• When life calls for Tortano

    I love bread. I could live off good quality bread. Dip in olive oil and be done. If you are anything like me, you’ll love Greek Tortano. All the best flavours in one bread. You can almost smell it right? How to make Tortano The first time I made Tortano it was a complete mess. It ended up not being a wreath. But instead a big blob. Tasty perhaps, but a blob none the less. I have since made it many times. And it does taste better when baked properly. I will teach how to make it. So that you can get it right from the beginning. It’s all about the right ingridients…

  • How to taste olive oil

    How to taste olive oil

    In this post, I’m going to guide you on how to taste olive oil. You may think olive oil is just olive oil, right? Actually, you couldn’t be more wrong. Olive oil tasting is much like wine tasting, they differ in both taste and pungency. Partnership with a pungency This season I have partnered with the Greek olive oil company, Oliorama. To be able to bring you the best tasting virgin olive oils. You can tell the quality by sniffing the olive oil, taste and smell it. Different olive oil flavours? There are a few different characteristics to describe extra virgin olive oil. In general, they can fit into three categories: mild, medium…

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    Girlfriends night in – why it’s a good idea.

    I had a phone date with one of my oldest girlfriends yesterday. We don’t do it very often. I could blame it on distance, family and work. All of which is true. But truth be told, I’m also crap at talking on the phone. I love getting my girlfriends all together and hang out. To be honest, it’s one of the things that matters the most to me. But it’s something with the phone that makes me feel even more distant at times. Relationships that matter With my friend on the phone, while softly listening to “we are family” in the background it reminded me how much I love her. How much I…

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    The Vegan Semla

    The semla is a classical Swedish pastry that is served on Shrove Tuesday. Now days even before. But it used to be served as treat after fast. During the last couple of years the Semla, whether a vegan semla or not has popped up in many shapes and flavours. As you probably know by now I love experimenting with new flavours and play around with textures. The semla, however, is one of those absolute classical pastries that I love just the way they are. Hello vegan Semla I can go as far as a vegan semla, which really is just the way the classical one is. Just allergy friendly. I can even stretch…

  • Resolutions

    Keeping your resolutions – how to make goals work for you

    Are you good at keeping your New Year’s resolutions? We’re now halfway through January and I know that it sometimes gets hard to keep up with those resolutions. Not to worry, I’m here to help! A few weeks before New Year’s I was interviewed for a health and beauty magazine about how to keep those New Year’s resolutions. As a health coach, it’s one of the most frequent questions I get. How to keep your resolutions. Well, that and any other goal really. So I thought I’d share some tips and tricks with you today. I know that New Year’s is a time for a lot of people to start over. It’s a…

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    Swedish rice pudding – Ris á la Malta

    There’s a Swedish Christmas dessert that is called rice á la Malta. Swedish rice pudding.  It’s sort of rice pudding that has nothing to do with Malta at all. However, most families have their own recipe for it. It’s mostly common during Christmas, but can, of course, be eaten all year long.  Swedish rice pudding Rice pudding has been of those Christmas desserts that is must on the Swedish Christmas table. We even had it on our, even though we celebrated a very typical Hungarian Christmas.  None the less, my grandmother used to make it with canned sorted fruits and whipped cream. It’s quite a heavy dessert. I love it and I used…

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    Things I do to reduce food-waste.

    Sponsored content Matsmart What if I told you that you buy groceries cheaper, in bigger quantities (if you want) all the while you are helping to reduce food waste. Sounds good? Keep on reading on how you can do the same. Stocking your pantry I don’t about you guys but in our house, the food is one of the most expensive expense posts. We are seven people every other week, I’m going to let that sink in a little. SEVEN. That means a lot of food. And as much as I love cooking some things are tedious. Like re-filling my pantry, which is quite often. Often with things I don’t realise I don’t…

  • Swedish cardamom knots

    Swedish cardamom knots – time for fika

    The cardamom knot or the bun if you will is the queen of Swedish fika. And fika is the palace in which you indulge the quintessential of Swedish culture. You can get a cardamom knot at pretty much any café in Sweden. That and coffee of course. We drink a lot of coffee too. Fika is a national social structure in Sweden We have morning fika and afternoon fika, and in many workplaces, it is still a way for co-workers to socialise across all disciplines. We simply love our fika. And you can get the cardamom knot pretty much in any café you go to. Now I’m going to tell you how to get a little…

  • Vegan bounty bars

    Vegan bounty bars

    These vegan bounty bars were created because two of my best friends have different types of food allergies. But they still like sweets and honestly who doesn’t like bounty bars? Especially with only the good stuff inside them. They are not very difficult to make but they take a little bit of time the first time you make them. The vegan bounty bars need a food processor to be firm and get the right texture. The first time I made them I didn’t use a food processor and they were not as easy to work with. I have used agave syrup for my bounty bars however, you can use honey too if you like…

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    Food waste as a cause

    We are quite good in Sweden when it comes to food waste. People, in general, are quite aware of the problem and try to solve it. There are tv shows dedicated to the subject, books written and social movements. Good as in there are a few options available should you want to contribute to reduce food waste. Matsmart is one of them.  Sponsored content Matsmart Food waste is a moral dilemma Food waste is a problem in our household to be honest. Mainly because of of the fact that we are seven people one week and only two the other week. But I have a new system. I shop at matsmart, I can…