A classic for Easter

Ingredients:
4 x hard boiled eggs
1 anchovy fillet
1 dl shrimp, peeled
2 slices smoked salmon
8 tablespoons caviar and a little salad for garnish

Do this:
Boil the eggs and rinse them in cold water.
Cut them in half.
Add a little salad on each half and garnish with salmon, prawns and anchovy filet.

Photo: Fredrik Sandin Carlsson

Kategorien Christmas, Easter & Holidays, Recipes . Skrevet af LE 31. March, 2010 kl 8:14

Our watchdog…..

….. this morning….. it is zero degrees and the sun shines from a cloudless sky, perfect for a long day in the mountains.

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Kategorien Anton, Murphy & friends . Skrevet af LE 31. March, 2010 kl 8:14

Such as these lovely…..

….. snacks…… perfect after a long day of skiing ….. maybe in the company of a nice glass of red wine….. today’s menu is also a ski lesson, with the mountains toughest instructor.

Parmasan Mustard Shortbread

1 3/4 c flour

3/4 c Parmesan cheese, (plus extra to top the shortbread)
1 TB seeded mustard
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 c chilled unsalted butter, cubed

To serve: roasted tomatoes, chorizo or prosciutto

Mix flour, 3/4 c parmesan cheese, salt, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Add the cubed butter and mustard and begin to rub the butter into the flour mixture. Continue working the butter and flour until the dough comes together and clumps like wet sand.

Preheat the oven to 175C and line a tray with parchment paper. Roll 1TB worth of dough into a ball and flatten with the palm of the hand. Line the flattened shortbread on the baking tray, top with a bit more parmesan cheese and slide into the oven. Cook for 10 minutes (be careful not to over cook or the shortbread will become very dry).

Best served with roasted tomatoes or smoked meat (with a bit more mustard added to the top).

Enjoy

Lizzy

Kategorien Recipes . Skrevet af LE 30. March, 2010 kl 7:40

a perfect day…..

….. for eating too much

Kategorien Lizzy says . Skrevet af LE 30. March, 2010 kl 7:39

Yet another…..

….. wonderful morning

Kategorien Holiday . Skrevet af LE 30. March, 2010 kl 7:30

Wise words

Yep, sounds about right.

Kategorien Culture . Skrevet af LE 29. March, 2010 kl 7:34

It’s Monday, and I’m still…..

67,5 kg

….. on vacation huzzah!

….. and it snowed in Vemdalen last night….. jeepers! So today’s menu is slalom and lunch in the mountains.

Our friends arrive from Denmark today, so the cottage is filling up ….. 6 adults and two children….. and who knows, maybe some of our Swedish family or friends want to come and visit us….. and so we just find some space for them to….. is there anything cozier than a full ski cottage and spending time with the people you love?

Photo: private, woman-hood

Kategorien Holiday, Mrs Ericson's "diet school" . Skrevet af LE 29. March, 2010 kl 7:10

I’m going to…..

….. bake my first batch of “boller” today….. sweet, cardamom rolls. They are a staple in Denmark, a lot like the chocolate chip cookie is to Americans. During lent, Danes slice them in half and fill them with whipped cream or custard. Hellooooo it’s deliciousness.

Below is the recipe I’m going to use:

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups of warm milk (body temperature)
1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup of sugar
2 tbs active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cardamom
5 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 egg white (egg white is used to brush the rolls - makes them shiny!)

Note: sometimes people add raisins.

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine the warm milk, butter, sugar and yeast and then allow the mixture to stand for about 10 minutes. Stir in the salt and cardamom, and then slowly stir in all the flour. (This is also when you can add the raisins) The dough should still be a little sticky at this point. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and then let it sit and rise for about an hour (or until it has roughly doubled in size). Preheat your oven to 200 degrees and then knead the dough briefly. Divide the dough into about 14-15 chunks and then roll them into golf ball size rolls. Put them on a greased cookie sheet and then let them rise again for another 30 minutes. Brush them with an egg white and then bake for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Serve plain, with butter or whipped cream.

Who wants to try one? come on over!

Kategorien Recipes . Skrevet af LE 28. March, 2010 kl 10:08

Today’s commercial message:

Vemdalen offers everything….. there are 31 lifts and 58 slopes spread over three areas……

Here’s everything from green joy-slopes, blue comfort-slopes, red’s which is more sophisticated, and the heavy black’s….. one of them is an international slalom slope, and last but not least, the fun-park with jumps and rails…..

….. in short, here is the opportunity to enjoy skiing on all levels….. and believe me, even the most incarnated Alpine snob must acknowledge that skiing up here is both challenging, beautiful, smooth and very, very nice.

Besides slalom, there is a possibility to enjoy ski safari, snow scooter rides and dogsledding.

Love

Lizzy

Photo: private, woman-hood

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Kategorien Uncategorized . Skrevet af LE 28. March, 2010 kl 9:47

Easter bunny

The Vosges toffee bunny might be the cutest chocolate ever. He’s made of milk chocolate, butter toffee, and a touch of pink Himalayan salt. Yum.

Kategorien Christmas, Easter & Holidays . Skrevet af LE 27. March, 2010 kl 13:33

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