Where is my mind today? Crisis in Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia

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Slavonski Brod – Croatia

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For the last few days, it has been raining and cloudy. in the capital – where I am it is mostly cloudy and windy for a week now, but no heavy rains. The rest of the country was not so lucky.

Heavy rain and wind have started to cause problems about three days ago and with rivers levels going up the floods have started to threat the whole area.

Unfortunately, the rainy weather didn’t stop and the rivers just kept rising.

The whole country Bosnia and Herzegovina is under emergency state, as is Serbia. The floods are severe, people are evacuated by helicopters and boats, the houses are coming down like they are made from paper and the rivers Sava and Dunav, Bosna and Drava are on the very high level. Help is sent from everywhere, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, even USA in every way – helicopters, medical assistance, rescue teams, food and water. Yesterday it become drastic and we are watching the news, reading the internet portals… There have been several deaths by the floods already and some people are reported missing. The water is taking everything in front of it, for 48 hours people captured on a roof of a factory were waiting to be saved because there was no way to get to them, only by air.

Today is the worst. The Sava is treating to flood. In Serbia it is announced that the storm named “Tamara” is coming. People are cut off and scared.

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The floods have reached Croatia, the eastern part, people are building dams from sand bags. I have family in Slavonia, I have family in Bosnia and Serbia. Thankfully, they are all fine.

The dams have breached in some area today and people are being evacuated in military bases and schools. Damage so far is severe, both in human and financial terms.

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Županja – Croatia

My mind is today with my neighbours and eastern par of Croatia. May this pass as soon as possible and make no more damage.

I wanted to write this. I live here, I wanted the world to know what is happening.

We are just at the internet all the time, tracking, asking and watching the news, communicating via Facebook to see what is happening.

 

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Saving the animals ❤

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Travnik – Bosnia and Herzegovina

We wait….

Double the pudding – double the pleasure

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I made this dessert up. I mean, I am sure that something like this already exist, but I didn’t look for anything, I had in my mind what was I gonna do and how. 🙂 And by the title, you can’t even tell that I am not in fact a marketing pro…

The only thing I adapted was the cookie crumbles on top, it was originally supposed to be chocolate decoration – sliced to make wavy shapes. I know… Awesome.

But in absence of milk or cooking chocolate I’ve remembered that I like to eat pudding with biscuits/cookies. And… voila! The idea was made in making. And – the dessert is gluten free!

The instructions are pretty simple, but I will do the recipe shortcut. Just because I can. And because I’m Fansy – song inserted. For Angie’s Fiesta Friday number 16!

Double pleasure - Chocolate & Vanilla Pudding

  • Servings: 5 (I had leftovers)
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

Chocolate pudding – gluten free

Vanilla pudding – gluten free

1 Liter of milk (500 mL for each pudding)

Sugar – 2-3 spoons for every pudding mixture

Cookies – crumbled

Strawberries

 

Preparation:

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Read the behind of the pudding mix bag. I usually put half a liter of milk aside and from that I take 6 spoons of milk into a bowl. The rest I put on a stove on light flame. In the bowl I add sugar (2-3 spoons) and content of the bag – he pudding powder. I stir the mixture by hand until the rest of the milk boils. I remove it from the stove before milk goes over and then put it back now adding the thick mixture from the bowl while stirring. I let it cook for a minute or two, mixing with spoon and then pour it in the prepared cups. It is very important that the inside of a cup, or glass, or a bowl, wherever you put the pudding in is wet, because otherwise the pudding will stick to the inside of it and it will be impossible to get out like I did in this recipe.

I made the pudding from vanilla first and pour it to the half of glasses. Then left them to cool in the fridge and half an hour later I repeated the thing with chocolate pudding. When that was done, I pour it to the top and left to cool down. After another half an hour I placed the pudding on plates with a help of a toothpick (go with a toothpick around the inner side to detach the pudding completely from the glass). I put the cookie crumbles on top and strawberries on that. Yumm!

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