It’s been a while. I gave up on the idea of a blog a while ago and I keep turning back to it. For some reason.
I haven’t really been busy. Well, summer was full, taking over my life with its waves and happiness. Cutting the story short, I was in France, I met the French, fell in love with the French ( How could one not?).
I travelled through Europe, went at gigs, had fun and met Mika!
But since summer only lasts three months I am back to my ironic self dealing with homework, not such a dramatic highschool life, the future and a big, noisy family.
And the big question….
I say lets bring back them Cooking Tuesdays.
Apparently I am not the kind of cluber girl. Maybe the fact that my parents are the only ones going out with me doesn’t help either. Or maybe it’s just me.
Point is, it women’s day and I am stuck on a bench in a crowded club full of smoke and drunken women singing Like a virgin. Having the time of my life. Not quite. The barman is literally the only acceptable figure to stare at, and I can’t even glance at him because a group of dancing parents are blocking my view.
It’s funny, cause when I am sitting at home, all I can think of is that I don’t have any kind if social life, that I should go out more.
And now I am here, and someone is playing Tina Turner really loud and women are suddenly very, very independent. Simply the best, they say.
Damn the stupid claustrophobia, not letting a girl have a little fun.
I think I may have found the most delicious dessert on this earth: Snickers Cheesecake. And yes, it is as good as it sounds, trust me. Only writing about it and it makes my mouth water.
What you need:
24 chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos) $
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 8-oz. packages cream cheese, at room temperature $
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature $
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 regular-size Snickers bars, cut into 1/4-inch slices $
1/4 cup caramel sauce, optional
1/4 cup chopped roasted and salted peanuts, optional
What to do:
1. Make crust: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mist a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Wrap bottom and sides with 2 large foil pieces. Pulse cookies in a food processor until crushed. Pulse in butter. Press into an even layer in pan. Bake until firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool.
2. Make filling: Place a roasting pan filled with 1 inch hot water on oven’s center rack. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar; beat for 1 minute. Beat in eggs. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl. Beat in vanilla, lemon juice and cornstarch.
3. Sprinkle Snickers over crust. Pour batter into pan; place in water bath. Bake until cake is set around edges but still jiggles in center, about 55 minutes.
4. Remove cake from roasting pan; remove foil. Place cake on a rack to cool. Cover and chill until firm, 4 hours or up to 1 day. When ready to serve, drizzle top with caramel sauce and top with chopped peanuts, if desired.
recipe taken from here
Hello, lovelies, how’s your weekend so far? I have just been to the cinema with mom ( we watched Playing for Keeps. Basically it’s worth watching for Gerard Butler. ).
So, anyways, on our way back we stopped to my favourite library. I have a serious relationship with books, okay? I am in love with books and I would love to live in a library. I love watching books, reading books and buying books that I have no time to read because I have other books to read.
As I was searching for Proust and Stendhal I couldn’t help but hear a discussion between two girls next to me.
Now, whenever I am in a library, I am torn between the warm feel I get at seeing so many books, and the stupid people I hear talking. Those conversation are sometime so stupid they make me laugh, although my heart is slowly dying inside.
So here’s what I heard:
Heyy, gurl I keep seeing this novel, this umm.. Madame Bovary thing or something?
Oh, yeah. Heard it’s famous, I don’t know. Never read it.
Yeah, me neither. I bet it’s bad.
Of course, since no one has heard of it.
I fought a serious urge not to go and make a scene. But be proud of me: I could stand still.
Any stories about stupid people, that know nothing about anything? Please share and make me feel better.
Every day, I go to school with the bus and return with the subway. So, I spend a fair amount of time in the public transport. (a very good way to understand the cruelty of people since an early age.)
Surviving such a ride, you need to have grown up in these, or respect a few basic rules:
1. Not ever will you catch a free sit. If they happen to exist, however, you need to let everyone else have them, otherwise you are just another example of a rebellious, uneducated teenager.
2. If you happen to receive an elbow in your stomach, don’t give up! It happens often, you’ll slowly get used to the pain.
3. You must, MUST keep your schoolbag in your hand, not on your back. The fact that your arm is broken and hurting is not anyone’s problem.
4. Do at all time listen to your music without earphones on. People love to hear your delightful taste in music.
5. Feel free to eat McDonalds products, as the smell does not do any damage to our hungry stomachs.
Of course, this rules are flexible and everyone behaves originally, based on natural instincts.
Seriously, though, if you have a car, use it! Avoid smells and crowds and crazy people talking politics. It’s soo much easier…