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Feeling Blue (Cheese)

Hejka!

Spring is here! Or it’s good at deceiving us. I go outside, feel the sun on your face and forget about everything I was supposed to do. Do you have the same?

Either way, it’s warm during the day and cold at night, so there’s nothing better than a proper snack/lunch/however-you-want-to-name-it tart. This time one of my favorites – blue cheese and pear tart. Check this out!

Blue cheese and pear tart

Ingredients (medium size tart):

  • Pastry tart base
  • 3 big pears/4 medium
  • 7 ounces of blue cheese of your choice
  • A handful of walnuts or hazelnuts
  • 1 egg
  • 3.5 ounces of sour cream
  • salt, pepper, herbs of your choice

Form the dough in the tart or pie base. Cut blue cheese and pears into slices of cubes (I personally prefer cubes and like to mix it with small cubes of blue cheese before putting on the dough), put them on your dough.

Cut hazelnuts into small pieces and add them to your cheese and pear.

Mix egg, cream and spices together. Pour the mixture on the rest of ingredients.

Preheat oven to 350 F/180 C. Bake the tart for 30-40 minutes (until the sides are gold color). Eat warm.


Highly recommended for girls nights, goes perfect with wine and gossips 🙂

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Ciao!

Ola

In love with homemade Chocolate

Cześć!

The snow outside makes me feel like it’s December, no almost mid-March. Why winter, why?!

Also, the weather makes the cravings even worse, there’s not enough snacks in the apartment to make me happy. So, looking for the easiest solution to make my brain think I consumed 2514072491 kcal in sweets, I made those – HOMEMADE CHOCOLATES.

What I won’t tell myself:

  1. It’s healthy
  2. It’s homemade so just the „good things”
  3. I can eat tons and it’s still better than chocolate from the store

What I will tell myself:

  1. Chocolate
  2. Chocolate with cranberry
  3. Chocolate with cranberry and almonds
  4. Just the right amount of sweetness

Homemade chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of coconut oil (unrefined)
  • 2 1/3 cup of dark cocoa
  • 5-7 tablespoons of honey (depending how sweet you want it to be)
  • dried fruits, almonds, nuts, raspberries, coconut shrims, orange zest etc.
  • optional 1 teaspoon of brown sugar if you want it to be more sweet/fudgy-like

Melt the coconut oil over hot water. I usually put a metal or ceramic bowl over the pot with hot water so it slowly melts with the heat from water, and when the water gets cooler I heat it up over over low heat (turn the heat when you see water starting to boil!).

When it’s liquid enough, add honey, and mix until it melts into the oil. Important – the honey shouldn’t fully melt.

Slowly add cocoa to the oil-honey liquid while still slowly mixing, until blended. When all is well blended you may try a little (be careful though, HOT!) to check if you are ok with the level of sweetness.

Pour mixture into chocolate mold, or a small cookie sheet (in that case use baking paper).

Put anything you like on top of your chocolate. My personal favorite is cranberry (cause it gives it more sweetness without adding sugar or more honey), Goji berries and almonds, or just candied orange zest, but you can add whatever makes you happy!

Let it cool down, and move to the fridge to chill for 1.5-2h.

EAT IT ALL, but first take a pic and send it to your friends to invite them over. Everything tastes better when shared with friends.

Et voila! Simple, effective, makes your belly (and your brain) happy.

Let me know how you like it!

xoxo

Ola

Hey hi hello

Hi!

Welcome to my world of happy life.

Take a seat and some snacks, grab a glass of wine or a mug of hot tea and enjoy yourself.

I consider making food my relaxation method. Stressed? I bake. Nervous? I cook. Anxious? Here’s the cake. I want to show you how much fun cooking and baking can be.
But our life is not only about eating (or is it?), it is about enjoying it. For me that happens everywhere, not only in the kitchen.

I pretend to be funny, make my own jokes and laugh about them myself. If that does not scare you, nothing will!

Coming from Krakow, Poland to Boston, MA, there is a lot of changes, but pierogi always taste the same anywhere you go. Polish comfort food is my favorite (right after pizza) and I will show you how to like it even more.

Not bored? Good! Can’t wait to show you what we can do together.

xo

Ola

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