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Russian Salad Recipe

Due to a huge demand – I am publishing my recipe of a Kira/Russian Salad. Images of the most crucial ingredients will follow ( for mayo and for pickles) “Ok, here we go. Proportions of mayonnaise; pickles; salt; pepper; type of chicken or meat (if any) may vary, depending on my mood; time of day; availability of particular product; who is coming (I would consider if people are used to eat adventurously, age, eating habits and general health issues), if I like those guests – :), if I want them to come back or if it is my “ex-mother-in-law” :). Well – you get the drift :)”‎1. To boil: potatoes (6-10), carrots (2-4) until soft. When cooled down – should be peeled and cut as per traditional potato salad, only finer. 2. 6-8 hard boiled eggs or up to your taste 3. finely chop onions (4-6) Can be any sort of onions, depending on the sort you like. 4. Shallots – optional. I prefer to have them. When I do – amount of onions can be decreased or eliminated completely. 5. Apple or two – optional. Introduced by me. I like to have them.Chicken. Can be breast fillets – grilled (the healthiest option and preferred one by me at the moment – ); baked; fried; cooked at home or bought already made at the shop. No skin please. Unless you really, REALLY don’t like your guests. Or boiled beef. Or Berlina (like a Devon, only better). Or increase amount of boiled eggs. Cut or sliced (whatever is more appropriate to say in English – ). Or forget the meat and put … tuna out of a can…Proportions vary … as stated previously 6. Pickles – I prefer “Eskal Dill Pickles”, but it can vary, depending on your taste – chopped. Half or whole can or more…., depending …..as stated previously 7. Sometime I put fresh cucumbers. Take it or leave it. It depends… as you already know…  🙂 8. Can of green peas 9. Whole Egg Mayonnaise – definitely, – definitely amount of that Magic product will make it or break it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Add it carefully and taste, taste, taste while adding!!!!!!!!!!! Again – please, PLEASE, PLEASE remember WHO IS COMING to your party – DO YOU WNAT THEM TO COME BACK?!?!?! 10. Add salt and pepper to your taste. I hope I haven’t forgotten anything… oh well – Oh well – dementia might be taking its course already

Kira’s russian salad

Due to a huge demand – I am publishing my recipe of a Kira/Russian Salad. Images of the most crucial ingredients will follow ( for mayo and for pickles) “Ok, here we go. Proportions of mayonnaise; pickles; salt; pepper; type of chicken or meat (if any) may vary, depending on my mood; time of day; availability of particular product; who is coming (I would consider if people are used to eat adventurously, age, eating habits and general health issues), if I like those guests – :), if I want them to come back or if it is my “ex-mother-in-law” :). Well – you get the drift :)” ‎1. To boil: potatoes (6-10), carrots (2-4) until soft. When cooled down – should be peeled and cut as per traditional potato salad, only finer. 2. 6-8 hard boiled eggs or up to your taste3. finely chop onions (4-6) Can be any sort of onions, depending on the sort you like.4. Shallots – optional. I prefer to have them. When I do – amount of onions can be decreased or eliminated completely.5. Apple or two – optional. Introduced by me. I like to have them.Chicken. Can be breast fillets – grilled (the healthiest option and preferred one by me at the moment – ); baked; fried; cooked at home or bought already made at the shop. No skin please. Unless you really, REALLY don’t like your guests. Or boiled beef. Or Berlina (like a Devon, only better). Or increase amount of boiled eggs. Cut or sliced (whatever is more appropriate to say in English – ). Or forget the meat and put … tuna out of a can…Proportions vary … as stated previously 6. Pickles – I prefer “Eskal Dill Pickles”, but it can vary, depending on your taste – chopped. Half or whole can or more…., depending …..as stated previously 7. Sometime I put fresh cucumbers. Take it or leave it. It depends… as you already know…..hahahaha8. Can of green pears9. Whole Egg Mayonnaise – definitely, – definitely amount of that Magic product will make it or break it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Add it carefully and taste, taste, taste while adding!!!!!!!!!!! Again – please, PLEASE, PLEASE remember WHO IS COMING to your party – DO YOU WNAT THEM TO COME BACK?!?!?!10. Add salt and pepper to your taste. I hope I haven’t forgotten anything… oh well – Oh well – dementia might be taking its course already

4 Magical days of shooting in our new premises

4 Magical days of shooting in our new premises, in Glenhaven I am absolutely overwhelmed with the help, support and love I have received over those few days.Dear Vicky Papas – you have devoted your time, your heart and your amazing talent in training us to be able to provide a gorgeous make-up and hair styling that would match our idea of what “Discover Sensual You” should be about. Thank you, you are one gorgeous Lady Dear Sammy O O’Keeffe – thank you so much for putting all your energy into those 4 days. I know it wasn’t easy to start a new job and, without a warning, get into the production straight away. We are welcoming you as our new member of the team. You are brilliant. And I feel that you will be an amazing addition to Art photography by Kira. Thank you. My dear, gorgeous models – Viktoria Rus, Gabi Bietresato, Kalee Scicluna, Sally Bee, Nazanin Azimi and Sammy O O’Keeffe – thank you so very much for being not only being exceptionally beautiful women on outside, but each one of you – being a true beauty, a true inspiration to all of us. Thank you to my husband – David Knight – for being an assistant, a cook and a friend and for just being you. I can’t wait to get my hands on all of the images from those days. Love to you ALL. Thank you  Please watch this space for an announcement of our new section/page on Facebook (for now :)) – “Discover Sensual You” where we will start by posting “Behind the scenes” moments. Sammy O O’Keeffe be in charge of this page and content on it. You are probably thinking “What? She will let somebody take charge of something?” Yes, Yes, Yes – you have heard me right. I am learning to delegate. 🙂

An evening with Kira

Hello everyone,Come to our new gorgeous studio and learn a bit about me and how I create my Magic! Great Value for you, hard-working people with nibblies and refreshments provided, great conversation, inspiration, sharing ideas, learning a lot and making new friends! Can’t wait to see you at our new humble Abode in gorgeous Glenhaven – only 5 min from Castle Hill! See you at our studio! Love I might be convinced to cook a Russian salad too 🙂 See you there.An evening with Kira in her studio