Saturday, August 17, 2019

carrot soup/ čorba od šargarepe

Juče me jedna žena lažno optužila da sam joj ukrala recept. I to javno. Uputila mi je uznemirujući komentar i nadasve zlonameran. Eto šta mogu učiniti tri žumanca i malo mleka. Totalnu pometnju, bar u mom univerzumu.
Kako ona kaže, 'blatantly' sam kopirala taj sveti recept i besramno ga stavila da ga svi vi vidite i uživate u istom. I još sam se usudila (kao i uvek) da insertujem link originalnog recepta i navedem da je recept njen uz ime bloga. Pa sram me bilo.
Neki teškom mukom u 2019-oj dodju do recepta za puding od vanile u koji se doda malo slatke pavlake, a ja lepo sačekam priliku i to sve prepišem.
Otišla sam pod tuš da to sve zaboravim ali umesto toga zaboravila sam da se istuširam. Mokra i vidno uznemirena i dalje sam bila opsednuta Lijanom, a ona je verovatno za sve to vreme negde tamo daleko u Pocono planinama jahala svog konja.
Samo kad sam se i konja setila, i strasti su se skroz na skroz uzburkale. Stala sam za šporet i napravila čorbu za smirivanje strasti.
Delite ljudi hranu, recepte, a posebno one od kojih vam zaigra srce ili krene slinica na usta :)
 
Čorba od šargarepe (za 3 osobe)
5 većih šargarepa, oljuštrene i iseckane na veće kolutove
manja glavica crnog luka, sitno naseckan
dva čena belog luka, sitno naseckan
jedan manji beli krompir, oguljen i isečen na kocke
jedna manja jabuka (slatka), oguljena i isečena na kocke
800ml vode
so
limun
maslinovo ulje
avokado, svež peršun, rotkvice - kao opcija za poslužiti uz čorbu

Na srednje jakoj vatri u dubljoj posudi zagrejte 2-3 kašike maslinovog ulja, i popržite crni luk oko 5 minuta, da omekša i lagano primi boju. Dodajte šargarepu, beli luk, posolite i pustite oko 7 minuta da šargarepa omekani uz povremeno mešanje. Zatim dodajte krompir i jabuku i nalijte hladnom vodom. Kada prokljuca kuvajte oko 25 minuta na laganoj vatri. Kada je povrće mekano izmiksajte sve u blenderu ili štapnim mikserom. Proverite slanost i dodajte 1-2 kašike soka od sveže cedjenog limuna.
Servirajte uz komade avokada, sveži peršun, listiće sveže rotkvice i pospite sa par kapi maslinovog ulja.

Lagana, umirujuća i nežna.





If you get upset by something or someone and if you don't have a chance for example to ride a horse as a therapy. Don't panic. There is always some other, good, rather cheep solution. Healthy as well. Mother nature involved. Make a super carrot soup for when you need to get calm.

Carrot Soup/ serves 3
5 big carrots, peeled and chopped
one small onion, finely diced
two garlic cloves, finely chopped
one small potato, peeled and diced
one small apple (sweet), pilled and diced
800ml water
salt
olive oil
lemon juice
avocado, fresh parsley, radish optional for serving

On a medium-high heat in a deeper pan heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add onions and fry for about 5 minutes, let onions soften and get color a bit. Add the carrots, garlic, season with salt and leave to cook for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add potato and apple and cover with water. Once it starts boiling leave to cook for about 25 minutes on low heat with the lid on. When the vegetables are cooked use a stick mixer to blend everything or transfer everything in a blender and blend until all is smooth. Check the seasoning, add 1-2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Serve with avocado pieces, fresh parsley, fresh radishes and sprinkle with a few drops of olive oil.

Light, soothing and gentle.


Thank you Jelena and Ivana for support and for being virtually there for me ;)

Monday, August 12, 2019

iceBox cake

p r i v i d


Neki muškarac sa sedim dlakama na bradi stalno kači slike savršenog života.
More, plavo, prozirno, mirno.
Oblačići putuju veselo ka pučini.
Sunce greje kamene oblutke
i topi nam lica kroz male ekrane.
I svi se tada osmehujemo dok se palme njišu u pozadini,
dok gledamo slike koje promiču
brzo
klikćemo da se sve to ponovi
iznova i opet
živimo sretno.

I ne, to nije kraj.
Onda otvorite vrata frižidera i baš na jednoj od polica, na tanjiru stoji parče kolača sa slike.

Ne dozvolite da vas vrućina spreči da napravite ovaj desert.

Nepečeni kolač sa vanila kremom i prelivom od čokolade
krem od vanile:
3 žumanca
3 supene kašike gustina, uvršene
1/2 šolje (100g) šećera
2 šolje (500ml) mleka
prstohvat soli
2 kašičice vanile
2 supene kašike maslaca (30g), na sobnoj temperaturi

U vatrostalnoj posudi pomešati žumanca, šećer, so, gustin i mleko. Staviti na vatru i mešati dok ne proključa. Lagano kuvati mešajuci 4 do 5 minuta. Skloniti sa vatre i umešati vanilu i puter. Gotov krem prekriti providnom folijom (kako se korica ne bi formirala) i ostaviti da se ohladi u frizideru.

šlag:
1.5 šolja (360ml) nezasladjene pavlake za šlag
2 supene kašike prah šećera
kašičica vanile

Pavlaku za šlag lagano umutiti sa šećerom i vanilom i postepeno sjediniti sa ohladjenim kremom od vanile.

400-500g petit beurre keksa
150ml mleka

Keks umakati u mleko u redjati u pleh (38x26x7 cm). Četiri reda/sloja keksa i izmedju krem/fil. Završiti sa keksom (zadnji sloj keks) i preliti čokoladom.

preliv od čokolade:
1.5 šolja (360ml) crne čokolade, seckane
3/4 šolje (180ml) nezasladjene pavlake za šlag

U šerpici pavlaku zagrejati do ključanja. Skloniti sa vatre i dodati seckanu čokoladu. Ostaviti 3 minute i energično mešati žicom dok se ne dobije sjajna i glatka smesa. Preliti preko poslednjeg sloja keksa.
Kolač ostaviti u frižideru najmanje 8 sati, ili preko noći.


Days are bright and sunny.
Deserts are cold and easy. 
No bake recipe.
Don't let the heat stop you from making this cake!

recipe adopted from LeAnne, Lion’s Bread food blog <3

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

strawberry jam, new classic

Spreading last bits of strawberry jam and remembering June.

From the archives/ June, last day.
Few thunder storms. One that woke me up at 2 a.m. and made me sleep on a chair covered with sheets over my head. 
Lots of rain but also lots of strawberries, fresh and juicy, locally grown. 
To many mosquitoes, way to many. 
Allergies, inside and out. 
One dead lemon tree. 
New favorite egg salad, two rotten avocados and few cans of sardines. Boiled purple roots of young beetroots. Sour cherries on a tree. 

It happened just once. The day was hot and night even hotter. I went out to attract all the insects of this city. I drank spirits and felt strong acidity of the wine. Around midnight I rushed towards the apartment. On my way home I saw middle-aged man unsuccessfully riding unicycle. Then I made filo pastry pie with fresh strawberries, sour cream, sugar and bread crumbs.

Strawberries. 
Every day strawberries, mostly eaten macerated in lemon juice and vanilla sugar. One afternoon fragile luxury bites sat on a plate.
Wild strawberries.






































I neglected some social events and made batch of best strawberry jam. New classic.

   




































Strawberry jam, the recipe adopted from test kitchen.
1400g strawberries, cut in a half inch (1-1.5cm) pieces
600g sugar
one big apple, Granny Smith, peeled and grated
2 tbsp lemon juice

Place strawberries in a big heavy bottom pan or Dutch oven. Using potato masher start crushing strawberries leaving some chunks. Add sugar, grated apple and lemon juice to the pan. Turn the heat on to a medium high and bring to a boil. Let sugar dissolve and cook for about 30-35 minutes. Stir all the time and make sure to skim the foam off once it starts to form.
It's time for canning. Ladle jam in sterilized jars and put on the lid. Leave to cool before storing in the fridge.