Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Forest Raised a Christmas Tree

English translation by Arthur Durando and Irina Popov, 2009


В лесу родилась елочка,
В лесу она росла.
Зимой и летом стройная,
Зеленая была.

Метель ей пела песенку:
"Спи, елочка, бай-бай!"
Мороз снежком укутывал:
"Смотри, не замерзай!"

Трусишка зайка серенький
Под ёлочкой скакал.
Порою волк, сердитый волк,
Рысцою пробегал.

Чу! Снег по лесу частому
Под полозом скрипит
Лошадка мохноногая
Торопится, бежит.

Везет лошадка дровенки
На дровнях мужичок
Срубил он нашу ёлочку
Под самый корешок.

И вот она, нарядная,
На праздник к нам пришла,
И много, много радости
Детишкам принесла.

В лесу родилась елочка,
В лесу она росла.
Зимой и летом стройная,
Зеленая была.
The forest raised a Christmas tree,
‘Twas silent and serene
In winter and in summer
It was slender and so green.

The wind sang it a lullaby:
Sleep Christmas tree, sleep tight!
The snow was making clothes for it:
It was a pretty sight!

A trembling bunnyt himself
Beneath its arms so wide;
The hungry wolf just passed him by -
A lovely place to hide!

Some sleigh bells rang throughout the woods,
The snow was crisp and clean,
A horsey brought a forester
To hew that tree so green.

And now it comes to visit us,
With lights and garlands bright,
While all the children dance and sing
To greet it with delight!

Try your Russian

Monday, December 19, 2011

Do you speak Dadada?

Simple and beautiful language, nice pronunciation, minimal vocabulary, easy  to learn

C'est magnifique!

French scrapbooker Amylili makes real cards and envelopes, then scan them and share images FOR FREE!!! Just print and enjoy!

 Every creation is a JEWEL!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Postage stamps jewelry

What do you do with the stamps?
Some ideas:

Master-class on jewelry making click here


How to do stamp jewelry click here


Stamp decoupaged box for jewelry keeping and one more master-class click here


someting useful for home click here


something beautiful for home click here

something very useful for home and beautiful when you are smoothed-out:



Aaaah! Give me two:

not only pendants:

And finally, new stamps from Ukrposhta - absolutely free at envelopes with magazines when you buy from us :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011


Chicken Kiev

Among various dishes offered the Ukrainian kitchen is a Chicken Kiev. This dishes is the historical traditional component of Ukrainian national diet. Chicken Kiev is masterpiece of city culture.
Chicken Kiev is a dish consisting of a boneless chicken breast wrapped around a piece of herbed/seasoned butter, breaded and deep fried. Here's a recipe for the real deal
Simple but elegant, this breast of chicken, stuffed with a flavorful compound butter and fried, makes its own sauce; when you slice into the chicken, the melted butter is released onto the plate.
chicken Kiev
There are many Chicken Kiev`s variants of recipes. Propose to you the most classical:
Variant 1 0f Chicken Kiev recipe:
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups dried bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter/margarine, parsley, chives and lemon juice. Blend all together and refrigerate.
  • Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of wax paper and pound well to flatten. Remove paper and season breasts with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove seasoned butter from refrigerator and divide it into 6 portions. Place one portion in the center of each chicken breast. Fold the short ends of the breasts into the center, then fold in the sides. Secure each breast with a wooden toothpick.
  • Add the water to the eggs and beat together. Coat each rolled breast with bread crumbs, dip into egg/water mixture, then into bread crumbs again, coating well. Chill breasts for one hour.
  • In a deep fryer, heat oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Carefully lower breasts into hot oil. Fry for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper toweling and serve.

Variant 2 of Chicken Kiev recipe:
  • ½ c butter.
  • 3 ea garlic cloves ground.
  • ¼ ea lemon juice.
  • 2 ea chicken breasts.
  • 2 ea eggs.
  • ½ c scallions chopped.
  • 3 c bread crumbs.
  • salt.
Variant 3 of Chicken Kiev recipe:
  • 4 large chicken half-breasts
  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces dry white bread crumbs
ckicken kiev ukrainian dish

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fresh MOD fashion magazine # 551

I got fresh issue of MOD 551 fashion magazine today with new exciting crochet and knit patterns, absolutely irresistible! You will feel urge to make something with this patterns right after opening this magazine.

I even got the yarn for this exact model. MOD publisher never tell what yarn brand did they use for their models but I guess this one will perfectly fit, click here and start crocheting :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Magic Yarn

My collection of ideas for Magic Yarn

This is 100% wool so you can also felt it in washing machine: