what to bake for christmas

Easy Christmas baking ideas

Christmas is knocking at the door and we are all searching for easy baking ideas, so we can impress our guests, but also have fun.  Grab your friend or mother and get in the mood to start baking for Christmas, while being creative in the kitchen. Nothing can replace the scent of something baked in the oven, meanwhile you are having great moments with your dear ones. I have 2 recipes for you, an easy one and one more advanced done at John Baker ltd.
This first one involves a lot of flour so the cookies can keep their shape.

You can use Christmas shaped cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the dough or DIY by drawing your desired shape on a paper.
Mix the following ingredients:

♥ 150 gr melted butter
♥ 150 gr powdersugar
♥ 3 eggs ( 2 eggs for dough, one for decorating)
♥ 2 tablespoons honey
♥ 2 teaspoons baking soda
♥ For an intense flavor you can add winter mix ( e.g the one for mulled wine) or marzipan

♥Decorating sugar, for topping, optional

♥ Sprinkles, for topping, optional

PS: first whisk white eggs with sugar, then add the yolk and the rest of them.
When the mixture is homogeneous, add 500 g flour. Before decorating, you need to put a bit of yolk on each cookie, so that the decoration doesn’t fall.

Position oven racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven and preheat to 175°C. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.Bake until the cookies become golden brown on the bottom,  about 10 to 12 minutes and then let them cool down.

I’d love to hear in the comments: what cookie recipe do you enjoy the most during Christmas season??

christmas tree cookies recipeLast but not least, my Santa (Katarina Review Blog ) came earlier and surprised me with an Essie Advent Calendar about which I was super excited. Essie Polish is one of the best nail polishes for my long, natural nails, which comes in amazing vibrant colors.  Check my Instagram Stories every day, so you can discover what’s hidden behind the other doors.


Losing the Christmas spirit

I know it might be a bit late for this autumn photo-shooting done by Spirit of Denmark as everybody is rushing to celebrate Christmas already.  By the way, don’t you feel we are losing the Christmas spirit?

Out of habit, we have made Christmas all about presents, delicious food, parties and holidays, but it is normal. How else can we feel the spirituality of Christmas with all that background noise of war, commercialism and political corruption? Like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas is a big money maker and that’s why stores start selling Christmas decorations right after Halloween, so that the buying process will keep on going. Most people go with the flow as they are enthusiastic about the new stuff in shops, Black Friday offers because they start way too early, turning what should feel holly & out of the ordinary into a competition. We might argue that it’s never too early to be humble and holy, but are we really succeeding in that?

Black Friday is an incredible demonstration of how powerful is the market, where anything you wish is suddenly for sale and obviously you go for it, even if there is a contradiction with Thanksgiving when you pretended to be THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE.

I grew up with a different kind of Christmas, decorating, helping parents to cook few days ahead and passing by every neighbor’s door to sing carols in exchange for fruits, sweets or money. Where are those good gold old days?

Let me know your opinion about this matter, how could we prevent that or… my outfit.

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Noutatile Hotelului Dumbrava

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Tu de cate ori ai fost la Dumbrava?

Si nu, nu ma refer la nunti de poveste, botezuri colorate sau majorate rebele ci, doar sa-ti oferi clipe de relaxare, uitand de zgomotul orasului.  Toate astea au loc chiar in buricul targului, pe terasa Hotelului Dumbrava, unde poti incerca preparate delicioase intr-o atmosfera de poveste, ca in ‘Dumbrava minunata’. Am mai avut ocazia sa merg in acest loc, dar evenimentul relansarii terasei Hotelului Dumbrava, precum si sarbatorirea celor 15 ani a fost unul deosebit.

La aniversarea celor 15 ani de Dumbrava,  Managerul Hotelului Dumbrava- Dl. Silviu Nedelcu a dezvaluit bacauanilor noutatile Hotelului Dumbrava pentru a oferi o experienta de neuitat clientilor:

  • Terasa extinsa-  s-a cumparat si casa de langa hotel
  • Parcare subterana
  • Rooftop Pool
  • Zona Spa
  • Sala noua de evenimente
  • +43 camere noi

Eu una de-abia astept sa se puna in aplicare planul si sa-l testez pe pielea mea. Serviciile de inalta calitate vor atrage bacauani, precum si cei de imprejur, care aveau nevoie de asa ceva.
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In timp ce descopeream pasiunile bloggeritelor Nicola Anisca , Deea Hutu , Evelinne , Irina Bacaoanu, gustam din preparatele Chef-ului Marian Bratu: purcelus la protap, creveti, piept de rata si multe alte sortimente de carne pentru a fi pe gustul tuturor. Suna bine,nu? Nici nu stiu cum sa mai descriu diversele deserturi sau prezenta cramelor NoMiBo, Recas, Oprisor, Tohani, Averesti, Vincon, Dealu Mare Urlati, etc. Si acum ma gandesc la paharul de rose din piersicuta de la Cramele Recas recomandat de Somelierul Cristian Bunea.

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10 ani de Selgros Bacau

Cu ocazia aniversarii celor 10 ani de Selgros Bacau,  retailer-ul european de tip Cash&Carry a oferit bacauanilor ceva diferit timp de 3 zile. Fiind un eveniment important in oras, comunitatea bloggeritelor din Bacau a fost invitata sa participe si sa imparta cu ceilalti cele petrecute.

Evenimentul a gazduit invitati speciali precum:

  • Adrian Pop, master chef10 ani de selgros bacau
  •  Sergiu Nedelea, somelier cu peste 20 ani de ani experientaSergiu nedelea somelier
  • Daniel Relenschi, pictor recunoscut la nivel international pentru unicile sale tablouri 3Dpictura 3d in romania, 10 ani de selgros bacau
  • Mircea Dinescu a lansat exclusiv pentru Selgros vinul Fifi disponibil in variantele Fifi en rose, Fifi ca zapada si Fifi capra neagra.

Totodata, echipa organizatoare si-a rasfatat clientii Selgros cu degustari de vin si alte aperitive din partea numeroaselor firme precum: Cricova, Crama Oprisor, Crama Girboiu, Cotnari, Halewood, Zarea,  Leerdammer, Castello, Ile de France camembert, Dulcetica mamei si multe altele.

Cursurile de vin sustinute de somelierul Sergiu Nedelea,  dar si spectacole gastronomie si vin cu Adi Pop, Marian Bratu & Sergiu Nedelea au incantat papilele gustative ale spectatorilor. Statuiile vii si tablourile Geaninei Ivu inspirate din folclorul romanesc au fost alte atractii ale evenimentului 10 ani de Selgros Bacau. Tiriac Auto a invitat bacauanii la un test drive ale masinilor Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Land Rover, Jaguar, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, etc.

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Baietii de la Bar Events au dat gust evenimentului prin cocktail-uri delicioase si…creative. Pentru a ne potoli foamea, ne-am oprit la standul ‘TCE 3Brazi’, unde am degustat delicioasele lor preparate BIO ‘directe de la ferma’.

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Multumiri speciale:

Irina Stănciuc- District Manager si Daniel Herciu –Șef Departament Relaţii cu clienţii

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Copenhagen girls


Every time I spell the word ‘ Copenhagen’ I think about a famous Danish song -Copenhagen girls by Christopher. Listen it here because it’s really catchy. However, I know you expected to see photos of beautiful Danish girls, but no it will be only with me and my cousin. We finally met after 2 years of not seeing each other in beautiful vibrant Copenhagen.

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I fall in love more and more every time I go to Copenhagen. There’s something that attracts me like a magnet. Mostly the beautiful people, events, good weather-sometimes, shops, pubs, men are part of this spell.  Otherwise, just think about specific places such as: colourful Nyhavn, crowded Strøget, Christiania, Amalienborg Palace with the park, Royal Library Garden, Islands Brygge, etc. Another place which I recently discovered and fell in love with  is Papirøen , the city’s first and only genuine street food market.  You must go there and elso enjoy having brunch somewhere. Outdoor life is everything in Copenhagen, especially on sunny days.

The easiest way to get around is by bike,  as there are over 390 kilometres of designated bike lanes.  In this way you will experience the city as a local. The capital is world famous for its biking culture and for two years running, Copenhagen has been voted the best cycle city in the World by US sustainability experts Treehugger.

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The color run

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Zulu The Color Run was a blast as I expected. My favourite part was the party at the finish line with cool music and people. I cannot wait until The Color Run comes back and hopefully my friends will join. Unfortunately, I went there alone, but I met a cute Chinese girl.

The tour was even better than last year due to the better location, organisation and different activities.

For example,  all participants were taken by surprise with the Photo Booth where they could take pretty cool photos, body painting, Nestea bottles bathtubs and the list can go on. Additionally, the day after the event I received an email from Zulu The Color Run asking to introduce my running number, in order to check  photos of me while running. I said: ‘WOW, this technology’! and then the photos appeared.

For more photos with FULL quality check http://www.facebook.com/glamthug

That being said, København er du klar? On 12th of June The Color Run is coming to Copenhagen!

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Chrysi Island

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Throwback to 26 sept, to sun and warm days, when the paradise was under our nose…Where?

In Chrysi Island!

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How to get there and for how much? Probably, these are the questions that pop up in your mind.

Well, the trip costs  35 euros/person,  but be careful on what other services you are paying for, therefore make a deep research by asking around because the travel agencies can play you.  I am sure that you would rather drink a fancy cocktail than paying more for the same thing. However, there is an option for 45 euros of having  barbecue or buffet on the boat, but don’t expect high quality food. It takes Read more


Travel must

Mamma mia…Pizza…Pasta…Gelato…Moda

I am finally done with exams and I can do what I like the most: TRAVELLING. I opted for Rome this time,  due to the late summer in Denmark.  So, in less than 1 week I am going to taste the Italian flavour, but before that I want you to be aware of some essentials, when travelling.

I prefer to travel light and take strictly the necessary things with me, instead of carrying heavy luggages and being worried that I have to pay fees for extra kilos. I have a 16 years experience in travelling and along with that, I learnt few lessons:

  1. PLAN the trip. I know that being spontaneous might be the cherry on top of a trip, but sometimes it can turn into frustration, especially when you don’t know how to take advantage of it. Before getting there, establish some clear tourist attractions and research about surroundings.
  2. PACK light. You have to learn how to pack light. Decide several outfits for each day and take items that can be easily mix’n’ matched. Ah, and comfortable shoes are more than vital! I am sure you will have a consistent shopping experience, but that depends on the destination.
  3. EAT. Imagine that feeling of hunger, desperation Read more
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Color Run

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Color Run Aarhus wasn’t my first experience with this non-toxic colored powder.  In fact, I had been through this before, but this time was twice crazier. Why crazier? In general, because of the people and the weather conditions. Yeah, living in Denmark always comes down to weather, when finding excuses or describing situations.

Since the first race in 2012, The Color Run exploded across the globe. From more than 50 events and 600,000 participants in 2012 to over 100 events and more than 1 million participants in 2014. However, I wanted to join this event, as soon as I’ve heard about it. I’ve tried to convince more people from Horsens, in order to go as a team and obtain a good discount as well. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen because of different priorities and mainly the discouraging weather. When I started to have second thoughts of selling my ticked, I finally convinced a friend to join me and to run for 5 km.  Besides, worrying about parking place and arriving late, everything went great. As soon as we got there, Read more

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Inspiration hit me, so I thought that this would be the right time to show some signs that I am still alive. In fact, I am more than alive because I am preparing a collaboration with Vero Moda, which came like a big achievement for today, so my celebration is by writing a post on the blog.

I don’t have much to talk about my outfit, excepting the thing that I am not sure about this flower-ish Mango skirt, which is too short for me..and for my age. I started to be more into large-short or over knee skirts, because it doesn’t always mean that a tight skirt makes you sexier. The less, the better!

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Coming back to Romania after a stressful exam period was more than a delight.  I spent the second winter holiday following my desires: trying to discover new places with the ones I enjoy spending time with. Oh yeah… if that makes you think that I was oversleeping each morning, you are totally wrong. In fact, I wanted to take advantage of each day by helping mom in different activities or my boyfriend in searching for a flat. However, beside casual evenings in my hometown, we managed to make a quick getaway to Piatra Neamt and later to Poiana Brasov. Read more

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Who said that dots and plaids are a forbidden mixture?-No one, especially that winter 2014 is advising us to mix with no fear. I am trying to do my homework and search for another inspiration of this kind, beside mine. Guess what? It looks daring and playful. The most frequent combination is to layer a sweater over a shirt. Take a look on the next photos or just google it. Curious about from where do I have these eclectic-electric boots? Click ‘More’to find out.

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