Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cake and tea. Finally.

Today I did something I haven't done in a long long time: I baked a cake. I can't believe I used to do this at least once every two weeks or so, sometimes even more often. Oh, where did my food blogger days go? Sometimes I wonder if it would be a good idea to start another food blog (as you may know, my previous domain expired and was bought by someone else :S) because I kind of miss it. Then I remember that I've had weeks when my diet consisted basically of morning cereals, cookies, cafeteria food and coffee. Lots of coffee. And that although coffee does indeed look good on camera, it doesn't really count as a recipe (especially one you can repeat every week). 

But today I actually did cook something worth sharing, at least in photo form. The original recipe was Kamran's (The Shophisticated Gourmet) "Yellow Birthday Cake", which I slightly adapted (the cake batter was delicious. Moist and fluffy as a cake should be)  There was no birthday to celebrate, but I've been on holidays for a week already and it's almost New Year and why not? There's always something worth celebrating. I still have pictures of Barcelona to share with you (full of Christmas lights :D) but I thought this photos had a festive enough feeling as well ;)

How are your holidays going? Do you usually bake/cook a lot during those days? I don't like to spend the whole week in the kitchen, but I do enjoy cooking something more special. After all, it's the only time of the year I have the time to do so :P 

Sunday, December 7, 2014


It has been three months since I visited Budapest, the first term is almost over and I have the feeling that just two days ago I was still swimming in the sea and sunbathing on the beach, with all the time in the world (which I do nothing). It's scary how fast time flies (I sound like a granny, I know). Many things happened, most of them completely unexciting and mainly irrelevant, but when you reflect on past times is always those small unimportant things that matter the most. Life is a funny thing, right?. I got myself a new laptop in the meantime (hurray!), so I hope that will help to solve the I'm-so-behind-the-editing problem. 

So yeah, here there are, photos from the beautiful city of Budapest. I don't know if it's because the grass is always greener on the other side, but I kind of fall in love with each city I visit. I do love Barcelona (which by the way, I hope I will have the time to photograph again soon! It has been a long time since I went for a walk with just my camera), but when I think about all the places that I can still discover I get an urge to pack a bag and go somewhere far away. Or maybe not so far away: Budapest is like two hours away on plane. Wanderlust, I guess they call it. 

In short, Budapest was awesome. We spent only two days there, but as always it felt as such a short but long time, if that makes sense at all. We visited four coffee shops during those two days, and I wish it had been more. It rained half of the time and I got terrible blisters on my feet, but it was awesome anyway.