Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mother's day strawberry and vanilla jam

Today is the first Sunday of May so in Spain and Portugal we celebrate mother's day. 

My mom lives in Portugal so we are not so often together but every sunday we have a little chitchat. Today I decided to make strawberry and vanilla jam maybe to remember all the cooking sundays we had together. My mom is this kind of mom that she is a super hero and she knows everything, she taught us all you need to know about crafts and hand work and most important she taught us to chace what we want by giving us important tools as knowledge and education, so she is a kind of roll model to me and my sister.

Now back to the jam, this takes only 25 minutes and it's so easy and tasty!
Here is the recipe in case you whant to try it.

550g of strawberries
230g of sugar
2 tsp of vanilla sugar
Juice of a half lemon

Cut the strawberries in small pieces and put them in a pan, add the rest of the ingredients. With medium heat mix until they are bubbling and looking jammy ( more or less 25 min). And tadaaas jam is ready. Pour the jam into previously desinfected jars, close the lids and turn the jar upside down.

Hope you like it!


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Menorca my favorite places

Hello everyone!

Still in Menorca enjoying a little getaway and I felt like sharing the amazing places I  have been.

Menorca is a paradisic island the landscapes are breathtaking and I loved to have the beaches all for ourselves.

Benibiquér is a small fishermen city with white houses and green doors, so cute to go for a walk, have a drink and make some photos.

Ciutadella an old city with nice shops and very old buildings. Loved to buy some wools in the city center.

Cala Turqueta, one of my favourite beaches from the island with crystal waters that you could see the white sand underneath.

Cala en Porter, another amasing beach with a big sandpit nice for families.

Mahón, old city with the oldest natural harbour in Europe. The buildings are so pitoresc here, you can lose yourself in the maze inside of old city center.

Cala Mitjaneta, my top 1 beach from the island. We had to walk almost a hour to arrive there but it was worthed. We had a fantastic beach for ourselves and the colour of the water was a light turquoise blue.

It was so inspiring resting here that I 'm sure I will come back soon!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chocolate tart-cake

Good afternoon dear readers!

Today I would like to share with you a recipe of a tart-cake, I know, strange name for a sweet treat, but the true is I really can't tell if it's more tart or more cake so that's the reason!

Yesterday we had bank holiday here so I went to the kitchen and made these tart-cakes! 

In half an hour I made these and had the kitchen done, I was a bit afraid of the combination but in the end was looking great and super yummy!

So if you would like to try these ones, here is how I made them.

Ingredients for the tart dough:
130g of butter
Half of a tea spoon of sugar
Half of a ts of sea salt
300g of flour
70g of water

Ingredients for the chocolate dough:
125g of black chocolate
200g of sugar
2 eggs
200 ml of cream
60g of flour

I started to make the tart dough putting all the ingredients in a bowl and mixing all with the hands, until I had a sanded dough.

Then I made small balls and covered de tart potes ends and sides and baked 200 degrees in the preheated hoven.

In a meanwhile I baked the chocolate dough mixing the sugar with the eggs.
Then I melted in a pan the chocolate with cream and mixed all together. For finishing I had the flour and mixed very well everything.

When the tart dough was ready (a bit golden) I filled up the middle with the chocolate dough and baked at the same temperature for more 10 minutes.

Hope you like this recipe as much I enjoy experimenting it, on a holiday that felt like sunday.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A recycled gift

Don't you love to recycle things that everone throws away? For me is like an addiction! My husband is always complaining about all the boxes, jars and all the materials I storage, but there is a time that you have an idea and you have just the right materials to do it!!

That happened to me when I wanted to make a sewing kit for a friend. Here are some pictures. 


Isn't that a super cute gift? Wait until you open it and see the inside...

And about you, do you use to recycle? What are your favourite projects?


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lazy Saturdays

After a week at home sick today was time to bring some changes to the bathroom.

I made this wascloths from cotton yarn and they look just perfect with all the bathroom set!

They are very easy to do, also a good project for beginning to knit. I love the natural look they have, and what about you? What do you do on lazy saturdays?

Don't they look very nice on the bathroom?


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY knitted placemats

Hello everyone!

Today in Valencia is a bank holiday, so I enjoyed my morning knitting on the sofa with a super warm blanket.

I come up with this pattern for knitting placemats, I love this project because it's so affordable, so easy and it looks really great on our dinning table.

So if you want to give it a try, here is the pattern:

Materials { off white cotton rope, 10mm knitting needles}


* Cast on 20 stiches using the 10mm needles.
* Knit using stockinette stich for 37 rows.
* Cast off losely.

Note: For a nice edge slip first stich evey row.
If you have any doubts or sugestions you can ask me and I would love to see pictures if you decide to try it.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

All about hats

Today I feel like show you, what I've been up to.
Last days were all about hats, I'm creating diferent kind of hats for baby girl or boy. All of the materials I use are organic and when is for baby always use anti alergic and super washable yarns!

So enough of talk and here are some of the pictures!!

Hope you like it!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Giveaway winner *** sorteo vencedor

The giveaway is finished and our winner is Milanesa little things! Congratulations!!


El sorteo se ha terminado y nuestra vencedora es Milanesa little things! Enhorabuena



Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Giveaway *** Sorteo de Navidad

Christmas is coming **** Las Navidades están aqui

First giveaway from Parapluie!!!!

We would like to offer you this cute and adorable beige booties size 3 to 6 months to someone very special, YOU and to participate only need to share the giveaway on facebook,like our page on facebook and leave a comment Here
The giveaway starts today at 12 and finishes at 8th December same time.
Good luck!!


Primero concurso de Parapluie!!!!

Queremos regalar estas botitas beige de bebe, talla 3 a 6 meses a una persona muy muy especial, TU! Y para participar solo tienes que compartir este post sorteo del blog en vuestro mural de facebook,gostar de nuestra pagina en facebook y dejar un comentarioAqui
El sorteo empeza hoy a las 12 y termina el 8 de Deciembre a la misma hora.

Hope you like and participate,

Xox Sofia

Friday, November 29, 2013

Daniel's hat

Today I want to share with you the hat I'm making for little Daniel!
I chose white wool and I'm embroidering a beige star! Love this colors together!
Happy weekend to you all!!