The blog turns two! – Plus recipe for a lemon cake with swiss maringue coconut frosting

Reading food and lifestyle blogs is something I have done for quite a few years now. It all started when I searched the internet for a dinner recipe and then I discovered the wonderful world of blogs on the internet. And now I have about 20 blogs I follow on and off. Two years ago I decided – after a healthy nudge from Sillas – to start my own blog. And I love it; it’s such a fun hobby to have. The pictures and styling have gotten better over time, but can still be improved. That’s one of the things I like about the blogging thing. Finding inspiration from other bloggers around the world and constantly improving my own blog,...

A few summer favorites…

Eos I don’t know how long Eos has been on the market, but I started to notice their cute lip balms about a year ago. They are super cute and 95% organic. And the pretty colors and sweet flavors just appeals to the girly girl in me. My favorites are honeysuckle Honeydew and sweet mint. Sillas gave me an Easter basket full of Eos lip balms this year. It was so cute, like lots of little Easter eggs. And I just saw that they also make hand and body lotion. I haven’t tried their body lotion – yet, but I just bought the pink berry blossom hand lotion, and I’m a fan already. It’s fast-absorbing, not greasy and has a...

Danish summer strawberry pie

We celebrated Sillas’ birthday this past weekend with a big party in our apartment. We had hoped that the weather would be on our side so we could all just have a party in a park, but the Danish summer has a split personality this year (like so many other years) and day was a mix of rain, wind and yes a bit of sun too. So we went with plan B – have the party in our apartment. I was a bit nervous ( ok, a lot) that we would be too many people and it would feel cramped. But it all worked out. We opened up every room – all 4 of them- and set up a few...

Vanilla cupcakes with cocoa cream cheese frosting

I really like a good dinner party, either hosting it or being a guest. Hosting it is fun because you can plan out the menu (something that I really enjoy), set a beautiful table, mix a special welcome drink and being a girl, find a pretty dress and do my hair. And luckily for me, I have a boyfriend who also really enjoys hosting a dinner party, so we have people over for dinner, more or less fancy every now and then. But I really like to be a guest as well. To just relax, find a pretty dress, a cute hostess gift and enjoy an evening out with great friends. We had one of those evenings a few weeks...

Brownie cupcakes with Orange cream cheese frosting

I love a good brownie. Its rich, chewy and often crunchy from a bit of nuts. And you can combine it with so many things; ice cream, fruit, coulis, whipped cream or  a variation of mousses. And its easy to whip up a great brownie as well, so I have baked a lot of brownies over the years. But I had never baked brownie cupcakes. So last weekend when I visited my best friend and her family, I thought that it was about time that I made a batch of brownie cupcakes.  I like the combination of orange and chocolate so I made orange cream cheese frosting as well.

White chocolate panna cotta with mango coulis

Right now I’m sitting on my couch watching the opening ceremony of the World Cup. I’m a football gal and have been since 1992, so these 4 coming weeks are very exciting for me. Lots and lots of top matches with the best football countries in the world – a long with a few not so good ones, lets be honest. But what I also love about the world cup is that there is always one under-dog team, which over performs and becomes the team that everyone loves. I wonder who it will be this year? Oh and after the world cup is over, the Tour de France begins and a little while after that the wonderful season of NFL...

Strawberry & Blueberry tart

I have had such a great weekend, and it’s far from over. Again we had a long holiday weekend here in Denmark, so I have had the day off since Thursday and don’t have to back to work until Tuesday. So basically it’s a mini holiday. Spring is full of days off here and there and I love it. Extra days off also means extra time in the kitchen to create more things I love. I saw this recipe on another blog and thought that it was really pretty, so I wanted to re-create it, with a few changes to make it my own. It’s a twist on a traditional Danish strawberry tart.

Cheesecake in a glass

I was walking trough our local grocery store the other day and spotted tray of new, fresh and juicy Danish strawberries. Yum, summer in  tray! I bought two trays and immediately had a couple of recipes with strawberries that I wanted to try out. One was a delicious cheesecake in a glas topped with lots of fresh strawberries. We had a couple of friends over for dinner on Tuesday night and that’s when I served this cheesecake. I like it because it’s easy and perfect for a dinner during the workweek. And this version is a bit healthier than your average cheesecake. It has no sugar or butter – but its still really really yummy and creamy. I found the...

Blueberry Muffins

I have made these blueberry muffins a few times now and it’s a hit every time. This time a baked a double portion as we had two events this weekend. First for Sillas’ game night with the guys on Friday and on Saturday we went to the park for a birthday party for sweet little two-year-old girl. The weather was amazing, and for the first time this year, it really felt like summer. And blueberries just scream summer, I think so at least. The recipe is from Hummingbird Bakery’s cakebook. I have yet to go wrong with a single recipe from that book. The cakes just always turn out amazing and are always a hit.  These muffins are light, sweet...

White chocolate mousse bomb

This dessert was inspired by a picture I saw on another blog.I thought that it looked amazing and like a beautiful dessert to serve at a fancy dinner party. And as luck would have it we are planning a fancy dinner party sometime soon. But I wanted to test it out before the actual day to make sure that I knew exactly what to do. And it turned out really well. Sillas actually said that it was the best dessert I had ever made! I also like it because it has a bit of wow factor. When it is served it looked simple and elegant. Then you cut into it and you get a creamy center as well as a...