Omelette *

After a full day of swimming and sunbathing there’s nothing that can cure hunger better than eggs! This is my modest in calories, filled with flavors very very simple omelette!


You’ll need, for two servings::
a drizzle of olive oil
1 red onion, large
2 cups cherry tomatoes
4 slices of smoked turkey
4 eggs 
parsley
salt, pepper freshly ground


How to::
Drizzle olive oil on a hot frying pan, add chopped onions and cherry tomatoes and let them cook and slightly brown. Add the eggs, beaten, and the smoked turkey in slices. At this point ground pepper and salt, as well as add the parsley, finely cut. Wait till the omelette is done on the bottom side, then toss it over so it can cook for another minute on the other side as well. Remove and serve with green salad and soft goat cheese!


Johanna
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The one about Olympic Games * [opening ceremony]

There’s no doubt that the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games was interesting. To tell you the truth there were some parts I wasn’t that thrilled. The one with all the dancing from year to year was cool, but I didn’t like the facebook updates for example! Of cource, I loved Rowan Atkinson. But the parts I really liked was the theatrical choreography and the 204 flames at the end! Anyway, it’s always interesting to watch the Opening Ceremony, even if it’s not that impressive, cause it’s actually a part of the host country culture.


Anna-Rosa
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The one about Olympic Games *





Since I am Greek I’m really interested in the Olympic Games. But what I’m fascinated in the most is always the Opening Ceremony, since I love design, theatre etc. As mandated by the Olympic Charter, various elements frame the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. The ceremony typically starts with the hoisting of the host country’s flag and a performance of its national anthem. The host nation then presents artistic displays of music, singing, dance, and theater representative of its culture. The artistic presentations have grown in scale and complexity as successive hosts attempt to provide a ceremony that outlasts its predecessor’s in terms of memorability. This excactly is what I find so interesting! All the effort they are putting into having the best Opening Ceremony ever, by having all these huge effects etc.
After the artistic portion of the ceremony, the athletes parade into the stadium grouped by nation. Greece is traditionally the first nation to enter in order to honor the origins of the Olympics. Nations then enter the stadium alphabetically according to the host country’s chosen language, with the host country’s athletes being the last to enter.


So if you re going to watch the ceremony, as I am, I’d love to hear what you thought of it. 


Enjoy! 
Anna-Rosa
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On my mind * [window shopping edition]

1, 2_ fried egg print and 1960s wall chart  http://theshopatnumber57.com/
3_ beautiful knives  http://florentinekitchenknives.tumblr.com/
4_ leather shoes  http://www.abknyc.com/abk.html
5, 6_ plates and ribbons  http://shopolivemanna.com/
7_ the ultimate electric propelled utility bicycle http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/faradaybikes/faraday-porteur
8, 9_ styling I stumbled upon http://merneit.tumblr.com/post/23026417313
10_ waxed canvas rucksack  http://www.etsy.com/shop/treesizeverse

*really in love with every product on olive manna . I think I’ll work on a olive manna post at some point! 


Anna-Rosa 
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Oat nut bars *

My favorite meal is breakfast! I love you can eat as much as you want, combining several things, like fruit, dairy, cereal, eggs, bacon etc.
During winter I didn’t have much time to spend on breakfast and I was ending up eating junk sandwiches and stuff like that, gaining weight and being unhealthy.
My German professor gave me a recipe, fairly similar to this one, but I felt it needed a little more of…I don’t know, something!
There’s nothing healthier from a oat nut bar every morning or during your break!
You’ll need ::

Ingredients ::
1 cup of flour
1 cup of oats
1 cup of coconut powder (this is the most important ingredient!)
1 cup of brown sugar (I sometimes use 3 tsp of stevia sweetener)
1 cup of crushed nuts (almonds,hazelnuts,peanuts or whatever you like)

125gr of butter
1 tbsp of honey

1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp of boiled water
-dilute soda into water

Making of ::
1_ mix the first group of ingredients together.
2_ melt the butter and the honey and stir gently till incorporated
3_ combine the butter mix with the dry ingredients
4_ add baking soda with water
5_ press into a baking sheet
6_ bake for 30-40min to 150C 
(depending on your oven and the thickness of the mix) 

*when it’s ready, cut it into pieces! 
You have to do it when you take it out the oven and it is still warm*

Anna-Rosa
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Happy Sunday *

Happy Sunday everyone!!

This is the perfect day to take a walk in your city! 
Take pictures of it! Observe all its flaws and try to love them! You know, even the ugly buildings or the old ones. Everything that constitute your city’s personality! It’s so nice to love your hometown or the city you live for the past few years! It’s part of your everyday life. And cities  build relationships with their residents. 

So work on that! 

The thing I love about my city, even my neighborhood, is the intimacy I feel during the year with people round here. When I walk my dog every morning I collect almost  ten”Goodmorning Anna-Rosa” and the half of them are turning into a conversation after a while! It’s so overwhelming! I like when people are open and companionable.

I don’t know how do you feel about that! You might love the quietness of your city and your privacy perhaps. An more 
impersonal point of view. 
Everything is possible and that’s what makes cities different and unique.

Another thing I love about Chania is I always find something new that I
have never seen

 or heard before. It’s like it keeps little secrets and reveals them slowly slowly, so you never get bored. 
What about your city? Do you feel like you know everything already about it?
I certainly don’t! 

Have a great Sunday!

Anna-Rosa
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Vlita Salad *













In Greece there ‘s nothing tastier than summer greens in your salad.
You’ll need..

Ingredients ::
Summer Greens_Vlita* 
Some Cherry Tomatoes
Red Onion
Capers
Oregano
Salt
Olive oil
White Vinegar 
Feta or Mizithra**

*[Vlita are very popular greens that are eaten steamed in salads all over Greece. The are fairly similar to spinach, although quite different in taste]
**[Mizithra is a traditional cretan white cheese that ‘s creamy, soft and salty]

Making of::
1_ Steam the greens. It takes 12-15minutes
2_ Chop the onion and tomatoes
3_ Combine everything and serve!

Anna-Rosa
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