Friday, May 31, 2013

Vanilla and Chocolate Macarons


This is a vanilla shell with a ganache filling. I just love macarons, they are so pretty and delicious and once you learn how to make them it's super easy! 
They are the perfect for.. well.. any occasion if you ask me! 

What you need for the shell:
2 egg whites (save the yolks for the ganache)
0,25dl sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar
2.5dl confectioners sugar
1.5dl almond flour 
A pinch of salt

For the chocolate ganache:
280g 62% chocolate
1.5 dl powdered sugar
2dl heavy cream
2 large egg yolks
3 tablespoons unsalted butter

How you make them:

Step 1: mix the confectioners sugar with the almond flour and vanilla sugar and sift it into a bowl.

Step 2: whisk the egg whites together with a salt until it's become a hard foam. Then add the sugar and keep mixing it until the meringue has become blank. 

Step 3: Carefully add the almond mixture to the meringue. It should look the same as before just a bit more fluid. Make sure not to mix it to hard so that the egg whites don't loose their consistency. 

Step 4: Spread baking sheets out on a pan and pipe the batter in even sizes. (about two cm in diameter) Let them sit out in room temperature for an hour and then put them in the oven at 150 degrees Celsius for about 12 minutes. Let them cool down before you touch them. 

How you make the ganache: 

Step1: Chopp the chocolate into small pieces and combine the chocolate and the powdered sugar in a heatproof bowl. 

Step2: In a saucepan bring the cream to a gentle simmer and then add it to the chocolate and stir until the chocolate has melted. 

Step3: Place the bowl with the mixture on top of a sauce pan with simmering water in it until the mixture has become smooth.

Step4: Whisk the egg yolks. In a separate heatproof bowl take about half a cup (1dl) of the chocolate and mix it together with the eggs, then pour the mixture with the eggs into the other mixture and whisk to combine it well. 

Step5: put the ganache in a piping bag with a round tip and pipe it on to half of the shells and then just put another shell (without any filling on it) on top like a mini hamburger!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rhubarb Crumble Pie


What you need for the filling:
500g rhubarb
1dl sugar
a tablespoon of butter

For the crumble:
100g butter
1.5dl flour
1.5dl oats
2 tablespoons of sugar

How you make it:

Step1: Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius. 

Step2: Remove the ''skin'' from the rhubarb and then chop the stems into small pieces. 

Step3: smear butter on the inside of a baking dish and pour the coped up rhubarb pieces into the dish and make sure that it's a flat layer. 

Step4: sprinkle 1dl sugar on top of the rhubarb.

Step5: Make the crumble. Just mix the butter, sugar, oats and flour together and just combine the ingredients with your hands, then just crumble it on top of the rhubarb. 

Step6: serve it with vanilla sauce, ice cream or jus whipped cream.


Monday, May 27, 2013

Five Details

Bought these adorable tape rolls at TGR for just 20 krowns for 6, so cute!

I packed a small bag and drove up to my summer house on Öland (an island outside the cost of Sweden) with my mother to meat up with my sisters and their families. 


I just love being here at our summer house, it's so cosy! Right now we are 4 kids between the age of 7 months and 8 years, my two older sisters, one of their husbands and my mother. So 9 people in total. It's a lot compared to what I'm used to, but its great to see everybody! 

Celebrated mothers day yesterday, out of me and my two sisters I am the only one who doesn't have children and let me tell you - I am not in a hurry! 

One of my adorable /crazy nieces! 


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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Raspberry crumble pie


What you need :

125g butter
3dl flour
1dl sugar
4dl frozen raspberries

How you make it :

Step1: Smear some butter on he inside of a baking dish so that the pie doesn't stick to the sides and I easy to remove when done. 

Step2: Pour the frozen raspberries into the dish and make sure that it's a flat layer. 

Step3: Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Step4: Make the crumble. Just mix the butter, sugar and flour together and just combine it with your hands, then just crumble it on top of the raspberries. 

Step5: put the pie in the oven and let it cook for about 20 minutes. 

Serve it with vanilla sauce or just whip some cream and add some vanilla sugar. 



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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wishlist



1. I'm super addicted to yoga at the moment so of course the first one is a yoga mat in my favorite color.
2. I'm in a desperate need of a new pair of sandals and these sandals from Zara are just awesome!
3. I don't need a new pair of sunglasses.. but then again who does.. i just really like these.
4. I just love this Tory Burch wallet, and I'm looking for a new wallet so why not.. 
5. Converse - do i need to say more? :P

Monday, May 20, 2013

Los Angeles? Yes please!


I'm so excited! My dad and I finally booked the tickets to go to LA in the first week of October. 
The reason why we're going that week is because my dad decided to buy tickets to a John Mayer concert that is in the Hollywood Bowl on October 6th and we both really love his music so we decided to go! (you can read more about that on one of my previous blog posts).

I'm so happy that I'm finally going to get to go back, this time will be my 8th or 9th time, for some reason my dad and I really love it and therefore keep returning. 
I went to Los Angeles for the first time when I was seven years old during my Easter holiday and I had so much fun so I cried the most of the way home. A few weeks after we got home from that trip we decided to go back to Halloween and since then I've just been in love with the place! 

2012 is the first year in forever that I haven't been to the states at least once. 
I had so much studying to do before I graduated High school and then I went interrailing in Europe with some of my friends during my summer holidays and then - poof! - I was of to university. Then I had to settle in here in Lund, so 2012 was an eventful year! 
But now I'm planning this trip with my dad and then my friend Klara and I are also planning a trip to New York, so makes more than up for not having been there last year. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Tandem 2013

So this is what I've been doing all weekend: watch the awesome video HERE!


The whole group together before we left Lund - picture taken by Stefan Johansson

It was awesome! Every year here in Lund (except when we have the carnival every 4 years) there is an event called Tandem. What you do is that you take a bus up to Göteborg from Lund and then you take turns biking back to Lund on a tandem bike.

You decide what Nation you want to go with or if you'd rather go with the people who study the same type of subjects that you do, then you have to get your ticket, in order to do that you usually have to queue for an entire night to get them. I queued for something like 14 hours with the people from Helsingkrona. And that was a lot of fun, they basically just made it into a party so it's not like you had to stand in line for 14 hours.
(A nation is where you can live at or just join to be part of activities and festivities while you go to Lunds university) 

Each group (nation or other) have their own buss and theme. For example, we at Helsingkrona dressed up as Super Mario, the people from LTH (Lunds school of engineering) had an army theme and Västgöta Nation to American football players. 
All together we were 20 busses and about 1150 people.

My group left Lund at 1.30 and arrived in Göteborg at 5.30 (we did some stops on the way and met up with other groups and had lunch). In Göteborg all the people met up at Götaplatsen and we had a giant celebration before the biking started and then at 9 all the groups got there bikes ready and the first couple from each team were on their way. 

The next stop was a party at an IKEA parking lot with a couple of DJs and fun fun fun! So the first bikers biked from götaplatsen to the party. After the party it was mine and Amanda turn. We biked 23km! God I was so tired after that! When we had reached our destination the busses were waiting and then we just switched bikers and we were on our way. We did loads of small stops along the way just to switch bikers.

The next big party was at 3am with more music and then we all met up for breakfast at 8am and then the last big thing was the last switch between bikers when it was the two people from each group who had organized the event together who biked. 

We were home in Lund at around 5pm. 
There were constant parties going on on the busses from the beginning till the end and loud  music! It is definitely a weekend to remember and I'm so doing it again in two years! 

On our way to Göteborg.
Met up with Klara and Lovisa in Göteborg.
After the IKEA parking lot party and right before me and Amanda started biking - Picture taken by Amanda

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Je Voudrais


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lime and Lemonade



Now that the weather is getting warmer it can be really nice to have something sweet and cold to drink in the sunshine.


This is a little sweet but also sour which is a mixture that I just love! 

If you don't have lime just make normal lemonade which is just as tasty! 












What you need: 

one small lemon
One lime 
one tablespoon sugar
3dl water 
loads of ice 

How you make it:

Step1: Boil 1 dl of the water and mix the sugar with it so that it dissolves. 

Step2: Mix the Lemon and lime juice with the water containing the sugar and the rest of the water. 

Step3: Fill a glass with ice and then pour the lemonade into the glass.

Weekend filled with Love

This weekend was a special weekend, My boyfriend came to visit me from Luxembourg. 
Last Friday I went to the Copenhagen airport to pick him up and then we went back to Lund. 
It was his first time here so I showed him around town, went out to eat and did all those normal things a couple does - watch movies and cook dinner together. It was really nice to have him here but yesterday he went back home so now I have to wait for about a month until I get to see him again. 


Picked him up at the airport with this sign - yeah.. he loved it :) 

Travel document holder

Wiihoo! My Travel document holder finally arrived and I am so happy! I've been looking fore one of these for ages! I wanted one that looked good but wasn't to expensive and that was a lot harder to find that I thought it would be. But now I'm as happy as one could be! 





Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gold Details


1. Jonathan Adler coasters  //  2. Jonathan Adler Candlesnuff  
3. Design House Stockholm worklamp  //  4. Gold feather tray
5. Serena & Lily drinking glasses  //  6. Rondo cutlery
7. Jonathan Adler top hat candleholder  //  8. Jonathan Adler Piggy bank
9. TSE & TSE hungry bowl  //  10. Bestlite Table lamp