Американски палачинки | American pancakes

April 27, 2012

Ok, I admit, I was a bit late with cooking something on my own, so I did it few days after the Spring break... Anyway, it was just as delicious! I don't want to brag (yeah, right), but those were my best pancakes so far. American pancakes are my specialty, (in fact, they're one of the few things I like about America, along with Lana Del Rey and black & white movies) but it's the first time they've tured out to be so fluffy, round, with golden crust and honey flavor... My secret is I actually make those based on two different recipes, mixed into one! And since a friend of mine asked me for the recipe, here it is:

2 cups of flour
2 cups of milk
2 eggs
one even teaspoon of baking soda
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter

Sift flour with baking soda in large bowl and add the powdered sugar, salt and vanilla. Mix them and do a well. Beat eggs separately with melted butter (it is best to be liquid so that it has no lumps later) and milk and pour slowly into the well under constant stirring with a wooden spoon until it becomes a homogeneous mixture. Heat a pan over moderate oven, smeared with a little oil and pour a small circle in the middle of the pan with about 1/3 of the mixture. The mixture should not cover the whole bottom. Spread one side with pan movements until it makes a small circle with a diameter of about 12 cm. Bake a few seconds (up to a minute) until bubbles appear on surface and then turn the pancake again for few seconds.

Spring Vacation To Do List ~

Inspiring people 001 : Steven Frayne (Dynamo)

April 26, 2012

Three Sundays ago I didn't believed in miracles as much as I do now.
The reason? Seeing a person walking on water down a river on TV (and a spectacle to bring the whole family together for an hour on Sundays) was quite convincing. Nooo, I didn't saw God himself on Discovery Channel... I saw a man with a divine power and a heart of a human.
A person, who can put David Copperfield, Houdini and David Blaine all together in his pocket.
Further more I read his biography and the more information I got about him, the more he earned my admiration.
Struggling with a disease, father in prison, being bullied and living in one of England's most violent neighbourhoods, he managed to rise above all and become the most significant magician of 21st century.

First one of the 100 people, who inspire me is... Steven Frayne.
Frayne (28) was born in Bradford, England. He grew up on West Bowling, Wyke Manor and Bradford’s notorious Delph Hill Estate, one of the most violent and run down estates in the North of England. He was raised by his struggling single mother, and his father was in jail most of the time.
“I haven’t seen him since I was 18. I saw things happen around drugs and it affected my whole family. I grew up without a father because of it.”
Soon after he moved to his grandparents. His Grandfather Ken at that time was more of his father figure; he was a pool hustler, and used to show young Steven all the scams and tricks of the trade. It was his grandfather influence of magic that opened Steven’s eyes to something he could be good at, and possibly create a way out of his violent neighborhood.
“He inspired me & gave me so much strength.”; “For me, the biggest superstar in the world is always going to be my Grandpa.”
When he first started experimenting with card tricks, he discovered his effects were getting lukewarm feed back. He felt something was lacking; it was then he decided to incorporate dance and hip hop music elements into his routines.
While being a teenager, he discovered he has Crohn's disease and after spending six months in hospital and cheating death, he decided he should leave something to be remembered with to the world. 
“I nearly died and was in hospital for six months. I was there thinking, ‘I’m at college but it’s not what I want to do — it’s just my mum pushing me. I fell out with her, but she came round to my way of thinking.”
So along with his friend, he bought a camera and started filming his tricks. As word spread about the 19 year old wizard with unbelievable skills, the more bookings started to roll in. Local performances turned into national bookings and eventually found him performing across the globe from America to Asia. He soon found himself performing on the celebrity circuit for stars like Coldplay, Paris Hilton, and Prince Charles. In fact it was thanks to the royal that he got his big break — a £2,000 bursary from the Prince’s Trust to start his career.
“I wouldn’t change my upbringing for the world. Without it I wouldn’t be who I am. Magic is my life.”
At the New York Hilton, Steven had the opportunity to perform in front of his peers including acclaimed magicians Aaron Fisher and David Blaine. After an amazing performance someone in the audience declared “This kid’s a f***ing DYNAMO!”. That's how the name stuck and the legend was born.
“There are a lot of people who always tell you that it’s not a career and you need to do a proper job. But all the time I was just thinking that I had to keep pushing myself, and then I realised that I’m a magician – doing the impossible is my job."
He has since appeared on numerous TV shows, where he performed for celebrities and also endorsed lot's of mega companies and famous brands. In his free time, he also does a lot of charity like helping organizations for people with his disease and raising money with magic tricks.
He released a DVD called "Underground Magic". The DVD created a buzz in the UK which led to many TV talk shows and his own documentary special. His latest TV project, (including street magic and tricks on celebrities) called "Dynamo: Magician Impossible" is shown on Discovery channel since 2011. 
Currently he is traveling the globe performing his specific blend of magic, amazing and astonishing thousands...

“We live in such a fast-paced world that you forget the little bits of magic that happen. I’d like to remind people of them.” - Dynamo 

Artist of the month : Tha naked truth

April 17, 2012

Artist of month April is FERNANDO VICENTE.

Born in Madrid, Spain, he began his career in the 80's combining illustration to painting. He has collaborated with Paris newspapers and magazines as Gentleman, Free Lyrics, Cosmopolitan, DT etc. and with publishers such as Alfaguara, Espasa o Sintesis.
His work is currently disclosed in the gallery Sen (paintings) and Sins Entido room (illustrations). He won prizes such as gold Laus award for best newspaper design. (His work can be found on his official site.)

My Easter weekend

Hello there {few} folks, reading!
It's been the last day of Spring vacation and sadly enough we're all back to school/work today *agonizing in the corner* Anyway, I must say my vacation was nice, despite being short! I managed to complete almost everything from my Spring vacation To Do List, as funny as it sounds, I didn't had time for everything on the list... But it's never too late for me to do the missed ones, right? Right? Now I'll be making few posts, connected with things from the list that I've done, full of photos and stories and I hope they'll be interesting enough to catch your attention. But more on that - in my next posts!
It was Easter in here on Saturday and after partying with friends on Friday, me & family went to our village together to spend it there. Sadly enough, it was severely raining and there was a hail for just two days, until we came back home on Monday and the sun decided to finally show *face palm* I haven't done much besides reading, watching House MD and rolling on the floor, but still I managed to take some nice Easter photos of the whole atmosphere around me.
In few words : ladybirds; the EGG with my name on it; the other eggs we dyed; the Easter lunch aaand stages of making a traditional delicious Bulgarian Easter cake with sugar, nuts, lemon and filling, named cousnak.

You want some, right? Too bad it's only for me.

The blogger's DIY

April 15, 2012

DIY: Gold Glitter Clutch

(Gold Glitter Clutch DIY by iamstyle-ish.com)

Spring Vacation To Do List

April 11, 2012

Buy something new
Cook something delicious on my own
Rearrange something in my room
Meet up with friends and spend some great time
Read a book
Find and buy studs
(I know it sounds funny, but I really want them and it's impossible to find them in here..)
Go to a coffee degustation with someone
Make a handmade gift for a freind
Write a letter to someone and send it
Dye and decorate easter eggs with new techniques I've never tried before
Some new and inspiring things to fill my Spring vacation this year!

My Shoe Wishlist

April 9, 2012

Hi there, lovelies!
Happy Easter to everybody who've been celebrating! In here we actually celebrate Easter later than the other half of the world, so I'll be painting eggs later on this week... It's not much of a spring in here considering the awful storm yesterday and the chilly weather today, but this won't stop me from some shoe shopping(because NOTHING can stop me from shopping actually). I know I haven't been blogging for a while, I'm actually in a spring vacation since this Saturday, but due to some camera problems I still haven't managed to post up my lovely spring photos with blossoming trees and green gardens... I'll do my best to blog a bit more this week! I've changed the blog's design a bit and I think it works with me... I'll be changing it more this week, I have some more ideas.
Since everybody are doing some clothes/shoes/accessories wishlist, I decided to follow so here are some of the babies I would loooove to have this spring! Actually they're Deichmann's models and aren't expencive at all, because they make quite affordable shoes, but since I'm in a little financial crisis, I'll have to wait a bit more for all of those and get a job this summer... Can't wait!

Going on some shoe shopping (for at least one pair) now, wish me luck :)

Бананов фостър | Banana foster

April 4, 2012

What do you need?

2 large under-ripe bananas
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons banana liqueur
¼ cup dark rum
Splash of heavy cream
Vanilla ice cream

How to make it?

Peel the bananas. Slice them at an angle into 1-inch thick pieces.

Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Melt the butter. When the butter foams, lay in the pieces of banana, cut side down, and the cinnamon. Let the bananas cook about 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar stirring gently, turning the banana pieces once, until the sugar melts.

Turn bananas once more and add the banana liqueur, shaking and swirling the pan to combine the sauce ingredients. Add the rum and ignite either by tipping the pan towards the flame, or light contents with a match. (I did it without the flamable part and it was still very delicious, but if you feel brave enough you won't fire up the house - feel free to do it flambe! :D) Remove pan from burner and allow the flames to burn out completely. Place the pan back on the burner, turn up the heat and let the sauce reduce, spooning over bananas.

Add the heavy cream and cook a minute more so the sauce becomes thick and syrupy. Remove from heat. Spoon bananas and sauce over scoops of vanilla ice cream and serve immediately.

Quick, easy and delicious... Buon appetito! :)

Running under the city lights

April 2, 2012

Since our Saturday library club assemblage went quite boring, like in preparing information for our little literary tour to historical destinations this month, going around travelling agencies and drinking bitter coffee (with chocolate and cream), we decided to compensate it all in a way by going together (we even have a new addition aaa) to a 2 hour's and a half long theatrical play, which was all worth. The story was actually based on Branislav Nušiću's comedy "Doctor" (and called the same way) and as weird as it may sound it's actually quite nice and different going to a teathre with your friends, but... What's not great what you're with your friends?!
By the way I was wearing my XiuXian clarks, Double U jeans aaand my all time favorite SUD Express military jacket!

And how was your weekend? :)

Week(end) DIY

Here's this week's DIY project, by a wonderful vlogger that I actually found a week ago... It's quite unique and sassy, also easy, that's why I decided to share the great idea with you!
I'm planning on doing The French Tip Shoe on some of my pairs soon, even by adding some glitter :)