I’ve been glued to…..

….. my computer the last few days, working on some projects…..  but I just wanted to pop in and wish you all a fun week-end.

I will probably end up working a lot this weekend, but I’m planning to make some Mojito later today, to celebrate spring (the truth is, we have an abundance of fresh mint on our kitchen table, and that seems like the most responsible way to use it).

Mojito:

You need:
1½ lime, cut into wedges
20 fresh mint leaves
2½ tsp granulated sugar
handful ice
65ml/2½fl oz white rum
splash soda water, to taste
fresh mint sprig, to garnish

Do this:
Place the limes, mint and sugar into a sturdy highball glass and ‘muddle’ or mash with the end of a clean rolling pin, to bruise the mint and release the lime juice.
Add the ice and pour over the rum.
Add soda water to taste and stir well. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve.

Cheers

Kategorien Recipes . Skrevet af LE 29. April, 2011 kl 19:15

The holiday is over…..

….. and I’m back in Denmark…… today I will be running around, trying to get all the things done, that have built up in piles the last week.

Other than that, tonight is free to do with what I will.

Have a great one
Love Lizzy

Kategorien Personally . Skrevet af LE 26. April, 2011 kl 10:38

Happy Easter….. holiday!

 

Is everybody happy?

We are still in the Swedish mountains…… and we’ve had some fantastic days in the sun with our Swedish friends…. skiing, a little food and a couple of drinks….. and lot’s of games late into the evening.

….. it has been sooooo lovely….. the last 2 nights, we been sitting on the balcony - eating and drinking to 10 in the evening.

Yesterday´s “Easter” menu:

Starter:
Swedish Rødding (Acetic Char: a lovely smoked fish),
shellfish salad, chopped red onion and butter toast

Main course: Mountain toast

All you need:
Tenderloin
Grated horseradish
Bearnaise sauce
Salad
Tomatoes
Red onion
A little salad dressing
(mixed: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey and a little salad spice)
Butter toast
Roasted potatoes

Do this:
Toast the bread in butter in a frying pan and halve it
Grill the steaks on the grill (or a grill pan)
Place the half bread slice on a plate, add lettuce, red onions and tomatoes, and top with a little dressing
Place the steak on top of the salad and top with horseradish and Bearnaise sauce
Place the other half bread slice on top

Served with roasted potatoes and extra Bearnaise sauce

Enjoy

Kategorien Uncategorized . Skrevet af LE 24. April, 2011 kl 13:36

Send your own personal message to…..

 

….. the Easter Bunny from this website:

http://www.holidays.net/easter/easterBunnyMail.htm  

….. and they will make sure that the Easter Bunny gets back to you in time for Easter.

Happy easter

Lizzy

Kategorien Christmas, Easter & Holidays . Skrevet af LE 21. April, 2011 kl 7:57

And all this talk about eggs…..

….. has made me crazy hungry!

I love a good breakfast. Especially one that involves eggs!

Check out this recipe I found for ham and egg crepes. Yum!

All you need:
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups milk
4 large eggs
3 tablespoons melted butter
9 thin slices of ham
9 eggs
chopped fresh parsley

Do this:
Combine flour, sugar, salt, milk, 4 large eggs, and the melted butter in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds. Let rest 15 minutes.

Heat a 12 inch non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly coat with butter. Add 1/3 cup batter and swirl to completely cover skillet. Cook until underside of crepe is very lights starting to brown, about 2 minutes.

Loosen edge of crepe with spatula and then either using large spatula or your fingers, lift it up and flip it over. Cook another 2 minutes and then slide out of skillet onto wax paper. Repeat until all crepes are done. You should have about 9 when you are done.

Preheat oven to 350.

Place crepes on a rimmed baking sheet (you can fit 3-4 per sheet). Place ham slice in center of crepe and carefully crack egg onto ham. Fold edges of crepe toward center, using the egg white as a kind of glue. Season with salt and pepper and bake until egg white is set, about 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve at once.

Enjoy!

Kategorien Recipes . Skrevet af LE 20. April, 2011 kl 13:46

Painting eggs is…..

….. almost impossible to get around when it’s Easter.

But if you’re tired of using a brush, there are other fun ways to bring a little color to your Easter.

For example: you can use string or rubber bands.

Creating a bold look with graphic stripes it’s super-simple!

Just wrap the egg with wide rubber bands (you can use the ones often found on broccoli at the supermarket) before dunking them in dye.

Tip: wash rubber bands well between uses to avoid transferring dye.

Photo: Better Home and Garden

Kategorien Christmas, Easter & Holidays . Skrevet af LE 19. April, 2011 kl 12:22

There are so many…..

….. ways to dress up for Easter.

But if you do not know exactly what you’d like to start with, and if you are in need of inspiration and ideas, I recommend that you visit: Minnas Blomsterverkstad

Here you find wonderful tips on how you can use an old teacup, a bell jar or other decorative porcelain for beautiful settings for your Easter table…… and lot’s of other wonderful imaginative ideas.

Enjoy, I’m sure Minna can help you on your way!

Kategorien Christmas, Easter & Holidays . Skrevet af LE 18. April, 2011 kl 18:04

And now when we talk about…..

….. creating things!

Easter is fast approaching, and before you know it, it’s time for: “eggs planting”

(crazy word, I know)

These decorations are low and therefore perfect on any table setting (as they don’t prevents your guests from seeing the person on the other side of the table).

Photo: Better Home and Garden

Kategorien Christmas, Easter & Holidays . Skrevet af LE 17. April, 2011 kl 7:29

“To think…..

….. creatively, we must be able to look afresh
at what we normally take for granted.”

-George Kneller

How are you today? I’m so happy that the weekend is here….. and we’ve got some fun plans lined up!

Tonight, we will be driving up to our skihouse I North of Sweden….. spring, sun and snow, can it be better?

What are you up to this weekend? Whatever it is, make sure to have fun.

Love
Lizzy

Kategorien Delightful art, Holiday, Lovely Quotes . Skrevet af LE 16. April, 2011 kl 7:49

Today, I will…..

….. create something.

[Image: fieryeyed]

Kategorien Lizzy says . Skrevet af LE 15. April, 2011 kl 21:24

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