Saturday, 3 January 2015

The first flea market find this year

2015's first flea market find is a mangle! Now all my inherited sheets, tablecloths, linen serviettes and kitchen towels can look as good as when I got them. Isn't it beautiful?

Monday, 29 December 2014

Beautiful winter days

I hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas. For us it has been a few very relaxing days with the added bonus of beautiful weather.

I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year as well!

See you in 2015!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Ginger tea, a healthy treat!

I need coffee to get started in the morning. But the rest of the day I try to stick to herbal teas. My favourite drink in this cold weather is ginger tea. When I have left the kids at school and kindie in the morning, before moving to my desk, I boil a pot  of water. Then I pour it into a thermos and add a tablespoon or so of sliced fresh ginger. As the day grow later the drink gets stronger. It is best in the evening, just before I go to bed. There is a heat in the taste as well as in the drink itself that really warms your body.

Not only is ginger deliciously tasty in foods and drinks it also has several health benefits ranging from anti-vomiting action to immune boosting. I take it in winter to keep colds and flues at bay. There is also some evidence that ginger prevents migraines. I have suffered from headaches and migraines all my life so I will try any natural remedy that might be of help! Actually, nowadays I rather successfully manage it with yoga and diet.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

2nd Advent Sunday

Christmas is getting closer, only two more weeks until the school (and work) holiday starts!

We celebrate by lighting two candles and enjoying gingerbread cookies made by little hands and home made butterscotch candy with an extra addition of grated ginger.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Winter Berries

I can't believe December is only a few days away and we are still picking raspberries in our garden!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Sauna Yoga Guest Instructor

During the weekend I visited the beautiful city of Stockholm. It was one of those trips that combine business with leisure. Hubby came with me while the kids were having a great time with the grandparents. We strolled around in the old town and met up with some old friends from our days living in Australia and London.

Gamla Stan, Stockholm

The next day I was a Sauna Yoga guest instructor at Mornington Hotel Bromma at their Wellness & Energy Boost day. They have a 12 m sauna with panoramic views so it is a perfect place for Sauna Yoga! I had a really great time and hope to be back soon again!

Sauna Yoga

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Working on the golf course today....

I had a photo assignment on the golf course today. A bit of rain, quite windy but still rather pleasant to be out in the fresh air.

Last year I wrote a blog post about the health benefits of golf. You can read it here.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Swedish Apple Pie with Tjinuski Sauce

We have a big apple tree that gives us a lot of fruit every year so the last few weeks we have been eating apples in a variety of different ways. Apple pie is my favourite!

Swedish Apple Pie
1 kg of apples, peeled and sliced
200 ml sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
200 ml oatmeal
100 g butter, diced/sliced

Mix all the ingredients in a baking tray with the diced or sliced butter on top.

Bake in the oven at 175 degrees Celsius until the apples are soft and the pie has turned a nice golden colour.

Serve with Tjunuski/Toffee sauce. You can buy it from the shop or make it yourself, it is very easy:)
(see link for recipe)

Swedish apple pie with Tjinuski sauce

For similar recipes see:
Chocolate cake with coconut caramel
Sponge cake with apple and cinnamon
Caramel chocolate truffle cake
Tarte aux pommes
Webbhotell Hälsa