cake, food

Fairytale gone good

Fairytales…do come true!

Since you were a little boy or a little girl the only thing that you wanted to do was to be a part of a fairytale…with magical creatures and fairy dust in order to live happily ever after.

The first time that i visited Fairytale, i was dazzled and ready to live my favorite disney movie. The minute i tasted the sweet stories and the shakes i knew that this would be the beggining of a beautiful “friendship”.

Fairytale has a new member in it’s family, the Fairytale pastry shop. The ultimate place to be, if you ask me! You will not believe what you will taste here. Fairy shakes, fairy cones, soft cookies, aromatic beverages, american cheesecakes and so many pastries and chocolate sweets, just for you!

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Fusion influences in the new menu

Meet the new dishes of Rakkan Bar restaurant 

Asian and European cuisine collaborate and create special dishes for a place to be in Athens. Rakkan combines the Japanese tradition with culinary alchemy of renowned international cuisines recommend ‘euroriental’ stylish creations. Make a tasty proposal with unique cocktails, selected wine list and a wide range of regular & premium beverages.

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fitness, food, health, taste

The Bean and the Berry’s

Greek homemade vegan dark chocolate 

The combination of black chocolate with dried fruits (superfoods) and take off the taste and nutritional value.

The amazing and extra tasteful Bean and Berry chocolate is black, organic, chocolate containing 70% cocoa, supplemented with superfoods, combining great taste, aroma and rich benefits for health.

https://www.facebook.com/thebeanantheberry/

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Top6 meets Rubirosa

All day and night experience with a breathtaking view 

rubirosa

Our “relationship” started during last summer, since it was a place to…dip and give a summer vibe to your days in Athens. Now it strikes again, since i had to try the homemade brunch-OMG- love the pancakes and the omelet…!

Besides brunching it is perfect for lunch with your girls, since you will love the fresh salads and pizzas (you have to try them, they are delicious). After the fooding, Rubirosa, has it’s way to monopolize our nights to..since during the week it’s a Unique set-up for live events comprising a cool cocktail bar.Don’t miss out

https://www.facebook.com/Rubirosa-seaside-delight-587331358099215/

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Trick or Treat?

Join the “Burger Joint” philosophy for this Halloween 

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It’s definetely a New York authentic experience. From 2011 Burger Joint came into the taste map of Athens and ever since it’s a must do
“pit stop” in order to enjoy every bite and embrace the philosophy it beholds. For this year’s Halloween you will find until the 31st of October Morgana burger and Saruman Burger, along with Morgana and Saruman cocktails. What are you waiting for?

burger-joint

http://www.burgerjoint.gr/en/

https://www.facebook.com/BurgerJoint.gr/

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Color, food, Lifestyle, next best thing, summer 2016, taste, travel

Summer mood still on

Meet Acantha Boutique hotel in Erikoussa island 

acantha boutique hotel beach

Your private paradise is not that far, as you imagined. Acantha boutique hotel is a new experience that landed in Corfu. Suites for every mood and intention, extraordinary food, breathtaking view and outdoor activities ready to create unforgetable memories.

Lapped by crystalline waters of the Ionian Sea, the Boutique Hotel offers spacious outdoor facilities and common areas including: a lush garden, a beach bar with private sun beds and umbrellas, free kayaks and snorkelling equipment, a restaurant with an extraordinary sea view.

See more http://www.acanthahotel.com/

 

 

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Fantastic birthday cakes from Cremona

A pastry shop you just can’t stop going to for every occasion 

Since 1976 Cremona pastry shop and catering, offer us one of the best tasting experience, since if you visit it once, you will immediately become a fan. From the inspirational birthday cakes for your loved ones, to fresh sweet shots..that come in a glass and are just amazing. Cookies, traditional greek sweets, chocolate pie and so many amazingly tasty sweets. Don’t forget the ice cream, because believe me, it is something you have to try! So what are you waiting for? Here you will find a rich and meaningfull variety of sweets and ice cream..so please do so!

http://www.cremona.gr/

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Ice tea cocktails

Refreshing tea cocktails by Lipton 

When summer comes, ione of the first pleasures is to drink your favorite cocktail by the sea, by the pool or on your balcony. Check some easy cocktail stories that need to make it on your list.

Take a shot of what can me made with Lipton Ice Tea

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food

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie parfaits

A sweet to die for 

peanut butter

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Chocolate Filling

  • 8 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Pinch of salt

Garnish

  • 1/2 cup fresh whipped cream
  • Peanut butter cups

Check the instructions here

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/food/peanut-butter-parfait-recipe?xid=NL_FWx030316TotallyEpicPeanutButter

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Healthy snacks

Baked zucchini fries with pesto yogurt dip 

zucchini fries

Ingredients
1 medium zucchini
2/3 all-purpose flower or whole wheat pastry flower
1 large egg
3/4 cup whole weat panko bread crumbs
3/4 table spoon paprika
1/2 table spoon salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
olive oil cooking spray
The sauce:
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
3 tsp basil pesto
1/8 tsp salt
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and set a cooling rack on top of the baking sheet. Coat the cooling rack with cooking spray.
2. Cut the zucchini into 3-inch long and ¼-inch thick pieces.
Spoon the flour into a medium bowl. Whisk the egg in a separate bowl. In a third bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, paprika, salt and pepper.
3. Working with several zucchini pieces at a time, dredge the zucchini in the flour, shaking off the excess. Dip the zucchini in the egg, then place it in the bread crumb mixture, covering completely.
4. Transfer the coated zucchini pieces to the prepared rack, in a single layer. Repeat with remaining zucchini pieces.
5. Light coat the zucchini with the cooking spray.
6. Bake in the oven until the zucchini is tender and the breading is browned and crisp, about 15 minutes.
7. Serve immediately with the dipping sauce.

Special thanks to http://www.cookincanuck.com/2015/07/baked-zucchini-fries-with-pesto-yogurt-dipping-sauce-recipe/

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food, Lifestyle

5 new bars in Athens

Different, stylish and welcoming new entries in town

1.The pop up bar Palmitas at Iera Odos 11 (Acro)

Like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/palmitaspopupbar/timeline

2. Cocktail and dinner @ Noel in Kolokotroni 59B

Like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theholidaybar/timeline

3. Coffee and bar @ Underdog in Irakleidon 8 in Thiseio

Like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Project.The.Underdog/?fref=ts

4. Breakfast and drinks at Mr Peacock in Khalandri, Katsoulieri 7

Like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Mr-Peacock-894940027214999/?fref=ts

5. Italian style and wine @ Sideways in Ipereidou 1

Like them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/Sideways-wine-bar-687931184650305/?fref=ts

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Chocolate almond braid

An easy and tasteful recipe


Directions:
Lay out your puff pastry. Place your chocolate bar in the center, cut diagonal lines along the left and right side of the chocolate bar about an inch apart. Remove the corner pieces. Starting from the top, fold down the flap then alternate right and left until you are close to the bottom. Fold the bottom flap up and finish alternating between right and left. Tuck any extra puff pastry underneath.

Place the braided puff pastry on parchment paper lined baking tray. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle crushed nuts over.

Bake at 213°C for 25 minutes!

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Sweet stories in Konstantinidis

Christmas sweets from these traditional Pastry Shops 

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Kourabiedes and melomakarona are the traditional Christmas sweets, which we can’t live without them during the Holy days. In Konstantinidis you can find all kinds of chocolate-related sweets, the award-winning ice cream and of course, the one of a kind Konstandinidis millefeuille. Tasteful products in order to create the sweetest memories every time of the year!!

Visit the site http://www.konstandinidis.com/el/page

Like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/zaxaroplasteiakonstandinidis/?fref=ts

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Hot cocoa cookies

Rich, chocolaty and delicious

hot cocoa cookies

Ingredients:

For the cookies-
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

25 (apx.) large marshmallows

For the icing –
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Assorted sprinkles

directions:

Make the cookies-
1.) In a medium saucepan (or in a microwave safe bowl, using 50% power), melt the butter and chocolate, stirring frequently. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.
2.) In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
3.) In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed until well combined.
4.) Add the cooled chocolate mixture and blend until just combined.
5.) While mixing, add the flour mixture slowly and blend until just combined.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then cover the dough and refrigerate about 1 hour. If making the dough a day ahead, let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before shaping.
6.) Preheat oven to 325*F. and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat type liner. Use a tablespoon (or a tablespoon sized cookie scoop) to scoop the dough, then roll the dough in your hands to create balls. Arrange the balls about 2 inches apart on your baking sheets, then flatten slightly.
Bake cookies about 12 minutes.
7.) While the cookies bake, cut the large marshmallows in half (crosswise). When the cookies have baked, remove from oven and press one marshmallow half (cut side down) into the center of each cookie. Return the cookies to the oven and bake another 2-3 minutes. Allow the pan of cookies to cool a few minutes, then transfer cookies to cooling rack.
8.) Prepare cookie icing by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl and mixing together with a whisk. Place wire cooling rack (with cookies on it) over a baking sheet (to catch any excess icing). Spoon a small amount of icing onto the top of each marshmallow, and use the back of the spoon to spread it a bit. After icing just a couple cookies, top with sprinkles before the icing dries.
9.) Allow icing to set up about 30 minutes before serving.

 

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Ginger bread popcorn

Watch Christmas movies and enjoy your popcorn

ginger bread

Ingredients
  • 14 C popped popcorn (approx ½ C un-popped)
  • ¾ C dark brown sugar
  • ½ C butter
  • ¼ C light karo syrup
  • ¼ C molasses
  • 1¼ tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine dark brown sugar, butter, light karo, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  2. Boil while constantly stirring for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, add vanilla and baking soda- soda will foam.
  4. Quickly pour over popcorn and toss to coat.
  5. Let cool; stirring every 2-3 minutes to separate while cooling.
  6. Enjoy!

See more http://www.the36thavenue.com/ginger-bread-popcorn/

 

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Fall/Winter 15-16, fashion, food, taste, trends, xmas 15

Christmas decorating ideas

Inspirational alternative ideas to decorate your house

my fav

If you don’t have what you want, draw it!

The Holiday that is filled with joy, creativity and happiness arrived and we want to give back to you as much as love as you want and creative ideas that will certainly provole your smile!

Food, fun and DIY christmas treats

 

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