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Appetizer with houses


A very nice and quick appetizer to make, only good for guests, a dear friend gave me the idea and how beautiful they are!

  • slices of french bagel
  • a little margarine or butter
  • cucumber slices
  • cheese cubes
  • squares of red peppers
  • a tuft of parsley for the tree

Servings: 20

Preparation time: less than 30 minutes

RECIPE PREPARATION Appetizer with boxes:

The beauties are quick to make too!

Cut the bagel into slices, grease with margarine.

Place the cucumber slice on top, then the cheese cubes with a piece of red pepper in the middle to represent a small door.

Squares of bell pepper and red pepper for the roof of the house, above the cheese and a sprig of parsley stuck behind the cheese box, or on the side.

Have fun!


Why is it important for pets to have their own homes?

First of all, you have to remember that pets are not humans. Each animal has different needs. As a pet owner, you need to make sure you meet his needs.

Hierarchy and territory are important for dogs, which is why they appreciate their own resting place. In their turn, cats are independent and enjoy having their own space.

In general, pet areas, such as cottages or cribs, allow them to have a safe space where they feel comfortable, protected and quiet. Furthermore, gives them the comfort they need to rest and protect themselves from the cold or heat.

Just as your room and bed give you a private place to sleep well, pets must have their own space to relax, to sleep and keep his toys.

Pets should also have their own bed to prevent the spread of diseases such as mites and fleas. The Spanish Society of Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergology indicates that dog and cat allergens remain in the air for a long time and are found mainly in feces.

To avoid the proliferation of these allergens, pets should not sleep in the same bed with their owners and should also be washed frequently. Similarly, you need to clean your house well if you have a pet.


Appetizer pancakes & # 8211 Cheerful recipes, in tandem

Not for nothing, but we are not by far the most skilled or sophisticated in the kitchen, so we had to find a magic ingredient to help us when needed.

And since we like weekends and visits from friends, Saturday is a perfect day for RECIPES with JOY, isn't it?

Today the first episode of Recipes with Joy is about APPETIZER PANCAKES.

You will see in the video how much fun we had, but in short, the steps are as follows:

For pancake sheets:

  • I used 5 country eggs, 1 liter of milk, flour and a pinch of salt.
    More than 20 sheets of pancakes came out.

For the filling:

  • Here is room for imagination. I like pancakes stuffed with mushrooms hardened with onions, for example, over which I sprinkle a little fresh parsley. Emma likes pancakes with lots of grated cheese or cheese, cream and dill.

At the end, you can put them in the oven for a while and impress your friends with some hot appetizers & delicious snacks!

But the most important thing is to be in tandem in the kitchen, that's the secret ingredient!

Joy saves any recipe and compensates for anything else. Ah & # 8230and of course, to have dear friends to brag about, ah & # 8230 I wanted to say which one to serve with what you cooked!


Porumbacu Treehouse: Accommodation in a new tree house

Porumbacu Treehouse

Today we travel to Porumbacu de Sus.

We found out that here we will discover a new tree house where we can stay. Is about Porumbacu Treehouse.

We are in one of the most picturesque areas in Romania.

Located on the southern border of Transylvania, the village of Porumbacu de Sus is guarded by the towering ridges of the Fagaras.

Landscapes found everywhere in the & # 8222 Wild Carpathian Garden & # 8221 are breathtaking.

With the help of our new platform, Travlocals.com, you will be able to book accommodation in tree houses, without paying additional taxes and commissions.

In addition, you will be able to check availability, prices, facilities, house rules, booking policies and other additional information.

So, don't dwell too much on thoughts, unique experiences are reserved in advance!

The tree house, romantic experience in the middle of the forest

Have you always wanted a romantic experience in the middle of the forest? Well, you can opt for a few nights accommodation at Porumbacu Treehouse.

The exterior and interior of wood, bamboo branches in the room and branches up to the sky, covering the house, create a dream experience. A place just for you to hide for a while.

The cottage has a relaxing double bed, a sofa placed near the panoramic windows, ideal for watching the most beautiful sunset, a small kitchen, a private bathroom inside.

Romance is shaped by stories told over a glass of wine, light bulbs and panoramic windows where you can see the flood of nature. Give yourself time, be happy in Porumbacu, in a traditional tree house.

Porumbacu Treehouse is part of a slightly larger tourist project, Porumbacu 295. So pay attention to what's next & # 8230

Accommodation in a two-century-old house and the preparation of bread according to the recipe of the ancestors

At Porumbacu 295, you will also find a fascinating traditional house, two centuries old. There you will be able to spend the night with the fairies from the Clay Castle, and in the morning you will be caressed by the superb panorama over the Făgăraș Mountains.

The traditional house comprises on the ground floor the bakery workshop, and upstairs four double rooms with private bathroom, a kitchen with dining area and a terrace with an incredible panorama. The interior of the rooms combines tradition with the present. Wood and brick have created an ideal ambiance for a relaxing country holiday.

Stroll through the garden, listen to the murmur of the river and discover fruit trees and seasonal vegetables. Enjoy everything around you and live the moment to the fullest!

Ah, but wait. Can you smell the fresh bread coming out of the hearth? At Porumbacu 295, the old bakery of the house was renovated especially for an authentic taste experience. Life means new experiences, learn with the bakers the secrets of bread as it was once done.

Bread Workshop: A unique job you need to take part in

At the bread workshop, the carefully picked cereal from the field turned into flour, and now it is masterfully placed on the worktop. In few places is bread made according to the ancestors' recipe, it is a unique occupation. The bread is prepared according to secret techniques, weights known to the eyes and hands of the masters, which I share with you.

Here's how to make the usual bread: the dough should be left to rise overnight. The next day, in the morning, it is kneaded and left to rise for another hour, after which it is proportioned and placed in wicker baskets, covered in cloth and left to rise for another hour.

According to tradition, for the first time in the oven a cross-shaped bread is baked, stamped only by a widowed woman. The whole process of bread signifies a work of art, in which you must rejoice that you are taking part.

Passionately create your own bread. Shape the dough and put it on the hearth. It can be hard to part with the work of art, which you would like to be eternally warm and fresh, but, in order not to miss its eternity, take a picture of it and then enjoy it. Write down the feeling and always return to the bread workshop at Porumbacu 295 for an authentic taste.

The old bakery offers the experience of home taste, the taste of yesteryear. Here, time and ingredients take on another form, a delicious one, which you will talk about all the time. Try various recipes, prepared with natural ingredients: raspberry tart, jam croissants, apricot pie, pizza, more and more tasty dishes, waiting to be discovered by you.

So, Porumbacu Treehouse is just a small part of one of the most beautiful traditional guesthouses in Transylvania.

Book your own experience

Travel to the past and learn the secrets of bread on the hearth. Stay overnight in a two-century-old house or stay at the tree house. The taste of dishes prepared with natural ingredients is unmistakable, enjoy it to the fullest!

Come to Porumbacu 295, for the fascinating past that is still alive in the present.

Travlocals.com, the newest and most modern eco-tourist platform in Romania, awaits you with unique experiences, which you can book directly from the host, without additional fees and commissions!


How to make a gingerbread template?

I have prepared the template for you in pdf format. You can download it from HERE. The template is printed on A4 paper and cut out. Then it is used to mark the desired shapes on the dough. You can increase it by 1.5 or 2 sizes to get a big gingerbread house (don't forget to multiply the quantities in the recipe!).

How to cut the dough with a template?

The dough is spread between two sheets of baking paper.

The dough sheet must have a thickness of approx. 3-4mm (will grow when baked).

Place the templates on top of the dough and cut the respective shapes with a knife with a long and sharp blade. We also cut the paper under them so that each piece has its own baking paper at the bottom, at its size. Use a ruler for guidance and be careful not to cut the tablecloth or table!

Remove any excess dough edges. We will have the front and back of the house (with and without door), we will have two sides and two parts for the roof, as well as the door.

Bake the pieces one by one at 170 ° C for 8-9 minutes (preheated oven). Spread a tray with baking paper and place the pieces of cake in turn (along with the papers at the bottom & # 8211 are easy to handle like this) & # 8211 2-3 each. They should NOT be touched because they still grow when baked!

We continue until we bake all the necessary pieces. From the edges of the dough we stretch again a sheet from which we cut pieces. In addition to these shapes, you can also make fir trees, fences or any other decoration you want or a few pieces of gingerbread.


"Cob Village", the holiday minisat with story houses

In a village in Romania, the stories come to life in a completely new way. It is about & # 8221Cob Village & # 8221, an ecological minisat from Buzău county, where there is a wonderful collection of fairytale houses, built of clay, with a roof on which the grass grows.

The project, which took root in the summer of 2013, is located in the village of Berca and was initiated by Nicoleta Marin, an ambitious teacher, who dreams of including the whole ensemble in an ecological tourist circuit.

Story houses, ecological

In Cob Village you can admire the beautiful ecological houses, built only from environmentally friendly materials. Therefore, in the minisat from Buzau, those who arrive can see houses built of clay, a mixture of clay soil, sand, wheat or barley straw, and last but not least, water.

Ecological house completed

Corner-free clay houses, which respect the style of yesteryear, are differentiated by a single aspect: the use of recycled car windshields, windows, instead of glass, to avoid the steaming process.

In the Buzau village of Berca, which has already become a fairytale place, the houses have bottles positioned in the clay walls, so that the light can penetrate as naturally as possible inside.

Completely devoid of formwork, bricks or any other chemicals, the unique constructions capture attention through the green roof, on which generously grows a natural carpet of grass and decorative plants.

Grass and decorative plants

According to specialists, it gives the home a good thermal and sound insulation, and last but not least, a pleasant exterior.

Pampering and total comfort

The ensemble, which, so far, includes five houses, is highlighted by the story houses, round, without corners and edges.

An ingenious lighting system can be seen in their exterior walls, possible by modeling niches in which bottles have been inserted in a rich color palette, as well as jars, through which light can flood the interior.

Interior (in process of completion)

For extra comfort, in the ecological houses the introduction of thermal power plants will follow, so that the tourists will have a pampering according to the completely remarkable setting.

With the completion of the eco minisat, the initiator of the project intends to set up a local market in its center, to promote traditional products in the area.

Inside each house, the walls will be waxed, after a layer of linseed oil has been brushed on their surface.

Earthquake resistant

As for the safety of tourists, they can put all their trust in the charming cottages. The director of the Berca project guarantees their resistance to earthquakes. Built only from completely ecological materials, the risk of their walls collapsing is non-existent.

In order to preserve the natural elements, the houses detached as if from the fantastic world were built on curved wooden pillars in raw form, brought from the forest.

The originality and naturalness of the project can be confirmed by the whole acacias, which, in some parts of the houses, protrude from the walls, assuring the visitor once again the uniqueness of the ecological minisat.

The only interventions performed on them are related to the processed and fireproof wood, as well as the construction of the concrete foundation, given the fact that the geological study confirmed a predisposition of the land to landslides.

* The advice and any health information available on this site are for informational purposes, do not replace the doctor's recommendation. If you suffer from chronic diseases or follow medication, we recommend that you consult your doctor before starting a cure or natural treatment to avoid interaction. By postponing or interrupting classic medical treatments you can endanger your health.


8 interesting bird house ideas that can be made by children

Do you remember how I used to make bird houses as a child? It was an activity that involved the whole family. Let us not deprive our children of the pleasure of developing their civic spirit, but also their imagination. Especially now, on the eve of winter, when birds find it harder to move.

If the classic (wooden) version seems difficult to you, we propose below some ideas for making bird houses and feeders, which can be easily made by any child, from things we have at home, without incurring additional costs.

From corks

From empty containers from coffee, chips, tea, etc.

From cardboard boxes. The ones that sell dairy products (yogurt, kefir, etc.) are ideal.

From the egg boxes. It would be a shame to throw away the empty boxes from now on, because you know how many hungry birds you can save.

From an orange. But you can also use a small watermelon. All you have to do is empty them from the inside and fill them with bird seeds.

From ice cream sticks. If you haven't collected enough chopsticks during the summer, you can find them at any stationery store.

From the kitchen utensils. If you have a cracked cup, saucer, etc., do not throw it away. With a little imagination you can turn it into an ideal bird feeder.


Avoid caviar!

Black caviar or caviar has over 230 calories per 100 grams and 15% fat, at the top being Manchuria caviar which has 255 calories in the same amount. The biggest disadvantages of caviar consumption are the relatively high cholesterol content and the presence of a large amount of sodium and chlorine in the case of caviar and canned caviar.

"Traditional organ-based preparations, such as drumsticks or caltabos, are difficult to digest and contain the highest amount of" bad "cholesterol. In addition, the liver, kidneys, spleen or abdomen contain significant amounts of saturated fat. "


Samosa with vegetables Indian appetizer recipe

Samosa with vegetables. How to prepare samosa. What is samosa. Samosa & # 8211 indian aperitif. Samosas- Indian vegetarian pastries.

Samosa are pies stuffed with vegetables or meat and can be found on any street corner in India. We can say that it falls within street food. They are like pretzels with us, you can eat them on the run and satisfy your hunger.
They can be fried in an oil bath or baked in the oven. The fried ones are crispy and you can hardly stop eating.
They can be eaten for breakfast, as a snack, the main course, but also for dinner. They are good at any time of the day.

You can add other ingredients, you can prepare it with meat or cheese, you can also add more spices. Experiment until you find the option that suits you best.


  • -100 g butter
  • -100 g sugar
  • -200 g of honey
  • -1 teaspoon spices (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, ginger)
  • -vanilla
  • -1 or
  • -500 g flour
  • -200 ml thick cream
  • -1/2 baking powder or half a teaspoon of baking soda
  • - 1 pinch of salt
  • - optional, if you want - 1 tablespoon cocoa (in this case put the essence of rum, not vanilla)

How to make gingerbread house?

Knead a dough from all the ingredients, put the honey, sugar and butter on the fire to melt, then add the rest, one at a time. Leave to rest for 1 hour, knead again and leave to cool. For a fluffy dough it must be kneaded 3 times. Leave it to cool overnight, covered in foil so that it does not harden.
For baking, preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Spread the sheet about 4 mm thick and cut. When baked, the pieces will grow, but the surplus will be cut at the time of assembly. Bake for 10 minutes, maximum 15, no more because they harden. Leave it in the cold until the next day.


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