• Spawn 2020!

    We’ve got spawn, everyone!!! Yes, my sweet “Kermits” (as I call them) have finally woken up and started dating again 馃檪 Yay! This has ALWAYS been the sign that the winter has gone for good and we have warm and nice days of Spring ahead of us. Little things, but make me so happy <3 Mamy skrzek! Moje “Kermity” obudzi艂y si臋 i randkuj膮 w najlepsze w stawiku. To zawsze by艂a oznaka ko艅cz膮cej si臋 zimy. Wiosna nadchodzi. Wniebowzi臋ta! <3  

  • Merry Christmas / Weso艂ych 艢wi膮t!

    This year I decided not to buy a christmas tree (I used to buy one which I could plant but for some reason they always died…). This year I brought an olive tree from my greenhouse and decorated it accordingly. It looks ace, have a look. Lovely people – have a gorgeous, joyful Christmas. Be healthy, be happy, be loved. Kochani, w tym roku rol臋 choinki odgrywa w naszym mieszkaniu drzewko oliwne ze szklarni. Niestety, choinki, kt贸re kupowa艂am co roku ( i kt贸re pr贸bowa艂am zasadza膰 w ogr贸dku) usycha艂y, wi臋c w tym roku choinki niet. Oliwka wygl膮da pi臋knie, sami zobaczcie. Wszystkim 偶ycz臋 samych serdeczno艣ci. B膮d藕cie zdrowi, szcz臋艣liwi…Kochajcie i b膮d藕cie kochani. Weso艂ych…

  • My vegan journey

    I have been a carnivore all my life. I ate meat, cheese, junk food, healthy food, I wasn’t fussy at all. There weren’t many (if any) dishes that I would dislike. I had a few operations in my life thinking it was normal (things like that happen, don’t they?) and I thought I took care of my health. 聽What it meant to be healthy I realised only once I started eating like a vegan at first. My husband loves health / nature programs and I can assure you I have my daily dosage of some essential info from him, but it wasn’t him that convinced me I should do it.…

  • Apple crumble

    Little apples from our dwarf apple tree are super extra sour but so delicious in a home made apple crumble! This year we had about 14 apples, much more than the previous years and it’s connected with my effort of inviting more bees into our garden. My plan for this year is to purchase a little beehive and a queen bee larvae to start my own little beehive in the back garden. Not for honey, just for a safe haven for the species and for my apple tree to benefit from it as well. I know absolutely nothing about bees, so I need a proper research before I make the…

  • A to feler – westchn膮艂 seler.

    Zielona cebulka, jarmu偶 a zw艂aszcza seler naciowy cudnie nam w tym roku obrodzi艂y. Na botwince zrobi艂am przepyszny barszczyk, reszt臋 ukisi艂am na Wigili臋 (nie ma to jak wigilijny barszcz robiony na bazie tego, co samemu si臋 wyhodowa艂o!). Marynata z czerwonego pieprzu, naci selera, octu jab艂kowego, szczypta cukru muscovado oraz szalotek wspaniale nadaje si臋 na tzw. “karcone pomidory”, czyli pomidorki malinowe, kt贸re obieramy ze sk贸rki, kroimy na kostk臋 i zalewamy marynat膮 (zostawiamy na 4 godziny, aby sie “skarci艂y”:-). Dodajemy potem kilka listk贸w jarmu偶u i sa艂aty i mamy przepyszn膮, zdrow膮 sa艂atk臋 do wieczornej kolacji. Nast臋pnym razem, kiedy b臋d臋 “karci膰” pomidorki, wrzuc臋 fotografie i przepis. A tymczasem znany wiersz Brzechwy… “Na straganie” Na straganie…

  • Syrop r贸偶any

    Syrop r贸偶any robi臋 zawsze na bazie cukru brzozowego i miodu. Daj臋 tylko jedn膮 艂y偶k臋 cukru i miodu na ca艂y, du偶y s艂oik p艂atk贸w (zbieram i oczyszczam ze wszelkich robaczk贸w, p艂atki urywam, ale zostawiam kwiatostany!). 呕eby szybko oczy艣ci膰 p艂atki wystarczy wysypa膰 je na bia艂e prze艣cierad艂o na p贸艂 godziny do godziny – nieproszeni go艣cie “sami wyjd膮” z kwiatk贸w na bielsze t艂o. P艂atk贸w nie ubijam, wr臋cz przeciwnie, delikatnie umieszczam je w s艂oiku i raz na jaki艣 czas potrz膮sam nim, 偶eby pu艣ci艂y wi臋cej olejku.  

  • Syrop Pini

    Syropek Pini (mi贸d, szyszki i ig艂y m艂odego modrzewia), jaki zrobi艂am w zesz艂ym roku i kt贸ry “kurowa艂” mi si臋 dobre siedem miesi臋cy w szklarni jest tak pyszny, s艂odki i po prostu niebia艅ski, 偶e prawie nic z niego nie zosta艂o! Pij臋 go na chrypk臋, g贸rne drogi oddechowe i dzia艂a po prostu zbawiennie! W miodach, syropach, nalewkach, d偶emach i wszelakiego rodzaju przetworach (tych s艂odkawych) U偶ywam br膮zowego cukru. Aby zrobi膰 syropek Pini potrzebujecie (na s艂oik) szklank臋 艣wie偶ych, m艂odych szyszek modrzewia szklank臋 igie艂, lub z trzy d艂u偶sze ga艂膮zki 3/4 szklanki b膮zowego cukru. Szyszki umyj i podziuraw no偶em (nie ubijaj, puszcz膮 wi臋cej soku “krwawi膮c”), ig艂y umyj wsad藕 na sam sp贸d s艂oika, zasyp szyszkami i zalej miodem.…

  • Border Collie for a border collie

    So it happens that I’ve got a very talented mothers (both my own and 聽in – law). She is not only an absolutely adorable, sweet woman but she knits like a pro! I’m absolutely obsessed when it comes to handmade presents. it is something my mother has always given me since I was a little girl. Handmade gifts were the most precious of them all and they still are, even more so. Therefore, every Christmas, birthday and occasionally without an occasion whatsoever I am being spoiled with all some beautiful treats from my own mother as well as Ann. Here is her rendition of a border collie, Dj 聽isproudly modelling.…

  • Ga艂gan

    Ga艂gan to pociecha mojej by艂ej uczennicy, kt贸ra zdecydowa艂a si臋 na borderka kilka tygodni temu. Spotykamy si臋 na regularnych spacerach, na kt贸rych Ga艂gi uczy si臋 dos艂ownie wszystkiego od swojego starszego przyjaciela – od zaganiania owiec, po rzucanie frisbee. Ma艂y od razu zdoby艂 serce Django, kt贸ry go naucza i strofuje (oczywi艣cie, tylko gdy trzeba). Ga艂gan po prostu tak przepada za Django, 偶e z ut臋sknieniem czeka na to, by si臋 z nim zobaczy膰. Django natomiast jest tak cierpliwy i wyrozumia艂y, 偶e nawet pozwala mu 艂apa膰 swoje frisbee (!).

  • Glamping!!!

    Right… Let me start by saying, we didn’t want to go on holiday without DJ. We wanted to take him along, so we googled the best way of bringing the four legged companion along on our hollies. Turns out “glamping” is the best. “Glamping” refers to “glamorous camping” and defines places where you can stay (with your pet or without) in some totally secluded places. Think “camping in the middle of the woods”, “close to the cliffs at the seaside”, etc. We chose to go to Mid and South Wales and stay in a caravan (and one night in a hotel) that allows dogs. MY GOD WHAT A FANTASTIC IDEA…

  • Frisbee mad

    If he could, he’d spend 24/7 on catching that “orange pancake” as my father jokes. Django is totally, utterly, absolutely frisbee obsessed and I’m more and more amazed at somersaults and jumps he tries while on his walk. Is there a frisbee catch competition or something? I should check it out, I guess… 馃槈 Django ma totalnego 艣wira na punkcie “pomara艅czowego nale艣nika” (jak go pieszczotliwie nazywa m贸j ojciec :-)) i gdyby m贸g艂, sp臋dza艂by 24 na dob臋 na skakaniu i 艂apaniu go w powietrzu. Jego salta i skoki robi膮 si臋 coraz bardziej skomplikowane, a mnie czasem dech zapiera w piersiach patrz膮c jak kozio艂kuje w powietrzu, 偶eby z艂apa膰 swoje Frisbee. Musze sprawdzi膰,…

  • I’m a swimmer!

    At first we thought there is simply no chance to get Django into water. He was fearing it a bit as a pup and he wasn’t keen on it at all. Until the moment, where there was a little bit of flooding near his favourite frisbee field which created a mini – lake. I put my wellies on and tried to throw his frisbee into the pool of water, standing in the middle of it myself, so that he knew it was safe. He wasn’t sure at first but then… it was no stopping him. He loved it and has been obsessed with water ever since! This was a major…