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Archive for June, 2011

Kladdkaka

By • Jun 23rd, 2011 • Category: Baking Projects

Kladdkaka is a well-loved chocolate, gooey cake in Sweden. This cake is so low effort and high satisfaction guaranteed, it’s mad. It’s almost as easy as the eggless, butterless chocolate cake recipe. Mr. G asked if I could look for a recipe that had chocolate and rum in it and that’s how I found Johanna […]



Midsummer Berry Crumble

By • Jun 22nd, 2011 • Category: Baking Projects

It’s Swedish midsummer and everywhere in the city, there are strawberry stands. It’s the cutest thing, it’s almost like a lemonade stand. A small table with punnets and punnets of juicy jordgubbar or strawberries. We’ve been recommend to try the local strawberries (versus imported sorts) because at this time of the year it is at […]



Chili Pan Mee

By • Jun 16th, 2011 • Category: From My Mother's Kitchen

The power of suggestion should never be underestimated. This dish was inspired by a friend’s continuous post on Facebook about her obsession for chili pan mee. Although I have never tasted the spicy version, I know the original flavour well enough. Pan mee is a fresh noodle dish in Malaysia. In Hokkien, we call it, […]



Giveaway on Kanelstrand’s Blog

By • Jun 15th, 2011 • Category: Other Stuff

God morgon everybody! It’s a beautiful day in Linköping today – wonderful especially after the wet, gloomy morning yesterday. To celebrate the wonderful start of summer (I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to embrace & be grateful for summer – I come from Malaysia and it’s eternally summer), I’m partnering up with the super-talented […]



Etsy Giving #01

By • Jun 14th, 2011 • Category: Other Stuff

Vanilla Pear / Felted Slipper by onstail Sprouts – Mungzuki Organic Sprout Seeds by MoonlightMicroFarm Dryer Pillow Sheets (SET of 3) 100% upcycled by zJayne Soft & Light Hand Woven Turkish Cotton Bath Towel by Turkishtowel I love peas organic cotton t-shirt by mypipsqueak Organic Baby Quilt/Blanket Set by PipSqueaksBaby Handmade All Natural Organic Lavender […]



Monday Moodboard #3

By • Jun 13th, 2011 • Category: Other Stuff

1. umbu 2. hamamhouse 3. SVillenaveArt 4. AgJoyas Mood Inspiration: This week, I’m in the mood for a little passion. So bring out those dancing shoes, add a little spice to the bedroom and bring on for some fiery red lipstick. Check out other European Street Team Moodboards on Star of the East’s blog. We finally had a non-traveling weekend […]



Blueberry Yogurt Cake

By • Jun 8th, 2011 • Category: Baking Projects

We’ve been very fortunate to have good weather wherever we travel. We were in Helsinki, Finland about two weeks back and although it was cool, there was plenty of sunshine. One of the many things I appreciate about traveling is seeing the local produce. I love, love, loveeee going to markets and studying ingredients I […]