Look of Living

Look of Living

Halloweek – Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Carving

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Carving pumpkins is not really a tradition in the country I am from. However, I am creating new traditions ;-). Carving pumpkins belongs now to the annual ceremonies in my home, as well as dressing up and attending Halloween parties on 31 October.

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“Mother in law’s tits” – Drunk Cake ;-)

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Cake

6 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 cup of dry poppy seeds

1 cup of shredded coconut

Beat egg whites until stiff. Add sugar, egg yolks and remaining ingredients. Heat up oven to 350 F. Put baking paper on the baking sheet, pour the prepared dough and bake for about 30 minutes.

Additionally: Package of biscuits and raisins.

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Sporty Look

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Last weekend I opted for sporty and very comfy clothes. Jeans, athletic shoes and down vest worn over a short-sleeved T-shirt were a good pick for a walk in the park, especially when, together with my friend, we were running around searching for a sunny spot for photos ;). We were in such good moods. We wanted to achieve the effect of falling leaves, but I guess in this park the employees are working 24 hours a day because it was hard for me to find even this small handful of leaves ;-).

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Delicious Pumpkin Soup

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While preparing meals I try to use fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits because they are not only the most delicious but also have the most nutritional value. In the autumn we are able to cook with various kinds of pumpkins, squash, peppers, apples, pears, plums, etc. Now is a great time to prepare warming and nutritious soups, compotes as well as bake cakes with seasonal fruit. Visiting the nearby farmer’s market, I bought a beautiful pumpkin, that will be the star of today’s post:-).

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Easy Pear Cake

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I remember this cake from childhood. When I was coming back from school, I could  already smell a wonderful scent of baked cake from the staircase :-)

It is one of the easiest and fastest to make – at least that’s what my mom always says, and I think it is true.

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Laid Back Style

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I’ve never hidden the fact that I am in love with dark colors. I feel a little bit guilty about that, I guess I’ve mentioned this before already ;-). For those who would like to see me in brighter and crazy colors I would suggest to be patient because one day  it will definitely happen ;-)).

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“She Who Leaves a Trail of Glitter is Never Forgotten”

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New York City; evening; near sunset, when the city it’s cloaked in a veil of magic and endless possibilities…

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Hiking Time

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Autumn has been mild. Warm and sunny days encourage to walk in the woods, hike in the mountains, cycle or explore the trails. Despite the beautiful weather, evenings are chilly, that’s why in today’s post I present a few interesting outfits that will be comfortable and warm, yet fashionable;).

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Chunky, Oversized Sweater Obsession

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Chunky, oversized sweaters are still in fashion. They are not only warm and protect from cold but also, thanks to the pattern and volume, look amazing, particularly in combination with contrasting fabrics. They are a great alternative to a fall jacket, providing it’s not raining :).

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Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free “Paleo” inspired Nuts and Dates Truffles

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Nowadays healthy lifestyle is in fashion. Sometimes I wonder if it is based on health principles or just a temporary trend. Currently ,it is popular to eat basic foods made with unprocessed ingredients, often gluten and dairy free. This  raw, chocolate truffle recipe will fit most of the current dietetic trends.

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