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French Raspberry Cake

For those who requested this recipe. I found recipe on a lovely Pastry Swedish Blog but the original recipe is from France. I made this twice this month and my family loved it. It makes a perfect Fika / coffee break delight. Especially now when it's the berries season. I think one can use the same recipe and replace the berries with a different type and also the nuts. I like to play with basic recipes and get creative sometimes. 

Maybe next time I will make it with the blackcurrant we picked two weeks ago and try another type of nut that would go well with it. You will see it on my instagram updates :-)  enjoy!




Ingredients  

(About 8 pieces)
2 eggs
2 ½ dl powdered sugar
2 ¼ dl of flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 tsp vanilla sugar

Topping
175 g of raspberries, frozen
2 tablespoons almond, chopped
75 g butter, refrigerated cold

* 1 dl flour = 50 gr

Method

1. Put the oven at 180 degrees. Whisk egg and sugar in a pile. Add wheat flour, baking soda and vanilla sugar and mix all into a smooth batter.
2. Wipe the batter in a form, about 24 cm in diameter.
3. Lay the raspberries evenly over the cake.
4. Sprinkle over chopped sweetbread. Cut the butter with a knife to thin layers and place them on top of the batter and the raspberry.
5.Bake the cake in the middle of the oven for 38-40 minutes.
6. Let it cool in the mold. Please serve the cake with a click of cream or vanilla sauce.


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Pesto Grissini Recipe





Ingredients

3 cups flour 
125 g salted butter 
60 ml oil
1/4 liter  = 2 1/2 dl  milk
1 large egg or 2 small
3 tablespoons pesto sauce
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt (or more depends on taste) 

Notes: 

1- you will need more flour for forming the Grissini or in case the dough was not thick enough.
2- Choose between mixed the pesto inside the dough or applying it to the dough after ( see image below)

Method 

Heat up the oven to 180 c. Mix all dry ingredients first, then blend the rest of the ingredients together in mixer/dough blender. Make a dough ball and lay it flat on the kitchen table to be as a thin as a pizza dough. Use a light knife or pizza cutter to form stripes. In the photos above I mixed the pesto sauce with the dough so I didn't have to apply it like seen below. But you can choose the style you like. Both will taste the same. 

Twist the stripes and lay them on the baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the Grissinis gets hard. When you remove the baking tray from the oven let it cool to room temperature until they get crispy. And save them in a glass jar or metal/ plastic food box. The plastic bag is not recommended.   


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Our Little Princess

Hello guys! Our princess finally completed her 18 months. She goes to kindergarten now, she says 8 words, she counts to 3 and she can build towers with her lego games. She likes to be independent and do things on her own. She rarely accepts help. This week I did a lot of shopping for her. She is growing fast so her clothes no longer fit. 

Nowadays we are doing potty training. My mom gave me some tips on the phone on how to get the kids to like the potty. And I also did some research about it. Right now I am working hard on the tasks at hand. This month is full of events and I will try to keep you updated. 





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A New Luxury DIY Collection For The Home

Hi loyal readers! as you know I am a big fan of DIY projects and my blog is full of them. I like to collect them and once I have time I try to get a little crafty and make some stuff for our home or as a handmade gift. Here I collected for you these lovely ideas you might want to try from Lia Griffith Blog. Enjoy! 











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What I learned from Louise Hay Books

I just learned a few days ago that Louise Hay has transitioned, August 30, 2017, of natural causes at age 90. She passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones. To honor her amazing soul I would like to share with some of her amazing wisdom lessons. 


“I am in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.”

“You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we're not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power.”

“Every thought we think is creating our future. ”

“I have never understood the importance of having children memorize battle dates. It seems like such a waste of mental energy. Instead, we could teach them important subjects such as How the Mind Works, How to Handle Finances, How to Invest Money for Financial Security, How to be a Parent, How to Create Good Relationships, and How to Create and Maintain Self-Esteem and Self-Worth. Can you imagine what a whole generation of adults would be like if they had been taught these subjects in school along with their regular curriculum?”

“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”

“I have noticed that the Universe loves Gratitude. The more Grateful you are, the more goodies you get”

“I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life, and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it”

“I say “Out” to every negative thought that comes to my mind. No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind. I create my own reality and everyone in it.”

“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.”


“No matter where we live on the planet or how difficult our situation seems to be, we have the ability to overcome and transcend our circumstances.”


“In the infinity of life where I am,
All is perfect, whole and complete,
I no longer choose to believe in old limitations and lack, I now choose to begin to see myself
As the Universe sees me --- perfect, whole, and complete.”


“The point of power is always in the present moment.”

“When we expand our thinking and beliefs our love flows freely. When we contract we shut ourselves off. Can you remember the last time when you were in love? Your heart went ahhh!! It was such a wonderful feeling. It is the same with loving yourself except that you will never leave once you have your love for yourself.Its with you for the rest of your life, so you want to make it the best relationship that you can have.”

“I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me.”


“You are the only person who thinks in your mind! You are the power and authority in your world.”

“I change my life when I change my thinking.
I am Light. I am Spirit.
I am a wonderful, capable being.
And it is time for me to acknowledge
that I create my own reality with my thoughts.
If I want to change my reality,
then it is time for me to change my mind.”


“Deep at the center of my being there is an infinite well of love.”

“Think thoughts that make you happy. Do things that make you feel good. Be with people who make you feel good. Eat things that make your body feel good. Go at a pace that makes you feel good.”

“Your unique creative talents and abilities are flowing through you and are being expressed in deeply satisfying ways. Your creativity is always in demand.”

“All is well. Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe."

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Home Decor Photography

Hi loyal readers and interior design lovers. I am back with a different type of inspiration made by my designer friend OM who used these photographs I have on my sore Nature Whisper Etsy. These lovely photographs are perfect for minimal, modern and basic designs. Black and white has been always one of of my favorites when it comes to sophisticated decorating and expressing one style. 

Here you can view the collection of these lovely photographs, taken by my friend Lina Ström. Available for purchase in different sizes. 




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