Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Recipe:Not-too-sweet Chocolate Orange Cupcakes(EN/RO)

Hello again, lovelies!
First and foremost...Yay! I made it to 100 followers! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to read and subscribe to my blog :) It means a lot to me.

Today, I have a recipe to share with you. To me, chocolate+ orange= love :) so,what better way to combine them than in a cupcake?Right, there is no better way.
Keep in mind that you can add more sugar if you wish but I prefer it like this. Less sugar= smaller chance of getting diabetes & less calories,right?
RO: Astazi, vreau sa impart o reteta cu voi.Pentru mine,ciocolata si portocalele sunt combinatia perfecta.Deci, de ce sa nu le combinam intr-o briosa? :)
Daca va plac mai dulci,puteti adauga mai mult zahar,dar eu le prefer asa.Mai putin zahar= mai putine sanse sa facem diabet= mai putine calorii :)

You will need:
O sa aveti nevoie de :

  • 75 grams butter(softened) ( 75 grame unt la temperatura camerei)
  • 80 grams granulated sugar (80 grame zahar granulat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder ( 1 lingurita praf de copt)
  • 200 grams all purpose flour (200 grame faina)
  • a pinch of salt ( un varf de cutit de sare)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa (2 linguri cacao)
  • 100 ml orange juice  (100 ml suc de portocale)
  • 1 egg (1 ou)
  • the zest of an orange  ( coaja de la o portocala)

Step 1: Preheat your oven.(I don't pay attention at how many degrees because I have an old type of oven.Just make sure it's hot :) )
RO:Preincalziti cuptorul.Nu tin cont de grade fiindca am un cuptor vechi care imi afiseaza nimic.

Step 2: Mix the butter with the sugar with a hand mixer.(or a spoon or whatever you have).Add the egg and mix again.Just make sure it's all mixed together really well.
RO: Amestecati untul cu zaharul utilizand un mixer(sau o lingura sau ce aveti).Adaugati oul si mixati din nou pana se uniformizeaza compozitia.

Step 3:In another bowl, mix  the flour,cocoa,salt and baking powder.Put the dry ingredients over the butter-egg-sugar mixture and stir.
RO: In alt vas, amestecati faina,cacaoa,sarea si praful de copt.Puneti ingredientele uscate peste cele ne-uscate si amestecati bine.

Step 4: Peel an orange and get the juice of it. Add the zest and juice to the mixture.
RO: Radeti coaja de la o portocala si faceti suc din ea.Adaugati aceste 2 ingrediente in amestec.

Step 5: Line your cupcake tray .Put in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes. Do the toothpick test if you wish.
RO: Pregatiti tava cu hartie pt.briose.Dati la cuptor pentru aproximativ 10-15 minute .Faceti testul cu scobitoarea ca sa va asigurati ca s-au facut.

Step 6: Enjoy your cupcakes that should look like this:
RO: Bucurati-va de briosele voastre care are trebui sa arate cam asa:




Happy cupcake eating and last day of April! :)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Portrait: Lil Kim(and some inspirational thoughts)

Happy first day of the week ! :)
I know, Monday sucks.But there is always something good and something bad every day and really, Monday isn't worse than any other day of the week. Maybe the sun is shining, or you're looking forward to something awesome that you have planned for the weekend or  someone smiled at you on the bus :)

These are what make Mondays awesome.Now that I (hopefully) inspired you to go change the world , I present to you :
I changed the paper I was drawing on. And that's about it :) If you want to see other portraits ,you can do it by checking out the "Portraits" section on the menu thingy .

Also, please leave your suggestion of celebrities you like and want me to draw in the comments or contact me by e-mail if you would like me to draw a portrait of you or a friend.

Have an awesome Monday! And don't forget, "Be the change you wish to see in the world" :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

1 Mai la inaltime!(RO)

Hello again!

Pe blogul lui Alice  are loc din nou un concurs cu un premiu pe masura, 2 nopti cazare pentru 2 persoane la Hotel Piscu Negru, pe Transfagarasan! Yeah,that's right, pe Transfagarasan! Nu-i asa ca suna minunat?

Ce trebuie sa faceti este sa raspundeti  la 5 intrebari usoare,ceea ce voi face eu acum :)

1.Cand ai fost ultima oara pe Transfagarasan?

Hmm,nu imi amintesc exact dar cu aproximatie acum 2-3 ani.Oricum,eram la liceu si era in vacanta de vara, in luna iulie. Ceea ce tin minte este ca atunci cand eram la baza si nu incepusem inca sa urcam bine erau vreo 17 grade si in varful varfului temperatura scazuse pana la 7 grade. Chestia asta mi-a ramas in memorie si mereu cand povestesc cuiva despre Transfagarasan, o includ in povestioara :) Aaaa, si tin minte ca am filmat o gramada de videoclipuri cu telefonul meu mobil cu rezolutie foarte slaba :))


2.Intra pe site-ul Hotelului http://hotelpisculnegru.ro si spune-mi 3 lucruri care iti plac.


Pai,s-o luam cu inceputul.Imi plac imaginile din slideshow-ul de pe homepage. Prima impresie este mereu importanta si atunci cand cineva este intampinat cu imagini ca acelea,mai mult ca sigur va dori sa fie cazat acolo.

Secondly, rezervare se poate face destul de usor si toate informatiile iti sunt oferite direct, fara sa trebuiasca sa intri pe n-spe mii de pagini.
Si numarul trei: informatiile despre atractiile locale.Este ca o mini-enciclopedie despre imprejurimile hotelului.Informatii utile,prezentate frumos si poze reusite. Daca voi fi cazata acolo, voi incerca sa vizitez macar o atractie de pe lista.

3.In viziunea ta cum arata un 1 Mai perfect pe Transfagarasan?


Odata cazata, o plimbare prin jur sa ma familiarizez cu zona.Apoi o cina in restaurantul hotelului si o plimbare noaptea pe afara.A doua zi, as vizita cateva dintre atractiile de care vorbeam mai devreme si cateva carari de munte.Pe scurt, 1 mai petrecut in natura este ideal pentru mine.


4.In apropierea hotelului sunt mai multe atractii turistice locale: 3 Pesteri declarate monument al naturii, Cetatea Poenari, Lacul si Barajul Vidraru, Cascada Capra, Lacul Capra si Lacul Balea - pe care le-ai vizitat pana acum? pe care iti doresti sa le vezi daca vei ajunge pe Transfagarasan? in ce ordine le-ai vizita?


Pana acum,nu am vizitat decat barajul.Adica am coborat din masina pentru 10 minute.Pe primul loc ar fi Balea.Toata lumea vorbeste despre el,ar fi cazul sa vad si eu ce e asa special la el.Pe locul doi ar fi pesterile,apoi cascada Capra,Lacul Capra si la urma Cetatea.Nu prea sunt fana a cetatilor :)


5.Mai jos e Oferta de Paste la Hotel Piscu Negru 3*

                   Oferta pentru Paste 2013 = 500 ron
                   5 nopti cazare cu Mic dejun + Cina inclusa in pret 
                   Gustare in noaptea de Inviere
                   Petrecere traditionala in prima zi de Paste cu mancaruri alese si muzica buna

         Tu ai petrece de Paste pe Transfagarasan????


Hmm,sa ma gandesc ....da!! :) Suna bine,de ce nu? Nu mi-am mai petrecut pana acum Pastele intr-un hotel,dar ar fi o experienta unica si interesanta. 


Sunday, April 21, 2013

My first THBoxes order & Sensible Sunday(10)

Happy Sunday y'all!

Last month, I checked out THBoxes.com to see if they had any jewelry that I would be interested in. For those who don't know, I'm picky when it comes to jewelry. I want them to have meaning and to symbolize something.
I don't like buying plain crystal earrings or Swarowski- something necklaces. It's more about the meaning behind the piece of jewelry that has value rather than the material it is made of.
Of course, if I get it as a gift that's a completely different story. Gifts always mean something :)

That being said, I like to pick jewelry that represent a miniature of an object or that have something meaningful written on them. I want the necklaces or earrings I'm wearing to say something about me, my personality, my hobbies.

If you would like me to do a post about all the pieces of jewelry I own and the meaning behind it, leave it in the comments :)

This is why I picked this beautiful necklace from THBoxes:

This shows my passion for traveling and exploring pretty good,don't you think? :)
What I like about it is that the chain is longer than that of all the other necklaces I own and contrary to what you might think, the globe is not heavy.Yeah,it's a little bit heavier than other necklaces but it's not bothering.
Also,the details on the globe and the telescope make them look so real, I love it! Another plus is that it doesn't have a lock-thingy so you don't lose time trying to lock the necklace around your neck.


The price is 2,65 $ ,the shipping was free and the delivery time was around a month (faster than I expected, considering it was shipped from China to Romania)

And now, let's take a little time to say a prayer for all those who died or were injured in the Boston bombing, the Texas explosion and the earthquake from the Sichuan province in China:


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Giveaway cu sapun(RO)

Revin cu un anunt despre un giveaway "parfumat" pe blogul Lecturi de mamica!

Concursul tine de pe 15 aprilie pe 19 aprilie ,asa ca grabiti-va sa va inscrieti !:)
Premiul este acest minunat cosulet umplut cu sapunuri,un balsam de buze si un unt de corp :
Link-ul catre concurs este acesta: http://lecturidemamica.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/pasiunea-amaliei-concurs-aniversar/

Spor la inscris!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Review balerini ZorileStore/ ZorileStore Flats Review

Salutare!

Vreau sa incep prin a spune ca balerinii(care se numesc Kitten) au sosit neasteptat de repede. Cred ca am primit coletul pe 3 aprilie,daca nu ma insel.Deci, un plus pentru promptitudine celor de la ZorileStore :)

Dar sa trecem la review in sine.Pentru toate caracteristicile balerinilor voi folosi o scala de la 1 la 10.

Eleganta

In primul si in primul rand, m-am simtit foarte fancy cand i-am purtat. Cineva( un baiat chiar) mi-a observat balerinii noi si asta e prima data cand cineva spune ceva despre ceea ce port in picioare.Deci, asta inseamna ceva. Mi se pare ca se potrivesc cu orice : de la o fusta eleganta la niste pantaloni scurti chic sau o rochie de vara. Poti  sa fii casual& chic sau classy&glamorous cu ei.

Nota:10

Comoditate

Prima data cand mi-am ales marimea, credeam ca o sa-mi fie prea mici si ma vor strange. Daca ma intreaba cineva ce numar port la picior, nici eu nu sunt prea sigura.Sandalele mele sunt 36, adidasii 37 si cizmele un 38-39. Ma bucur totusi ca am ales 36 fiindca mi se potrivesc( aproape) perfect. Desi..imi sunt usor mari :)
Nu atat de mari incat sa-mi iasa din picioare in timp ce merg,dar din cand in cand imi joaca. Nu e deranjant oricum. Ceea ce vreau sa subliniez este ca nu fac rana sau bataturi sau orice altceva.

Nota: 9

Material

Nu sunt prea buna la ghicit materiale ,dar sunt placuti la atingere.Parca e matase, parca e piele intoarsa :)
Oricum, e ceva foarte fin.Talpa in interior e argintie si mi se pare chiar o combinatie reusita. Talpa in sine mi se pare rezistenta.Nu sunt genul de balerini pe care sa ii porti o vara si apoi sa iti iei la revedere de la ei.

Nota :10

Deci,daca ar fi sa facem o medie( ca la concursurile alea de dans cu jurizare :) ) : 10+9+10= 29:3 =9,66(6) .Si daca adaugam si plusul de la inceput pentru promptitudinea livrarii ajungem la nota 10.


EN:
I received a pair of flats from ZorileStore.ro for review. I really like everything about them. They're elegant,comfy and high quality. I prefer flats over heels almost all the time. They're much more comfortable and black is such a classy color.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Photos & Songs...

Hello there!

Today I'm back with a short post.These are a couple of pictures I took when I was bored. I really like the whole taking-pictures-of-small-objects-and-making-them-look-huge concept :)
RO:Astazi m-am intors cu o scurta postare.O sa va arat cateva poze pe care le-am facut cand eram plictisita.Chiar imi place conceptul de a face poze obiectelor in miniatura si de a le face sa para mult mai mari.
I think this mini bar of chocolate looks so awesome. And it tasted good, too! :)
RO:Mini ciocolata asta arata asa de dragut. Dar gustul a fost si mai "dragut.
Recipe for chocolate cupcakes coming soon! This is how they look like with a fancy photo effect :D
RO: In curand urmeaza reteta pt. briose cu ciocolata. Asa arata cand pui un efect extravagant pozei :D
Chocolate,again..What can I say? I love chocolate.This dark chocolate and cherry liquor one was pretty good.
RO: Ciocolata, din nou.Ce pot sa spun?Iubesct ciocolata. E ciocolata neagra cu lichior de cirese.
And last but not least..Nail of the Week(NOTW) ..I was thinking of doing more beauty related posts..no,I'm not turning into a  beauty blog but I like talking about nail polishes and skin care products and all that jazz. I don't wear make-up ,but I enjoy the other "parts" of the beauty field.
RO: Si in sfarsit, Nail of the week.Ma gandeam sa fac mai multe postari legate de beauty.Nu, nu ma transform intr-un beauty blog dar imi place sa vorbesc despre oje si produse de ingrijire a pielii si tot soiul de chestii. Nu ma machiez,dar imi plac celelate "domenii" ale industriei beauty.

So let me know if you'd like to see more beauty posts.I'll still be posting portraits.In fact, I am almost finished with the Lil Kim one.
RO: Lasati intr-un comentariu daca ati dori sa vedeti mai multe postari legate de beauty.Inca voi mai posta portrete.De fapt, cel al lui Lil Kim e aproape gata.

Camera used: my good old Samsung Galaxy S Plus
Photo effect app: Pic Effects Fx( You can find it in Play Store if you have an Android smartphone)
Nail Polish used: MaxXFactor Max Effect in shade 45 Fantasy Fire

Also, I've been loving these two songs this past week :
RO: De asemenea, saptamana asta am ascultat melodiile acestea doua foarte mult:


I discovered this song when I was watching Dancing with the Stars( Zendaya and Val's first week).I also think Good Life is another good song from One Republic.
RO: Am descoperit melodia asta cand ma uitam la DWTS( un fel de Dansez pentru tine la americani).De asemenea, imi place si piesa Good Life a celor de la One Republic.

And for a more slow and touching song, I've been listening to Eddie Vedder's Society. Apparently it's one of the soundtracks for the movie Into the Wild ,which I've watched and cried my eyes out while watching .
RO: Imi place foarte mult si Society a lui Eddie Vedder,care e o piesa mai inceata si sensibila, daca pot spune asa.Face parte din soundtrack-ul filmului Into the Wild, care m-a facut sa plang bine de tot. 


I'll post the Lil Kim portrait soon and I have more dessert recipes coming, so stay tuned!
Smile if you have no reason to cry :)
RO: Voi posta portetul lui Lil Kim in curand si mai am si niste retete pt. deserturi !