Sunday 31 December 2017

Christmas and New Year

Hello everyone. The week started with Christmas. I spend the day with my cousin. We were searching for a present for her. On Tuesday I and my family joined the other part of the family. We had great fun and a lot of food.
   The cake that my dad made for the family union
On Wednesday was my name day. My sister helped me with the preparations. I gather my best friends. We celebrated with a lot of Bulgarian brandy, food and we went to a discotheque.

The rest of the days I spent travelling around, relaxing and preparing for the New Year.
On Sunday I made Bulgarian cheese pastry with fortune slips. This is the tradition in Bulgaria at twelve o'clock the so-called  "banitsa" is breaking up. Everyone gets their fortune slip for the new year.

I prepared also the salads. One of them was cabbage with carrots.

The other salad was green lettuce, spinach, radishes and spring onion. All the ingredients were homegrown in the garden, without any chemicals.

The third salad was boiled potatoes with red and spring onions.

I would like to wish to everyone the New Year to be better than the old one. Happy celebration.
Thank you for reading my blog and see you the next year.

Sunday 24 December 2017

Hello everyone. I had an amazing week. On Monday I and my colleague Poli finished the human resource management. On Tuesday we submitted. In the evening we had information technologies, we made an assignment.
On Wednesday my colleagues organised Christmas party for VUM and CAI students. I was a bit disappointed when I arrived there were no more places. However, I wasn’t the only one in this situation. With the others, we went to a restaurant and we spent a great time together.
Cake in glass with pumpkin 

On Thursday I and Poli we went to the mall to buy some presents. At the evening we had marketing lecture.
On Friday I was travaling to home. I helped my parents to organize the Christmas Eve.
On Sunday I was cooking with my parents for the evening. Also i was packing the presents for my family. I decored a bit.

We spent great Christmas Eve.
There were nine dishes on the table. There were nine traditional dishes: bean soup, tinsel, homemade bread, dried fruits, fresh fruits, red wine, nuts, garlic paste and pickles.

There is no better thing than gathering the family together. We couldnt wait till 25th so we opened the presents earlier. Everyone recieved, what they wanted.       

Thank you for reading my blog and see you next week.

Sunday 17 December 2017

Hello, everyone. My week started perfectly. Together with my colleagues, we celebrated the eight of December (student fest in Bulgaria). We had a great party in one house in the countryside around Varna. The village is called Asparuhovo.

 The house was on the coast of the Tsonevo lake. The view of the sunset was amazing from the garden of the house.

Everyone took a part in the organizing the party.  We all gather together and had an amazing dinner thanks to the girls, who were shopping and thanks to the guys, who made the barbecue.

On Tuesday we had a lecture about information technologies. I learned new function in excel.
On Wednesday I got stomach various. For this reason, I spent my Thursday in the bed.
On Friday we got a very important presentation in English classes. My presentation topic was traditional dishes in the Taiwanese cuisine. It was a pleasure to read about their national dish beef noodles. There is even an international beef noodle held in Taiwan every year.
My Saturday and Sunday I spent with my colleague Poli. We were writing the assignment about human resource management. It was challenging to find the information we need.
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Sunday 10 December 2017


Hello everyone. This week passed very fast. On Monday I was out of Varna. I had a great and peaceful time around the Rodopi mountains.
On Tuesday I was travelling back to Varna. Unfortunately, there was a big traffic on the highway, because of a reparation on the road. Therefore I missed one of my lectures
On Wednesday I was already at the university, ready for new adventures. In the evening we had our human resources lectures. It was very interesting and the time flew away.
On Thursday we had classes with our chef. We were designing a menu for a beer company. We had to create three different menus with a different price range. Therefore we had to try and evaluate the beers. It was a new experience for me, I hadn't made a beer tasting before. I learned a lot about the colours, smell, taste.

On Friday it was a student's day for Bulgaria. I spend the day in writing articles for the wine. The evening I celebrated with my colleagues.
On Saturday I finished the articles.
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Sunday 3 December 2017

Hello everyone. My week started with preparation for the presentation for the introduction to tourism and hospitality.
Tuesday I ate lunch at the Culinary Arts Institute restaurant. Every week from Tuesday until Thursday there is lunch, which is prepared from the 3rd year students. The menu was simple but delicious. For the main course, there were mini pizzas with ricotta cheese and cherry tomatoes.

For dessert, it was served apple rose, that was made from puff pastry dough and apples, sugar, cinnamon. The smell of cinnamon reminded me of the coming holiday and especially for Christmas.
 The beverage was basil soup. It was very refreshing.

On Wednesday I was helping to one of my colleagues with an organization of one event. We spend the whole day at the university.
On Thursday was the presentation for the introduction to tourism. I spend the day to improve my speech. At 18:00 I and the girls from the team went to present and everything was great. We didn't have a problem with presenting.
On Friday I was helping with cutting wine labels. The labels were for the special edition wine, that was given as a present of the Saturday event "Bulgarian wine and cheese".
Thank you for reading my blog, see you next week.

Sunday 26 November 2017

Jurassic night

Hello, everyone. This week was fulfilled with a lot of emotions. We had an event at the university with the theme "Jurassic night". The dinner was for kids with parents. Unfortunately, now is the season for different viruses and a lot of the reservations were cancelled. With the help of our chef, the second of two sittings was full.
 I and two of my colleagues were responsible for every part of the organization. On Wednesday we did testing of the menu. That helped us to make the menu better. On Thursday we did the shopping.
I was very excited on Saturday about the dinner. Until the service, I went through many different emotions. On the first sitting showed up only one of colleagues with her kid. She told me her kid liked the menu and that made me very happy.
On the second sitting, most of the guest were students from the Culinary Arts Institute. Everyone had a great fun and enjoyed the menu.

It was a three-course menu. The starter was pumpkin croquettes with yoghurt sauce.

 The main course was pork ribs with BBQ sauce and Pont Neuf potatoes for garnish.

 The dessert was brownie dinosaurs, chocolate egg, chocolate leaves and swiss meringue.

Thank you for reading my blog and see you next week.

Sunday 19 November 2017

Trip and pizza

Hello everyone. I had an amazing week. It started with a field trip with my classmates from tourism lectures. We visited the museum of glass. It was very interesting to watch how people were working with the glass.

The next attraction was the Ovech Fortress. We were climbing around twenty minutes. Then we reached the fortress and the amazing view from the hill. Between two hills it is placed the small city Provadia. The guide told us interesting facts about the city and the fortress.

It was tiring walk, therefore we took a break. I had homemade sandwiches and that brought me back to my school memories.
However, after the break, we went to the history museum of Provadia. There we saw many artefacts and old traditional clothes.

The next stop and the last stop of our trip was the Stone forest. It was amazing and beautiful.

On Saturday we had a pizza event. I was working service.

 We received a lot compliments about the food and the atmosphere.
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Sunday 12 November 2017

Hello everyone. My week started well. On Monday I spend my day at the university. Together with my colleagues, we started with the organization of our event with the theme "Jurassic Night". We prepared one poster and discussed parts form the menu. On Monday evening I went to one restaurant called "Tapa". For the first time in a restaurant, I tried very good risotto. Most of the times I got an overcooked rise. Also, I love their fresh made potatoes chips. I didn't miss the chance to have a glass of nice rose.

The rest of the week I finished all the work that I wanted to. I am happy to say that I have my weekend free. Except for Saturday evening, I was helping to the other group with their event with the theme "Old Balkan Night". The atmosphere was impressive my colleagues gave their best. When I entered the restaurant I felt like a kid in my village.

The food was amazing. The old dishes were represented in a modern way with very good result. People loved the meal they had.
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Sunday 5 November 2017


Hello, everyone. In the begging of the week, I was in a mood for baking. I made sweet and salty muffins. I am happy to say that they were delicious and healthy at the same time. Lately, I prefer to bake my sweets alone because I can control the quantities of fats and sugar.

On Friday I and my colleagues made the test of the menu for the Saturday event. One of my colleagues was making a test for eatable helium balloons. We had a great time with a lot of fun, while we were testing the balloons.

On Saturday was the evening with the Tapas and Cocktails event. We started the mise-en-place early in the morning. The begging of the day included a meeting and a breakfast.

 We organized our work well, therefore the afternoon we were ready with the preparations. On service time I took care for the cocktails. Unfortunately, I have a photo only from one of the glasses for the beer cocktail called Michelada.

 The second cocktail was Caipirinha. The last was Daiquiri, which was in the form of specification, served with the dessert.

 The service went well.
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Sunday 29 October 2017

Black Sea

Hello everyone. I had a very exciting week. Monday my cousin surprised me. She visited me in Varna and we spent her birthday together. We went for a walk in Balchik. There we saw the botanical gardens. Despite the bad weather, we enjoyed the view and the time together. While we were walking around we visited a wine house. Inside was an old vines collection. I saw wines from     1945, 1909, 1903, from different regions and grapes sorts.

 Friday we were given interesting tasks from one of the chefs in the university. We were divided into groups and we had to make a research for different recipes. I was in the pastry group. We made a research for some Indian desserts. It was interesting for me to read more about Indian food and culture.
Saturday I was working in the service section. The theme of the event was Black sea treasures.

Everything on the event went smoothly without problems. The decoration in the restaurant was beautiful and the atmosphere was exactly like on the sea.

Sunday I went for a walk to one of the many beaches around Varna. I took some conchs for decoration at my home.

Thank you for reading my blog and see you next week.