Apple Eve´s garden

In spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt
-Margaret Atwood-
 

Every now and then questions like those come across my mind:

who am I or 
who do I want to be?…

what do I love about myself?…

or…is there anything lovable about me ?

I always had the feeling not to come up to other people´s expectations…

…no matter how hard I tried.

I tried to change myself in order to stay in the game and to fit in.

I literally did anything to deny myself. 

I´d rather went with the mass instead of showing who I really am.

Now I realized that coming up to other´s expectations didn´t make me happy…
….even worse….it made me a zombie…

and I never ever would do this again.

Love yourself!

Be proud of who you are!

Stop wanting to be someone else!

 

Like Kurt Cobain used to say:

I´d rather be hated for who I am
than be loved for who I am not.

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My friends ask me over and over again why I´m so passionate about this cake.
….and I always tell them…
It´s the simplicity that makes it so lovely.
To me a cheesecake is the ultimate sophistication of a desert.
The lovely sweetness…
… mixed with a smooth richness…
….and a heavenly taste….
…. soothe your soul and will leave you speachless.
Simple as that!!!
Here is my recipe:
You´ll need:
  • 1 x 250g pkt plain sweet biscuits 
  • 125g unsalted butter, melted
  • 500g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • finely grated lemon cest and juice of a lemon
  • juice and cest of 1 orange 
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 3 eggs
  • fresh strawberries

 
  1. Preheat oven to 180° C. Line the base of a 23cm (base measurement) springform pan 
    with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Place the biscuits in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely crushed. Add the butter and process until well combined. Transfer to the lined pan. Use a straight-sided glass to spread and press the biscuit mixture firmly over the base and side of pan.
  3. Meanwhile, use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon rind in a large bowl until just combined. Beat in the flour. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition until combined. Stir in the sour cream until just combined.

    Pour the cream cheese mixture into the base. Place the pan on a baking tray and bake for 45-50 min. or until just set in the centre.
     Turn oven off. Leave the cheesecake in oven, with the door ajar, for 2 hours or until cooled completely (this will prevent cheesecake from cracking). Place in the fridge for 4 hours to chill.
  4. Top the cheesecake with the raspberries. Cut into wedges to serve.
Enjoy it!!!
love, eve

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Winter finally arrived in Graz
and the whole city is covered under a thick, white
blanket of snow.
So I wrapped myself in tons of layers and headed out for a winter walk.
I love those walks in the snow…..

….everything is calm and sleepy.
I use these walks as a kind of therapy….where I can recharge my batteries and  find to myself.
I get rid of all the daily routines and the stress and lose myself into
the beauty and silence of nature.
And the cherry on top of my winter walk..
….is the hot Rose Milk Tea,
that warms me up again when I come home.
I really love it.

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yummy!!! peanut butter- banana- rye sandwich…
perfect to start the day!!! <3

yummy!!! peanut butter- banana- rye sandwich…

perfect to start the day!!! <3

“If there’s a book that you want to read, 

but it hasn’t been written yet,

 then you must write it.”

  - Toni Morrison -

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“I’ve seen you,beauty,

and you belong to me now, whoever you are waiting for

and if I never see you again, I thought.

You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me

and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.”


- Ernest Hemingway -

Perfect vintage outfit!
Playful and elegant at the same time!
That´s sooo me!

Perfect vintage outfit!

Playful and elegant at the same time!

That´s sooo me!

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                       Heavenly tasting cardamon cake
not only children´s eyes start to sparkle when seeing it.

                       Heavenly tasting cardamon cake

not only children´s eyes start to sparkle when seeing it.

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“You’ve got this life and while you’ve got it,

you’d better kiss like you only have one moment,

try to hold someone’s hand like you will never get another chance to,

look into people’s eyes like they’re the last you’ll ever see,

watch someone sleeping like there’s no time left,

jump if you feel like jumping, run if you feel like running,

play music in your head when there is none,

and eat cake like it’s the only one left in the world!”


C. JoyBell C. -

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After a felt 1oo years of waiting my goodies from sheinside arrived.
I`m sooo happy!!!
It´s a present from myself….cause I´m worth it! :D
 
Quote of the day:
 
Love yourself first
and the world will love you back
 
- knitted white headband
- golden deer collar
- book by Willhelm Busch 
- leather clutch with deer applique
 

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            Lazy sunday mornings

There´s nothing better than starting a lazy sunday morning  with a  hot cup of coffee….adelicious strawberry joghurt poundcake….your love….and lot´s of cuddling!

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