My Ukrainian friend Michail always has got a lot of interesting bottles of wine from all over the world. Last night he served Tsinandali 2009 white dry wine. And it is the first wine I realy like. It online casinos is produced in Kakheti in Georgia, from white-grapes (85% Rkatsiteli, 15% Mtsvane). Tsinandali is IWSC (International Wine&Spirit Competition) bronze medal winner in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2009 – Gold. Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008 – Silver. That wine is very nice with chicken, salads and fish.

tsinandali by martushka


This morning I recived a big box from Natalya! She made me a present – box full of Yerba Mate!

present by martushka

I don’t know from witch one I should start :)))
Thank you Natalya! :)

Go Frugo

From a certain time you can buy Frugo in selected TESCO stores in Edinburgh. Frugo was a cult fruit drink in the ’90s in Poland. The brand was reincarnated after a decade taken off the market. Get seduced!

frugo by martushka


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

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


Starting day with Yerba… I don’t need coffee any more :)

Yesterday my friend discovered  shop on Leven Street, Edinburgh LupePintos. They sell Mexican food, American, Indian, Thai, Indonesian and other bits. So I bought Taragui Yerba Mate from Argentina :)


I am drinking Canarias Yerba Mate from Brazil now… it is so nice…. It works for me so far. So maybe it may work for others.


That is my Yerba mate set:  Jamie Oliver porcelain Mug, Ikea pot for water and bombilla made in Argentina :)


The idea of drinking Yerba mate came from desire of owning a dog. Naively thinking that it helps reduce my allergy for dog saliva.

Fresh start with Yerba Mate

My first lesson about Yerba mate – Do Not drink it after 5pm. The second – be prepared for the keen mind and orginal ideas like for instance buying a new domain :)

That is how was born.

After a quick search I found a tea/coffee room called The Institute in Marchmont, Edinburgh where you can drink Yerba mate. Fantastic place. Minimalistic but very welcoming. There are only two but very original photographs on the walls.  The owners are photographer  Gavin Evans and circus performer Kamikaze. I will definitely come back there for more…

yerba mate, the institute

Walking on Marchmond streets my friend and I enjoyed the windows decorations