Monday, 24 November 2014

Weekend // In Footdee

Sunday in Aberdeen
wearing: dress-c/o Ghost London, bag-Michael Kors, boots-Debenhams, leather jacket-River Island, scarf-c/o Daniel, jumper-Primark, leaf earrings-gift from Stoyka
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Today I woke up with a bad hangover, a great result of last nights tequila shots while at the Ceilidh dance. The light of the sun was coming through the window and even though I had promised myself to work in the lab, Eva's text "hey it's sunny, let's go to the beach" made me instantly forget about my work.
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Within 30' the three musketeers arrived at my place and we drove to the sunny but very windy and wavy beach. Hangover made us all feel very hungry, so instead of coffee we decided on brunch and mussels was the best choice on the menu, yum!
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Happy and with stomachs full we went on a walk along the beach before ending up at Footdee, a fishing village next to the harbour. It was my first time visiting this place and I was quite fascinated by the beauty of all the houses and cobbled streets.
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Each house had a small yard that was decorated according to each owners taste and life experiences with quotes, poems and miniatures of animals and puppets.
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Everything was so cute and for a minute I thought I was not in the grey city anymore.
Definitely a place to visit again!
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
Sunday in Aberdeen
By sunset we throw ourselves by the harbour watching all the boats sailing towards the North Sea oil platforms. The colours of the boats were mixed with the colours of the horizon and everything seemed so pretty.
We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun!

Love,
Anastasia


Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cooking // Scallops with caramelized onions sauce

scallops with caramelised onions recipe
I am sure that by now you have realised that I am a seafood lover! Fish and seafood are my weaknesses and I would be very happy to eat either of them everyday. I know many people dislike the smell of fish but to me it brings back childhood memories of summer days spent by the sea. So here's another recipe of my healthy eating series. Hope you like it!
scallops with caramelised onions recipe
For this recipe you will need (serves 2 persons):
800 g fresh scallops
juice of one orange
two chopped onions
half glass of dry wine
2 tbsp sugar
olive oil
salt, pepper,oregano
scallops with caramelised onions recipe
Wash the scallops and pat them dry between paper towels.
scallops with caramelised onions recipe
scallops with caramelised onions recipe
Place them on the grill, sprinkle with salt and let them for 5'. Turn them over until they get a slightly brown colour on both sides.
scallops with caramelised onions recipe
Prepare your sauce by adding olive oil in a pan, the chopped onion and seasoning. Let it fry and then add the sugar and wine. At the end add the orange juice and let it all boil together until the sauce is thick.
scallops with caramelised onions recipe
In the meantime, get yourself a glass of wine and enjoy ;)
scallops with caramelised onions recipe
As soon as the sauce is ready serve the dish placing the scallops on top of rocket salad and the sauce aside with some toasted bread.
scallops with caramelised onions recipe

Enjoy!
Love,
Anastasia

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Wishlist // The berry dress

Berry dress wishlist
2 // Sunglasses
3 // Earrings
4 // Candle
5 // Brogues
6 // Coat

I've had my eyes on a day to night dress since a Friday afternoon that I had to go from the office straight to drinks and was in my plain jeans and cotton t-shirt. So, I was more than happy when I saw this NEXT dress while window shopping earlier today. The colour is so striking and would pair well with either grey, brown or black colours. For this outfit I chose to pair it with this pair of Marks&Spencer silver brogues from their latest Twiggy for M&S collection. They are pointy-toed and so versatile! The plaid coat is a classic piece that never goes out of fashion and for $59 this is a great bargain. I am still debating as to whether I should buy this pair of brogues, as they are simply perfect on their own. I have a rule when it comes to buying something, if I dream of it then I will buy it...so time and dreams will show!

Would you ever wear silver brogues?

Love,
Anastasia


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Cooking // Salmon in orange sauce with asparagus

Ηealthy eating, salmon and asparagus recipe
Ηealthy eating, salmon and asparagus recipe
One of the dishes that I love to cook is salmon and asparagus in orange sauce; so quick, so tasty but beyond everything so healthy! On weekdays and when I come back from the office it takes me less than 30' to prepare and cook this dish and keeps me full for many hours. I do the orange sauce according to one of mum's old recipes and it's delicious! I can't recommend this recipe enough, especially if you are busy and also into healthy eating..
You will need:
salmon fillets
asparagus
1 chopped onion
juice of one orange
half glass of white wine
salt, papper, oregano
Ηealthy eating, salmon and asparagus recipe
Start by spicing up the salmon fillets with oregano, pepper and salt
Ηealthy eating, salmon and asparagus recipe
Place them in a pan with a tiny bit of olive oil and let them fry both side until they get a nice golden brown colour and a bit of cripsy texture on top.
Ηealthy eating, salmon and asparagus recipe
Next place the asparagus in a pan and sprinkle them with olive oil and salt. Let them roast for no more than 5' and make sure to turn them over.
Ηealthy eating, salmon and asparagus recipe
To make the orange sauce stir fry a chopped onion with olive oil, salt and pepper. After 3' pour the glass of white wine and let it boil all together for another 3'. At the end add the orange juice and a little more salt and let until the sauce is united and has a thick texture.
Ηealthy eating, salmon and asparagus recipe
To serve place the salmon fillets on top of the asparagus and add the sauce on top of the fillets. I love having rice and season salad as sides but fried potatoes work equally well!
Ηealthy eating, salmon and asparagus recipe

Enjoy!
Love,
Anastasia

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