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New Cookbooks

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

New cookbooks!

3 new cookbooks.

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a fantastic Christmas and New Years Eve! I know that I have a lot of catching up to do, so please be patient with me :-)

I received a lot of wonderful Christmas presents which I’m very thankful for. Some of them are food related and some not. As I love new cookbooks, like many of you I presume, I wanted to show my new ones.

The first one, “Den goda julen” by Christer Lingström with Christmas recipes only, I received by mail the day before Christmas Eve. It turned out that I had won it, after taking part in an internet competition. It was a very fun surprise! For next Christmas I will probably try out some of the recipes.

The second one, “Med smak av Japan” by Dag Hermelin, is a Japanese cookbook that I got from my friend Christian. I’ve browsed through the book in the book store earlier and I was really happy to get it. I’m very interested in Japanese culture and food, but I’ve never tried to cook it at home. The recipes in this book seem quite simple and very tasty, so it will be really fun trying them out.

Last but not least, I got “Jamie’s Italy” by our dear Jamie Oliver from darling Fredrik. I’ve already tried the “Torta di riso” and I’m sure that this cookbook will result in a lot of delicious dishes.

My kind of cookbook

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Life is hard, very hard. I just bought the LOVELY cookbook “Två systrars söta” by Lisa and Monica Eisenman and I don’t know which recipe to try first!!! Lisa and Monica are sisters and they have their own cookbook café and catering in Stockholm, inspired by Books For Cooks in London. Their own cookbook is wonderful, totally my kind of cookbook with cakes, desserts, tarts and all kind of sweets.

Now I have to return to the book and make up my mind, maybe my new chocolate from Flickorna Kanold , a local chocolatier in Gothenburg, will help… :-)

Food in my ears

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

I havn’t felt so well during the last week, so instead of cooking and blogging I’m listening….


Wednesday, September 28th, 2005
(photo from Firebox)

No, I’m not that depressed over my job.. yet… :-) But I just had to show you this Voodoo Knife Display that I saw on the Swedish blog Brax on Food. You can order it at Firebox, but it seems to be out of stock.

*must have now*

Comfort shopping

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Sorry for not updating during the last week, I havn’t been inspired to neither cook or bake. This spring my company was sold by it’s Swedish owners to a foreign investment company. We were merged with two other companies with the same profile. You can guess what happened among other things: 70 of 290 people at our headquarters in Gothenburg were given notice in August. This Wednesday the negotiations between the company and the union were finished. I’m very sad to say that I’m one of those 70 people. My company prefers to outsource my knowledge and competence to our consultant company that we hire when needed. I was rather prepared that I would be one of the noticed, as I’ve only been working for my company for 2 years and Swedish law says that the last person employed will be the first to go. But I still was hopeful. I wasn’t prepared to hear that they didn’t want my competence which we at the IT department know is needed. At the same time I was told that our consultant company wanted to hire me; of course they want to hire me now when my company still needs the competence, but from the consultant company that doesn’t have anyone with the same knowledge. I think that everything is so stupid. To hire a consultant is so much more expensive, but I shouldn’t care. It’s their decision. At least I’m not alone… My period of employment will last until last December which means that I will get my last salary at the end of January. I’m only going to work for another week, just to finish up some things and then I will just be at home with full salary. I’m glad that I’ll get payed even though I won’t be working. I will bake, cook and think over things. Do I want to continue with SAP R/3 programming and integration? Or what do I do? I won’t be having trouble finding a new job within SAP, but I’m still sad that I have to go. I’m going to miss all my colleagues, we had so much fun together and I had a really great time. I feel exluded. I’m sad. But I’ll get over it, I know.

To comfort myself I went on a small shopping spree which resulted in a small spring form (16 cm) with two bottoms, 3 small jars for jam and a lovely large heat-resistant silicone spatula from Le Creuset.

I’m in love…

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Petite Apple Casserole from Le Creuset