It rains in Denmark today…..

….. and speaking of rain….. I have a perfectly good pair of rain boots already, but I’d secretly love a pair of Hunter’s Wellington boots. They’re elegant, slim and tall, so they make your legs look miles long. And the Queen of England wears them. La di da! I’ve been trying my best to rationalize a purchase…… :o)

Have a lovely day

Lizzy

Kategorien Uncategorized . Skrevet af LE 29. April, 2010 kl 5:51

“I used to feel…..

….. so alone in the city.
All those gazillions of people
and then me, on the outside.
Because how do you meet a new person?
I was very stumped by this for many years.
And then I realized, you just say, “Hi.”
They may ignore you. Or you may marry them.
And that possibility is worth that one word.”

-Augusten Burroughs

[image: Robert Doisneau]

Kategorien Lovely Quotes . Skrevet af LE 29. April, 2010 kl 5:36

Speaking of coffee…..

….. cups….. Blue Mega from Danish design icon Royal Copenhagen has it’s 10th anniversary this year, and is celebrating it with the launch of new parts.

Blue Mega is high, high, high on my personal wish list….. next to “Elements”….. so what could be better than to post these beautiful pictures of Royal Copenhagen dinnerware?

Photographer Morten Holtum

Kategorien Interior & design . Skrevet af LE 28. April, 2010 kl 8:51

Speaking of…..

….. diet….. ush it’s hard! I’ve been up since 6:15 and I’ve already inhaled two cups of coffee ….. and that is totally forbidden! coffee is poison according to Lene H….. Hmmmmmm

Anyways, what are your plans for today? I’ve gotta head out to work soon….but this afternoon “the ladies” meet for a small golf tournament….. wish me luck.

I hope you all have a great Wednesday

Love Lizzy

[image via seijin9018]

Kategorien Mrs Ericson's "diet school" . Skrevet af LE 28. April, 2010 kl 6:20

But most of all…..

….. I just want to remember this:
That calm & grace surround me now.
That I only need to take one step at a time.
That life is giving me just what I need, right now and always.

-Lisbeth Ericson

Photo: maryruffle

Kategorien Delightful poems . Skrevet af LE 27. April, 2010 kl 9:18

And Monday means…..

67,5 kg

….. weighing….. I’m back on the diet with herbal tea and all ….. as I still need to lose 2.5 kg to achieve my goal.

Here a is a fantastic recipe for: Turbo quick sour milk rye bred (via www.leila.se) to help me on the way.

This quick sour milk rye bread has become my big favourite….. because it’s a recipe that can easily be varied….. use for example nuts like almonds, walnuts or pecans, or use preserved raw lingonberries or dried fruits….. and an easier baking powder bread is hard to find.

2 ½ cups sour milk
100 ml dark syrup
100 ml dried apricots or figs
100 ml hazelnuts
100 ml raisins
100 ml crushed wheat
100 ml crushed rye
100 ml rolled oats
250 ml rye flower
300 ml all-purpose flour
100 ml linseeds
100 ml sunflower seeds
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ teaspoon bicarbonate
2 teaspoons bread spices

Rolled oats

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
2. Mix the sour milk and syrup together in a bowl.
3. Chop the fruit and hazelnuts into chunks and blend with the raisins and all the other dry ingredients. Mix with the sour milk blend.
4. Line a loaf pan generously with parchment paper.
5. Spoon the batter into the loaf pan, sprinkle the top with rolled oats and bake the bread for about 45 minutes.

Enjoy

Lizzy

Kategorien Mrs Ericson's "diet school", Recipes . Skrevet af LE 26. April, 2010 kl 9:02

Oh yes it’s monday,

these beautiful days,
they are changing.
the shift to autumn, the shift to spring…..
a strong wind passes through my home, cleansing it clean…..
I see bright blue all around…..
my love, my heart, I return to my creative place…..
to paint and honor my life…..
there is transformation, and there is dreams,
and it all feels profound and right and true.
a delightful time,
over and over,
it is all a blessing,
deep and dear.

-Lisbeth Ericson

Photo: maryruffle

Kategorien Delightful poems . Skrevet af LE 26. April, 2010 kl 8:30

I hope you all had a…..

….. great Earth Day yesterday?

How are you planning to do your part? ….. you know, even the tiniest gesture makes a difference.

I spend my day recycling art materials….. a project which not only saved me money, but also may contribute to save the planet in the process.

You will contribute with something very meaningful if you recycle just one thing in the near future.

Have an artful and fun weekend

Love lizzy

[Image via Yuken Teruya]

Kategorien Delightful art . Skrevet af LE 23. April, 2010 kl 9:17

Wouldn’t it be wonderful…..

….. to have a cute little tea party?….. all in favor, say aye!

I would suggest this cake for the party….. perfect on a Friday afternoon:

Chewy browniecake. Via Leila Lindholm - www.leila.se

50 g butter
50 ml cooking oil
2 ecologic eggs
200 ml granulated sugar
100 ml brown sugar
250 ml all purpose wheat flower
4 tablespoons good quality cacao
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
A pinch of salt
Butter and bread crumbs for the baking tin
50 g dark quality chocolate 70 %

1. Preheat the oven to 300°F/150°C.
2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the oil.
3. Beat eggs, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the butter-oil.
4. Sift the dry ingredients together and add them to the mixture.
5. Spoon the mixture into a battered pan, about 10 inches big, and press down broken chocolate chunks in the mixture.
6. Bake the cake in the middle of the oven for about 30 minutes until a cake tester inserted in the centre comes out somewhat sticky.

ENJOY
Lizzy

Kategorien Lizzy says, Recipes . Skrevet af LE 23. April, 2010 kl 9:10

I believe in art…..

I believe:
that art does not have to be
about competition
or worry
or getting it right
or making it look pretty.

I believe that art does not have to be
another stick
to measure ourselves
push ourselves
or whack ourselves with.

Instead…
I believe art
can be a gift
a tool for healing
a place of power
a splash of insight.

Art can be the path we take
to discover the delights inside us.
and most of all,
art can be
our gift to ourselves.

Make art that looks like you.
Make art that sings to your spirit.
Make art that is medicine.

Art can be that special thing in your life…..

All we need to do is claim it,
and make it.

I believe in you…..

-Lisbeth Ericson

Photo: maryruffle

Kategorien Delightful poems . Skrevet af LE 22. April, 2010 kl 10:47

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