Sunday, September 27, 2009

The reason of my absence

Well, we wanted a third one either for May or for June. Well, I am sick not only the morning, but ALL day long, even during the night and my favorite thing to do is sleeping (even during the day). Well, the due day is the 12th of May, the first ultrasound is on the 19th of October. That is it. Now I go to sleep.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Parco Sigurtà

Cont.
Parco Sigurtà is a huge garden close to Verona. You can go around by bicycle, by shuttle, on golf carts, on foot and there is a cute train, as well. We chose the bicycle, and took the kids' and Emanuel's with us, and we rented for the others. We went around 20 km!! Teh kids were amazing. They went up the hill, down the hill and didn't complained. We took some rest at the sponge field, had a picnic and got some refreshing water srom the sprinkles.

Ready!


Mom and dad




A few deatails


Small monastry





Cheese!


Learning about water flowers


The spongefield


Cool down!!

Someone almos gave it up...

Summer things

You haven't heared from us for a while, right? Well, we have been extremely busy. On the 8th of July arrived my aunt Judit with my cousin, Anotnia and they spent 2 weeks with us. We were very busy, we went to Terni, to Florence, to Pisa, to the seashore in Tuscany, we visited a huge botanical garden near to Verona, we ate delicious icecream and we returned to Hungary together. Here is our short Italian tour in pictures:


Pisa:

Piazza dei Miracoli


In front of the baptismal chapel with Antónia


Trying to take the famous picture


Someone managed to do it with only one hand...


...someone with two.


Antóniawas the best


It is falling!

Firenze:

The city from the Giotto tower

The main church


The Giotto tower with its 414 steps


The tower inside


It wasn't wide at all


Halfway...


And finally on the top

Il Ponte Vecchio


The famous David of Michelangelo

Twilight fans, attention!!! We all know the Twilight saga very well, so according to the Antonia's idea we went to Montepulcianóba, where the New moon was filmed! (The city of Volterra was too small.) Here are some pictures, we are very curious to see these places in the movie!!

Montepulciano

The famous clock at the main square


The fountain
(we were really tired at this point, you can tell, just look at me!)


The other saide of the square

And finally, a day at the beautiful seashore in Tuscany:

Grosseto, Tuscany



Porto Ercole


We had a bath here


Going home...

He fell asleep with icecream in his mouth!

To be cont.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bake these, right now!


Croissant, cornetto, brioche, etc. These are my kids' latest favorites. And said that, they are my new passion. I don't want my children to eat all kinds of artificial stuff, so I have been looking for recipes to prepare these real treats. I have found several of them, but please, I beg you: try the flollowing one!! (I found it on an Italian foodblog, and the next one to try will be the croissant.) They are soft, moist, not sweet and not salty, you can eat them with just butter, or jam, or some ham or however you want to! Run in the kitchen and make them!

Ingredients:

500 g of flour (if it is possible, use half and half all purpose and cake flour)
150 ml water
20 g fresh yeast
60 g softened butter
40 g lard (or you can use only butter)
2 eggs
30 g sugar
10 g salt

1 egg to put on the top

Preparation:

1. Mix 150 g flour with 90 ml water and the yeast and let it rise for 1 hour.
2. Make a dough with the risen base mixture and all the other ingredients. Knead it for 20 minutes. (I trhew everything in the bread making machine and it made all the work.) Let it rise for 90 minutes.
3. Roll it into a disk on floured surface around 1 cm thick. Cut it into 16 "cake slices". Take a slice and roll it a little bit lenghthwise, then roll it up starting from the wider side.
4. Bend it a little bit to give it a shape and put it on baking paper with the seal down.
5. Let them rise for 50 minutes, brush them with 1 well beaten egg and bake them in preheated oven at 200 °C.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Time is up!

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Don't forget: the surprise will arrive
before the end of this year!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Samuele's Birthday Party with Spongebob

We held Samuele's birthday party on Sunday, and it went so well. Samuele was really happy to be in the center of attention. One of our friends brought a Spongebob pinata, that was a hit! (The cake is made by my two wonderful hands...it took me 5 hours to decorate it!!!!! But I was happy to make it for him...I love this boy!)

Some of our friends


Spongebob cake


A closer Spongebob cake


My happy Samuele...


...and his fake smile


Blowing the candle


The "not-too-shy" frineds
(the others were too shy to take a picture)


Samuele is ready to hit Spongebob


We are getting there...


Collecting candy


Poor Spongebob...he suffered a lot

Again: Happy Birthday, Samuele!!!