5 May 2016

Tart with rhubarb and strawberries.

I refresh another old post. I'm pretty busy, so often I reach for the old posts, I hope that you like it.
We started the season for rhubarb, so...

What do I associate summer with? Summer reminds me of all sorts of fruit cakes. Last week, the first time I baked tart with rhubarb and strawberries, and I had "fleshback" I felt the hot summer air on my face, the smell of tarts with rhubarb baked by my mum on Sundays and I heard my and my sis complaint "again with rhubarb".  Today I would have died for this flavor. Again, I bought rhubarb and strawberries, I'll bake another tart, maybe I will call the summer.

The recipe for a simple tart (for the cake tin about 24 cm)

  • 125 g butter or other fat
  • 250 g flour
  • about 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 50 g sugar - optimally


  • 2 large rhubarb
  • 150-200 g strawberries
  • powdered sugar

Pour flour into a bowl, add the butter in small pieces, then rub the butter into the flour until combined. . Then, add 3 tablespoons of cold water and knead the dough with your fingers until a smooth dough rise. Gently roll it out and move on the plate. Make some holes in the dough with a fork, then cover with baking paper and covered with peas or rice, then bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Then, cut the rhubarb into cubes and strawberry slices. Finally, place the fruit on the dough and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Bake for about 20 - 25 minutes. I bake at 170-180 degrees.

Sand Castle - Activity for children on rainy days.

This post was originally published in The 12 of August 2015. I like this post, because it is a very current each year.
In Europe, there are heat, and here in Scotland the weather is like autumn. How is 18 degrees Celsius then I jump for joy and shouting - it's summer! Unfortunately, it happened maybe 3 times.
We were not at the beach this year, although the beach is located 18 miles from our town, but unfortunately it is too cold and it rains mostly at weekends. So we let the beaches to our house.

The idea was taken from the book Mister Maker Let's Make It!
Building a "fictional" sand castle is very simple.

We will need:

  • a small bag of sand
  • glue
  • scissors
  • roll of toilet paper or towels

 Of course, after such a fun sand will be all over the house. Be ready for vacuuming the house, and not once.

How to keep safe online

This post was originally published in The 19 of November 2014. I like this post, because writing this was a challenge for me and I think that this post can be very useful for you.

You think you've done everything to be safe online. Are you sure? Maybe you should follow some tips to prevent potential danger. It is probably not possible to completely protect ourselves online, but by following some tips we will minimize this risk.

Protect your identity

First, protect your identity. Never use a lazy password. What does this mean? The account password should not be the name of your child or your mother's maiden name. It’s best to invent a password that contains letters and numbers interchangeably. Remember! Never use the same password for different accounts.
When signing up to agreeing to anything, you must always read everything in the fine print. If you're too lazy to do it, expect to receive junk mail. The good sites will have a statement listed that they will not sell your name to other companies.
Beware of spoof email claiming to be from PayPal, or a bank or a company you trust asking for personal information. This is called phishing. Also, bear in mind that companies like e-bay, PayPal, amazon or email programs like Gmail etc. will never ask you for your password.

The best tip! Change up your password every few months.

Protect your photos

Although the law protects us, that nobody, without our permission cannot use our images and texts that we have placed online. However, there are a lot of dishonest people who can steal your work.
Using social media, you should take into account what kind of photos you share, because you can harm not only yourself, but your family or friends. Firstly, you should not post pictures that may embarrass the other person. You should always ask others for permission before you share a picture in which there are other people. You should think twice before you share a photo of your child.
How to protect your photos from being stolen? By sharing your photos online, for example on blogs, websites or social media, set the image in low resolution, eg. 800 pixels. Photos of this resolution look good, but these photos are useless for people who want to use your photos without your permission. You should always sign a photo, preferably in places where removal would be require too much time, for example, a piece of the face, body e.t.c

The best tip! Think twice before you share photos.

Protect your connection and download safely

Make sure you are using an anti-virus program, and remember about regularly updating this program. Anti-virus will not protect you from all dangers, eg. when using a public wireless network, make sure to turn off file sharing and network discovery, because  your files and system are at risk of being opened by anyone, not just hackers.
Try to use the secure pages, not just for cash transactions, but also, if you want to download something. The best companies will have many security devices in place.  If these are banks you see a small gold lock at the bottom of the page Indicates a secure site.
Don't forget to download files or software from sites that have been verified by trusted sources. Do not download illegally or copyrighted material without paying for it.

The best tip! Never use sites that have not been verified by trusted sources.

If you follow this advice on how to be safe online, you can avoid many dangers. Remember! You have to be watchful, but you should think reasonably and enjoy the ability to use the Internet.

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