not appropriate for my skin anymore or when my cleaning products were too rough for my face skin. I learned that there are soooo many factors which can influence the aspect of your skin, so it is just impossible to use only one type of product. I tried natural skin products, organic ones, cheap or expensive, it is just a matter of time to change my mind. I decided to start learning more about my skin and to give it time. My face skin changes depending on the amount of water I drink, the stress factors (exams, menstruation, worries), the environment (dust, wind, sun), temperature or even the misuse of a beauty product. I have no acne, no allergy, no irritation, yet I can still get them if I am not taking care of my skin properly 😊. Continue reading

How I motivate myself

“If you want to fly, give up everything that weights you down.”

You had a very hard week or you had some personal issues or you just gave up your biggest dream?! That moment when you just want to lay in bed, close all the doors that were once widely open, hide yourself in the darkest side of your soul and refuse to tell the words that once made you happy. In one of these days you should just allow yourself to hide, to cover your insecurities with the dark green curtains and let the sleep bring the calmness into your body. You will probably not need more than one day, because the dreams you cover are too bright and too big to be captured within some bed sheets.

We all have at least once that feeling that the life is too hard and unfair, that you want to smash all the things in front of you, that you wish to have done things better or differently, that you should have chosen something else. If you are still doing something that does not show the brightest side of yourself, then you know exactly what to do. But if you know for sure what makes that big smile become even bigger, these eyes become even more shinny and that ambition become stronger, then you should just allow yourself to be. Continue reading

Eyewear trends SS17

Elegant, colourful, metal or plastic. Glasses are not only a necessity anymore, they are an accessory. When I have been told that from 4 years old I am supposed to wear glasses, I suffered a lot. And it was not even the makeup problem or the frame shape, it was just the fact that I had a problem. In few years, this issue changed completely. When I was 12 and I found out that my eyes are healthy again, I almost begged my doctor to get me a new prescription. I had the feeling that I did not experience all the models of glasses available on the market, I wanted to be the coolest child at school. Now it is not an issue anymore, it is nothing secret in buying glasses to match your outfit even without getting a prescription. Continue reading

Homemade lemon cream wafers

I share this recipe with you so I can wish you a happy International Children’s Day for yesterday! These are just some bits from my sweet childhood when my mum enjoyed so much preparing this dessert for us. She made it for Christmas, Easter or any other day when she felt like cooking. Normally she would not eat much of this desert, but I am sure she loved to see how enthusiastic we were. I was always around helping and this looked extremely complicated back then. Well, now I know why she loved it so much. It is very easy to make, but fantastic to serve, it is fresh and not heavy at all. Because it is a great summer weekend with (hopefully) lot of sun, I would love to know that you will recreate this recipe. Hope you enjoy my mum’s recipe! Continue reading