Monday, December 10, 2012

Country side pleasure

This is actually one of the best things with having your families and homes in so many different places. It never gets boring! I love it and need the stimulation of different environments, places, people ...
This weekend was filled with some fabulous "dining & wining" that ended at some karaoke place at 3am in the morning! But also a lot of nature, wonderful dinners at home and just doing nothing. Look at this Borscht, even better than it looks on this picture. I had three (!) portions and still had a forth when we arrived back in Z├╝rich late at night. Nom, nom ...


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  1. I have never had Borscht! It's on my list of things to try...
    I am soooo in love with that jacket.

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    1. You will stand in the kitchen for 7-8 hours unfortunately, so make a big one! But it's sooo worth it!

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  2. oh these pictures are beautiful !! the botscht looks delicious !! my mother makes it alot.
    www.alexavoncanisius.com/blog/

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    1. Botscht??? That's what my man said but I always spell it this way like in the post? Ha, ha ha .. Anyway, it's delicious!

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  3. new injections in your lips? I saw it on the other picture and it makes me sad.

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    1. I haven't touched my lips since two years back or more. But the pic you refer to was after being out in the cold, playing with Alexis and when you come inside again, the whole face is a little swollen, including the lips.

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  4. These pictures are beautiful Stina. And your mother-in-law looks so happy with Alexis.
    Have seen the bird ? Fantastic eyes.


    P.S. I think that the Borscht is more appreciated in North countries. I do not like it very muc! but I know that Russians for example love that because when I visited there they served it many times...

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    1. Dear Uta, yes she is zoo wonderful with him! I'm so lucky to have my own loving mother and M's mother also! Perfect match! We're all celebrating Christmas together in my parents home!

      Borscht is probably more appreciated here for sure, stews and soups in general I think. It's the harsh climate who forces us to warm food made on simple ingredients since a tradition long time back.

      I just LOVE it! Exciting that you've been to Russia! Would love to go! Can you recommend it?

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  5. Lovely pictures & the one with Alexis & the cat it's adorable! He looks so happy:)

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    1. He is so fascinated by all the animals!

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  6. P.S. Alexis already very fasjion with his little blue jean RL shirt. Following his fashion mum... Tjis photo is so nice with this nice cat. I write again because I was stressed this morning to look well !

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    1. Well, he is my son ... It came with the breast milk, blink

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  7. Alexis is such a dapper little man! And you are such a stylish and inspiring mom. Seriously hope I can be a stylish mom one day as well.

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    1. Thank you1 i'm sure you will! It takes no more effort to put on something nice then the opposite! But at home it's often black tights and a big, comfy cashmere sweater ...

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  8. I had a problem with my PC when speaking to you saying it's worth going to visit St-Petersburg which is beautiful, a little Venice with many many things to visit. The Hermitage Museum by itself is fantastic and the Opera and all the pics to see. I had the chance to make it with the same private guide during all the stay but it was before the new richer Russians exist, (I will not enter into my way of thinking about that!!) and there was a true Russian soul at that time, as I love the writers for example. Tolstoi, Dostoievski etc.People full of generosity and unyielding (I mean entire) persons. I recommend you the hotel Europe (5*) which was the best at the time. May be now they have some others but for sure you would like this one. Former palace. I really liked also the food but my husband not and to be polite with our hosts I had eaten all his plates together with mine, with a little vodka between each plate to digest .... difficult after to visit. I think with your deep mind and artist way of seeing beauties, you will like it very nuch. XXX

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  9. It was Uta of course concerning the comment on Russia

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  10. The animal portraits are so wonderfull! Oh and you have to share the Borscht recipe now! I always wanted to try this.
    antje

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