Monday, October 17, 2016

Creamy and Meaty Asparagus Soup

Creamy and Meaty Asparagus Soup


  • 3 pounds fresh asparagus, rinsed
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound ground beef (or sausage)
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  •  salt & pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan

Cook ground beef and finely chopped bacon in the pan, add onion and garlic, season to taste: salt, pepper and I like to add a pinch of dill weed and oregano. Once the meat is nice and cooked and the onions are transparent, add chicken stock and chopped potatoes.

Trim the attractive top tips from the asparagus, about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in length. Cut the woody stem ends from each spear and reserve. Cut the remaining tender stalks into 1/2-inch pieces.
Add the tough woody stems, lower the heat and simmer to infuse with asparagus flavor, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the stems with a slotted spoon and discard, by this time potatoes will be cooked thought.
Add the remaining tender stalks of asparagus (except for the tops) and add the heavy cream, cook another 20 minutes.
Than put the mass in the blender and puree the soup until smooth. Put back on the stove and add the remaining asparagus, cook for another 5 minutes.
When serving sprinkle some finely grated Parmesan.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Qiwang Genuine Leather Luxury Style Soft Tote

Qiwang Genuine Leather Luxury Style Soft Tote

Functional and beautiful purse. This is just the purse for me, it's the perfect size: not too big or too small and it roomy and it's just gorgeous. I got mine in color brown, it's very pretty color, perfect for fall and winter and even early spring, I have boots that are just the same color, so it's a perfect match for me. All the zippers and hard wear are gold, not silver color as it shows in the listing pictures, it was a surprise but a pleasant one, since I do like gold detailing way better. It says that it's genuine leather purse, I am not a pro and can not say for sure, but it sure like looks and feels like real leather and it smells like it, nothing too offensive, on the contrary very nice, light scent of leather, love it. The purse feels nice and soft and sturdy.

As I said, the purse is pretty roomy: there are 2 main compartments, that are divided by a zipper pocket in the middle, there is also a zipper pocket and 2 slot pockets for your phone or makeup... lol This purse is well made: all the stitching is spot on, the lining on the inside is well done, good quality fabric too, so this purse is beautiful both on the outside and inside. It also comes with an adjustable and removable long shoulder strap, thought I prefer to wear it without one, it's always nice to have that option. And another plus for me, there are no logos. Overall great purse, I have gotten so many complements almost every time I wore it. It looks and feels expensive.

I received this product complementary in return for my honest and unbiased opinion.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

M2C Kid's Windproof Jacket

M2C Kid's Jacket

Awesome jacket!!! I got this jacket for my 6 year old son, so first of all let me comment on the sizing: I got the smallest one: size S in kids, my son usually wears size 6T or Small and the jacket fits him perfectly: there is still room to grow, but at the same time the jacket looks great on him, so I say these are true to size.
This is a relaxed fit jacket, looks very good on and my son says it's super comfy. I love that you kinda get 2 jackets in one and the price is awesome! So the jacket has a fleece lining: it actually can be detached (just unzip) and you get a fleece jacket which is definitely wearable on it's own: it even has functional pockets, so in my eyes you get 2 jackets in one - great value!

So you can wear the fleece jacket on its own, you can wear the windproof jacket on its own or you can wear it all together for more cold weather. You can detach the hood as well. I like that there are no buttons just zipper and velcro, it's so much easier for my 6 year old. You can adjust the sleeves. There is a small zipper pocket on the front and there are secret inside pockets on the fleece lining/jacket. Very functional, practical, comfy, and nice and warm jacket. My son looks great in it and I know he not gonna get wet and will stay warm in it! Definitely recommend!

Another cool thing they have matching jackets for adults: both men and women, so you can can get one for yourself and one for your kid! Cute idea!

I received this product complementary in return for my honest and unbiased opinion. Acceptance of a free sample, does not guarantee a positive review, I only express my own thought and opinions on the product, hopefully it will be helpful for my readers.