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La multi ani, Constantini si Elene! Azi e o zi sfanta si speciala. Si pentru mine.

Dedic tuturor celor care poarta aceste nume sfinte si imi dedic si mie, o melodie cu numele Elena. E o placere a mea, care imi pune zambetul pe buze. M-am gandit in primul an de blog cum sa marchez ziua si mi-a venit aceasta idee cu cantec. Am cautat de atunci doar cantece cu Elena in titlu si am ramas uimita de ce am gasit. Insa nu toate imi plac si vreau sa pun doar ce imi bucura sufletul. Parafrazandu-l pe Walt Whitman, “examine everything and discard that which insults your soul.”

Am auzit anii acestia o melodie foarte frumoasa si veche, o melodie aromana, cantata de un celebru cantaret, George Manekas. Si vorbeste evident de o Elena. Cuvintele nu sunt greu de inteles asa ca sunt curioasa pentru cine asculta aceasta bijuterie muzicala, ce va intelege.

Si cum ce e frumos revine, anul trecut am ascultat acelasi cantec preluat si adaptat la vremurile actuale de o formatie aromana din Romania, Kavalla, asa ca te invit sa asculti si sa dansezi chiar si pe bonus. La multi ani!

PS: Pentru cine e curios/ curioasa sa asculte si alte cantece despre Elena, ai aici o lista cu ele, pentru o zi muzicala: Ian Raiburg – Elena, Roch Voisine – Helene, Marinella & Kazantzidis – Nitsa Elenitsa si o reteta delicioasa: Poires Belle Helene.

Elena G

La multi ani, Elenitsa!

Ce frumos si ce dulce suna asa numele acesta! Elenitsa, Elenaki mou…Mi se pune un zambet pe fata numai cand aud. Am descoperit din intamplare melodia aceasta, cand mai cautam muzica pe youtube prin februarie si mi-am zis, ce cadou frumos de Sf. Constantin si Elena pentru sarbatoriti! Imi pare rau ca pentru Constantini nu prea am muzica dar ce sa fac, daca mai mult femeile sunt cantate si incantate!!! Si pentru ei si pentru ele si pentru toti cei dragi, pentru cei carora le place muzica greceasca, pentru cei carora le place sa danseze, pentru o zi plina de veselie, o melodie frumoasa ca ziua aceasta. La multi ani de Sf. Constantin si Elena!

PS: Am cautat toate variantele si pe langa originalul care e mai sus si pe care il consider cel mai reusit, mi-a mai placut doar interpretarea aceasta cel mai mult. Asa ca si pentru Constantini acum, aceasta melodie! 😉 Opa!!!!


Elena, Constantin

La multi ani Sfintilor Constantini si Elene, azi! Sa fim sanatosi, sa aducem multa bucurie celor din jur, sa avem parte de o viata asa cum ne dorim fiecare!

Elena and Constantine

On the 21st of  May, the Orthodox Christians celebrate Saint Emperors Constantine and Helena. So, all those named Constantine and Helen or derived from these have a new reason to have a good day today. Happy name’s day to you Elena and Constantine! And me!

For those who would like to know more about the meaning of Elena, here is what I found on the internet. If you want to know more, click on the link below the info.

Elena (spanish source)

Nombre de origen griego que significa “antorcha“. Muy extravertida, sociable y amable, disfruta de la compañía de los demás y del bullicio de la multitud. Una polvorilla.

Elena (italian sources)

English equivalents: Ellen, Helen, Helena. Derived from the Greek name Heléne, Latinized into Helena or Helene. Taken from hele meaning “splendor, vigor of the sun.”

In Greek mythology Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, whose kidnapping by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War.

One of her name days is on August 18 – in memory of St. Flavia Julia Helena Augusta, mother of Constantine the Great.

Elena (russian sources)

The name is of Old Greek origin with its meaning being still not quite clear – it might be “clear, chosen” or “bright, light, torch“.

One of its Russian versions is Alyona.

Since early childhood Elena loves fairy tales. She is a bit reserved and is never is complete tune with other children – she is always slightly aloof engrossed in the world of her imagination. Elena is trustful but if she faces deception based on her credulity she will definitely try to punish the person who has deceived her demonstrating remarkable creativity and imagination in the matter. Elena is kind but in childhood her kindness is not of energetic nature. For instance she can bring home a stray kitten, give him hot milk and mourn over his deplorable fate but she is not able of being firm enough with her parents so that it would stay at her place. She is slightly interested in everything. She is attracted by the beautiful and tries to embroider, sew and knit.

Elena does her homework from time to home; however at school she does fairly well owing to a great extent to her retentive memory and a teacher she likes. Elena often takes after her father, at any rate as far as her character is concerned. On the basis of her father’s disposition Elena develops emotionality and intolerance. In generals emotions play a significant role in Elena’s life. In youth she comes across as timid and reserved but on further acquaintance she comes out in her true colours and it gets clear that she is cheerful, optimistic and dreamy. Elena can do the best in the sphere involving communication.

Love as an emotion is secondary with Elena, it displays as a consequence of pity. Elena would marry a man who arouses her compassion rather than a prosperous and a handsome one. Taking no pity on herself and her sacrificial love Elena expects the other person to do the same in return. She takes painfully everything that distracts her husband’s attention- his friends, hobbies, etc. Engrossed in the world of inner emotional experience she is indifferent to conditions of life and other daily routine issues; she can make do with the least. At Elena’s home there is usually peace. She is a home person and a caring mother. She can be a good housewife only if she is in the right frame of mind for it; otherwise she regards housework only as tedious but indispensable element of her life.

Source: http://www.orcca.on.ca/~elena/site/NameElena.html

Well, how about that! 😉

For Constantine I found even fewer info but it is still enough for a man’s name. 😉

Constantine (pronounced /ˈkɒnstəntaɪn/ or /ˈkɒnstəntiːn/LatinCōnstantīnusGreekΚωνσταντῖνοςKōnstantînos) is a masculinegiven name and surname which is derived from the Latin name Constantinus[1], a hypocoristic of the first names Constans and Constantius, both meaning “constant, steadfast” in Latin.[2] The names are the Latin equivalents of the Greek name Eustáthios, meaning the same. The name “Constantine” is still very common in Greece and Cyprus, the forms Κώστας (Costas) and Ντίνος (Dinos) being popular hypocoristics. The popularity stems from the eleven Roman and Byzantine emperors (beginning with St. Constantine I) and two Greek kings of the same regnal name.

Costel is a common Romanian form. The RussianMacedonian and Serbian form is Konstantin, and their short forms Kostya and Kosta, respectively. The name is common among Orthodox people in Albania, in the form of Kostandin or Kosta.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_(name)

When you think that one of the most beautiful women in the world had this name, Elena, it is indeed a reason of joy, but when you think she started a war, well… you think again, because another Elena found the Holly Cross so it is another reason of joy.

Happy Name Day! x

Elena si Constantin

La multi ani tuturor ce poarta aceste nume frumoase, Elena si Constantin! Ma numar si eu printre acestia si azi ma bucur de o zi frumoasa, luminoasa, calda si ma delectez cu ceva usor de preparat: cataif turcesc.

Pentru cei care vor sa isi serbeze ziua numelui dar nu au timp, dispozitie sa faca ceva mai complicat, dar totusi vor sa gateasca ceva in casa, le recomand aceasta reteta. E incredibil de usoara si se face fff repede. Nu trebuie decat sa respecti cumva ce scrie pe eticheta. Iata varianta mea.

Cataif turcesc


  • un pachet de cataif (de la alimentara, supermarketuri)
  • 1 l apa
  • 3 cani zahar (brun, daca e posibil)
  • esente
  • cuisoare
  • 1 plic zahar vanilat
  • 1 lamaie
  • 1 lingura unt sau ulei
  • 1 lingurita de coaja rasa de citrice (am inceput mai nou sa rad portocalele si lamaile, dupa o lunga perioada cand nu am mai facut asta, dar se merita pentru ca nici o esenta, cat o fi ea de buna, nu da o aroma atat de puternica asemeni cojii rase, bine-nteles nu inainte sa speli coaja bine si sa tii o vreme fructele la frigider sa fie mai tari sa le poti rade pe razatoare mai bine)
  • nuca macinata
  • 500 g smantana grasa
  • Se desface pachetul de cataif. Pentru ca eu nu pot sa torn siropul in tava originala si nici nu am o alta tava sau recipient de marime potrivita, zdrobesc tot cataiful cu mainile intr-un vas mai adanc. Si asa cand il voi orna cu frisca nu mai vad forma initiala asa ca nu imi pare rau. Dar fiecaruia cum ii place. Rastorn apoi cataiful intr-o tava de iena, suficient de mare si de adanca incat sa arate frumos si cu frisca.
  • Intre timp pregatesc siropul. Intr-o cratita fierb 1 l de apa cu 2 cani de zahar si 1 plic de zahar vanilat, de fapt 1 litru si un pic, ca se mai evapora oricum si decat sa fie un cataif mai uscat, mai bine mai insiropat. Here, again, de gustibus. Am ales sa pun mult mai putin zahar in sirop pentru ca nu imi place asa dulce si zaharul nu este prea sanatos. Oricum, va fi si frisca dulce, deci cumva se impaca ele. Daca nu esti adepta/adeptul zaharului (si pentru Constantinii care gatesc 😉 ), poti adauga o cana de miere dar mai pe la sfarsit, dupa ce fierbe apa si nu e prea fierbinte, ca sa nu ii strici proprietatile mierii si amesteci pana se topeste toata.
  • Dupa ce a fiert siropul, adaugi 5 cuisoare, sucul stors de la o lamaie si toata lamaia taiata felii, ca la ceai, sa se infuzeze bine, mai adaugi si alte esente, dupa placere, ca esenta de migdale, esenta de vanilie, lingurita de coaja rasa, lingura de unt gras sau ulei si lasi cca 30 de minute sa se raceasca. Siropul acesta nu este incredibil de dulce dar este foarte aromat si usor acrisor, exact cum imi place mie.
  • Trecori siropul peste cataif. Lasi 1 ora sa se aseze, intre timp, faci frisca.
  • Bati bine smantana cu  o cana de zahar (daca e tos, e mai bine) si o pui la frigider. Dupa o ora de la insiropare, poti orna cataiful cu nuca macinata si apoi stratul gros de frisca. Daca vrei sa te joci putin, faci un smiley cu nuca macinata peste frisca. Yummy! Gata, asta e tot. 🙂
Pofta buna!
La multi ani sfintilor! x


Nu de alta, dar tocmai am descoperit aceasta bijuterie muzicala si e pacat s-o tin pana la Sf. Constantin si Elena. Mi-o dedic anticipat (ce lipsa de modestie) si o dedic si celorlalte femei pe nume Elena. Frumos nume.