1/2 cup or more extra virgin olive oil
4 small or more cloves of garlic
1 tbsp or more of pine nuts
1 or more basil in pot
as much as you like Parmesan (Parmigiano)
salt and pepper
as much as you need penne or rigatoni pasta

Blend it all except for pasta :)))

items for pesto by martushka

pesto by martushka

pesto in a bowl by martushka

pesto ready to eat by martushka

Finger-licking good!
Recipe directly from Italy.


Martushka is testing new yerba mate Rosamonte Premium from Argentina. At this moment she”s a big fan of Canarias yerba mate. She doesn”t like Taragui (I will not buy it any more).  So to sum up: Martushka is losing weight, she”s bursting with energy, bubbling with optimism and creativity, looks like allergy symptoms such as a runny or stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes and sneezing  is gone, and Martushka reduce daily intake of steroids for asthma…

I”m very glad that I start to drink yerba mate.

rosamonte by martushka


Shopping could be really funny. I bought ginger and coconut and I’v got Bobo… :) Funny peculiar or funny ha-ha?

ginger and coconut by martushka

Don’t eat your friends!

bobo by martushka

Chocolate fudge cake


175g (6oz) self-raising flour
2½ tbsp cocoa powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda or baking powder
150g (5oz) caster sugar
2 eggs
150ml (¼pt) corn oil
150ml (¼pt) milk
2tsp vanilla extract or almond extract
397g can Carnation Caramel, Martushka is using 3 tbsp or all can

Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4.

The oil, milk, eggs, vanilla, caramel mix together until combined.  Combine the wet with the dry ingredients – flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and sugar and mix well. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 35-45 minutes until springy to the touch.


3 tbsp or more caramel and 1 or 2 tbsp cocoa powder  beat well until smooth and glossy. Place one half of the cake onto a plate, spread with a generous amount of the frosting and top with the other sandwich half.  Spread the remaining frosting over the top of the cake and down the sides to cover completely.
In accordance with the recipe of Celebrity Chef Phil Vickery, Martushka changed it a little bit.

the items for baking a cake by martushka

chocolate fudge cake by martushka


It is difficult to create happiness and calmness in the world of work where diffidence, fears,  frustration  and absurd dominate over people, but some unique characters are over it. And that people makes your life easier, they are beyond price. What a pity that sometimes u can’t stop them to leave.

leaving by martushka

Christmas gifts

Martushka”s friend Natalya has got a good idea:  Why not this year to order our Christmas gifts from small businesses? The neighbor who sells by catalog, the artisan who makes jewelry, friends who”s selling on the web. We make our Die Umsatzbedingungen sind dabei als fair und gut zu bezeichnen, denn bei allen Aktionen wird Roulette mit immerhin 20 Prozent angerechnet, was uber dem Durchschnitt der online Casino s liegt. money to go to people like us and not to a large international. So most people will have a good Christmas!

Swiss ball

Today is a good day to reactivate my friendship with big, grey ball.  It’s great fun and has possible positive  side effects ;)

swiss ball by martushka

The fifth day of drinking

The fifth day of drinking Yerba and I can tell that it really works. I don’t feel tired during the day, I’m more open for people, optimistic, my allergy to dust has been reduced, and finaly I’v been  sleeping soundly all night long. Maybe it’s just coincidence or the power of suggestion. Unfortunately  contact with dogs still made me rash :(

yerba set by martushka