Category Archives: Food and recipies
I got this steamer from my little brother for Christmas and I’ve been using it a lot lately. It’s called Lotus Folding Steamer Basket from Joseph Joseph. If you’re into healthy food, I highly recommend you getting one too.
This is a great device for any kitchen! It fits most pans when unfolded, but it’s super easy to store, since it takes no space at all when folded. It has a nice sturdy feel to it and a nice design. I use it to steam vegetables (anything I’d normally boil or pan fry) and fish or meat.
Ever since Hannes got a coffee grinder for his birthday, our life has changed for good! Every morning we can have freshly ground coffee any way we like (normally, we like our coffee black, but recently I started adding some soya milk to mine). What a neat little machine! The only downside to it is the horrible noise it makes any time you use it, which potentially can wake the baby!
And today’s breakfast! Avocado sandwich again, this time with fresh spinach and aged cheddar cheese.
I’ve been making this sandwich a few days in a row now! It’s just that good, I thought I’d even share it here.
You’ll need a bread bun, Roquefort cheese, rocket sallad, about a quarter of a large avocado and some extra virgin olive oil. Put it all together in a sandwich and enjoy!
I thought today we’d take a look at some of my recent Instagram photos!
Everyone were supposed to wear masks to the party:
I just got myself an Instagram account, but I think I’ll be updating a lot. I go under swedishloveaffair.
Some photos from today. Here you can see my first attempt at choux pastry. A friend has shown me how to make French éclairs, and it turned out to be pretty easy! As you can see here, I succeeded at my first attempt. However, I ended up making the savoury version (filled with salmon, Edamer cheese, eggs, dill and finely chopped red onion. Everything on a base of crème fraîche).
Also, today we were to the last ultrasound session before actually meeting the baby. It’s really fun and somehow it feels unreal seeing a person inside of you like that. It also feels just like being a part of one of those movie scenes where other couples are doing ultrasound.
Sometimes it’s pretty hard to make out things on the monitor, even though the nurse tells you what you’re looking at. I could definitely see the head of the baby and the face, and I also saw that it’s a boy very clearly. When she was showing us his legs and feet, though, it all looked like a black and white mess to me, and I had to pretend I saw what she was talking about, because I didn’t want to seem like a bad mother. Here above you can see his head in profile (he’s sort of lying on his back). To me, he looks like his father already!
These days, every time I’m away from the Internet for a couple of days or not answering my phone, people assume that I’m busy giving birth. So far it’s never been the case though!
The thing is that Hannes and I have been moving from our old place to a new larger apartment. Of course, moving is always exhausting, but luckily we got a lot of help from our friends, who did most of the packing and carrying. As always, I don’t know how we would manage without them.
Now all the boxes and sacks are here, and the only thing left is to find a place for everything. So far, we’ve managed to make the bedroom livable. And of course, the most important room of the apartment, the kitchen, has come together too. Today I celebrated by making the first cooked dinner and chocolate truffles. Also, I’ve tried out the new oven by baking bread. So far so good!
Here’s another top tip for visiting Paris. It’s actually one of my favorites, and it’s basically free! On the third level of Galeries Lafayette, the most famous department store in Paris, there’s a really nice café where you can get an excellent view from their balcony.
Even if your travel budget doesn’t allow you to shop at the upmarket stores in the galleria, everyone can afford to have an espresso at this café and enjoy the atmosphere there.