Archive for January, 2010

Marta’s New York cheesecake

January 29, 2010

You cannot blame me for the weight I have put on. It’s not my fault. What would you do if there was an irresistible cheesecake in your kitchen? Marta brought it for dinner on Wednesday and there is still some left, so I’m going to have a piece in a moment! Haha! And I will excercise later…

And how about cheesecake with homemade raspberry preserve?

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There should be muffins in every home

January 21, 2010

Muffins are quick and easy to make. And they are delicious. They are usually treated as dessert but I think they can serve very well as part of breakfast. Especially if they contain seeds and fruit. And they should not have any icing – they are not cupcakes! I wish everyone could eat muffins whenever they want.

The first batch are orange muffins and the second – with apricots and walnuts.

Did you know there is war going on in Yemen?

January 20, 2010

Me neither. Because British media don’t talk about it. It’s more important to report who dropped out of Strictly Come Dancing or who Jordan is dating. Nothing about this war. Media feed us ignorant pulp. Great…

It really bugs me that injustice still happens in so many places in the world. And that no one knows apart from the sides involved. Or the bad guys give us a distorted picture of events. Bush and Blair invaded Iraq although there was no chemical or nuclear weapons of mass destruction and they are admitting now, after three years, that they were lying. Politicians lying – what a shock… What’s really shocking is that they got away with it!

The fights in the northern Yemen started after Saudi Arabia’s extremist Wahabi tried to convert  Yemeni farmers (of Zaidi Shia religion) into their own “religion”. So now they are trying to force it upon the poor Shia farmers. They are cowardly attacking civilians and people praying in their mosques. They have forced  Yemeni government to help them and have also got help from the American army. The clashes have continued for roughly four months now but Yemeni farmers have managed to resist so far. By the way, there is another struggle taking place in the South.

Want to watch it on BBC? No chance. Go to youtube. It is important to know what’s going on. And then maybe you can help.

When someone enjoys cooking

January 19, 2010

… you can see it in their kitchen.

We will rock you

January 11, 2010

Who doesn’t like Queen, right? Some opponents will say that Freddie was gay and a junkie but who cares – he was also a genious when it comes to music!

I will not miss an opportunity to listen to their music. I have been to a concert by a tribute band called Princess and they were Check or Slovakian as far as I can remember. They were pretty cool. When I heard about the We will rock you musical, I had to go. The only thing I regret is that I did not get tickets for the opening night – Brian May and Roger Taylor were there and played Bohemian Rhapsody!

Anyway, here are some photos, and a review can be found e.g. at the Times Online.

Epiphany

January 6, 2010

Sledge riding in a golf course

January 4, 2010

It was snowing so much last week that some of Edinburgh people dug out their sledges and went to ride down slopes and hills. We went to Blackford and joined a large group in the completely snow covered Craigmillar Park Golf Course.

We left home trying to catch the midday sun but it turned cloudy even before we left.

Both kids and adults seemed to have a lot of fun (perhaps the grown-ups enjoyed themselves even more than the kids)!

Our sledge was made out of a pillow and a plastic bag and worked perfectly!

Hogmanay in Edinburgh

January 2, 2010

Edinburgh in all the colours.

Midnight Kiss

Auld Lang Syne