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Moving To a New Apartment!

I was so mistaken about how much time moving house would take! It took us an entire day just to transfer my kitchen utensils and tableware and arrange them in the new kitchen so that I would know at least approximately where each item could be found. Then, I made some unpleasant discoveries. For example, sorting my clothes left me totally traumatized. I must do something about my wardrobe – I don’t have a clue why all my clothes look like they’re 5 years old after I’ve worn them for 5 times. Next, my library. Our family collection of books is rather large, but I found out that the number of books I personally own was ridiculous. With just two tiny bookshelves, our new place doesn’t look like an intellectual’s place at all. At least we don’t have a TV and not planning to get one. Internet connection is up and running, and I’ve only got to buy curtains for the living-room. After that, I hope I’ll finally have some time to test that stove and oven. I’ve only used the stove to re-heat food so far, and it gave me no idea of what it’s going to be like when really cooking things. I’m hoping to experiment with it on Saturday.

Why am I even writing all this? Just to let you know again that I’m still here and going to come back, even though we haven’t been posting a lot of new recipes lately. And, the news of the week is that our Latvian Layered Dessert recipe will be published in the Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook!!! I’m SO happy, and of course honoured to have our recipe published alongside such gems as Chanterelle Mushrooms With Blue Cheese Pie, Vegetarian Scotch Eggs, or Lime S’more Tartlets, as well as many others. I can’t wait for the book to be published and I’m going to pre-order a copy tomorrow. So I’ll have something new to put on my bookshelf :)

Photo: in the meantime, we’ve made some good old prune jam

Prune Jam

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11 Responses

  1. I saw your photo in the banner! Congratulations! And I too was chosen myself… are we thrilled or what?

  2. Hi Alina,
    Congratulations on the Foodista cookbook! I can’t wait to see your recipe in the book :) Best of luck with the rest of your moving adventure and we will all wait patiently for more of your perfectly delicious recipes.

    • Alina says:

      Thank you Nancy! Well the moving adventure actually has a newborn baby sequel to it :) but I’m trying my best to find some time for cooking :)

      • Ngoc says:

        Very nice recipe. I can see this as a meal for sure, maybe with a nice salad or some rice. Love poolebrlto mushrooms, and they are always a crowd pleaser when entertaining. Thanks so much for sharing, I look very forward to trying.

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  3. melrose says:

    I have just read about Foodista!!! Great, congratulations, I am realy happy for you!!!

  4. Anna says:

    Congratulations on the Foodista cookbook, that’s great. And moving I think is the biggest pain in the neck I can possibly think. I moved cross country 10 months ago, and still have things displaced. Sigh* Have a great Sunday.

    • Alina says:

      Thank you Anna! Yeah it’s important to try to unpack all things and establish some kind of order immediately after you move into a new place, otherwise this can take years!! :) I’m trying not to think of the time we’ll have to move to another apartment - we might have to do so in a year already! crazy!

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