Recently I received my copy of the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and as always I’m thrilled with the beauty of Jim Kay’s work. This is my favorite book from the whole HP series and to have it in such a glorious format is a real magical happiness. I like a different vision of the characters by the artist, his attention to detail and stunning ingenuity.
And of course, I made a new thematic bookmark! I thought for a long time on what to stop. Or not, actually, I chose between a ginger cat and a black dog. I really-really like Hermione’s Crookshanks! 🙂 But eventually, I stopped at the Animagus form of Sirius Black. This guy is one of my favorite characters, and the Grim-like dog is a very symbolic for the Book 3 in general.
It is best to use felt to make a bookmark and ‘for Geminio’ you can use the following pattern:
That’s what I got as a result
And as always, let’s look inside the book!
The title of Style Icon undoubtedly goes to Professor Trelawney!
Yeah, it is an excellent illustrated edition like all the previous ones!
The other bookmarks you can find here and here. And here is a great recipe for yummy pumpkin juice!
Recently I had a small vacation in Spokane. In a nice cozy restaurant, I ordered a wheat risotto and it was so insanely delicious that I decided to cook some at home.
This recipe is a kind of experiment. Must admit, it’s a pretty successful experiment, so I can safely advise to try it. Do not add some ingredients at the end of cooking and your wheat risotto will be a vegan-friendly meal. 🙂
1 сup wheat grain
1-2 chopped onions
5-6 Champignon mushrooms
ﬁnely chopped rosemary (fresh or dried)
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup white wine
salt, black pepper
1/2 cup butter (optional)
1 cup fresh shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (optional)
Place 1 сup wheat grain in a large heavy saucepan. Add 3-4 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Drain and rinse.
Dear friends! I know you haven’t heard from me for a long time, but now I am excited to announce something absolutely special. Four of my books for toddlers, created in a wonderful collaboration with Chimalecha Books publishing house, are now available on Amazon.
You can purchase any of them in paperback format or choose the Kindle Edition option with a great price (and even for free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited member).
Try these wonderful muffins when you want light and delicious baking without eggs. These muffins have a very delicate orange flavor. They are perfect for tea parties and stay fresh for a long time, but will probably be eaten instantly.
You will need:
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick of butter
1/2 almond flour
a pinch of salt
1/3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp soda
Preheat the oven to 340 F (170 C). Leave the butter to soften.
Squeeze the juice from the orange, add cinnamon
Mix butter with sugar, add almond flour and orange juice with cinnamon, pinch of salt and soda
Pour in the flour, mix well
Add some raisins. Put the dough into forms and bake for 30-40 minutes
Cool the muffins and decorate them as you like. Enjoy your tea!