10.14.2016

The school lunch box

photo from pinterest 


This is one of mum's daily tortures! What to bake, what to make, what to buy, that will be intriguing enough, tasty enough, interesting enough and especially different enough from all the previous snacks, to be worth putting in the school lunchbox, so that her darling will eat it and actually be happy about it. Well, I've come to the conclusion that this dreamy snack, and to be more exact snacks is a thing of fiction, something that only exists on happy TV commercials, and very much like the land at the end of a rainbow. A mum can get very close but can't actually reach it! Oh! Come on now! Don't bother giving it a second thought. It's much better preparing what YOU want and think is best and healthier, since it is really YOU who is taking the trouble to make it. After all, in a few years, when the light of your eyes will lie down on the couch of his / her therapist, this will be just another thing YOU will be blamed for, because it might hide secret issues that YOU had with your offspring...  

10.10.2016

The gum factor

photo from http://www.livescience.com

This is actually a habit, only children can get away with. If you want to chew a gum, don't do it in public, unless you are under fifteen. It is rude, it seems trashy and careless in a bad way, and it is anything but elegant. Even more if the mouth is wide open while chewing the sight is all the more unladylike. This is not only provoking for women, but also men are not to be seen chewing, since they started looking after their public image, too. Sure the re was a time when chewing a gum was actually a common spectacle, but now it tends to be as politically wrong as smoking a cigarette. That's why we prefer doing both privately.

Look alike:Claire Underwood style

photo from https://www.influenster.com


This powerful wardrobe is actually not so difficult to acquire, especially when dark colors and simplicity is your thing. Sleeveless, tight, down to the knee dresses, high waist pencil skirts, blues, blacks and grays, tight fit shirts, and high heels, are included in the most wanted style of past season. Not everything has to be expensively branded. These are really classic basic elements one even find in zara, h&m and my personal favorite massimo dutti, as long as we don 't get carried away by floral designs, and girly outfits. This is actually a feminine version of the conservatively elegant masculine style. That being said, there is a certain attitude required when they are worn, otherwise there is no need to bother.


photo from https://gr.pinterest.com


One must look with a slightly upwards so that the chin will never fold. the back must be straight and the words coming out of one's mouth must be rare. And of course never ever forget the enigmatic Mona Lisa like smile always painted on our face, making everybody else nervous...
photo from http://blog.jessicaharlow.com/

9.19.2016

Office lunch: Magic Greek yogurt and the Underwood diet


Greek yogurt is the one of the new favorite foods internationally, and not without cause. It is delicious, cleansing, full of good enzymes, good for the skin and even the full fat is not diet forbidden. Actually the one in the photograph is made from sheep milk and has even more fat, and even more taste for that matter and it is my personal remedy for guiltless pleasure.



Now, if it is combined with the Claire Underwood diet, meaning the raw vegetable sticks, I think it makes a modest office lunch, that gives energy, vitamins, calcium and no extra calories or carbs. At the same time, you look elegant and body conscious. And who knows? you also might lose a couple of pounds! 

9.15.2016

Power Women: Claire Underwood

from wikipedia

It is this new generation of more mature, beautiful, sexy, enigmatic and super powerful women that make us all wonder why the rest of us are afraid of getting older, and not looking forward to it! Mrs Underwood is all of that and much, much, more. There is nothing easy in being cold blooded as you easily let people go, or as you talk to your husband's mistress. But she, in her black and grey clean cut dresses and her high heels, can lightly float above all the rest of the simple minded mortals. The ingredients of her greatness are known and not so difficult to follow: a cold look, a dark without any blinks wardrobe, a silent attitude, a ruthless will, an iron mentality, stopping to nothing, plotting, planning, dieting, working out, elegant ways. All these lead to a female achiever, capable to move mountains. Watch and learn ladies! Watch and learn! 

5.12.2016

M&S food choices - Lemon Curd


For us, sour food lovers, there's another temptation waiting in the marks and spencer food department! The Sicilian lemon curd has a full yet light texture, which makes it too hard to resist. The taste is so delicate and fresh, making easy to combine it with almost everything. It is to plainly put it, a worthy coffee companion that will add an exquisite, gourmand and elegant touch to a simple or even quick breakfast! Enjoy!

4.22.2016

Destination SKG - Greek coffee

This is the greek coffee. It is drunk in a small coffee cup, somewhat bigger than the espresso cup, and filled to the top. It can be plain (sketos) without sugar, medium (metrios) with some sugar, or sweet (glikos) with a lot of sugar. This must be decided before actually making the coffee, since the sugar is added with the coffee in the water before boiling. It also must have a skim (kaimaki) if it is wellmade, unlike the one in the foto. It is called greek or turkish coffee, although after the turkish invasion in Cyprus, "turkish" tends to extinct. The best one is made with slow boiling in hot sand, the way Beduins made it in the desert. It is ALWAYS served with a glass of water, since because greek coffee is the traditional thing to drink in one's funeral, we cannot raise the cup to say cheers (stin igia sou) that in greek means "here's to your health". So we do this with the glass of water. Once, you have drunk your coffee, and by that I mean only the liquid above, leaving the wet residue, you can mix it gently and turn over the cup in your plate, trying to dirt the whole inside of the cup. Then leave it this way to dry and ask a connaisseur to tell you your fortune. If what you hear is good, remember NOT to say thank you and give some change to the fortune teller, so that it becomes true!