I choose to be happy, and you?

2012 was a very difficult year for me, sorry I haven´t post anything for long time, now everything in my life seems to take place in the right direction and I´m sure 2013 is going to be the best year ever!!!!!! Be happy!!!!!

My first post in 2013 is about the magical sunset of the Albufera Lake, one of my favourite place in Valencia without doubts!

Albufera natural park with katya kitchen

Albufera natural park with katya kitchen











The Natural Park of the Albufera in the South of Valencia is an important wetland, and birds of passage love to feed in its surroundings rice fields.

I recommend you to see sunset with magical background of the Albufera Lake. An experience filled with great sensations. After all life is the total of different sensations added together and this is a great one!

Enjoy it!!! 🙂



O parque natural de Albufera está localizado ao sul de Valencia, é um lago muito importante com variedades de peixes e pássaros ao redor de plantações de arroz.

Eu recomendo a todos o por do sol no lago de Albufera, é uma experiencia mágica, uma sensação inexplicável.

Definitivamente este é um dos meus lugares favoritos!

Espero que gostem!  🙂


El parque natural de Albufera esta situado en la comunidade Valenciana, conta con una variedad de pájaros y peces, un sitio precioso alrededor de plantaciones de arroces.

La Albufera ofrece un de los más bellos atardeceres de España, es un momento mágico e único.

Sin duda es uno des mi sitios favoritos en Valencia!

Espero que les gustem! 🙂


Have A Dream

“It is so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” – Chuck Palahniuk.”Diary.”

Thoughts can influence our bodily functions. Say our sleep, our digestion, our pulse and so forth. Every thought we have can either move us towards God’s given potential or away from it. And no thoughts are neutral. Thus, by our manner of thinking we can either draw out the best in ourselves and others or we can draw out the worst.


Thoughts can shift our lives in a particular direction. Sometimes in a minor way and sometimes in a major way. And every individual thought matters. Say, if your goal is to maximize your potential for joy, then you must first discipline yourself mentally.

You see, right thinking is a choice you have to make for the rest of your…

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wonderful post, very interesting!

Kana Wanders

Blogging isn’t intended to be a numbers-game, but most of us would be lying if we said we didn’t note our own numbers. (See “Confessions of a Statistics Slut” for proof of my own profligacy in this regard…)  A blogging-friend asked the other day about growing a readership on WordPress, so here’s what I have on the topic… (As I learned in my teaching career, if one person asks a question, a few other people are usually quietly wondering the same…)

The followers of this blog haven’t accumulated as a steady gain; the “growth spurts” in readership are measurably correlated to my own online activities–which means you can deliberately grow a readership, if numbers are what you’re after. Or even if numbers are part of what you’re after. The blog-numbers are undeniably fun–but at the end of the day, it’s the blog-relationships that are rewarding.

1. Be a…

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I’m really sorry haven’t been blogging lately. I’m starting a new business that soon I’ll let you to know and I’ve been so busy in the past few weeks that I can’t find time for blogging anymore………………..hopefully soon my life is back to normal and I’ll keep doing what I love to do, “blogging” with friends……….Have a lovely week 🙂 katya

Are you a Risotto lover like me? Risotto with prawns and asparagus, delicious combination!

2- Para quem adora Risotto como eu, esta é uma deliciosa combinação – camarão e aspargos!

3- Risotto con gambas y espárragos, una combinación muy rica!


Risotto with prawns and asparagus by katyarichkitchen.com

serves 2-3


  • 200 g Carnaroli or arborio rice
  • 200 g medium-sized prawns, peeled, save some with the tail to decorate
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 8-10 asparagus spears, chopped into 3-4 pieces
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 100 ml dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 600 ml vegetable or fish stock
  • 16 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper


  1. Melt 1 tbsp butter in a medium saucepan, cook onion and 1 garlic, stirring, until onion is soft. Add rice and stir to coat in butter mixture, add the white wine and cook over low heat until liquid is absorbed, constantly stirring.
  2. Stir 1 cup of the hot vegetable stock, stirring, until the liquid is absorbed, continue adding stock mixture, in 1 cup batches, until the liquid is absorbed after each addition. Total cooking time should be about 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the garlic with asparagus and prawns until they are just tender, season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Once rice is cooked, take it off the heat, add the prawns, parsley, asparagus, 1 tbsp butter and cheese to enrich the risotto, let rest for 5 minutes to the flavours develop and decorate with some prawns and parsley.

Buon appetito!!!!!


2- Risotto de camarão com aspargos.

Ingredientes para 2-3 pessoas.

  • 200 g de arroz carnaroli ou arborio
  • 200 g de camarão, tamanho medio sem a pele, reserve alguns para decorar
  • 8-10 aspargos fresco, cortados em 3-4 pedaços
  • 100 ml de vinho branco seco
  • 1 cebola pequena, bem picada
  • 2 dentes de alho amassados
  • 2 colheres (chá) manteiga
  • 100 ml vinho branco seco
  • 1 colher (chá) azeite de oliva
  • 1 colher de salsinha bem picada
  • 600 ml de caldo de verduras ou de peixe
  • 1-2 colheres de queijo parmesão ralado
  • sal
  • pimenta em grão moída
Modo de preparo
  1. Colocar uma colher de  manteiga em uma panela media e refogar em fogo suave a cebola e 1 dente de alho,  sem deixar dourar. Acrescente o arroz e refogue-o bem até que os grãos estejam bem envolvidos pela manteiga.
  2. Coloque o vinho e deixe reduzir bem, mas sem secar. Vá acrescentando aos poucos o caldo de verduras em ponto de fervura, sempre mexendo bem.
  3. Verifique o ponto do arroz que deve ficar ao dente ( aproximadamente 20 minutos), 
  4. Enquanto isso, colocar o azeite em uma frigideira e  refogar 1 dente de alho amassado com o aspargos e o camarão até estiverem cozidos, salpimentar.
  5. Quando o arroz estiver al dente, retirar do fogo e acrescentar a mistura de camarão e aspargos, a salsinha, o queijo parmesão e 1 colher de manteiga, misturar bem e deixar repousar por 5 minutos.
  6. Servir em seguida, decorado com camarão e salsinha.
Buon appetito!!!!!!
3- Risotto com espárragos y gamba.
Ingredientes para 2-3 personas
  • 200 g de arroz carnaroli o arborio
  • 200 g de gambas tamaño medio peladas, separar algunas con la cola para la decoración
  • 8-10 espárragos verdes cortados en 3-4 trozos
  • 2 dientes de ajo, machacados
  • 1 cebolla pequeña, troceada
  • 100 ml de vino blanco seco
  • 1 cuchara de aceite de oliva
  • 2 cucharadas de mantequilla
  • 1 cuchara de queso parmesan rallado
  • 600 ml de caldo de verduras o pescado
  • sal
  • pimenta negra en grano molida


  1. En una cacerola de fondo grueso, dorar la cebolla picada con una cuchara de mantequilla. Luego añadir el arroz y rehogarlo bien.
  2. Añadir el vino y esperar a que sea absorbido.  Añadir el caldo caliente hasta cubrir el arroz y cocer a fuego medio.
  3. Ir añadiendo caldo a medida que se va absorbiendo y remover de vez en cuando. La cocción dur alrededor de 20 minutos; entonces el arroz estará listo cremoso y “al diente”.
  4. Mientras tanto, rehogar en una sartén 1 diente de ajo, los espárragos y las gambas hasta que entén tiernas, salpimentar.
  5. Cuando el arroz estiver listo, añadir el queso parmesano, 1 cuchara de mantequilla,la mezcla de espárragos y gambas, mezclarlos bien y dejarlo en reposo por unos 5 minutos.
  6. Servir decorado con gambas y perejil.