Tuesday, 14 April 2015

LARGE TOASTED BREAD/BRUSCHETTA


This is one of my favourite snacks. It is a kind of open sandwich, toasted on a barbecue.What I like most about it, is a crunchy bread/loaf/ and full of flavours topping with melted cheese. I do also like serve it with some mayo and tomato souse. 

Ingredients like on photo plus prawns and thinly sliced Chorizo.


Slice the loaf and chargrill them on a barbecue until they are crisp on both sides. 





Drizzle with some good extra virgin olive oil, put ingredients on basic  brochette except spring onion. Place them in to preheated oven 220 C for about 15 minutes. Season with spring onion.




Enjoy.
Alicja




Wednesday, 8 April 2015

KIDS ROOM

Hello Everyone.
Next room transformation-kids room. The room is quite big, with huge robe. I did not change much in here. Just added some things like curtains, nice covers, colours to create warm and interesting space for my boys. They still share the room as they want to be together. 

This is the room before transformation.




First thing I change in here is the robe. I covered it with wallpaper. It looks very nice and is the strong, catching eye thing in here. In the robe I keep most of the toys, so boys are sliding the doors hundred times a day. It still looks like a new. I used simple wall unit and pack it up with boxes. It creates a feeling of tidiness in the room. I crocheted chair covers, sew curtains-my son has chosen the fabrics and also sew a patchwork cover with matching pillows. It still need a fresh coat of paint and a new lightning, but for now, it is enough. Pictures below. Hope you like it.

Wallpaper


Curtains


Wall Unit and Bed

Gadgets and Patchwork



Enjoy
Alicja.











Sunday, 5 April 2015

EASTER SNAPSHOTS

Happy Easter!!!

Some snapshots of my family easter time this year!

Started very early in the morning. Setting up EASTER EGG HUNT .


Easter Egg Hunt and Happy Boys





 Getting Ready for Easter Breakfast








Hoping my dog is going to survive, he  has eaten so much chocolate-my boys are very generous:D 




Alicja.





Thursday, 2 April 2015

VEGETABLE CURRY MASH WITH GRILLED TUNA STEAKS, PRAWNS IN CREAMY TAMARIND SAUCE AND YOGHURT RAITA

That was one of this days when I had this feeling to eat something nice but I wasn't too sure what that might be. Finally decided to go for curry but rice wasn't in my mind. If you have the same though try this recipe. It is easy to prepare and does not take long time. Have fun.

VEGETABLE CURRY MASH WITH GRILLED TUNA STEAKS, PRAWNS IN CREAMY TAMARIND SAUCE AND YOGHURT RAITA


INGREDIENTS for 4 people:
  • 4 tuna steaks
  • 4 large potatoes and 2 large carrots pealed and roughly diced
  • 12 large raw peeled prawns
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3 - 4 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 cup greek yoghurt
  • 3 tbs butter
  • ½ burbles cucumber grated and juice squeezed out
  • 1 small white onion finely chopped
  • 1-2 tsp curry powder
  • salt, pepper, paprika
  • fresh coriander or parsley for decoration
  • optionally hard boiled egg
Season steaks with salt, pepper and pinch of curry. Let them sit in fridge while you prepare other things. Prepare large pot with water for potatoes and carrots. Cook them until soft, drain water and add frozen peas.While these boiling, place frying pan on medium heat and melt butter, add curry powder and stir to cook out flavours. 1 minute should be enough just be careful not to burn it. Add this mixture into pot with already cooked vegies and make mash. A dash of cream will be helpful.
In a small saucepan bring cream slowly to boil, stir in tamarind sauce and add prawns. Try to reduce sauce by boiling for few minutes. Season for flavour. You can add more tamarind paste for your liking. Should be nice and zesty.
For tuna steaks you can use either BBQ or grilling pan. Whatever suits you. I've used electric BBQ. Make sure grilling surface is hot. Place steaks on and grill for few minutes on each side.
Raita is very simple. Just mix yoghurt, onion and cucumber and season for flavours.
Decorate with some greens and sprinkle with paprika powder and done. Ready to eat.




 Enjoy.