See Ya, Summer! Welcome, Fall!

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Fall is officially here, which breaks my heart a little because this summer has been wonderful. On the other hand, it is nice witnessing all these changes that make fall beautiful. So beautiful. You can be sure there will be fall pictures on my blog in a little while. Not just pictures, but also fall recipes, clothes, DIY projects. But for now, here are some pictures I snapped with my camera or phone in the last few weeks. Some are coming with some kind of explanation, the other with none. I hope your summer has been nice, too. Let the fall begin!!

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#trieste

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#garden #myownlavender

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My oldest niece got married one Wednesday afternoon and we had a little surprise for her and her husband. #cutelittlewedding

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#homesweethome

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We went hiking a few times …

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Beli. She’s my niece’s husband’s dog.

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One Sunday morning… #cousins #socksnakehandpuppet

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I made #donuts for my brother’s birthday.

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We visited Museum of broken relationship, one of the most unique museums in Zagreb (Croatia). #tearsinmyeyes

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…and Natural history museum as well. He loved it!

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#zoozagreb

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#love

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#sunafterrain

p.s.: Some of the pictures are from my Instagram account @ta_marjana, the ones with me in were taken by husband.

 

I wouldn’t mind cooking every day …

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All photos via Pinterest, click on photo for source.

I don’t like to cook every day and I’m not the greatest cook, but I do enjoy cooking. And baking. And I’m actually quite happy with our (about) 10-years-old kitchen, but… I wouldn’t mind cooking in these lovely kitchens every day! How about you?

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Long Weekend Getaway

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This past weekend was a long weekend here in Slovenia, since Friday was a national holiday. We decided to go to Rogla on Pohorje with my sister and her family. Touristic resort Rogla is situated on over 1500 meters of altitude and there you can do everything – from hiking and biking to collecting mushrooms, picnicking, playing. You can also go swimming in indoor and outdoor thermal pools in the vicinity. And we did do all of those things. It was a nice weekend getaway and here are just some of the pictures I took during this weekend holidays (some of them are from my Instagram account @ta_marjana, the one with me in was taken by husband).

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There are really a lot of mushrooms there and I wish we knew how to identify them better.

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On Sunday, there was some kind of celebration; mowing the old way.

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These two hung out together all day for three days straight. I think Arne enjoyed the all-day company of both cousins.

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I hope you enjoyed these photos… Have a wonderful rest of the week!

 

July Snapshots

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This month, we’ve had lots of rain, but we’ve also had lots of fun, 10 days of sun, sea and beach (in Croatia), lots of good food and ice cream. These are just some July moments that were captured – also through my Instagram account (@ta_marjana).

July, you’ve been one great month. (This is probably the reason for this overload of pictures. Sorry for that.:)) And now: full speed ahead into August! Have a great one!!

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The best homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches you will ever have!!

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I haven’t posted anything on my blog in a while, but that is going to change. May was one crazy month and these first weeks of June have been quite busy, too. But summer is in the air and I can taste it! Literally. Yesterday evening, I baked ricotta cheese chocolate chip cookies. Today afternoon, I made these ice cream cookie sandwiches out of them. Just to let you know, the best homemade ice cream cookie recipe is mine! ;) And now it can be yours, too.

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You’ll need: 2 cups all-purpose flour, ½ cup butter, 1 cup ricotta cheese, 2 eggs, 1 cup (brown) sugar, 1 cup chopped dark chocolate and 2 cups ice cream (flavor of your choice – I used vanilla.)

Instructions: In a large bowl, beat the egg whites. Add the yolks and beat some more. Then gradually incorporate butter and ricotta cheese, sugar and flour (in that order) and mix well. At the end add chopped chocolate. Chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. In the meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (360 degrees F). When the dough is chilled, drop a tablespoon of cookie dough onto a baking sheet (two inches apart from the others) and spread the dough a little (with fingers). Bake in the preheated oven until the edges begin to turn golden brown – for 15 to 18 minutes.  Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before removing them to cool completely. Then, put a scoop of ice cream(slightly softened) on the bottom of one cookie, top with another cookie and press together gently to create a sandwich cookie. Return to freezer until frozen. Repeat with remaining cookies. Take them out of the freezer a few minutes before serving.

Let the summer begin!!