• stay focused
    Psychology

    How To Stay Focused

    In order to be a successful Blogger, you need to be able to keep your mind on what you’re doing! Blogging and writing in general are tough jobs that require maximum concentration. Not to mention the additional marketing and promoting efforts! Sometimes you are getting thoughts that are really intrusive and keep coming into your mind, does this happen to you? Well, it happens to me, so I guess it can happen to anyone. So, what are you going to do? You can interrupt a distracting thought with a short meditation, and here is the technique: Close your eyes and take one deep breath. Then follow your breath, from the…

  • Easy Pork Roulade
    Food Recipes

    How to Prepare a Pork Roulade

    When you hear “pork roulade“, you imagine something very difficult to cook. It’s not difficult at all! Just pound out a nice piece of tenderloin, stuff it will spinach and some cream cheese, roll it up and use toothpicks to keep it in place and throw it in the oven for one hour or so… easy breezy … Here are my tricks on how to perfect this amazing dish. Please find your favorite food recipe first! Mine is with sausage. After pounding the pork, spread a layer of sausage meat, and then put the raw spinach and small cubes of cream cheese. I like the Italian sausage, but you can…

  • Beet and Potato Salad
    Food Recipes,  Healthy Food

    The Amazing BEET – Beet and Potato Salad Recipe

    Beet is a wonder food. I will have to write a whole post about its amazing health benefits. Soon… because I must do some serious research before I post anything… this is who I am 🙂 The fact that I know is that beets helped me lower my blood pressure. Anyways… in this post I am sharing a beet and potato salad recipe that I learned from my mother. We used to call it ‘Russian Salad’, but I don’t know if it is Russian. I grew up in Romania, close by 😊, so it might as well be. I saw many versions of this recipe on the Internet. Mine is…

  • indian eggplant
    Healthy Food

    About Eggplants

    Eggplants are found in the produce department of every American grocery. They come in different varieties of shapes, sizes and colors. From large to small, round, oblong, long… from purple to white or even green. The small ones are called Indian eggplants. Below are the large, dark variety. They are popular in Europe. And these are the long eggplants, called Chinese. Why they are called eggplants? Because the first plants introduced to America were white and egg shaped. So what are eggplants? Fruits or veggies? By botanical definition, eggplant is a berry, so it is a fruit, but it is considered a vegetable. Either fruit or veggie, eggplant is delicious…

  • Food Recipes,  Healthy Food

    Lobster Feast on Sunday

    My son-in-law surprised us with two live lobsters! The surprise got even bigger when he announced us that he will cook the lobsters! So here are a few shots I took, to make this event really memorable. This is the dish he made. Lobster with lemony-buttery sauce and mashed potatoes. The lobsters were boiled for 1o minutes and became red. The meat was carefully taken out of the shells and claws. He peeled potatoes, boiled them, added some milk and butter and mashed them manually. He added salt and pepper. In a separate pan, he melted some butter, added the lobster, some chopped scallions and lemon juice; cooked it for…