3 BEST PURCHASES.

April 27th, 2016

That I made in April.

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Even this month is coming to an end soon, and a lot has happened for me! But instead of focusing on what I’ve been up to, which I constantly keep you a part of, I’m going to talk about the 3 things I bought, that I fell in love with.

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#1 Too Faced – Sweet Peach (Eyeshadow Palette).

I saw a video from my friend Bunny a few weeks back, and I remember having to pause almost immediately after clicking because I just knew I needed this in my makeup bag. It has ALL the colours I search for into a single palette, which means this is my absolute favourite at the moment. I ordered it on eBay, since anywhere else was sold out, and it arrived a few weeks later. Now it’s in my hands, and I’ve been loving using it. It’s mostly warm tones, lots of orangey/rusty ones as well as gold, pink and darker shades… as I said, it has everything, at least for me. Having dark hair and eyes, and an olive skin tone, this is just perfect, and I love it. I was also pleasantly surprised by the lovely peach scent it has; I own their chocolate palette, which I’m not going to lie, I licked a few times because it smells too delicious, but those colours appears to be cooler, so I’m very glad they came out with this palette!

I apologise for the swatches, I realise they are terrible but with so many colours I didn’t know where to fit them all. I went from line to line, horizontally, and probably my favourite is the second one: the pigmentation seems to be higher, and the shades are gorgeous.

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#2 Leon – Fast Vegetarian (Recipe Book).

Now, I’m not going to lie. I used to think recipe books only made a nice decor when displayed in the kitchen. I never felt the need to reach out to one and follow a recipe, but things started to change at the end of last year: I started to be interested in baking, and so I found myself having to look up more and more recipes online, in order to make proper desserts. Overtime I became pretty good at baking, and I do want to get myself a good cookbook full of sweet recipes, but for now, this vegetarian one was needed.

In fact, I’m vegetarian. Lots of people always wondered if I was, because both in my videos and Instagram pictures, my love for veggies is clear. It wasn’t until recently that I finally made the decision to go vegetarian: my main concern was how my parents would react, having been brought up by a family that would cook meat given to us by farmers in our family, as well as other animal products. I feel like, especially for Italians, being vegetarian is madness. So my fear was that people around me wouldn’t understand my choice.

Luckily, I was wrong: I told some of my friends, which totally understood, and most importantly, I told my family, who was actually really supportive!

So now that I made this choice (and I feel so much happier) I can go crazy and experiment with lots of different recipes. I find it quite fun and creative having to come up with my meals now, and this book has been helpful.

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Also, it still looks really great displayed in the kitchen, which is a bonus!

On a side note, I would like to just ask people to behave in the comments. I’m sure you, the people reading my blog regularly, will support my choice, but I’m aware that the internet is a very opinionated place and any time somebody makes a statement, inevitably gets attacked. I have been wanting to be vegetarian for a while now, and I’m very happy with my choice, so please don’t try to tell me to go back to eat meat or even push me to go vegan. I would really appreciate that.

 

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#3 A Joyful New Year – Postcard. 

This is the star of this post, and the main reason why I decided to write it. I know it might seem weird, but let me explain what’s so special about this…

As you know, not only my parents, but even some of my relatives came to visit me during the weekend. I decided to bring them all to Snoopers Paradise, a shop I’ve talked about plenty of times before: this is the place where I find amazing old items and vintage clothing.

While I was looking through old photos, I saw this postcard. I turned it and read it: the first thing that got my attention was the beautiful calligraphy, but then what really interested me was the message itself.

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I found it to be so warm. I couldn’t let it down.

My aunt saw that I liked it, so she offered to buy it for me – grazie Resi!

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So when I got home, I had it all for myself. I wanted to know more about it, and the first thing I did was to figure out the year it was from: I found an helpful website (oldpostcards.com) that explained how postcards changed through the years. This clearly is from the “divided back era”, which goes from 1907-1915. I was glad I identified the period, but I wanted to know the exact year: I noticed it was printed in Bavaria, Germany, and the series number is 1053. I looked it up, which resulted in finding the exact same postcard from an eBay seller stating is from 1914. This postcard was sent from Germany to England, the 24th of December 1914 (the day and month are stamped on), which meant it was during the war between the two. I was intrigued by this, wondering why two good friends would be in enemy countries, and how they could be writing each other.

I learnt about the Christmas truce, which was the week before the holidays which allowed soldiers to cross trenches and exchange greetings. I believe this postcard was allowed to be sent because of it, but I was still wondering about the two people appearing in the message.

Dora, the sender, spoke perfect English, so she could have been British, but we know she was in Germany at the time. Then again, this isn’t so strange, considering that before the war started, Germany and UK weren’t in a bad relationship. So maybe she moved for work? Or maybe the two women met on holiday?

Unfortunately she doesn’t state her surname, and I looked up if this correspondence could have been between suffragettes, but only 2 Doras are reported to be part of the movement and both were from or moved to Australia, no mention to England. So I’m pretty sure this friendship was much stronger than just that (as the “xxxx” suggests) and I’m not too sure how I could find more about her, if not by figuring out who Edith is.

Now, we know a lot more about Edith herself. Her surname is Cordery, and she is from Hampshire (Lyndhurst is a large village situated there). I looked up her name on Google and found out many matched, both by name, year and location: because of this, I have a chance to find out who this woman is exactly, but at the same time, having even too many options, it might still be very difficult.

So I have decided to end it there, happy to know that these two women had a great friendship, although I was a bit sad being aware of the fact that the war was just at the beginning when this postcard was sent out, and things only got worse from there. I would love to know that they met again, or kept this correspondence alive, but what I really am happy about, is that I at least know that Edith most likely received this letter, because otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to find it here, in Brighton. And now I got to be a part of this, even if for just an afternoon, and I get to keep it safe for them both.

I BET YOU DIDN’T EXPECT THIS POST TO TURN THIS WAY, DID YOU? Okay sorry, haha.

I hope you enjoyed reading about this, I probably get waaaaay too into these things, but that’s the way I am, and now that I have a blog, I can write about it and hopefully somebody finds it as interesting as I do.

I want to write some letters to my friends now. There is something so special about it, that a simple text will never be able to capture.

 

Marzia.

172 thoughts on “3 BEST PURCHASES.

  1. Peebs

    I really loved your story about the post card! It’s too bad you couldn’t find out more about the pair.

    Also I know what you mean about being concerned about what friends and family might think about going vegetarian. I’ve been having a lot of thoughts about my own diet and ever since I was a teenager I have thought about going vegan or vegetarian. But living in a place where the two main industries are oil and beef there aren’t a lot of open minded people when it comes to dietary changes. I recently had to go gluten and dairy free and that alone got peoples backs up. I’m glad to hear your friends and family were supportive.

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    1. Tay

      Do you live in Alberta? That’s my home province 🙂 I’ve recently had to go gluten free after finding the problem to my stomach pains, and went vegetarian just because I don’t even like meat so why eat it?
      But yeah, in Alberta it’s very hard to go vegetarian where everywhere is beef.

      Loved this post Marzia, and I think I’m going to buy the book 🙂

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      1. Peebs

        I do live Alberta! Did you find that going gluten free helped your stomach pains? I know it helped my thyroid problems immensely.

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  2. Bernadette

    Hey Marzia 😀

    I really love your blog! Go on with it and do it your way! It´s perfect 🙂

    And I love the Story about the Postcard but I don´t think that Dora was in Germany at this time. I´m from Bavaria and at first I was wondering why they sell Postcards in 1914 with English texts on it. So I had a closer look at the stamp. I think it says “HALFPENNY”. Am I wrong?

    You inspire me to write Postcards to my friends I´m sure they will like it 🙂

    XXX Bernadette

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  3. Laura

    What a lovely Post ^^
    I really like the story about the postcard, as is love to go through old stuff. It’s like you get a little view into a strangers life which always makes me so curious ^^
    But what i liked the most is that you are a vegetarian. I’m trying to become vegetarian aswell. I’m only 12 days in however i feel really motivated. I love animals and i have a cat called Lou. One day i just started thinking about becoming vegetarian as i have a pet but i eat other animals. Cows, pigs, chicken and so on are animals just like a cat and i would never consider eating a cat.
    So just from one day to another i decided to not eat meat. (I hope you understand my point of view :D)
    It would be really nice if you would show us some vegetarian recipes sooner or later ^^
    Anyway keep up your great work. Your blog is amazing!
    Love Laura ❤

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  4. Eve Swan

    This has been my favourite post! It was such a wonderful read.
    I wish I could get my hands on that peach palette AHHH ;-; the colours are going to look great on your brown eyes ^_^ also congratulations on going vegetarian, that is so great!! FYI the Tesco supermarket sells a brand called Linda McCartney that do some great meat free sausages.
    I didn’t expect this post to take such a deep turn at the end… but I am fascinated by things such as that too, it was charming to read, thanks for sharing. ❤

    Take care Marzia (+ pugs!) 🙂

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  5. Fifi

    Hi Marzia! I’m so happy to see you’re going vegetarian. I think you are a wonderful and caring person, I really saw that in your recent video where you shed light on the horrific things that happen in the fashion industry and I admire you so much for making the conscious effort to live more ethically, as well as using your platform to bring it to the attention of others like me, who wouldn’t have known about it otherwise. I wanted to share with you why i’m vegan, and please please don’t see this as an attack on you or you personal choices, I don’t for a second think you’re a bad person or that you should be forced to do anything, I just want to be a voice for the voiceless whenever and however I can. I don’t want to come across as pushy as I don’t want to force you to be vegan, I just want you to be informed, because I wish someone had told me about this stuff earlier. I used to believe that only the meat industry was bad, and that no harm came to animals in the production of dairy and eggs. However, after a lot of research I discovered that its actually worse, with female cows being artificially inseminated (basically raped) to give birth over and over again so they will constantly be producing milk. The milk is never given to the calf, which is immediately ripped away from its mother so humans can have the maximum amount of milk. If the calf is a male, it might be shot immediately, or it might be used for beef or veal. In the case of veal, it will have its neck chained and its limbs tied to restrict all movement, so that the veal meat can be tender as the severe confinement doesn’t allow the muscles to develop. If the calf is female, it will most likely suffer the same fate as its mother, being impregnated against her will again and again, over and over. Dairy cows are also used to produce unnatural amounts of milk to meet the high demand, which can often lead to infections and other diseases. And not to mention the emotional suffering these poor creatures endure, not just through the rough treatment, but the fact that they will be forced to go through painful separation, especially the mother who has her young ripped away from her every single time. Egg production is not any better, as in the same way male calves serve no purpose, male chicks that are produced as result of egg production are also useless and so are disposed of, either through gassing or being thrown into a grinder. Chicks will also have their beaks cut off without any anesthesia so that they don’t peck at each other. As it is the cheapest option, chickens will be kept in crowded cages, often several or more in one. Free range is no better, as they too will be in overcrowded conditions, and they only require to be given a small square of the outside to be given the title ‘free range.’ Humans have turned living, thinking, feeling beings into commodities, things that have no purpose in our eyes other than our own consumption. The good thing is, a vegan diet can be nutritionally complete and can allow us to live without supporting these cruel industries who do unspeakable things to sentient beings who wish, and have the right, to live just as much as we do. All I want to do is show you that there are other, more ethical options, where you can choose to not support these things. There are so many motherless milks out there, such as almond, oat, hemp, coconut and soy. Vegan cheeses are also available, as well as other vegan dairy replacements that are dairy and cruelty free. Consuming animal products in not a matter of necessity, it is a matter of choosing your taste buds and personal satisfaction over the lives of others. I hope I don’t come across harsh, I simply want to state the truth. If you are happy with just vegetarian, that is fine, I don’t think you’re a bad person because of it. I only want people to be informed about what they’re contributing to. I really hope you read this, and if you did, thank you!

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    1. Jess

      I’ve been vegan for over 2 years and I honestly just wanted to skip past this comment because it’s so long and comes off the wrong way. She hasn’t been vegetarian for that long, she’s learning as she goes. No need to bombard her with all this info. One step at a time.

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  6. 0candace

    I liked this post. I like how you delve into the meaning about the postcard. That’s something i would have done. So cool that you hold that piece of personal history. I write letters. In fact, i need to buy more stamps. Letters are so heart felt– you take the time to write and stuff, it’s snail mail but it’s one of the best. Lastly, it’s cool to know that you’re vegetarian. I definitely saw that happening sooner or later. I’m “pescaterian” but honestly, i barely eat fish. Can’t wait to see your future recipes. X candace

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  7. Natanyan

    Hi dear !
    Amazing article like always ahah. I really this palette too I think I need that in my life now XD.
    So I just want to say your blog is so inspiring and the best thing I ever see. People are so positive and nice here, I spend time to read some comment and that make me happy. That’s strange but everone here make me happy :). When I see on instagram that post about this article I watch comment too and people were so persistent to make you become vegan and only judge you that make me really angry that’s stupid to be angry because of that but I can’t control myself… So I just want to thanks you to make this blog. Have a nice day ♥.

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  8. cataclysmaftercataclysm

    I’m a vegetarian too Marzia!! It was my new years resolution, and it’s been working out really well for me. I hope I get to just stay vegetarian for the rest of my life, but it seems to be pretty expensive so I’m not sure if I will be able to afford it when I’m on my own. But I’m going to try my hardest!! I’ve just always hated the idea of contributing to the meat industry, because it’s truly horrific. And knowing that farm animals like cows and pigs are just as smart as dogs has always just broken my heart. So I decided I didn’t want to be a part of it anymore. Also the postcard thing is very interesting by the way!! I always think things like that are cool. It’s always cool to imagine what might have happened with things like that.

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  9. Jemmy_D

    Yours is one of the two blogs I enjoy reading every last word of. This is one of my favourite posts from you! I really want that peach palette, I was just Googling swatches before I saw your post! I’ve been vegetarian for 7 years and that recipe book looks great, so I now need that too! I’m glad you made the decision to go veggie, it’s very rewarding 🙂 Also, i’m fascinated by the post card! I don’t think I would ever look into it this way but it’s so interesting to hear what you found out! I’m definitely going to be thinking about the whole story more if I ever come across anything like this in an antiques shop 🙂

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  10. robby

    Many vegans and vegetarians are very pushy and intolerant towards anyone who doesn’t share their world view, but I’m sure you wont be like that since you are a nice person.

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  11. Valeria

    OMG that was so interesting, really, I love it, it was like reading a book about history and mistery but with a good ending, i wish you somehow get inspired by this and make another book, your writing really catch me on this.

    Love you, Valeria

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  12. Madison Taylor

    Marzia, I’m so happy you’ve decided to do what makes you happy by becoming a vegetarian! I’m vegan, and even though I get some criticism from others, I’m eating the way that makes me happy. And that’s all that matters 🙂

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  13. chasingthevogue

    I always thought you were vegetarian but then recently I saw the “spaghetti a la carbonara” post and I was so confused, anyway I’m glad you are vegetarian and I would love to see some vegetarian recipes on your channel.
    Also the postcard story was interesting…

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  14. Pow!

    Hi Marzia, I too just became a Vegetarian a few months ago and I’m really glad I did! I had always wanted to be one but never got enough courage to do it until recently. I too have been having a great time in the kitchen and absolutely love cooking everyday, just experimenting and having fun! It was a bit of a challenge at the beginning, but now it is something that I truly look forward to 3 times a day 🙂
    I sometimes get so excited when a recipe comes out so delicious that I just start snapping pics of my food and post them to my Instagram hehe.
    I might just have to pick up that book and try some other new things!

    Great Post :)))

    -Pow!

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  15. lucybanks

    It’s so wonderful to read you e become vegetarian and that I’m not the only one that had difficulty in “coming out”. Whenever I tell people I’m vegetarian (which I only do if I’m offered something with meat/ geletin in) I get asked why. So I respond with my reasons for living animals etc and it’s almost like I offend some people. They make it a huge issue and I just think it’s my choice not yours, if does not effect their lives so why do they get upset with me?!
    I would love if you did a blog/ blog on cruelty free make up and beauty products as that’s and area I really struggle with. I’m currently using superdrug own branded stuff and that is cruelty free! 🙂
    I hope you have a lovely day.
    Lucy

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  16. TheJediWhoReturned

    My best purchase is your book. It hasn’t arrived yet but I’ve read the first chapter from your blog and I fell in love with it. Can’t wait to read it!

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  17. Abii

    i’m vegetarian too! that’s so awesome to hear, looking forward to new recipes on your channel or on here that i can try out too! my favourite thing to eat as a vegetarian is beans, kidney beans, black beans, etc. they’re so amazing and you can do so much with them! 🙂

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  18. Martha Jane

    Good for you for making a decision about your diet in an entirely personal way. There’s way too many people telling others how to eat on the internet recently, and I think it’s despicable. In other news, I love the whole story behind the postcard! Who knew it carried so much history? It’s totally fascinating x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

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  19. martinaasthoughts

    I absolutely loved the postcard story. Just like you I go really into this things too. Some years ago I started to watch to some old family photos of my grandmother. I asked her to tell me about her dad, her grandmother, the story of the ’50s. It’s just so fascinating to know about some people that you don’t even know but that have great stories that you will brought inside of you everytime! Love you, Martina.

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  20. Ansia

    Marzia your decision of becoming vegetarian shows once again what a great person you are. I am glad to know that there are people like you and I would totally support such decisions .

    P.S. : the story of the postcard seems really interesting to me , too! 🙂

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  21. Ivette campos

    God thing your not Mexican because almost every dish has meat in it. Once I wanted to try to be Vegetarian for a week and my family just gaved me a weird look and said I was crazy. I couldn’t even last a week because everyone always ate meat around me.

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  22. Judy

    I’m really happy to hear that you became a vegeterian! I myself am not one, but some of my friends are. But I also would love to become a vegetrarin. But welI.. I still live with my parents who cook for me, so I don’t want to make them trouble by cooking seperately just for me. So I’m waiting for that time when I’ll find my own place and cook for myself, so I could become a vegetarian too, without causing any trouble.

    I looked up the shop “Snoopers Paradise”.. and, man.. It looks AMAZING! I would go there everyday! If I ever visit Brighton, ohh I am soo going there! I love shop that sell old things. Recently I visited an antique shop, but unfortunately I didn’t have a lot of money.. I just wanted to look around. But then, I saw these two tea spoons, and they are so beautifully decorated that I had to buy them! Not mentioning that they are both probably from two different but one of the most known health resorts in my country. You don’t get that stuff everyday.. And in that shop, there were also a lot of old and still working clokcs, cameras, vases and all that awesome stuff. Oh, and postcards as well, but I didn’t have the time to look at them. So, you are not the only one who buys some old things here and there, don’t worry! But something old just seems to much more special than something you would buy in a normal shop, because it has it’s own history, and I always wonder who was it’s original owner.

    Oh and when you said that in the “Snoopers Paradise” shop they also sell clothes, it reminded me of something I wanted to tell you about. Until last year I was buying clothes just like every other person, in sweatshops. The word “ethical” meant nothing to me. And I guess it wasn’t such a big deal since I rarely went shopping , but still..
    So the other day I watched your video in which you talked about this topic, and completely changed my way of thinking about the fashion industry. It’s not that I never heard of this issue before, but I never really knew what exactly was going on and why. So I watched the documentary “The True Cost” and it left me in tears but also upset. I still have somewhere the paper with all the notes I was writing while watching it. It realy touched my heart, but in a bad way.. I wanted to help.

    And now I shop in second-hands and wear my auntie’s sweather that is for sure more than 20 years old. They are just SO RETRO – I love it! And so, there is one specific second-hand where I shop the most, because when they have sales you can buy amazings clothes for 15 coins=0.63 dollars! I bought there such and amazing, old-school coat for spring, for less that one dollar, literally! And that coat is so amazing I wear it all the time, and I don’t even care that people are looking at me and probably thinking what kind of grandpa’s coat am I wearing, because i’s that old-school. It is a coat that I fell in love with. Damnit, I’m rambling again.. sorry! I wanted to say that recently I went to that shop and saw Fashion Revolution poster all over that place, and they even had the little tutorial how to get involved. Then I heard about it in the news.. And it just made me SO HAPPY to see how it got so much more known from last year! It made me so happy that people care about this issue! And I thought, “I wouldn’t know this without Marzia.” Because I really wouldn’t. So I just wanted to thank you for making these videos where you talk about a certain problem, but also tell us how to help this problem dissapear. So thank you for this! And of course, I am gratefull for everything you make and do, but I already told you this way too many times. Oh nevermind, I’ll say it again: Thank you Marzia! You really helped me to become the person I am now. Thank you so much!

    I’m so sorry for this long comment, I’d rather delete it now that I see how long it is, but I won’t since I spend such a long time writing it. Have a beautiful day! 🙂

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    1. Juliana Notorio

      I’m can’t explain how i’m so related to your post!
      I did the same thing when I saw the Marzia’s video and I remember getting very emotional and sad. Now I think twice when I buy clothes, if I really need this or how this piece was made .
      Here in Brazil, we do not have the custom of throwing clothes off , but spend the clothes that no longer serve us to others in need. I use some clothes from 10 or 15 years ago and I think i”ll still using up until it tear apart hahah .

      ps.: i’m not very confortable with my english so sorry for the mistakes!

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  23. senorlover

    Hi Marzia!
    I always read your blogs and I really love them! I really like the way you’re thinking and that you’re so open minded. You actually helped me so much to be more open minded and not to be afraid to be myself. So thank you! But I want to ask you why you went vegeterian. I’m not judging you I’m just a student who’s hopefully gonna be a dietetian so I’m curious why people go vegeterian or vegan. And since you’re my favourite youtuber I’m really curious about your reasons! Is it because you’re trying to protect animals this way or you just don’t like the taste of meat (except chicken because if I know well vegeterians can eat chicken meat)?
    I hope you’ll answer. And keep going with the blogs and videos because we love them!

    A marzipan from Hungary 🙂

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  24. Sarahnity

    I love that your vegetarian. I became a vegetarian fully last year and then a vegan this year. I too was very concerned of the opinions of others. I tried to keep it to myself but there was no way I could keep it up as there were many occasions where I had to eat with others and talk about food. I had looked at being a vegan for many years. It was a really scary thought at first not just because I’d have to give up cheese but also because I’d have to tell people. I’d researched a lot and then realised that I couldn’t go on eating eggs because of all the male chicks that were being killed and milk products because of the poor treatment of cows and the fact that they were pregnant so much and their babies were taken away from them which caused them a lot of suffering and their male babies were just turned into veal. So I was still contributing those deaths. But anyway, I put it on Facebook as I was too scared to say anything and everybody was nice about it and they were more interested than everything else. So I am so pleased you became vegetarian. I often wondered if you were because it reflects what a lovely person you are ❤

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  25. Sarah Siegrist

    Hi Marzia !
    I’ve been a vegetarian for about ten years now (I started when I was about 14) and honestly I never regretted it for a second. I love animals and I couldn’t bear the thought of eating them, especially with all these slaughterhouses scandals (even this name, slaughterhouse, is really horrible don’t you think?).
    I can’t go vegan because it would mean stop eating milk which would lead to stop eating chocolate and I cannot give it up hahaha for a Swiss girl, that would be madness! 🙂
    My father and brother are not really supportive, as they keep making jokes on how my veggie food looks so disgusting and how good ol’ bloody meat is so much more tasteful and this can be really annoying because I don’t feel like they respect my choice of life. But on the other hand, my mom became vegetarian as well after seeing how relieved I was about not eating meat and now she is really happy with her choice too, so yay ! 😀
    Don’t worry about the opinions of others. As long as you feel good and happy about what you choose to eat, then it is what matters! I know I am 🙂

    I wish you a super good day !!

    Sarah

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  26. Nany

    Can’t describe how much I love this post, it’s so inspiring. I really admire that you decided to be vegetarian 😀 I’ve been wanting to be one too, but my family doesn’t support me, I’m not giving up though (: <33

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  27. Rosy-chan

    The postcard story reminded me so much of Kate Morton’s books (for example The House at Riverton (The Shifting Fog)). I highly recommend them for a future read. I think you would like them a lot, since they have history and mistery very well intertwined.

    By the way, on the vegetarian subject, I would like to suggest a youtuber called Laura Miller, she does great vegetarian dishes and has a really cool personality! I did some of her recipes and they’re awesome (specially the energy balls!) 😛

    Oh btw, I discovered today an italian vegetarian cooking channel – “The Vegan Corner” – and they even explain how to make “mozarella”! 😀

    Hugs from Portugal !

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  28. acoffeeteller

    Hi Marzia!

    Could you please make a blog post – or a video – on your vegetarian choice?
    I am really interested in going vegan (I know it’s different from being just vegetarian!) and I’d like to hear some advices and your personal experience.

    Thank you, lots of kisses and a big hug.

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  29. patricia

    Its funny how a simple postcard can make our mind wild with curiosity. Your search remind me a movie that I watched recently called letters to juliet in which the protagonist found a 50 years old letter sent to juliet (funny/chessy/lovely movie)
    Life it’s about what make us happy and if being vegetarian makes you happy go for it

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  31. orsi

    Hi Marzia!

    This was such a lovely post, as late as I am (currently binging on some missed content here)!

    Loved your thoughts on the cookbook, when I first started cooking some easy things when I was 13 I always felt the need to have the basic plan laid out – I don’t usually stick to recipes anymore, just go as I please – and so I thought that was how everyone else thought, so interesting!

    Ahh, I feel your worries about telling your famiy about going vegetarian! My dad really does love his steaks and meaty meals but I read about veganism and when I gathered the nerves to present some of the basics of it to my family they ended up falling in love with it (we’ve been vegan for two months now, woo hoo!).

    Always love your review content so much!

    Love,

    Orsi xx

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  32. Viivi

    Hey Marzia, glad to know that you’ve decided to be a vegetarian, also something I have wanted for a long time. These days I try to make vegetarian food mostly, and eat it whenever possible, but haven’t made the decicion yet for I have difficulties not getting overwhelmed by everything that comes with being a veg: calculating daily where to get enough of protein and calories, how various your diet should be, and most importantly finding enough time and energy to focus on all of this. The biggest problem I have is not finding good veg recipes online, for 4/5 times they’re just plain horrible. That brings me to ask you, are the measurements used in that book that you have in grams/liters or ounces (or whatever they are)? I would love to own a GOOD veg cook book, but if the measurements aren’t in grams it would be incredibly annoying to convert the amounts. Also, how do you keep track on do you get enough of nutrition daily? Do you get information from some website, source, anything? I find it difficult to figure all of that out, if only I had a magical board telling me each day what to eat and how much!

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