Monthly Archives March 2013

Deviled eggs ::::: Hudičeva jajca

En hiter, enostaven recept za takrat, ko boste starih dobrih trdo kuhanih jajc sicer imeli že vrh glave, pa še vseeno cel kup doma, kar se zna v prihodnjih dneh zgoditi zelo hitro :) Pa tudi sicer je super izbira za kakšno zabavo ali predjed kar tako. V angleško govorečem svetu tejle jedi rečejo ‘deviled eggs’, oziroma hudičeva jajca. Ker pa so res zelo fina, lahko malo priredimo in jim rečemo hudičevo dobra jajca :) Res enostavna priprava, pa tudi sestavine imate povečini verjetno doma, samo za kak ravno prav zrel avokado se bo treba potrudit. Hudičeva zato, ker so  bolj ali manj pikantna, odvisno od tega kako radodarni boste s (pikantno) gorčico, poprom in čilijevimi kosmiči. Zame je redko kaj preveč začinjeno, zato pri tem ne skoparim. Na Tajskem sem enkrat ob odličnem zelenem kariju dobesedno jokala, tako zelo pikanten je bil, pa sem ga dan zatem kljub temu naročila še enkrat :)

Količine priredite številu jajc. Jaz sem za tri trdo kuhana jajca uporabila tričetrt avokada, začimbe (gorčico, poper, sol in čili) pa uporabite po okusu. Lahko dodate tudi majonezo – jaz je nisem, ker nisem ravno velik ljubitelj. Trdo kuhana jajca prerežite na pol, odstranite rumenjake, jih skupaj z avokadom pretlačite z vilico in dodajte začimbe. Z žličko napolnite jajčne polovice, posujte s čilijevimi kosmiči, potem pa veselo na delo (=jest) :) Pa dober tek!

 

A quick simple recipe for the times when you get fed up with good old hard boiled eggs, but still have plenty of them left – which is likely to happen in the next few days :) An excellent choice as party food or an everyday starter too. It’s called ‘deviled eggs’, but as the eggs are really good, it might just as well be called devilishly good eggs. Really simple to prepare and you’ve probably got all the ingredients at home too – you just need to make sure you get a nice perfectly ripe avocado. They devil part is included in the name because the eggs are more or less spicy, depends on how generous you are with (spicy) mustard, pepper and chili flakes. It takes a lot for a dish to be too spicy for me, so I use spices anything but sparingly. There was this one time in Thailand when I was literally crying over a yummy, but incredibly hot green curry, but ordered it again the day after :)

Adjust the amount of ingredients to the number of eggs you’ll be using. I used three hard boiled eggs, about three quarters of an avocado and added the mustard and the spices to my liking. You can also add a bit of mayo – I didn’t as I’m not a big fan. Cut the hard boiled eggs in halves, take the yolks out and combine them with avocado. Mash it all together with a fork and season it. Spoon it into the egg halves and sprinkle with chili flakes.  Bon appétit! 

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Kadar me kdo vpraša, kje sem dobila uhane, ki jih takrat slučajno nosim, je velika verjetnost, da bo odgovor ‘od Barbare, tiste moje prijateljice, ki se ukvarja z glino’. V moji zbirki njeni res prevladujejo – nič čudnega, Barbara res ve kaj dela :)

Poznava se že kar nekaj let – prijateljstvo z njo in par drugimi kolegicami je ena boljših stvari, ki so se izcimile iz nekdanje službe. Trenutno sva tudi neke vrste ‘pajdašice’ –  vzajemno se spodbujava pri kreativnih projektih in sanjava, da bova čez nekaj let skupaj imele studio…(jaz sicer bolj za zimske čase, čez fotkanje zunaj ga namreč ni!). In sanje so za to, da si jih uresničimo, ali ne?! Vsake toliko časa se dobiva tudi na kakšnem delavnem srečanju, kjer ponavadi nastane tudi cel kup fotk – en mali izbor si lahko pogledate spodaj. Na dveh je tudi ena izmed Barbarinih dveh ‘mačket’ :)

Če bi si radi privoščili kak kos njenega nakita ali pa kaj lepega za dom, imate v soboto in nedeljo odlično priložnost – kot že parkrat doslej bo svoje MyClayDay izdelke prodajala na prodajno razstavnem festivalu Artish (http://tinyurl.com/c67jvwc).

Whenever someone asks me where I got a particular pair of earrings from, my most probable answer is ‘from Barbara, a friend of mine who makes all sorts of clay things’. Most of my jewellery is made by her – no wonder, she is really good at what she does.

We’ve known each other for a few years now – her and a few other colleagues (turned friends) is one of the best things that came out of one of my past jobs. At the moment we’re some sort of ‘partners in crime’ (crime as in creativity) – we encourage each other in creative project and (day)dream of one day sharing a studio (wintertime for me only – you can’t beat shooting outdoors the rest of the year). Every now and then we have some sort of a work meeting and we usually end up with lots of photos of her products too – have a look at some below (you can see one of Barbara’s two cats too).

If you’d like to treat yourself to a  piece of her jewellery or something nice for your home, you’ve got a perfect opportunity this coming weekend (Sat and Sun) –  she’ll be selling her things at the Artish craft fair (http://tinyurl.com/c67jvwc).

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Poglejte si Barbarino FB stran:  https://www.facebook.com/MyClayDay in njeno Etsy trgovinico: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyClayDay 
Have a look at Barbara’s FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/MyClayDay and her Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyClayDay 

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Mamice ::::: Mums

Drage mamice, čestitke vsem ob materinskem dnevu! Da pridno fotografirate svoje otro(čič)ke sploh ne dvomim, danes pa vam na srce polagam samo to, da bodite na fotografijah z njimi čim večkrat tudi same. Malo več truda bo že potrebnega, pa si vseeno le vzemite čas in najdite priložnost tudi za to! Čez par let boste vesele spominov :)

Dear mums, have a very happy Mother’s Day! I have no doubts you take photos of your little ones all the time, but let me just say you need to make sure you’re on the photos with them yourselves too! It will take a bit more effort, but do take the time for it! You’ll be happy you did in a few years’ time :)

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Zelena ::::: Green

Tisti, ki me vsaj malo poznate, veste, da je zelena moja barva. Računam na to, da bo po čisto predolgi zimi tudi narava kmalu ozelenela. Pa da pomlad prepričam, da ostane, spodaj par zeleno obarvanih fotografij. Ena mala oda zeleni, skratka :)

 

Those of you who know me at least a little bit know how much I love anything green. After this long winter, I’m hoping the nature outside will grow green soon too. So to make the spring stay around, a few greenish photos below. A little homage to green :)

 

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Foto knjige ::: Photo books

A kdaj slučajno pogrešate tiste čase, ko smo veselo slikali še s ‘ta starimi’, analognimi fotoaparati?! Jaz vsake toliko časa vsekakor. Digitalni fotoaparati so sicer super – takoj vidimo, katere fotografije so uspele in ponesrečene zbrišemo. Ampak ni več tistega vznemirjenja, kot nekdaj, ko smo čakali, da bodo fotografije razvite in bomo končno videli, kaj vse se skriva na filmu, ker smo vmes že skoraj pozabili. Mogoče se kak mlajši bralec tega sploh ne spomni, ker je bil za to še premlad :) No, jaz se še dobro spomnim, kako sem med nekaj mesečnim potovanjem po Avstraliji s sabo prenašala 30+ nerazvitih filmov. Veselje, ko sem kmalu po prihodu domov razvite slike končno dobila v roke, se je skoraj lahko kosalo z lepimi trenutki med potovanjem samim. To res pogrešam.

Pogrešam pa tudi to, da bi fotografije večkrat gledala še kje drugje kot samo na takšnih in drugačnih ekranih. Zase lahko rečem, da si jih dam natisniti čisto premalokdaj in večina mojih foto albumov je starih že kar nekaj let. No, vsaj bila je, lani sem se namreč odločila, da je čas, da to spremenim. Tako v mapi na računalniku zdaj pridno zbiram fotografije, ki si jih nameravam dat naredit, poleg tega pa imam namen narediti kar nekaj foto knjig. Če še nobene niste, zelo priporočam – čisto poseben občutek je listati po njih. Čaka me jih še cel kup, potovalnih in siceršnjih, ampak prej na vrsto ponavadi pridejo vse tiste, ki jih naredim za darilo ali pa za njih dobim naročilo.

No, tale spodnja je ena, ki sem jo vseeno uspela naredit zase – izbor nekaj mojih najljubših portretnih fotografij. Zdaj pa hitro zbirat fotografije za naslednjo :)

 

Do you ever miss those times when we used to take photos with ‘the old’, analog cameras?! I sometimes do. Digital cameras are great, no doubt about it – you get to see which of the photos taken are ok and can delete the bad ones straight away. But the excitement we used to feel waiting to get the photos printed out and to finally see what’s on them because you’ve forgotten in the meantime is missing. Maybe some of the younger readers won’t even know the feeling because they were too young at the time :) Well, I can still remember how I travelled around Australia for a few months back in the day, carrying about 30 undeveloped rolls of films with me. The excitement when I finally got the photos printed out soon after coming home almost matched all the great moments during the trip itself. I really miss this.

Another thing I miss is looking at photos printed out, the paper ones, not just on PC and mobile screens. I have them printed out all too rarely and most of my photo albums are a few years old. Well, at least they were, last year I namely decided I need to change this. So now I make sure I put photos I want printed out in a separate PC folder and actually have them made at a photo lab. And I’m also planning to make a few more photo books. If you haven’t made any, I really recommend it – it’s a special feeling browsing through them. I’ve got a few more waiting to be made, travel and other ones, but the ones that have been ordered or that I make as presents are usually first in line.

Well, this one below is one I did manage to make for myself – a selection of some of my favourite portrait photos. And now I’m off to choose photos for the next one :) 

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Luštno jutro ::: A Fun Morning

Ponavadi me ob dopoldnevih čakajo manj prijetne stvari, tokrat pa sem ga preživela v tako luštni družbi, da si lahko samo želim, da tole kmalu ponovimo. Če se se po jutru dan pozna, potem je bil tole odličen začetek. Malo smo se valjali po tleh, spili kavo in pojedli zajtrk, barvali, jaz pa sem vmes seveda naredila še par fotografij. Naslednjič gremo menda plavat – takrat bom fotoaparat raje pustila na varnem, ker pa sta mi tale dva srčka in njuna mamica zelo ljuba, jih boste prav gotovo še kdaj srečali tu :)
I usually spend my mornings doing less pleasant things, but this particular one I spent in the best possible company. That’s what I call a good start of the day. We did some serious crawling on the floor, had a coffee and some breakfast, did some colouring and, of course, I couldn’t do without taking some photos. We’re planning to go swimming together soon – I’ll probably be better off leaving my camera at home, but since the two little sweethearts and their momma are very dear to my heart you can be sure you’ll see them here again :) 

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