Large onion
Large carrot
2 cups of rice


  • Cut onion as rings

    and fry till golden in an abundance of boiling oil
  • Add beef cut in squares
  • Cut up the carrots
  • Add carrots to the meat, add salt

    and cook until golden brown

  • Add boiled water to cover the meat up to 1.5″
  • Cook zirvak for at least 30-40 minutes on a reduced heat, before adding the washed long grain rice and more water, if needed, to cover the rice for about an inch. Before pouring in the rice check zirvak to ensure it is pretty salty, as the rice will absorb most of the salt, running the risk of leaving the rice savourless.

  • Add pepper and bayleaf
  • After the rice is added, increase the heat and wait till most of the water is absorbed. Then make a number of craters with a wooden stick to prevent the rice from burning
  • When you see through the craters that water has evaporated, move all therice to the center, cover tightly and let it sit on a very low heat for 15-20 minutes


2 cup of flour
1.5 cup of milk
1.5 stick of butter
1 packet of yeast
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tbsp if vanila extract

To glaze:
1 egg
1 tbsp of light cream
1 tbsp of sugar


  • Add a packet of dry yeast to 1/2 cup of warm water, also add 1 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of flour and let it sit for about 15 minutes to half hour to activate the yeast
  • Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix melted butter paste, sugar, salt, egg, and vanilla extract and add it to the yeast mixture, follow by flour
  • Warm up the milk (milk should be warm, not hot), and pour into the mix
  • Mix well and knead into homogeneous mass and let it sit for about half hour to allow it to rise
  • Mix the dough one more time, divide on parts and roll out into squares
  • Make the squares into rolls

  • Glaze the medialunas with a mixture of 1 egg, 1 tbsp of light cream and 1 tbsp of sugar
  • Bake in the oven for 20-30 minues at 385 degrees
  • Take out when golden brown

Favorite store – Agnès B.

I am totally obsessed with Agnès B., most comfortable, stylish and well-made clothes on the market right now. These pants are my absolute favorite

Green Ketty pants

wish they came in more colors. I’d love these in black or charcoal grey.

Right now I am on a lookout for a pair of black jeans and I think I found just a pair – straight leg (so hard to find!), just the right amount of stretch, impecable stitching, very flattering

The big issue here is sizing. Normally I wear 36 but Agnès runs low, so I usually get 38. Well, originally I purchased these jeans in 38 and they were way too small, I was unable to even zip them up and the leg was so tight I was not able pull them all the way up. So I figured I might need to go as far as 2 sizes up, as I did not want them to be tight. To be on the safe side I ordered them in 40 and 42. 42 was baggy, 40 is a better fot although still a bit loose in the waist. I really do not know whether to keep them and wear with a belt or return altogether. I really want to keep them though…

Another great find is this beret:

And a high neck Loulou Picasso graphic t-shirt

I normally prefer lower neckline but I really loved this tee. It would look great with black jeans and merlot-colored purse.