Friday, January 30, 2015

Trip to Schenna/Scena, Italy

Just at the hilltop over the town of Merano, it offers wonderful views over the valley.

It look like a very popular summer destination, however it was deserted in winter.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sweet and sour chicken with vegetables - recipe (including photos)

  • 500 grams of chicken strips
  • 200 grams of rice noodles
  • 150 grams of mixed mushrooms
  • 150 grams of soybean sprouts
  • 2-3 pieces of garlic
  • 2 small leeks
  • 2 small carrots 
  • 2 spoons with sunflower oil
  • 1 bell pepper
  • sweet and sour sauce
  • soy sauce
  • ginger

Mix the meat with 1 spoon with soy sauce and 2 spoons with sweet and sour sauce. Let it rest in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile clean and cut all the vegetables.

In the heated sunflower oil add the chopped garlic and the ginger. Let it fry for a few moments.

Take it out and add the chopped leeks. Let it fry for a few minutes.

Add all the chopped vegetables and the garlic/ginger over the leeks and continue cooking.

Meanwhile, in a separate pan fry the meat.

Add the meat over the vegetables and let it cook for another few minutes.

Prepare the noodles like indicated on their box.
Add the noodles over the meat and the vegetables together with some more sweet and sour sauce.



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Trip to Egna/Neumarkt, Italy

A one street old town, where you can easily shoot a medieval themed movie.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Trip to Mantova, Italy

This is another example why the stamp of UNESCO World Heritage is not a guarantee of extraordinary, as it should be.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bernese Mountain Dog

It´s not a secret anymore that we love dogs, especially the big furry ones.

Here is an adorable one.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Chicken spring rolls - recipe (including photos)

Ingredients for 8 spring rolls:
  • 1 small packet of rice sheets
  • 300 grams of chicken meat
  • 5 leaves of basil
  • 3 spoons with sweet chilly sauce  
  • 2 spoons with soy sauce
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 leek
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • a few grams of grated ginger
  • paprika
  • sunflower oil for deep frying

In a frying pan add 1 spoon of sunflower oil and let it heat. Add the chopped leek, the mashed ginger and garlic and let it fry for 3-5 minutes.

Add the meat and let it cook for 7-10 minutes, mixing from time to time.

Add the soy sauce, some paprika,the sweet chilli sauce, the chopped bell pepper and the carrot and let it cook for 5 minutes.

(If you don´t have the sweet chilli sauce you can make something similar by yourself: mix 1 bell pepper with paprika and half of a garlic clove and add it over the food. It will still be delicious!)

Let the meat cook at slow fire for about 20 minutes or until ready.
Remove from fire and add the chopped basil.

Dip each sheet in hot water and let it in for one minute until it softens.

Spread the pastry sheet on the table, brush the corners with the beaten egg white,  add the composition and roll it like in the photos.

Heat the sunflower oil and add the spring rolls.
Fry for about 5 minutes each spring rolls or until golden brown.

Can be served with sweet chilli sauce.

The original recipe can be found here


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