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Brie by Litsa!

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Meze, Uncategorized

This is an amazing appetizer if you like Brie!

I love Brie and when I make it this way it is a hit all the time.Even if you don’t fancy this French cheese, I can assure you, you will love it!First of all, it is a conversation piece, and after the looks, the taste is fabulous.

When the cheese melts and it combines with the rest of the ingredients it’s like something wonderful happens!

The perfect bread to enjoy this delicacy is a baguette, Have it ready to Be enjoyed with the delicious soft cheese!

A very special recipe done with love will be remembered for a long time!

 

 

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Brie in Phyllo

Here is what you will need,

1 Brie

2 tbsp butter and a little olive oil

2 onions sliced

1 clove garlic

½ cup walnuts

2 tbsp good balsamic vinegar

¼ cup maple syrup

2 tbsp Apricot preserves

Salt and pepper to tasteimg_5965

6 Phyllo sheets

Melted butter for the Phyllo

Here is what to do

In a heavy skillet add butter and olive oil

Sauté the onions and garlic until transparent, for a few minutes

Add the rest of the ingredients and cook a few more minutes

Remove from heat

Butter an ovenproof plate and start layering the Phyllo

Make sure you butter in between each Phyllo

Place the brie on the Phyllo and add the onion mixture on top of the cheese

Cover with the Phyllo, butter well and bake at 350 until nice and golden, about 25-30 minutes

Serve hot with baguette slices, perfection!

Summer the Magic Blanket – Litsa Bolontzakis

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in My thoughts

Summer the magic blanket

Sumner the magic blanket

“Summer the Magic Blanket” a book By Litsa Bolontzakis

‘Summer the magic blanket. My book about the Seasons! I feel that it speaks ions about guiding children to love themselves and experience the wonder of nature as it unfolds.

Sometimes it can be the little things which can bring the most happiness! Children are so innocent that anything can bring a smile to their faces and it doesn’t need to be something particularly special. I feel adults have forgotten the hidden joy of finding wonderment in the simpler aspects of life the way children do.

The love of reading is the best gift that can be bestowed upon a young child. It enables them to travel to different places and meet astounding people through the narratives. Can you imagine that tinkle in their eyes filled with dreams when you see them reading a book? I have seen people making the mistake of thinking children have no personalities of their own and will simply obey and function like robots.

My lovely eight-year granddaughter is a perfect example! When she is weary from the day she does things which she is not supposed to do and can work up quite a temper. As parents, it is our job to feel them, and make them comfortable, also to allow enough leisure time during the day for that purpose.

Adults think that only they get stressed about life and need a break. Children can very much need a break too! The problem is that children can often not tell the difference between a calm state of mind and one that is over stimulated; we must step in to maintain the balance. This will allow the children to recover from mental and physical strain and also affect their behavior positively.

Think about the things you wanted when you were a kid. Is it not normal for your child who has been awake since the crack of dawn to want attention and rest? Welcome them with open arms when they return home and give them their favorite thing to eat and a thought-provoking book to engage their minds. They’ll love you all the more for it!

 

There is no magic, other than the magic we create ourselves by having a great time enjoying life, a beautifully uncomplicated life. 

Summer the Magic blanket a book they will love!A little blanket that made it possible for Evangelia to dream and fly away like a butterfly! 

Our children deserve just that!

Love,

Litsa! 

 

Peace My prayers are with the people of France tonight!

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in My thoughts

Peace

Peace! All lives matter!

Peace!

Anarchy and violence are rampant in our world,

 It is very discouraging to live every day with fear.

There is no peace!

I feel that the world is like a pot of water that is starting to boil and the funny thing is you don’t know where the next bubble is going to be!

The same thing with the violent acts, we don’t know when and where they are going to happen next!

How sad the world is, how cheap life has become!

There is no respect for life on this planet, all kinds of life, it’s like we have more hate than love.Therefore, we have no peace!

We wake up in the morning and go to bed at night, always wondering, why? And is it ever going to end, will it get better?

Senseless killings, destruction of properties, so much pain and we all wonder why! 

Is it because I was born in a place that is beautiful and rich, and you want what I have? You are feeling that I don’t deserve what I have, I m not worthy enough in your eyes to have what belongs to me, therefore you take it by all means.No peace! 

It is not only that you want what I have, like my inheritance my country, my life, but you want it for free and you will do whatever it takes to take it!

Powerful people will stop at nothing to get what they want.

They are arrogant and they believe they deserve whatever their eyes can see.

There is a verse in the Bible that I love and it says,”Don’t make me too rich and I forget about you or too poor and I turn against you”

You would think that being rich one can be happy and satisfied, but life has proven something very different, many rich individuals never have enough and they will stop at nothing until they get what they want! And that has a name, Greediness!

With money comes power, a power that makes you feel invincible, untouchable, nothing can touch you, and when you start to feel the power that money gives you it is inevitable,  you will change! 

In order to be happy, we want the planet to have peace!

I refuse to watch the news.

I hear what is happening from friends and social media.

My prayers are with the people of France tonight!

My heart is hurting for Nice!

Litsa!

 

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