One of my biggest hobby is cooking. Considering I get bored very easily, I always want to try different things or make the old recipes in a new way. I’ll show you a few dishes I’ve made this past weeks.
Crepes with mushrooms, mozzarella and grated cedar. Very good and easy to make. I make the crepes, after that I stir fried the mushrooms, I put some spices (parsley, thyme) and salt. I fill the crepes with the mushrooms and grated mozzarella, and I put them in the oven for a few minutes. After I get them out of the oven I sprinkle grated cedar on top.
And, of course, spicy oil.
Another dish is cauliflower schnitzels with mash potatoes and a mix salad. I boiled the cauliflower. I made a paste with the mashed cauliflower, eggs and a bit of flour. I fried the schnitzels in very little oil, flip them over a few times, until they were done.
Today I’ve made a potato salad and fried mozzarella. I boiled the potatoes and purred a spicy butter sauce (thyme, marjoram, rosemary, salt). I cut the mozzarella, powdered it with flour and cornmeal, then fried it in a drop of oil (in a non-stick pan).
My first Christmas in UK was very nice and very different. The only Romanian food I was able to make was “cozonac” (it’s similar to the Italian panettone, but with raisins, walnuts and cocoa). Besides this I’ve made houmus, mushrooms with mayonnaise, stuffed eggs and other appetizers. For the main course I had halumi (hubby had something meaty) with baked potatoes and green salad with mozzarella (baby spinach, rocket and watercress). For desert I’ve made a carrot cake. Usually I cook more food and more traditional, but I think this year’s menu was much better.
We had mince pies, I didn’t like the first one but right now I am a big fan. We will get another batch these days.
The boxing day was great. I got some clothes… and a fantastic pair of reindeer socks.
Yesterday we visited Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum. They are in the same building. I liked the Maritime Museum. The story of three ships that sank are very moving. In 3 years (1912 – 1915) three ships sank: Titanic, Lusitania and Empress of Ireland. There is a depict of the people that died and the people that survived in the Titanic.
The gallery “Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered” has a few interactive exhibitions. I really love this type of exhibitions and, for sure, I am not the only one.
We (me, my husband and our dog) had to make 3000+ km by car, because we (mostly I) didn’t want to transport Festus with the airplane and I had to take a lot of plates and cooking stuff. The moment we passed the Romanian border was one I’ll never forget. After that, the trip was very good, we entered the highways and we traveled thru Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium and France. We’ve made a lot of stops on our way to UK, but we took pictures only in Austria, near Linz.
We decided to take the ferry…so I had the opportunity to discover I would never take a cruise or the ferry for the 2nd time. Our dog, Festus, had the same opinion considering how he looked like when we arrived at the car.
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