Autumn salad – 5 ingredients

I was looking for a more hearty salad and was inspired by autumn to make a pumpkin and feta salad. All ingredients are tasty so there is no need for extra dressing or seasoning. Men will eat it too, it was tested:)

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 200 g salad (one bag)
  • 1/4 pumpkin (seeds optional)
  • 100 g feta(like) cheese
  • 200 g bacon cubes
  • 5-6 pieces dried tomato


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Chai latte – home made

Fall is coming and so is chai latte season. Chai latte is my favourite drink when it gets colder outside: it is yummy, warm, sweet, spicy, creamy, heart-warming.

When I make it I usually cook a concentrate and just top it up with milk any time in the following days. Either the concantrate in a nice bottle, or the spice ingedients in a pocket can be a thoughtful gift.


  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 2 star anis
  • 6-8 allspice berries
  • small piece dried ginger
  • half cup of sugar
  • 3-4 bags of tea (or equal amount of leafs)
  • 1 liter water

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Survival kit for work

I’ve got a new job recently and when I was sorting my stuff at the old place I thought about what things to bring to the new place. First of course just the most important stuff, then some other by time and on demand.

My list is subjective and female office workers can relate to it more.



  • tissues
  • chewing gum or mints
  • feminine products
  • painkiller
  • phone charger

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Refreshing summer drinks

We have been hit by an unusually hot heat wave (40°C~104°F) so an increased fluid intake is necessary. Water can be boring after a while, soft drinks from the store are always too sweet, so let’s try these refreshing summer drinks: homemade peach iced tea and cucmber lemonade!

Peach iced tea


  • 3 pieces of peach
  • a few lemon slices
  • 2-3 bags of black tea
  • sweetener of your taste (optional)


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Wedding greeting card

The most practical gift for a wedding is money I think, the newlyweds spend it on whatever they wish. Money can be wrapped in a creative way but a personalized greeting card can make the couple smile after seeing a lot of flowers, rings and laces – custom accessories for wedding cards.

What you need:

  • white (patterned) cardstock
  • black paper
  • scissors, glue, felt pen

Basic greeting card: cut a rectangle twice as big as the planned greeting card. Measure a banknote to make sure the size will be right. You can leave one side longer and fold it back to make a pocket for money or add the pocket separately. (Cut the pocket part with narrow stripes on two or three sides, fold them back and glue it to the inner right page.)


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