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Roe deer weekend blogging

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

This lovely sight met me when I entered the kitchen this morning. The roe deer family was walking around just beside the terrace. The small ones nibbled on the zucchini plant (luckily for me they didn’t like it) and smelled the tomatoes that are standing on the terrace (didn’t like either). Both me and the cats were just standing still watching the beautiful animals. I can’t possibly be angry despite the fact that they ate all the leaves on my newly planted plum bushes (yes bushes, not trees) during the past week. Now all bushes are protected, I just didn’t think that the deers would find them that quickly after me and my mother planted them. But they know the garden better than me :-)

Work, work, work…

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Autumn is here; the end of vacation and start of work. End of sunny days and start of rainy ones. I’ve had my first week at my new job and I’m totally exhausted. Next week I’ll do my best to blog about all those great things that I’ve cooked and baked lately. But until then just a picture of my new cute tea cup that I bought at Koffert, to have at work now when I have my own desk again (with a fabulous view!). Oh, and among all great things at Koffert they have Jelly Belly jelly beans by weight!

A parcel!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

These past few weeks I’ve had a mutual hate-hate relationship with the Swedish customs office. Finally after 2 postal letters, 3 emails and 2 phone calls to them they released the parcel that I had been waiting for. Any guess what it is? :-) To be continued…

No Opera Cake, 2 birthday cakes instead

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

I’m really sorry to say that I didn’t do this month’s Daring Bakers challenge, an Opera cake. We’re moving this weekend and there’s absolutely no time. But at least I’ll let you see the two birthday cakes my mother made for her 60th birthday. I know, I’m lousy, but she really insisted. I promise! The chocolate cake is has two fillings: chocolate mousse and Daim cream.
The other cake also has two fillings: whipped cream with raspberries and lemon mousse. Delicious and beautiful! But now back to prepare for the move, see you!

Fighting spam and technical issues.

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Image from www.potterybarn.com

The last week has been a really bad blog week starting with all sorts of technical problems due to my web hotel and ending with a hacked blog with spam in every post. I’ve just finished upgrading WordPress to the latest update and I’m going through every single post to remove all spam. If you encounter any issues on the blog, then please send an email or write a comment.

The above picture is from Pottery Barn, with a drink dispenser that I really would love to have for future dinners and parties in the garden. Unfortunately they don’t ship to Sweden and I havn’t been able to find anything like it here. If you’ve seen a similar dispenser in an online store that ships to Europe, please let me know. Now I’m off to a store, to try convince them to order in a shallow Le Creuset casserole in teal especially for me so that I can use it for risotto :-) According to the sales support of Le Creuset that should be possible, but I need to check price and details first.

Image from www.lecreuset.com

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 14th, 2008


Mini chocolate cupcakes with strawberry marshmallow topping and
pink teddy bears.

Valentine’s Day is not very big in Sweden, but I’ve promised F a special and delicious dinner. For dessert we won’t be having the mini cupcakes on the photo, but something else. I made the mini chocolate cupcakes when we congratulated a colleague after the arrival of his baby girl. The topping is super easy to do; combine one part Strawberry Marshmallow Fluff with one part cream cheese.

For those of you with no culinary skills or lack of time I can reveal a male colleague’s cute idea for a Valentine’s dinner. Buy ready made hamburgers and hamburger buns that you cut out with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
What ever you do today, have a wonderful day!

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Gift giving

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Homemade rhubarb jam with cinnamon, orange and ginger

“I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.”

Yesterday I read about it on Anne’s blog and then I made a comment for a similar post on For the body and soul and thereby obliged to make the same promise on my blog. I think that it’s a great idea!

So come on, the first three people requesting to join will receive a homemade culinary gift in exchange that they make the same promise on their own blog. If you don’t have any blog and want to participate, then comment anyway. And is doesn’t matter in which country you live in, I’ll post the gift to where ever you live. The gift will be a surprise, so I won’t send the jam on the photo above.