Recipe: 2 Ingredient Frozen Yogurt

Since the summer is really hot here in California, Jonas and I keep eating ice-cream to cool ourselves down on a daily basis. There are so many different ice-creams to choose from in stores nowadays, but one thing I attempted to make the other week and absolutely loved is homemade frozen yogurt! We loved how…

Recipe: Lithuanian Chocolate Quark Cake (Varškės pyragas)

The other week Jonas and I went to a store here in California and bought some Lithuanian and other Eastern European goodies, including varškė/quark! When we found it, I knew right away, that I will want to use some of it to make a delicious, Chocolate quark cake for us to enjoy. Having looked at…

Nutrition 101: Kombucha

You’ve probably walked into a health store or a regular grocery store and noticed an odd looking drink in the cold drink section, that looks rather interesting but also questionable. Once you read the label and notice it says it’s a fermented tea… you may be put off and not know what it is. So,…

Recipe: Homemade Meringues

One thing I absolutely love in desserts and have always thought about trying to make myself is meringues! They are a simple, yet often crucial components of many delicious desserts that I absolutely love. Such as a classic, beautiful Pavlova or one of Jonas’ favorites- Eton Mess. Whilst in quarantine, I’ve been playing around with…

Nutrition 101: Vitamin C

Nowadays, lots of people are seeking vitamins to boost their immunity and Vitamin C is by far the most often spoken about. To help those who have no idea where to start and whether or not they should be supplementing with Vitamin C, I’ve decided to gather some info and share my knowledge and thoughts…

A Different Way To Enjoy Your Coffee

Who doesn’t miss the luxury of going out to a coffee shop with friends or by yourself and enjoying an iced coffee while the rest of the world buzzes in front of you? I definitely do. I miss those days when I would drive to the outdoor mall near us and walk around, pick up…

Photos That Make Me Smile #52

I think nowadays we all need a little bit of a pick-me-up and something to make us smile. Don’t know where you are whilst reading this, but I hope you’re healthy and staying safe while the world is going through such unexpected and rather scary times. In light of everything going on at the moment,…

Recipe: Homemade Teriyaki Chicken

Staying at home when Jonas is at work means I have been experimenting and making new meals for dinner for the both of us. I try and think outside the box and create something I haven’t before, or simply instead of buying a store-bought sauce, creating it from scratch and putting my own twist on…

Falling in Love with Santa Monica

Last weekend Jonas and I finally got the chance to explore our surroundings a bit. You may think, that since we have been in California for a month, we must have visited tons of scenic places by now. Sadly, that isn’t the case as we have been super busy with moving in, buying furniture, buying…

Bringing In Some Color To Our Balcony

In Lithuania, plants, gardens and hanging flowers grown on balcony railings are extremely popular. I think it stems from the fact that Lithuanians in general are quite nature-oriented and love the outdoors. If you live in the city and you have a balcony, it’s very common to plant some greenery to frame your view and…

My Goals for 2020

With every beginning of a new year, the internet is filled with everyone’s New Years Resolutions… I think it’s great to set yourself some goals or plans for the future, but setting hard-core, drastic resolutions can often be daunting and lead to failure. I often see lists of resolutions spanning 20 countries someone would like…

The Holidays Have Come & Gone

Hey everyone! Sorry for the long delay in posts over the holidays- seems like Christmas was still to come and in a few manic weeks, it’s now the new year! I don’t know about you, but for me, this year the holidays passed by so quick as I had so many things to do and…

New Addition to the Shkertik Bracelet Range- a Perfect Xmas Gift!

Are you still on the hunt for a little present for someone this Christmas? Well….I love Shkertik Bracelets. They’re a brand of Lithuanian, hand-made, wind-inspired bracelets and I have a whole separate blog post on their classic range from a few years ago. If you haven’t read it yet- please do! These bracelets are a great option if…

Nutrition 101: Sweeteners

Sugar, the traditional granulated sweet stuff we often use in our baked goods and read on the label of far too many food items we buy at the grocery store, is delicious, but not the best for our health… As some of you may know, it is very high on the glycemic index (GI) scale,…

It’s Christmas Time Again!

It’s already the end of the first week of December… can you believe it? It feels like every year these Christmas anticipation posts come sooner and sooner and the festive season comes around so quick! I can’t believe it’s already the end of the year and we’re about to celebrate the most beautiful holidays. I…