Whenever I go home to Luxembourg I have a restaurant that I just have to visit and that restaurant is Coffee Lounge. Every time I go there I order the same thing: a club bagel and a hot chocolate.
I went to a store in Luxembourg that cells bagels and took some home with me (because I don't know where to find them here..).
When i came home I came up with the idea of trying to make my own club bagel, so I did and I'm really happy with how it turned out! It's really easy to make!
What you need: A bagel Cream cheese Tomato Salad Crema di balsamico Half of a chicken breast (or just a small one) Bacon How you make it: Step1: Sear your chicken breast in some olive oil and season it with some salt and pepper. Step2: While your chicken is searing toast the bottom half of your bagel and cover it with cream cheese. Step3: Slice your tomato and salad and them on top. (Remember to keep an eye on your chicken!!). Step4: Sprinkle some crema di balsamico on top of the salad. Step5: Put the chiken on top and fry your bacon and put it on top as well. Step6: Last but not least toast the top half of the bagel, spread some cream cheese on it and place it on top and voila, done!
Obviously eater is one of those traditions where you take out all of the things that the kids have made and each year you get more and more stuff! We have things from my mothers and fathers childhood, things that me and my sisters have made and just things that are just eastery!
Obviously one of the things that you can find is a traditional Swedish Easter tree. This year I decided to do something a little different and use branches from our apple tree in our garden and I love the way that it turned out!
A bowl full of milka chocolate eggs. We have had a bowl filled with these eggs since we moved to Luxembourg (in 1995). I am so used to have this at home so that I even bought my dad one when my parents separated! So now we have a new one in my dads house! That is also currently also filled with chocolate eggs!
When my my sisters and I were kids my mother would paint eggs with us. (first you empty them by making a tiny hole in the bottom and top of the egg with a needle and then you empty it by blowing into one of the holes. After you wash and paint the eggshells). So we have eggs that are from the beginning of the 80's when my sisters were small that my mom keeps in a easter basket.
Girly behavior // I had to take a picture of the view from the 54th floor of the turning torso in Malmö (Swedens tallest building) // I just knew that I needed this little cup in my life when I saw a picture of it on Instagram. My sisters friend makes them so I had to visit her shop when I went to Karlshamn // Had one of those nights where I put on a face mask, watched a girly movie and did my nails. Something you just need once in a while, to pamper yourself.
Today has been a good day! Started of by going to the dentist, I honestly thought that my mouth would resemble a minefield (my dentist found it hilarious when I told him that!) but I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that nothing was wrong with my teeth!
Afterwards I went into town, ate breakfast and then I was on a mission to find a Rollerball perfume which apparently is impossible in Luxembourg. I went in to every perfume shop that I could find but nope. No luck. But I found this gorgeous necklace and this beautiful pink spring coat at Zara. 75% of the clothes I own are either black, gray or white so I thought that it was time for a little color!
The last thing I did before I went back home was that I stopped by LADURÉE and bought some macarons. Tonight I'm having dinner with five old classmates, It's going to be so much fun! I just love when you can come home and see your old friends!
Tomorrow I'm going home to Luxembourg and I'm going to be home for two weeks. I haven't been home for two weeks straight since.. forever.. I always have school and during the summers I'm working so I don't really have time to go home and take it easy. Now I have taken a few days of from school and I can finally go home and relax (and worry about school later).
Small treats that actually taste very christmasy (because of the cinnamon). They take a total of 45 minutes to make (including the time in the freezer).
What you need:
2dl light syrup
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoons cinnamon
100g coconut flakes
How you make them:
Step1: mix the sugar, cream and syrup together in a pot and let it melt together on medium heat.
Step2: when bubbles have started to form add the butter and stir until it has melted, then add the cocoa and cinnamon and make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture.
Step3: let it boil for about another 5-10 minutes. You can dip a spoon into the mixture and run it under some cold water. It should be a bit tough to get it away with your teeth. That way you know when it's done.
Step4: put some baking paper in a pan. I chose one that was 7x20cm and that was perfect for this amount.
Step5: Pour the mixture into the pan and cover the top with coconut flakes.
Step6: Put it in the freezer for 20-30 minutes so that it starts to harden and then cut it into pieces with a warm knife. (Just dip the knife in hot water). If the mixture has become to hard just microwave it for a few seconds.
Step7: Keep them in the refrigerator and take them out right before you serve them.
I only need two words to discribe this cheese cake and those two words are creamy and dreamy. This cheesecake melts in your mouth and is really delicious! It takes a total of 4 and a half hours but you only have to prepare it for 30 minutes, the rest is oven time.
What you need:
15 digestive cookies
300g cream cheese
1.5 dl milk
230g sour cream (if you are in sweden half creme fraiche and half gräddfil)
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
How you make it: Step1: Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Step2: Grind up the digestives to a fine powder. Melt the butter and combine the two. Step3: Cover the bottom of a springform pan with the crumbs and press them together so that it becomes a even surface. Step4: In a large bowl mix the cream cheese and the sugar together until smooth. Step5: Add the milk and then the eggs one at a time. Mix for a minimum of 10 seconds between each addition. Step6: Add the sour cream, vanilla powder and last but not least the flour. Step7: Pour the filling into the springform. Step8: Bake it in the preheated oven. After and hour turn the oven of but leave the cake in the oven for 2 to 3 hours. Keep it in the refrigerator until you serve it.
So now that Easter is approaching so because I'll be spending Easter in Luxembourg I decided to become a little festive a little earlier and decorate my room a bit with some Easter decorations. The main thing is my Easter tree, which is basically just twigs with that are decorated with colored feathers and small Easter eggs that you can hang on the twigs.
I wanted to make it a little different by not using one vase and using 5 different sized bottles instead and I didn't have any Easter eggs (and I was running a little short on cash at the end of the month so I didn't want to spend any money on them either) so I decided to just hang a bunch of jewelry on the twigs instead and I love how it turned out!
One thing that you have to think of when you put the twigs in the vase/bottle is that the end of the twigs aren't dry. So if you buy them cut about 5cm of the end of the twig so that you see that the inside is green because otherwise they wont ''drink'' any water and they'll wilt a lot faster. After a couple of days the leaves will start to develop and you'll get a feeling of spring inside your house.