Monday, December 30, 2013

Trip to Castelbuono, Sicily - by night

It's more indicated to visit this small town by night, than by day: it's more charming ... as you will see from the photos.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hotel review - Hotel Dana, Amara, Romania

The room was of a decent size and clean.

The breakfast wasn't a buffet, but an a-la-carte for a value of 15 RON and it was taken at the ground floor of another hotel.

Free wi-fi and free parking places.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

"Adopt a vortex " campaign in Germany!

The national institute of meteorology from Germany gives everyone the opportunity to name a vortex :) in exchange of a certain amount of money.

Although this service is not free of charge, there are a lot of people who named the storms as they so wished.

If you want the next storm or vortex to have a name you like, go to their website and follow the instructions.

Well ... have fun!:)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Sweet pretzels - recipe (including photos)

  • 500 grams of flour
  • 250 milliliters of milk
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 20 grams of fresh yeast
  • 4 spoons with sugar
  • 1 egg and an additional egg yolk
  • a bit of salt
  • Nutella or jam for the filling

Mix the yeast with 1 spoon of sugar.

Separately heat the milk and add the remaining sugar and the butter. Let the butter melt.

Beat the egg white with the salt.

Mix the flour with the yeast, the warm milk, one egg yolk and the beaten egg white.
Let the dough rest in a warm place for an hour.

Divide the dough in 10 - 12 parts.
Spread each part of the dough on the table and add the filling you want.

Cut the dough with a sharp knife like in the photo.

Roll the dough a bit on the diagonal, not straight and fold the ends in a circle.

Let the pretzels rest for half of an hour.

Put them in the preheated oven at 180 Celsius degrees for 10-15 minutes or until brown.


The original recipe can be found here

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Shops open in Luxembourg during the 2013 winter holiday period

It´s normal to forget to buy something during the holidays, and for that some supermarkets make us happy ... just by being open.

The following supermarkets will be open for the 2013 New Year's Eve:

Auchan will be open on 31 December from 8.00 to 16.00

Cactus is open on 31 December from 7.00 to 16.00

Cora Foetz has a special opening on Sunday, 29 December, from 8.00 to 19.00.

More info can be found on their websites.

Enjoy your shopping! :)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Grape tart - recipe (including photos)

Ingredients for the filling:
  • 500 milliliters of milk
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 50 grams of flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar
  • 300 grams of grapes

Mix the egg yolks with the sugar until creamy.

Add the flour and mix.

Pour the warm milk and mix.
Put everything at slow fire until it gets thick like a pudding.

For the dough I used this recipe
Put the dough in the oven at 180 Celsius degrees for about 20 minutes or until brown.

When the dough is ready let it cool.
Add the cooled filling over the dough and on top add the grapes.


The original recipe can be found here

Monday, December 23, 2013

Car review - Mercedes Class C

We drove it about 1 week in Italy in the spring of 2013.

Smooth ride, enough space for 4 people.

But nothing more - there is no feel of a premium car. It´s true it was a rental, hence not so well equipped, but even so, it should have had that special something that creates the desire to own one.


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