srijeda, 27. veljače 2013.

Marinirane srdele / Marinated Sardines

marinirane srdele
Marinated Sardines
Ovo je recept moje svekrve, koji je toliko jednostavan ( a tako dooobro ispadne) 
da ga želim podijeliti sa vama :) 
This is my mothe-in-law's receipe, so simple (but the outcome is so goood),
I wish to share it with you :)

Prvo, potrebne su srdele.
Najbolje su one ljetne srdele, kad su znatno veće, 
ali mi ovu marinadu radimo kroz cijelu godinu, kad god ih možemo nabaviti.
First, you will need some fresh sardines.
In our region, it is common knowledge that the most delicious sardines 
are the ones cought in summer-time,
but we make this marinade all year around, whenever we can find them on market.


 Srdele se trebaju obrisati kuhinjskim ubrusom,
očistiti od glave i iznutrica.
Sardines should  be wipewith a kitchen towel,
clean the heads and intestines.


Srdele se posole.
Na 1 kg srdela stavi se 1,5 žlica (od juhe) soli.
Očišćene srdele se zaliju pravom kvasinom. 
Ako je kvasina prekisela, pomiješa se sa malo vode.
You should season the sardines with salt.
On 1 kg of sardines, use 1,5 table spoons of salt.
Cleaned sardines are poured with vinegar (made of wine).
If vinegar is too sour, pour a little of water in.


Ostavi se da se mariniraju u kvasini 1 sat.
Sardines are left to marinate for an hour.



Uzmite jednu teču (posudu, lonac) u kojoj ćete kuhati marinadu.
Srdele se u teču slažu trbuhom dolje, tako da je jedna okrenuta lijevo, druga desno (rep-glava-rep-glava).
Srdele se slažu ugusto, jedna do druge.
Dno se mora maksimalno pokriti ribom.
Pripremite 1 glavicu češnjaka, nekoliko listića lovora.
Take one bowl  in which you will boil the marinade.
Lay sardines in bowl belly down, so that the one are facing left, one right 
(tail-head-tail-head).
( I appologise for spelling "lay" wrong on the photo :)
You should place the sardines really tight,
cover the bottom of the pot completelly.
Prepare garlic, few laurel leaves.


Osim što je kod marinade vrlo važno dosta gusto posložiti srdele,
važno je i kako se redovi slažu.
Ako je prvi red slagan, npr. istok-zapad, 
onda se drugi slaže sjever-jug,
dakle okomito jedan na drugi.
It is very important that you place sardines very tight,
but it is important how to arrange the rows, also.
If you assamble first row, for example, east-west,
you should assamble second row north-south,
vertically one to another.


Između svakog reda poslažite par listova lovora, nekoliko češnjaka,
papra u zrnu.
Sol smo već dodali u kvasini.
Between each row arrange a couple laurel leaves, a few cloves of garlic,
peppercorns.
We have already added salt in vinegar.


I tako se slaže do kraja,
dokle ima srdela.
Važno je da je sve dosta gusto posloženo.
Sad se u posudu ulije običnog, bijelog ulja, tek toliko da sve prekrije, ne više.
And so it goes until the end, 
untill all sardines are used.
It is important that all is densely arranged.
Now it is poured into the pan plain, white oil, just enough to cover everything, no more.

Kuhati na laganoj vatri 1,5 sat.
Cook on low heat for 1.5 hours.

 Kad se dobro ohladi, može se probati :)
Ovakva marinada se u hladnjaku može držati (u istoj teči) i do mjesec dana,
ali kod nas nikad nije toliko dočekala ;))
Odličan obrok za marende, 
ili čak za laganu večeru.
Uz srdele jako dobro paše i malo kapule (crvenog luka), fetu kruva,
može se malo prekapati i maslinovim uljem, čak i limunom.
When it is cooled enough, you can try it :)
This marinade can be stored in a fridge (in a same pot) for a month,
but it never lasted that long in our house ;))
It is very nice meal in case you got surprise guests,
or for a light dinner.
You can serve marinated sardines with onions, a piece of bread,
sprinkled with olive oil, or even lemon juice, if you like.
 

Eto, još jedan riblji obrok za korizmu. Nadam se da ćete probati.
This is another fish meal suitable for Lent, hop you'll like it.

Dobar tek!
Bon Appetite! 
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četvrtak, 21. veljače 2013.

Pohane srdele / Fried Sardines

Pohane srdele
Fried Sardines
Napokon srdele na pijaci! 
Nismo ih jeli neko vrijeme, baš smo ih se poželili!
Doduše, nije bili velikih, a da ih je bilo, odmah bi završile na gradelama.
Nisu ni male za baciti :), odlučila sam ih pohati.
Ovo je moj jučerašnji ručak!
Finally, there are some sardines on Fish market!
We didn't have them for a while, we had desired to eat them!
Anyway, there was no bigger ones, if they were bigger, my husband would grilled them.
But, even smaller :), they are valuable food.
This is our yesterday's meal - fried sardines!
Kupljene su dan prije, pa su preko noći malo prokrvarile iz škrga, ne smeta!
 They were purchased the day before so they bled overnight a little from the gills
it doesn't matter!
Pažljivo se obrišu kuhinjskim ubrusom,
odreže se glava i rep, očiste iznutrice,
uz kičmu se lagano zarežu oštrim nožićem, prepolove se,
središnja kost se odvoji i baci. 
Carefully wipe with a kitchen towel,
cut off the head and tail, clean the intestines,
the spine is slightly growled with a sharp knife, halve it,
central bone is separated and cast.
 
Tako se dobiju ovakvi fileti.
That's how you will get these fillets.

Fileti se lagano posole, 
paniraju se u brašnu, jajima i krušnim mrvicama,
te se frigaju u ulju.
Fillets are lightly salted,
paneered in flour, egg and bread crumbs,
and fried in oil.


Uz pohane srdele sam napravila i slani krumpir posut peršinom i začinjen maslacom,
te sezonsku zelenu salatu.
Ovo može biti izvrstan ručak u ovo doba korizme.
With fried sardines I've prepared boiled potatoes sprinkled with parsley and seasoned 
with butter, and seasonal lettuce.
This can be a great lunch at this time of Lent.


Bon appetit!
Dobar tek!
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nedjelja, 17. veljače 2013.

Nemo, kostim za maškare / Nemo costume

Nemo kostim za maškare
Nemo costume

  

Prošli vikend nam je bio vrhunac karnevala / maškara. 
Odlično smo se zabavili, a sad ću vam pokazati u što smo se maskirali.
Last weekend was the peak of our Carnival festivities. 
We had a lot of fun, and I am about to show you  costumes we had.
 






Inspiracija mi je bio Nemo, mala znatiželjna ribica iz mog našeg omiljenog crtića.
My inspiration was Nemo, little curious fish from my our favorite cartoon.








Upotrijebila sam:
  • spužvu debelu 1 cm, dimenzija 1 x 2 m (27 kn)
  • pigment (na slici od Jupola) narančasti i crni ( oko 10 kn po bočici)
  • sprej, novinski papir, škare
  • pištolj za plastiku
I used:
  • foam 1 cm thick, dimensions 1 x 2 m
  • pigment (the one you use to tone wall paint) orange and black
  • spray, newspapers, scissors
  • glue gun



Na novinskom papiru dimenzija 1 x 1 m (što je polovica spužve) sam nacrtala konture buduće ribe i precrtala na spužvu. Kliknite na ovu sliku da se bolje vidi - nacrtala sam točno gdje će što biti. Onda sam izrezala tijelo ribe, ove novinske"krojeve" sam ostavila za poslije.
On newspaper dimension 1 x 1 m (that equals half of the foam) I drew fish shape and copied it on the foam. You may click on this photo so you can see it better - I drew precisely where everything is supposed to be. Then I cut off the fish body, and kept these newspaper "patterns" for later on.


Ovako to izgleda; tijelo ribe 2 puta, rep isto 2 puta, oči 2 puta, bočne peraje dva puta. 
Leđne i donje peraje po jedan put.
This is how it is supposed to turn out; body of the fish, eyes, tail and side fins - doubles, other fins - once.

Sada ide bojanje - u neki sprej koji vam je pri ruci, npr. od sredstva za pranje prozora ili kupaltila ili sl, ulije se jedna bočica pigmenta i još dvije te iste bočice vode, dobro se izmučka i pospreja se spužva. Krojevi od novina se polože na spužvu na onim mjestima gdje će ostati samo bijela boja, odnosno boja spužve. Ja sam još, za svaku sigurnost, rubove novina još osigurala pribadačama, da mi se slučajno kroj ne podigne pa mi se ofarba ta zona.
Let's go painting! Use some spray handy, for example, a bottle of window or bathroom cleaner, or something similar with sprey on. Pour one bottle of pigment in, and add twice as much water in, shake well and spray. Lay down the newspaper patterns on athe areas that must remain white. I added some pins on the edges of the paper, so they are attached better / safer.

Kad je boja lijepo prekrila cijelu površinu ribe, pažljivo se podigne kroj, da se boja sa njega ne razlije.
When the color had nicely covered the entire surface of the fish, lift up the paper patterns carefully, so the paint on them doesn't spill.

Sada se obojani dijelovi moraju osušiti, najbolje preko noći.
Now these painted parts must be set to dry, preferably over night.


Kad se narančasta boja skroz osuši, prelazimo na bojanje drugom bojom.
Ove crne rubove sam napravila tapkajući spužvicom; u čašu od jogurta sam ulila malo crnog pigmenta, dodala malo vode, promiješala i umočila rub male spužvice (od ostataka) i tapkala po rubu narančaste boje pazeći da mi ne kapne.
When orange color completely dries, then you can start painting with other pigment.
These black edges I made tapping with a piece of foam; in a small cup pour a little bit of black pigment, add some water, stirr well and dip the foam/sponge (leftovers) and tapp on the edge of the orange areas carefully so it does not drip.



Neka se opet dobro posuši. 
Ja za ove svoje kretivne egzibicije imam posebnu prostoriju u kući gdje mogu svašta raditi, bez straha od štete. A i služi mi za sušenje ;)
Let it dry well, again.
I am lucky to have this special room in my home, where I get to do many things/techniques with no fear of making any damages. And it serves for drying ;)


Kad se spužva dobro osuši, složi se lice na lice i sa unutarnje strane se ručno pripunta / sašije. Jedini otvori koji se ostavljaju su otvor za rep i sa donje strane ribe / trbuh (tamo se ulazi).
When the foam dries well, you assambe it face-to-face and handstitch it on insides. The only oppenings should be the one for the tail and the bottom of the fish (where we put it on).
Na ovoj slici se lijepo vidi kako sprejanjem boja ne prodire kroz spužvu, nego samo oko 1 mm - sasvim dovoljno! Za jednu ribu sam potrošila 1 narančasti pigment i jako malo crnoga.
In this photo, you can see how the spray paint does not penetrate through the foam, just abou 1 mm - quite enough for this matter! I used only one orange pigment per a fish, and a little bit of black.


Sad je vrijeme za ljepljenje. Najbolji način za ljepljenje spužve mi se pokazao pištolj za vruće plastične patrone. Lijepite pažljivo jer su moguće opekline. Ja sam razvila svojevrsni imunitet na to ;)
Sve peraje se lijepe samo na rubovima, tako i bočne.
Now, it is gluing time. The best way of gluing foam for me is a glue gun. Handle with care, becouse you can burn yourself. I am quite immune to that ;)
I RIBICA JE GOTOVA!
AND LITTLE FISH IS COMPLETED!



Ovako izgleda moj Nemo, ima jednu malu...
This is how my Nemo looks like; he has one little...


...i jednu veću peraju!
...and one bigger fin!

(Na vrhu ove bijele crte sam izrezala otvor za oči.
On the top of this white line I cut the eyes oppenings.)


A Nemo ne ide nigdje bez svoga tate.
Nemo doesn't go anywhere without his Dad.


Evo i tate Marlina!
Here's his Dad Marlin!


I, naravno, bez svoje prijateljice Dore!
And, of course, without his fried Dory!


Evo i Dore!
Here's Dory!

Marlin i Dora su jaaaako dobri prijatelji ;)
Marlin and Dory are such a good friends ;)


A gdje je Scarface? On se navodno oženio i dobio sina.
What about Scarface? He eventually ger merried and got a son.


Evo malog Scarface-a! Uopće nije strašan :)
Here's Scarface Junior! He's not scary at all :)




...Just keep swimming...

U povorci smo svi bili u "moru", tako da nam se noge nisu vidile ;)
In Carnival rally we hide our human legs with this "sea" made of old sheets ;)


I evo još Nemovih prijatelja!
And here are Nemo's friends!







Kako vam se sviđa ova maska?
How do you like this costume?

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četvrtak, 14. veljače 2013.

... and I will call him George :) ...


Da li se sjećate ovog crtića?  :))
 Do you remember this cartoon? :))

...and I will hug him...


..and I'll squeeze him...

our  giant squid





Everybody deserves someone to squeeze, don't you think?

Sretno Valentinovo!
Happy Valentine's Day!

xoxoxoxoxo




 

četvrtak, 7. veljače 2013.

Valentinovski vjenčić / Twine Wreath with Hearts


Napravila sam ovaj vjenčić prije par godina, 
od tanke vinove loze i dva napunjena srca.
I have made this wreath few years ago,
out of thin grape twine and two stuffed hearts.

Smjestila sam ga na prolazu između kuhinje i dnevnog boravka.
I have placed it between the kitchen and the living room.

Po želji se može smjestiti i na neke druge površine;
na stari bor,
It can be placed on other surfaces, too;
on old pine tree,

zid od cigle,
brick wall, 

kameni zid,
stone wall, 

ali, meni je najljepši na svom mjestu - mome domu.
but, I prefer it where it belongs - my home.

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Thank you!
 
 
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