Breakfast with a view..

Goodmorning people!
Finally after a tiring summer, I managed to take 2 days off and visit the island of Kea.
Have a nice weekend everyone!

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Pancakes for breakfast!

Good morning everybody!

It has been a tough month, but -hey!- I am finally back! I hope that my adsl network will be fixed by tomorrow and I will be posting more often from now on…

Yesterday it was a hot Sunday morning, so I decided to have breakfast on my balcony! The best choice for breakfast is of course pancakes! The recipe is very simple. You can garnish the pancakes with many different spreads. The most common combination is pancakes with maple syrup. I also like them very much with nutella, honey, fruit etc! Yesterday though we tried them with yoghurt and honey! And they were delicious!

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Recipe

(Source)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

We mix separately the solid and the liquid ingredients and then we combine and blend the two mixtures. We heat up a small pan with a little butter on it.  Then we stir 1-2 scoops of the mixture and help it spread a little. It needs to stay thick (unlike the crepes). After 3-4 min. we turn it upside down and 2 min. later it is ready!

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Have a nice week everybody! 🙂

An unexpected Sunday..

Good morning (or good afternoon!) and have a nice week everyone!

So yesterday all of a sudden, me, Nadia and Nikos arranged a trip to Rome and not for sightseeing as you’ll understand from the following photos. It’s not the first time I was visiting Rome (i’ve been there recently remember..?) so we had a completely different walk than usual.

We arrived around 14:30 and headed straight to Dionysia’s house for lunch. Then we went for coffee close to Piazza di Spagna where Vagelis was added to our company! After that a quick stroll through the streets around Pantheon and then we met Michele at Ginger for an aperitivo! Finally we headed to pick up the last of the gang, Irene, and back to Florence with a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo and my favorite baker for pizza and bombolone alla nutella!!20131202-120221.jpg

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One last thing I almost forgot.. I want to thank Yatzer for picking one of my photos for his Hashtag Universe project and #YATZER_emptystreets!

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Breakfast smoothies..

Buongiorno!!!!!

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This morning I prepared smoothies with orange, lemon, carrot, banana and almonds. The perfect way to start the morning, with a drink full of vitamins and energy in a busy day like this! So goodmorning people!!!

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New York Cheesecake..

Hi everyone!

A while ago I posted about the history of Cheesecake, do you remember? I’ve told you that I would also post my cheesecake recipe, but in the meantime I discovered this amazing recipe by the greek chef Akis Petretzikis! My mother loves him and this summer we prepared several dishes by his instructions.. This cheesecake is completely different from the one I make and I have to admit, that is far tastier! You definitely have to try it!

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Ingredients

  • 1150gr cream cheese
  • 300gr sugar
  • 2tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 vanillas
  • 6 eggs and 2 yolks
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 250gr biscuits
  • 100g.  butter, softened

Base

Beat the biscuits withthe butter in food processo . Spread the mixture in the bottom of a 28cm diameter tart pan and bake for 13-15 minutes at 160 degrees. Remove from the oven and let cool thoroughly.

Cream

Turn on the oven at maximum( 260 degrees ) . It is essential that the cream cheese is at ambient temperature. Put the cream cheese in a mixer and beat for two minutes. Add half the sugar and beat for one minute on medium speed. Add the remaining sugar , salt , lemon juice and vanilla .
Add the 2 egg yolks . Beat on low speed to incorporate the mixture. Add the eggs 2-2 and when the  mixture is ready pour in the tart pan. Put in the oven , bake for 10 minutes without opening the oven lower the temperature to 100 and bake for 1.5 hours.

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Here you can see the video of the recipe in greek.. 🙂

photos © chrysoula papagianni

Cloudy breakfast..

Goodmorning people!

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Urban Jungle..

Good morning everyone! At least for the ones who slept!

Tomorrow morning my friend Niccolò gets his degree, and the last few days I’ve practically moved in! The most important kind of assistance i think is the moral support, then you can always make a silly joke, cook something or even walk the dog (poor Nio)!

So here are some photos of this unique experience! Food, chocolate, wine, 5 minutes of sun and a lot of work! Good luck Niccoooo!!!!

Buongiorno a tutti! Almeno per chi ha dormito!

Domani mattina Niccolò si laurea, e negli ultimi giorni mi sono praticamente trasferita a casa sua! L’assistenza più importante credo sia il sostegno morale, pero si può sempre fare una battuta stupida, cucinare qualcosa o portare fuori il cane (povero Nio)!

Ecco alcune foto di questa esperienza unica! Cibo, cioccolato, vino, 5 minuti di sole e un sacco di lavoro! In bocca al lupo Niccoooo!!!!

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Long walk to the post office..!

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Finally this morning after 4 days I was housebound with the flu, I went for a walk to the post office!!! I know it’s not exactly a walk but in a sunny day like this for me was more than enough!

Of course i took the long way, making a stop for coffee and breakfast!

Now back home trying to study… Have a nice day everyone!!

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photos © chrysoula papagianni

Good morning!!!!

Good morning!!!!

Goodmorning people!!

Goodmorning everyone!!

So yesterday i decided to bake! I have an addiction to sweets and cupcakes in particular.. And i tried this new recipe, BLACK FOREST CUPCAKES ..

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They are delicious! Bon appetite!!

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