poniedziałek, 30 stycznia 2012

The bright side

When the flu recovery takes longer than anyone would ever expect, my weary mind tends to go on a quest for anything that could possibly speed up the healing process. Here's just a small glimpse at things and moments which helped me to remain cheerful during my extended stay in bed...

A bunch of yellow tulips my parents brought me on my Name Day...
Tulips

"Effi Briest" by Theodor Fontane. The classic must-read for any hopeless romantic...
Effi1

Summer-ish desserts in the middle of winter? Yes, please! Scroll down for the yummy Panna Cotta recipe!
Panna_Cota

Sequined t-shirt from Dorothy Perkins...just another reason to be madly in love with sales!
Sequins

Panna Cotta with Spiced Cherry Sauce:

300ml heavy whipping cream
250ml cold milk
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon powdered gelatin
1 vanilla pod (split, seeds scraped out)
Place all the ingredients into a pan and bring to a simmer. Stir until the gelatine has dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and remove the vanilla pod. Divide the mixture among four ramekins or cups and leave to cool. Place into the fridge for a couple of hours, or until set.
To serve, run a sharp knife around the edge of each Panna Cotta and unmold onto a serving plate. Drizzle with the cooled cherry sauce.

For the spiced cherry sauce:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
a pinch of cinnamon
50ml cherry liquer
1 cup frozen cherries
Place the sugar, water and a pinch of cinnamon into a pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until all the water evaporates and the sugar turns into a golden caramel (no need to stir at this point!). Add the frozen cherries and a splash of cherry liquer. Let it all simmer for a few more minutes, so that the sauce can slightly thicken.

P.S. Huge thanks for all the get-well comments to my previous post! I'm almost fine now, so there's a new outfit coming soon!

36 komentarzy:

  1. I'm not a big fan of Theodor Fontane, I rather prefer the french romantic novels ;-)
    but I love your new sequin shirt - sales are wonderful!
    xxx Anita

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  2. the sequin shirt makes me die. it's so perfect

    Escape

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  3. Loove the flowers! And that top is amazing!

    Come drop by my blog at Tulips&Tulle!

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  4. Thank you:)! I love your blog! Lots of great inspirations :). I`m a big fan of yellow tulips and the panna cotta looks so delicious! And the sequin shirt is also really amazing!
    Kisses, Veronika

    http://the-pink-mango.blogspot.com/

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  5. I'm loving the yellow tulips, beautiful! & that sequin top is fabulous!!

    From Brooklyn with love,

    Jen

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  6. great pictures :)
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  7. amazing t-shirt! :)

    xoxo
    http://littleberryblossom.blogspot.com/

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  8. The photos look great, I love those flowers. xx

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  9. those flowers are so gorgeous i love the color and love that sequined top xo


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  10. Love your inspirations!
    http://fashionablyspeakn.blogspot.com/2012/01/purse-diy-fringe-clutch-or-cross-body.html

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  11. OMG, yellow tulip is my fav flower of all time. Such a cute post.
    Thanks for visit mine, hope to see you back soon.
    Christy

    http://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

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  12. gorgeous top! cant wait to see you wear it. xx

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  13. Love the images. Flowers always make us happier :)

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  14. beatiful shirt!!!
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  15. love it!

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  16. such a great post, i really love your sequin top and your yellow tulips

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  17. Loving that dessert and that fabulous sequin shirt - so pretty :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  18. Tulips are my favorite flowers! Lovely blog!

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

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  19. love that sequin top!

    xo

    prairie-princess.blogspot.com

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  20. Definitely going to try making panna cotta!!
    Love the tulips, they are my fave!
    xx

    http://ms-jelena.blogspot.com

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  21. Hope you feel better soon! :) And those bright yellow tulips are pretty and cheerfull :)


    xoxo
    www.thefashionmoodboard.com

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  22. Loving your blog!

    I am a new follower.

    Check out my blog & follow!

    xoxo
    AIsha

    www.fashioninavanti.blogspot.com

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  23. cute blog! I’ll follow you!
    I have a fashion blog too, I hope u'll be one of my followers on Bloglovin:-)
    thanks:-)
    VERONICA
    http://www.givemefashionblog.com

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  24. fab pics and lovely shirt! Passes to see me on my blog:
    Keep in touch with fashion and if you like we can follow each other! (also on facebook!)
    have a nice day…. Keep in touch …. Kiss Jeasmine

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  25. AMAZING !!!
    We love it <3

    Come and check our post about Oriflame Morocco. We are sure you gonna like it ;)

    Afaf & Marwa

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  26. All of these photos make me so happy!

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  27. I have to try this recipe :)

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  28. wonderful flowers :)) i can smell spring :D

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  29. What a beautiful tulips!

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  30. Wow this sequined shirt!! How much does it cost?:)

    Sandra
    Stop by - Where are my keys?

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    1. Well, I was lucky enough to score it on sale, so I think it actually cost me less than 15£.. :o)

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