Τετάρτη, 28 Αυγούστου 2013

Recipe: Vegan Basil Pesto

I recently visited my grandma for a few days. I especially like visiting her village at the summer for two reasons : figs + basil. Both fresh, in high quality, bio and in big quantities! This time, I had so little time cause Nereus runs more and sleeps less (oh and I was working too) and I couldn't experiment as much as I like with food, but I couldn't resist and I made some pesto!


For this pesto I used a mortar and pestle (which has a story actually...my great grandfather worked a whole day to get this beauty!). My pesto was a little chunky. If you want it perfect ( I'm talking about its appearence, the taste was divine), you can use a blender. I didn't work it more with the mortar and the pestle cause my carpal tunnel was killing me, so I don't know what result I could get.

So, on the recipe!!!

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • half a cup pine nuts
  • half a cup nutritional yeast
  • half a cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic

Now, simply put everything in your mortar or blender and work the mixture.
Your done!


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Τετάρτη, 21 Αυγούστου 2013

Δευτέρα, 12 Αυγούστου 2013

32/52


"A portrait of us, once a week, in 2013."

Nereus and me (daddy was taking the pictures): Our first ferris wheel ride as a family. The hair and hand on the left belong to Marilina, my cousin and Nereus's soon to be godmother. ps. I am aware that you can see my bra and I swear I didn't want this to happen (I even tried to hide it with the watermark) but this was the best photo...there was too much light.




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Τετάρτη, 7 Αυγούστου 2013

21 Months


My boy is turning 21 months old today (ok, not today, on 27 of June) . Life has been chaotic these days. Huge changes. Nereus was not making it easier at all. He was teething and his pain was making him whining all day long. It's very sad to say, but I had no patience with him. I was feeling so much pressure to make everything right and I was so busy that it was impossible to cuddle and breastfeed all day long. I even yelled at him on my most overwhelming situations. I feel so bad about theses moments. I'm so sorry baby. I felt that I shouldn't share these bad moments, but what I want to do here is to keep every memory and I can'to do this if I'm not 100% honest, right?

Now, on the fun stuff! Nereus's development has left me shocked.

* He has actually started talking!!! And when I say talking, I mean really talking. Like..."Nereus say this!".."Zees". Or "what's mama's job"?..."Low (=clown)".

* He's still obsessed with books and trucks.

* He has been making all these -fun for the parent- activities, like throwing toys on the toilet...fancy!

* He's been biting me on purpose when he breastfeeds. Ok, I know that this is not a fun fact about Nereus, but it happens and it hurts so much. When I started writing this, I was actually asking for help from you guys...but now I have already found the solution for us and I'm sharing it with you. I really hope that this can help you. So the situation was like this...Nereus was biting me and I was really hurt and confused and I was angry of course and yelling and crying. Nereus was as confused as I was and he was crying too. So, one day, when he bit me, I just kindly told him that biting hurts and that he shouldn't do it if he wants to breastfeed. Then, immediately, I suggested that we should play with his cars or read a book etc. and voila! no more biting! Seriously. That easy.

* Unexpected hugs, kisses or tickles make my heart melt.

* Jumping seems to be very interesting for Nereus lately.

* He is so social and amazing with other kids. He shares his toys and plays so well. Even if other kids hit him or grab his toys from his own hands he rarely makes a deal about it. I just wish I had a friend with a kid so we could hang out and he could have company.

(Seriously where does the time goes...I know, that's all I'm saying these days. But seriously I've never been more busy. I really really do miss this place.)

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