August 2017 –
  • Review on the Book ROOM-Emma Donoghue
    BOOKS & THOUGHTS

    Review on the Book ROOM-Emma Donoghue

    This is my personal review of the book Room written so beautifully by Emma Donoghue. So, this book is AGAIN, one of the favorites that I read this year. I simply loved it. It’s such a simple reading because it’s narrated by a “5-year-old boy”. But of course, it’s deeper than that. The story is about a 19-year-old girl who is abducted, raped and kept captive for 7 long years. In the second year, she’s been captive, she gave birth to Jack, a bright and intelligent sweet boy. I think Jack is my favorite character from all the books I’ve read this year. When her son came to life, everything had more…

  • Nutella and Raspberry Crêpes | booksandlavender.com
    DESSERTS

    Nutella and Raspberry Crêpes

    If you are a fan of Nutella or raspberries, you will totally love these Nutella and Raspberry Crêpes. They’re super easy to put together and make for a delicious weekend breakfast. I remember being at home and my mom would make these delicious crepes. In my country, they’re really popular and people make them all the time. They’re not something fancy but a normal dessert idea. Normally, they would fill these with any kind of jam they have on hand, Nutella or just fruits. They’re easy to make and super versatile. You can make crêpes sweet or savory. I haven’t tried making them savory, but they must taste amazing, especially since…

  • Creamy Rice Pudding | booksandlavender.com
    DESSERTS

    Creamy Rice Pudding

    This Creamy Rice Pudding is perfect for warm and cozy homemade desserts, just like our moms make. It’s great even with leftover rice. Ingredients:   150g of white small grain rice 400 ml of milk 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cinnamon 1/4 of a teaspoon of vanilla powder 2 tablespoons of brown sugar This delicious dessert is really easy to make. Add all the ingredients above into a saucepan and bring to a boil. When it starts to boil, turn the heat to medium-low and stir almost continuously so the rice doesn’t stick. Even if it cooks on low heat but you don’t stir, the rice will stick to the…

  • Almond Cacao Nibs Energy Bars | booksandlavender.com
    HEALTHY SNACKS

    Almond Cacao Nibs Energy Bars

    These Almond Cacao Nibs Energy Bars are super quick to make and they’re the perfect snack when you’re in a hurry or want something healthier. Energy bars are kinda expensive for just a small serving size, so why not make them at home? If you love energy bars, you really have to try to make them at home. They’re easy to make and with just a few ingredients, you have amazing bars. And you can make more to freeze for later and when you go out, just take some on the go. Ingredients: 100 g of raw almonds 250 g of pitted dates 50 g of dried figs 1 tablespoon of…