We spent the last couple of days in the cute village Kostenkovtsi with friends celebrating the end of summer and my name day. It’s a Christian tradition honoring the 3 sisters Hope, Faith & Love and their mother Sofia. My name is Nadezhda, meaning hope and is represented by an anchor, the faith by a cross and of course the love with a heart. When I was a little girl I wore all the time a small necklace with the 3 symbols on it and it was a reminder to never loose hope, faith and love, something that stuck on me forever.
Kostenkovtsi turned out to be the perfect destination for our little escape and me & Maggie decided it will also be an amazing place to make a healthy living retreat for couples. The houses are a mixture of old & new, fancy & rustic, stylish and calm at the same time, small bedrooms with a single bed, rocking chairs by the fireplace and kitchens in every house.
Quick note: don’t forget to sign for our healthy living retreat this october! It will be in the beautiful Red door house with lots of cooking, healthy eating and living lectures and of course fun!
For the evening celebration we prepared lots of salads with garden tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers, spinach, ruccola, herbs and spices. And played a little bit with the dessert… We cooked, we shoot and we had fun, a lot of fun :)
raw chocolate mini cakes
- 2 cups almonds
- 1 cup dates
- 2 chocolate bars
1. Blend the almonds with the dates using the S knife.
2. Melt the first chocolate and mix it with the almonds and dates paste.
3. Roll like a salami and leave in the fridge for couple of hours to harden.
4. Cut thin slices from the dough.
5. Melt the second chocolate bar and pour it over the mini cakes.
6. Enjoy with friends :)