Screaming in Sweden


dinner.
June 10, 2009, 7:25 pm
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time for dinner.

and what do i have here…

oh look! a strawberry!

uh oh! look… here come more strawberries! and they are all swedes! :)

OH WHAT A MESS! let’s tidy up.

there you go. much better.

huh… what did you say darcy?

oh you want one too? here you go darcy.

eat nicely now :)



dinner so good you wanna eat it again and again.
April 2, 2009, 12:30 pm
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the ingredients:

– pasta sheets

– bolognese sauce (minced meat and tomato)

– ricotta mixed with sun-dried tomatoes

– spinach

– béchamel sauce (basic white sauce)

– some grated parmesan cheese

– salt and peppar

i’m not sure how they make the “real” lasagne, but i think we can all be a little creative sometimes. so do alternate layers of these ingredients (pick your favourites or use them all!), bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 200°C, and you’ll have your very own lasagne! :)

so good you wanna eat it again and again.

here’s mine:

ta daa…

ciao :)



friday dinner
March 13, 2009, 1:28 pm
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after speaking to my mom last night, i craved for some malaysian food.

so i made chow fan!

chow fan, char pui, fried rice, nasi goreng, flied lice…

this is how i make my chow fan: cooked rice (so much yummier if left overnight in the fridge), lap cheong (chinese dried pork sausage), broccoli, yellow carrots, lotsa garlic, egg, ground pepper, chili, light soya sauce, a tiny bit of cooking oil, sesame oil, dark soya sauce. and serve with fresh salad.

and you’ll also need a big appetite!

that was my dinner last night ;)



lentils soup for dinner
March 11, 2009, 5:32 pm
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it has been a while since we last cooked together.

i think we should make lentil soup for dinner tonight. 

say hello to the ingredients.

now boil some water in a pot. add the lentils. and cook until they turn yellowish.

while the lentils are cooking, chop some onions and garlic.

heat some butter in another pot, a bigger one. add the onions, garlic, and spices (ground paprika, chili, cinnamon, curry, white pepper) and salt if you like. stir.

when it starts smelling really good in the kitchen, stir in the crushed tomatoes. i like to add some fresh tomatoes so that the soup gets a different mouthfeel or texture. i simply break them apart with my hands. it looks more natural that way.

then stir in the lentils, they should be cooked by now, and add the haricot vert. as much haricot vert as you like.

cover the pot with a lid. cook for about twenty or so minutes.

done!

serve with fresh bread. and a slice of lemon if you like.

 

yummy? :)

hugs.



we love you!
December 12, 2008, 1:11 am
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last night, we received a mysterious parcel from france.

our very good friends kim and virginie whom we visited in amsterdam last summer sent us a present. it was big and it weighed quite a bit. and we were really excited. 

the present was very well wrapped. we had to use a kitchen knife.

then after about 20 minutes we saw a little duck with very orange beak and toothpicks on its back.

the duck was surrounded by two bottles of french wine, chocolates, cookies and many lovely cans of french delicacies…

most importantly though, the basket also comes with my favourite thing in the world – confit de canard! oh i just love, love, love.

oh so lovely.

thank you so much.

we love you kim and virginie.

*hugs*



Lucy and Earl
November 25, 2008, 11:46 pm
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I love baking but it just takes too much time. Last Sunday, my friends Oliver and Emelie were visiting so I decided to bake lussekatter. Lussekatter are Swedish saffron flavored buns. It’s the thing you eat in December while anticipating for Christmas. Lusse comes from Saint Lucia and Katter means cats. Not sure why cats.

So here I am rolling the dough in a shape of a cat’s tail (perhaps that explains the cats bit).

 

and here I am trying to form a heart but it ends up looking like a cute little fetus. Reminds me of Alien.

 

The traditional shape looks like the letter S but I like my saffron buns in many twisted varieties. I think they taste better like that. I also put an extra raisin on each and every bun. I like raisins.

 

This one looks like a teddy bear or a puppy who lost its ears.

 

The Swedes like their lussekatter with a glass of milk. Perhaps with a piece of gingersnap too. I like my buns simply with a cup of hot tea.

 

Perfect winter breakfast.

*winks*

 

hi Ai, this update is for you *winks winks*
you need:
1 gram saffron
0.5 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon non-flavoured spirits (such as vodka)
50 gram yeast
175 gram butter
5 deciliter milk
1.5 deciliter syrup/sugar
1 egg
ca 1 kilogram flour
unit converter 
– soak saffron in spirit (leave for 30 mins).
– crumble yeast into large mixing bowl.
– melt butter, add milk, saffron-spirit and syrup.
– cool it down to room temperature.
– add beaten egg.
– pour mixture on yeast.
– stir.
– add flour.
– knead dough.
– cover dough with towel.
– leave for 30 minutes.
– form dough into shapes you like. *w*
– cover dough and leave for 30 minutes.
– preheat oven to 225°
– brush bun with beaten egg.
– ADD RAISINS!
– bake until golden (7-8 minutes if small ones like mine).
good luck!! 


i will gladly burn my tongue off for you.
November 12, 2008, 7:38 pm
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I am totally obsessed with salt & vinegar chips. I cannot stop thinking about salt & vinegar chips. Thanks to Estrella’s new salt & vinegar flavoured chips I walk on a different route from work to home just to avoid the video store that sells salt & vinegar chips because I know I cannot help going into the store and take at least one bag of the 300g salt & vinegar chips back home.

*dies*

 

*dies again*

I must say though the Estrella ones aren’t as good as the Walkers or Lays ones… but it works for now. At least I think it tastes better than the Pringles ones. At least it’s real potato chips. And because I love any salt & vinegar chips. But to be honest the Estrella ones do in fact taste like watered down Walkers salt & vinegar chips.

ESTRELLA (if you’re reading) – WE WANT MORE VINEGAR PLEASE!

More salt & vinegar so that I can eat those salt & vinegar chips until my tongue burnt off! 


estrella1

Anyway, it seems like there are people who hate salt & vinegar chips. How can one hate salt & vinegar chips? It’s salt & vinegar. The best snack in the world. I don’t think I can eat any other flavoured chips no more.

Updated: I went to ICA to get some bread and damn those salt & vinegar chips were just sitting there, crying for me to take them home…

And I did.

:(


*sighs*

 

thanks for pic.