Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Shepherd's Salad

I guess I am doing more than just scrapping on this blog now :) 
Dave and I got to go on a data last night while my sister watched our girls.  I was beating myself up for not bringing my camera because I really wanted to take a picture of the salads we ordered.  But afterwards I googled it and found a picture of it and the actual recipe on   Eva's blog.
I don't know Eva but I really liked her recipe and photo so I thought I would share it with everyone.  She has a lot of awesome recipes if you want to check it out. They are all in Bulgarian though.
This is a typical Bulgarian salad that you can get in almost any restaurant here and it's especially popular in the summer.  I've also translated the recipe for you.

Here is the recipe in Bulgarian and English:

Продукти за 4 порции:
300 гр домати
150 гр краставица
300 гр печени чушки
връзка пресен лук
150 гр мариновани гъби
150 гр сирене
150 гр шунка, филе
150 гр кашкавал
4 твърдо сварени яйца
3 с.л.растително масло
1/2 връзка магданоз
оцет и сол на вкус
маслини за украса

Начин на приготвяне:
Отцедете гъбите от маринатата, нарежете магданоза на дребно, шунката - на кубчета.
Измитите зеленчуци се нарязват, прибавят се магданоза, гъбите и шунката.
Сместа се разбърква леко, подправя се на вкус с оцет и сол, полива се с растителното масло.
Изсипва се в чиния, оформя се като купчинка и се поръсва с настърганите сирене и кашкавал.
Салатата се украсява с нарязани яйца, маслини и магданоз. 
Incredients for 4 servings
300 gr. Tomatoes (about 2 tomatoes)
150 gr. Cucumber (1 cucumber)
300 gr. Rosted peppers (peeled) .  You can also use fresh peppers which you don’t need to peel but it tastes better with roasted peppers.
1 bunch Fresh green onions
150 gr. Marinated mushrooms
150 gr. Feta cheese
150 gr. Chopped ham
150gr. Yellow cheese
4 hard- boiled eggs
3 table spoons vegetable oil.  Olive oil works great too.
½ bunch fresh parsley
Salt and vinegar to taste
Olives to decorate
Way to prepare:  Drain the mushrooms from the marinade; chop the parsley and the ham.   Chop the rest of the vegetables and place in a mixing bowl, add the ham, parsley and mushrooms. Stir the mix and add salt and vinegar to taste.  Pour the vegetable oil on top.   Place in a serving platter and grate the feta and yellow cheese on top.  Decorate with the chopped eggs, olives and parsley.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hello everyone, MScraps is turning one today!!!!! So to celebrate this fun event the designers and creative team are hosting a blog train with tons of amazing freebies. I also have a freebie for you, I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to come back here and post in the comments section so I can see your page also. You can e-mail me as well at I really enjoy seeing everyone's pages with my templates. There was a little mistake as my scrapping blog was given for the blog train instead of my design blog so if you would like to visit my Busy Bee Blog and follow it you can go to Busy Bee Designs

MScraps Birthday Bash Freebie by Busy Bee Designs

and here is a really cool page my friend Josette made with the freebie:

Your next stop on the blog train is the super talented scooty designs
I am sure she has something wonderful for you.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hello friends,
 I have some new pages to share today.  I feel very behind on this blog but it's a new year and I'll try to be more regular here.  This is not a New Year resolution but I'll try :)  although my life promises to be crazy in the next couple of months.  Anyway, here is what I've been up to lately, this first one is from today with K Studio's beautiful new collection Sweet Life

this next page is made with a kit by a designer I absolutely love, Ju Kneipp Designs.  She is from Brazil and you wouldn't believe how young she is.  I think she is about 17. I just recently became a part of her creative team.  I really enjoy her eclectic style.  This next page is using her brand new and shabby collection My Project 365/2011.  This collection is specifically designed for project 365.  If you are not familiar with that, this is a project where you take one photo a day every day for the whole year and you post it on your blog.  It's kind of fun I think although I've never done it.  Here is a quick peek of this gorgeous collection:

And my page: 

and a few other pages I've scrapped lately with Blink of An Eye by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Traci Reed and one of my templates Snowflake Clusters, Part 3 by Busy Bee Designs:
another one of my templates that you can get for free Snowflake Clusters freebie by Busy Bee Designs
this next one is with:
Well, enjoy the rest of the week!  Hopefully I'll update again soon :)