Archive for April, 2009

One bowl Blondies

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Last week I needed to decrease my stress levels so I decided to spend some relaxing time in the kitchen baking cookies for my colleagues. I choose to bake three different cookies: these yummy Blondies, thumb print cookies (or jam caves as they are called in Sweden) with cinnamon and forrest jam and chocolate cookes. The Blondie recipe I found at Anne’s and they are really easy and quick to make. I added dark chopped Toblerone, walnuts and Frangelico liquer to the Blondies, but any chocolate or nuts will be fine. They travel really well and managed my harsh treatment including the flight abroad to the office without any problems. You’ll find the recipe here.

Free cone day at Ben & Jerry’s

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

(Graphics from Ben & Jerry’s.)

Every year Ben & Jerry’s has a free cone day around the world and today April 21st it’s time again. Just go to your local scoop shop for a free scope of delicious ice cream. Swedish scoop shops can be found here. Check out Ben & Jerry’s site for more information.

(Graphics from Ben & Jerry’s)

Ice cream indulgence

Friday, April 17th, 2009

    Recipe for Ice cream indulgence

    *Your favourite ice cream (home made or if you’re lazy something from the store, preferably in a high plastic container so it won’t get wet).

    *Your favourite bath foam (in this case a “Comforter” bubble bar from Lush).

    *optional: music and a book.

    Fill the bath tub with warm water using your favourite bath foam. Take out the ice cream from the freezer, bring a spoon and then take a lovely bath while eating ice cream.

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

The past period has been very busy and even though I’ve missed the blog, I haven’t had any inspiration to cook or write. But since last week I’ve started to cook more and more, and now I’ll blog on a more regular basis again.

Yesterday we went to church with samples of Easter food for the traditional blessing of food. I’ve written about it several times before, for example here and here. The contents of the basket we had for breakfast today, outside on our terrace in the sun as it’s finally spring in Stockholm.

The below cake is a simple lemon sponge cake that I baked today. I bought the mold with Bugs Bunny in Rome last year and as bunnies are asociated with Easter I thought it would be nice to use the mold now during Easter.

Happy Easter to all of you!