Last post


This is my last post here in Thank you all for reading my blog: ilz’n’elle.

I made this blog 4 years ago when my first daughter has arrived. Ilze + Nelle = ilznelle :). The reason was to share my handmade cards. Then… recipes… and then pictures of Latvian birds.. and landscapes… and so on…

Now I’m mom of 3 girls and I need fresh start as an amateur blogger.

Please follow me on my new journey:

Thank you,


About me… or not!?

Hi, it’s been a while…

As always I can say – I had no time to blog. My other blog takes all my time… Is it true?! If you want something you find the way how to do that….

Do I need to re-woke my blog? Is this blog will be something about me… ??!

Blogs history:

First I started this blog as my card making blog. I’d love to make cards… Actually I still do, but it’s not the “first thing in the morning….”

Then it was place to store my recipe.. in both Latvian and english language…

Then I decide to say something more.. and then I realise, that my “english writing” isn’t that good… does anyone reads this at all… maybe if they don’t … doesn’t matter if i write it “right” or “wrong”… but if they do!? Is it really bad.. or just a little bit.. Is this blog interesting or not…

I decide to make a new blog and write in my native language… Latvian. I can explain myself easily….. write faster and talk “smarter”, write a poem or some silly joke… That won’t be understand if I try to explain it in english!!!

Do I really need this blog?! DO I!?

I have to think about it…






International Pumpkin Day

Finally, I’m back!

Yesterday was the International Pumpkin Day. Few days ago our friend bring us more then 2 big pumpkins! I was surprised how tender and tasty they are. I though they will be hard as a rock, but they wasn’t.

You should know that my hubby isn’t pumpkin lover 🙂 or.. actually he is – he is saving pumpkin from being eaten….
Ķirbja cepumi

But only I know what’s inside those – “Just a regular soft autumn cookies with dark chocolate on top” cookies. All the family loves them! What a surprise :)… no really …cause I made them out of pumpkin puree! Pumpkin!
Burkānu sula

Carrot and pumpkin juice isn’t that bad for “pumpkins savers” too.

And after that even pumpkin soup is something you don’t have to be afraid!

Ķirbju un lēcu zupaSo.. that was our pumpkin day!
Let me know if you want any of those recipes! They are in my latvian site:



Beet greens for breakfast


This morning I woke up with the beet greens in my mind. So this is result: Baked beet greens from my garden with baked egg on top.
Beet greens for breakfast

Baked beet greens for breakfast

Beet greens for breakfastIngredients:

  • 1 bunch of beet greens (cut in half inch pieces)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • salt
  • pepper

What to do:

  1. Heat half the oil in the skillet, add minced garlic and bake for 2 sec.
  2. Add beet greens and cook for few minutes. Set aside.
  3. Heat reminig oil and bake the egg.
  4. Serve. Put on the top of the beet greens. Season with salt and peper.




Hide and Seek

Busy day
When you woke up in the morning and feel “busy”, don’t be! Go out and play hide and seek with birds!
Busy day

It helps me clear my head, prioritise my to-do list and makes me calm for the rest of the busy day!
Busy day

Try it!
With love,