I am about to leave for a few days road trip to Switzerland, France and Germany.
On new year's eve I'll be staying in an amazing 4 star hotel by a lake
I have my camera ready for these fabulous days, maps, warm clothes and much happyness and love inside my heart!
My weekend in two words: low-key. After a period of busy schedules at work and trips, I was looking forward to a quiet weekend at home, spent cooking, catching up with my magazine reading, make those calls I kep postponing and simply enjoying the little things.
As you probably know me by now, I do lot of sport. But sporty gears are only used at the gym. Thinking at my busy life and seeing myself always running errands, I have been considering the idea to wear my sporty clothes outside the gym.
Definitely a way to save some time by putting the right combo of elegant and jog pieces and maybe a lovely accessory. So I came across this outfit of Kim, a stylish blogger I follow religiously and LOVED her idea of a casual and dressy look.
I like my house to be neat and tidy, things in its own place and a fresh smell of...cleaness.
But I've realised that with my busy life and with my wedding this Summer, I still have piles of wedding presents in every corner, some stationary becoming permanent resident on my desk and shelves covered with ...stuff.
That's not me.
I am not very sentimental when it come to objects, I am not a junkie, yet I quite enjoy decluttering and getting rid of stuff.
A tidy house, with basic yet practical things, gives me a piece of mind, happiness and joy.
I love a bright room, just a few pieces of fornitures, basically, the essencial for living.
It may be because my house is not that big so I need not to be overwhelmed of memories and unuseful pieces.
This is a healthy, easy and so delish recipe, perfect for this crisp season. Thanks mummy for teaching me so much about cooking!
• 500 gr green beans, trimmed
• 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 2 large, ripe tomatoes (or canned)
• 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
• 1/2 lemon, juiced
• olive oil
• salt + pepper
Place a large, wide pot over medium/high heat. Coat the bottom of the pot with olive oil and add the onion. Cook for about a minute until soft and translucent, then add the garlic and cook for another minute until soft.
Add the green beans and the stock. Using your hands, crush the tomatoes into the pot and mix. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and turn heat down to a medium-low heat. Cook for about 2 hours, until beans are very tender and beginning to fall apart. Serve warm or room temperature.
I use this recipe as side dish with meat or with some French cheese such as brie.
Something make me believe (or maybe I was just trying to convince myself) that I would put much more effort into cooking once married.
Not that things have changed in our relationship and for your record, we have been living together for the past 8 years.
It was just a sort of commitment I was telling myself.
But with a job that keeps me busy, travelling, fitness routine, blog, social life, well.....cooking is something that often comes at the end of the things to do on a regular day.
I do like cooking and I am quite good at it. I just lack in time.
For example, I cannot remember the last time I've bake a cake. That's remind me that Sweet Husband asked when I was making him my delicious raspberries cake!