Thursday, July 30, 2015

COFFEE & COOKIE TIME WITH PRINTMENEER!


Today I received the most delicious Coffee Pot and Coffee Cup. They're from PRINTMENEER http://www.printmeneer.nl/about/  a  3D printing company based in Rotterdam, creating modern cookie cutters.

In 2012 Wouter wanted to bake some cookies but couldn't find a shop that sold the cookie cutters he wanted so he decided to design and create them using a 3D printer. He then opened a shop on ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/shop/printmeneer


Would you like to join me for coffee?:)

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Oggi ho ricevuto queste forme per biscotti creati da Wouter, il proprietario di PRINTMENEER  http://www.printmeneer.nl/ una azienda che produce forme per biscotti con una stampante 3D.   Queste forme ed altre le potete trovare sul loro negozio ETSY  https://www.etsy.com/shop/printmeneer

Volete un caffe?:)











Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MESSY HAIR? NO PROBLEM!

If you're having one of those days when your hair is messy,  just won't stay into place and you look like you've gone through a high wind in Jamaica,  then this is what you need....BEBOPAHAIRBANDS  http://bebopahairbands.com/  These hairbands are handmade, reversible and 1950s inspired. Of course you can wear them even if your hair is perfectly perfect ... like mine for example:)











Monday, July 20, 2015

STRAWBERRIES AND SUMMER

The torrid heat is still here so I took out my Strawberry fan from Accessorize http://eu.accessorize.com/?redirected;jsessionid=49422AC048E5C9EB7D58D25D202B6413.app10

The scones and strawberry earrings are from etsy.com

Isn't my strawberry ring cute?

Join me for breakfast with my delicious homemade scones and homemade strawberry jam!






Friday, July 17, 2015

TORRID HEAT ....FAN TIME

It is very hot here these days, temperature around 32° C and higher, stuffy, dusty and no sign of cooling down. It's impossible to walk around in the day time. A nice, RED and  big Spanish fan is now very useful.






Dress:  taylor made
Hat: Intimi Momenti 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NO BUTTER, NO OIL BANANA BREAD

Ingredients

2 large ripe bananas
2 eggs
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup wholewheat flour
1 cup flour
1 ts cinnamon
1 ts baking powder
a pinch of salt

Mash the bananas and add the brown sugar.  Add eggs. Add sifted dry ingredients.  Bake at 180° for 45 minutes.

Irresistible served with peanut butter!





Monday, July 6, 2015

SUMMER FRUITS NAIL ART MANIA

I was delighted to receive PUPA's Nail Art Mania JUICY FRUITS.  http://www.pupa.it/ita/unghie/nail-art-/Product/juicy-fruits-nail-art-kit.aspx  They are gorgeous and easy as pie to put on!

Put a layer of nail polish, wait 5 minutes then put on a second layer.






Don't spill the fruits :)





Sunday, July 5, 2015

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

Red, white and blue...appropriately dressed for the July 4th weekend:)  My daugher received the hat as gift but I liked it so much that I  borrowed it.

Hat:  http://eu.accessorize.com/
Dress:  http://www.lindybop.co.uk/
Shoes: Testaccio market










Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

THE GREEN GOLD OF BRONTE

I recently uploaded a video on Youtube showing how to make BUSIATE AL PESTO DI PISTACCHIO   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2JOWHEpQc0  Busiate are typical of Western Sicily and pistachio pesto is a product made by http://www.baccosrl.com/home/english a Sicilian company specialized in Pistachio products. Bacco is based in Bronte,  the city famous for its precious pistachios.  At this link you can see another recipe I prepared with Bacco's Pistachio Cream and Pistachio flour ...my DROOLING SWISS ROLL  http://saucysiciliana.blogspot.it/2015/06/swiss-roll-with-baccos-pistacchio-cream.html

Here are some other delicacies produced by Bacco Srl



Pistachio Nougat, Tangerine Spread, Lemon Spread, Pistachio Bars, Almond Pesto, Pistachio Chocolate, Pistachio Flour, Pistachio Nougat and....my daughter's favorite...Pistachio Cream.

Today I made a delicious breakfast treat using Pistachio Flour.

Ingredients:

1 tub  Greek Yogurt
1 banana
1 T wheat germ
1 T honey
2 T  Bacco's Pistachio Flour

Slice the banana, add the Greek yogurt, wheat germ and honey. Lightly mix, then top it all off with Bacco's Pistachio Flour.  Very healthy and nutritious.