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(NEW POST) Welcome Fall Season With A Cake

Welcome September!

Yes, it is already this time of the year. The days are getting shorter since a little while but now the trees are slowly getting colorful. A few of the leaves already cover the streets and the wind has got this chilly note to it, which holds a promise that Winter is coming!

A lot of you, including myself,  might feel cheated as the summer wasnt a proper one this year. A few nice and hot weeks in May, a bit of sunny days in June or August but that wasnt hardly enough to get one into a summer feeling we all want to feel when the holidays arrive. Maybe some of you traveled into warmer destinations, maybe some of you made the best of the European Summer at home. Ignoring the rain and having fun with their Wellies on- rocking a picnic, a farmers market, BBQ or a Festival. It is definitely all about the attitude on how to take the weather. Dont let the cold, rainy,  foggy and snowy months coming up ruin your mood!  Just make the most of it as in everything not so fun.

I for myself was really surprised to turn over the Calender sheet, especially as I just returned home a few days ago from Crete  but then I was thinking…

Yes, it IS almost the season (Fall starts at September 21st ) where all the Apples, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins…are ripe and ready to use! Where all the hearty Stew’s and Bakes fill up the plates to make you feel warm again. You enjoying a hot cocoa whilst watching a TV show or reading a book. Having the heating on or a fireplace roaring. Slowly the joy came back and everything so negative turned out to be not that awful again.

Why not celebrate first Weekend of September with a CAKE I thought and went to the  little Fruit and Veggie Shop not far from where I work.  There I usually buy an already sliced fruit platter box for work  to snack on. This time I bought a pound of  Plums and headed home with the idea of turning this purple fruits into a wonderful cake.

As I always try to do something different I skipped the idea of yeast dough Cake and found this lovely  Plum Tart Recipe.  It is rather simple but I am sure you will love it as much as I do!

Here is all you need:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)

Pate Brisee (Pie Crust Pastry):

1 1/4 cups (175 grams) all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) salt

1 tablespoon (14 grams) granulated white sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) (113 grams) unsalted butter, chilled, and cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces

1/8 to 1/4 cup (30 – 60 ml) ice water

Filling:

1 pound (450 grams) prune plums

1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated white sugar (or to taste)

1/8 teaspoon salt

As I am a fan of grounded cinnamon and think plums and cinnamon is a prefect combination I added a teaspoon of Cinnamon  to the filling. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla flavour and a tablespoon of Sandeman Sherry!
Bake for 40-50 minutes!
I love this Tart dough! It gets really crispy on the rim but is soft underneath the Plums. Please try a few Plums before using them to see how sweet they are so you might need more or less sugar as in the recipe.
I forgot to try one and mine was a bit sour but I added an extra scoop of sugar into the double cream before serving with the Tart and it was perfectly alright! 🙂
I wish you all a very good start into the season and don’t forget it’s all about your inner attitude!
Love*Linn
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(New Post) How to make Marshmellow Rice Krispie Bars

 

 

After I posted a picture of my first try of these naughty, yummy bars on Twitter a few of you asked me for the recipe.

So here we go!:)

Its dead simple and that’s why I’ve made it. I had everything at home and was done with it after around 15 minutes.

You need:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 200g marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Bubbles
Instructions:
  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan
  2. Add marshmallows, stir until completely melted
  3. Stir through peanut butter, remove from heat
  4. Add rice bubbles, stir until well combined, working fast
  5. Press mixture into a greased and lined large slice pan
  6. Place in fridge for 2-4 hours.
  7. Cut into squares

Tip! I used an Egg Beater to whisk the Butter, Marshmellows&Peanut Butter together. It was way easier than using a wooden spoon.

Mines were ready to eat after 2h! Enjoy!! 😛

Love*Linn

Source: home-made-lcm-bars-peanut-butter-rice-bubble-slice

 

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(New Post) How to make stunning Cheesecake Brownies

You know I frequently try out new recipes. Some baking other cooking but it has been a long time since I found a lovely recipe that was so simply and yet so stunning.Thank you for suggesting this recipe to me Adele !!!

So if you have a party to plan or you want to spoil your mates at work or give your friends and family a little treat. Try this one.You need:

For the Brownie dough:

  • 225g/8oz dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
  • 150g/5½oz unsalted butter
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 100ml/3½fl oz strong espresso
  • 100g/3½oz plain flour

And for the Cheesecake you’ll need:

  • 150g/5½oz full fat cream cheese
  • 50g/1¾oz caster sugar
  • 1 free-range egg
  • ½ orange, zest only

Then you are only 6 steps away from freshly made Cheesecake Brownies!

1.Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Grease and line a 8in/20cm square cake tin.

2.For the brownies, melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. (Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water.) Remove the bowl from the pan and set aside to cool slightly.

(I just put the Choc and Butter into one bowl and melted them slowly in the microwave)

3.Whisk the eggs, caster sugar and coffee in a bowl until well combined. Sift in the flour and chocolate mixture and mix until well combined.

 

(Be sure to clean the blender sticks before using them for the cheesecake mixture! )

4. For the cheesecake, beat the cream cheese, caster sugar, egg and orange zest until smooth

(I forgot to add the 50 gram sugar for the Cheesecake by mistake but it turned out to be sweet enough without them!)

5. Spoon the brownie mixture into the cake tin then spoon the cheesecake mixture on top and use a knife to cut lines into the mixture to create a marble effect.

6. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until just set. Remove the tin from the oven, set aside to cool completely, then cut into squares

AND ENJOY!!!! 😀

Love*Linn

(Source BBC FOOD )

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(New Post) How to make your own Banana Bread

If you are searching for an easy and fast treat for Elevensestime or for Tea then this cake recipe is for YOU!  It’s very easy but yet very delicious. You DONT even need a kitchen machine just simple use a wooden spoon to stir! 🙂

So what do you need?

  • 3-4 ripe Bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted Butter (that’s 75g)
  • 1 or 3/4 cup sugar (= 225g)
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour ( that’s 180g)
  • You also need a baking form, greased-in (Just to be safe I put a baking paper in the form as well)

So, if you got all things ready you

  • Preheat the oven on 175°C or 350°F
  • Smash the bananas until they are all smooth. I used a fork for the smashing but you can use any other item that works for you.

  • I melted the butter in the microwave for a few seconds and stirred it under the banana mash until it’s all smooth

  • Stir in the sugar
  • Add the beaten egg

  • Add the teaspoon vanilla, baking soda, the pinch of salt and the 1 1/2 cup (180g) flour and stir very well!

  • Then get your baking form ready and fill in the smooth dough

  • Bake the Banana Bread for 1 h! The recipe said 1 hour  but mine was ready after 45 minutes.
  • To check if your Cake is done use a wooden  rod and pierce the cake. If it comes out all clean its done. If there is still wet dough on the rod it needs to be baked through! 🙂
  • Let the Banana Bread cool down in the baking form for around  1 hour

After that! Enjoy!! 😀

Love*Linn*

(Source: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/banana_bread/ )

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Blogged: New Year, New Lifestyle?

The new year is already 2 weeks old- I really enjoy this new, fresh days. A new year as the power to be everything we would like it to be. A new year makes me always realize how thankful I am for this life I am living- for the person I am and for the people I know close to me or in different countries.

A new year always shows me that you have choices. There are so many possibilities out there and the only thing you have to do is just pick it like it is a fruit and enjoy it! You can always become the person you would love to be. You can always seek for joy and adventures. You know, its waiting just behind the next corner! 😀

If there are things in your life that bothers you- a relationship, which is poisoning or a job that does a lot but do not makes you feel good. Take the challenge and DO something. A new year is a new beginning!

Last year was a brilliant year for me and it ended fantastic. For the year of 2012 I chose not to pic a “Word of the year”

simply because I don’t feel the need of it this time. This past year gave me so much joy, mental strength and self-fulfilment  that I don’t need to focus on something in particular this year.

I do have to say that I challenged myself in the last 4 weeks to reflect the way I eat. I actually dont know exactly when this started and why but I inhaled every bit of information about a Vegan lifestyle. I do can remember that I was watching a show on TV and they asked the challenging question: ” What kind of person would you like to be?”

A simple question from the outside but it has so much power if you dig deeper into it and let it grow inside you. I asked myself this question again and again.

I managed to already grow as a person in the past (build up a positive attitude, being thankful and forgiving. Have healthy and stable relationship…)  but this question above generated a few new ones in my head in a way that surprised myself. It challenged me to think about my attitude about my Food consumption.

Linn, would you like to be a person that tolerates that small male chickens get killed (, because they don’t give eggs in the end) only because you want to eat eggs?

Linn, would you like to be a person who enjoys a piece of meat ( I do love bacon) and ignores the fact that an animals die for YOUR satisfaction?

Linn, would you be a person that simply do not care and reflect that animals die and be exploited every day so that I can have a roasted Dinner, a weekend- breakfast-egg or my amounts of milk?

The answer to this few questions is NO! I don’t  want to be a person who is  involved in any violence  or animal harming action! So I  faced the consequenses:

I read a lot of articles on the internet, went to local shops and observed the supermarkets about vegan food and I was totally surprised about how many products they have. I ordered a Soy Latte to go to try it and bought vegan cheese.

It isn’t that easy though as you are constantly “working” against your own habits.  But it isnt only the habits you need to change- you need to change the thinking that animals havent got rights and only have the purpose to feed or please humanity.

For now I do not put myself onto so much pressure. I do not eat meat, which is easy as I havent eat meat that often already. I reduce the amount of eggs and milk and try new and different recipes. I will slowly add more and more vegan products to everyday life.

For me going vegan is a process, which takes a while but I feel this is a right step. 🙂

Please let me know if you have any tips, links or recipes you like and want me to try. I would also love to know what you think about Vegetraism  and vegan Lifestyle or if you ever questioned your lifestyle.

Love*Linn

Here some links if you want to digg  deeper into Vegan:

http://vegan.ellen.warnerbros.com/why-go-vegan.php

http://www.govegan.net/

http://features.peta.org/VegetarianStarterKit/

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(New Post) BENTO- The Lunch Experience

After seeing a report on TV about the Japanese way of taking lovely prepared Lunches to school, kindergarten and to work I was super excited.

Since I work since last year in November, I searched for a good and fun way to have lunch as you can’t afford to go to a restaurant every day even though the prices are between  5- 12 Euro for a Lunch including a drink. But whats the alternative? Take a sandwich? Or buy one at a local bakery? Having a Kebab or a Burger? Too boring and not that healthy either.

Taking a Bento with to work was the solution!

But what exactly is a BENTO?? Take  a look at this wonderful  video, who explains it very well:

I hope you are as excited as I was!! Me and the lovely Mister decided to buy one of the boxes and a few little supplies to get started. You can buy bento boxes and supplies here:

We got our boxes from Casabento, which we totally love.

To get started you either head over to YouTube and search for videos around Bento making. There are a few! Or you take a look on these links, which really helped me to get inspired. You find cute bento pictures and also recipes, guiding and A LOT OF FUN AND INSPIRATION!! These are only a few sites. You can find lots out there!

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(New Post) How to make your own Strawberry Jam

I love this season…everything grows. The smell of flowers in the air. The Winter is long gone and the first fruits and veggies start to grow on the fields and  in your own garden. This is a short, a precious time of the year.

What if you had the chance to bring some of the summer smell into the Winter?! This warm..summerous taste of sweet and heavy fruits that brings back all your summer memories??

Well, you can and it is really, really simple! 🙂 Make your own jam or marmalade. Do I hear…oh noo, that’s too much work? Or maybe. D’uhhh that’s way too difficult??!

What if I tell you that it really IS simple and it doesn’t take more than at least 45 minutes until you have your own homemade tasty Jelly in hands?! 🙂

Come along. I’ll show you:)  But to get in the mood…we need a “soundtrack”

What fits better than this old Beatles song?:)  Strawberry Fields Forever

 

For your own homemade Jelly you only need, gelling sugar (canning sugar) and glasses to preserve them in. THATS IT!:D

Step 1.

Before we get started we need some fresh glasses to preserve our homemade Jelly later. Be sure you wash them out with boiling water before using them.

Step 2.

Wash the fruits and cut them into pieces. Be sure you weigh out the whole gram of  fruits you need. Be exact on that! On the pack of my gelling sugar it says 1000 g  fruits for  500g Sugar.  So the proportion is 2:1 So more fruits than sugar.

Step 3.

I like my jam with a smooth texture so I mix all the fruits with a hand- held blender, but if you like to have your jam with strawberry pieces leave them in pieces.

Step 4.

Bring the sugar and the fruits together and stir well so that you wont have any globs. I use to add a bit of Vanilla extract to the strawberry sugar mass to give the Jam a bit of a richer flavour but that’s just me. You don’t need to do that.

Step 5.

Put your Strawberry-Sugar- Mix into a large pot and heat it on a middle temperature so it’s slowly going to boil. Be sure you keep stiring all the time.

Step 6.

If you see lots of bubbles rising and its boiling fast you take a look at your clock. The mass needs to boil exact 3 minutes on high temperatures while you stir all the time so that it wont get burned.

Step 7.

Pour your strawberry sugar Mix into your glasses but leave a bit of space above. Close with the lid.

Step 8.

This is something my Grandma told me. After you closed the filled glass turn it over. So that the glass stands on the lid. Leave it like this for a few hours. It helps the preservation but don’t ask me how…:D I just do as she told me and none of my jams went rotten in all the years that I make my own Jelly.:)

Step 9.

I know you are curious to try your own homemade jelly but leave it for a few days (3-4) so that the conservation is compleated after trying it for the first time.

Step 10.

My congrats if you followed me all to the end you will have your own homemade Jelly in hands. 🙂 Its going to put a smile on your face every time you eat it. See, it wasnt that complicated. 🙂 I knew you would do it!

So ENJOY and keep in mind that you have made your own product now. It’s all organic and you know exactly whats in it. Different from the Jam you buy in the Store. That is something that is important for me and this knowledge adds a little bonus to making your own Jam, I find.

 

Love*Linn*

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(New Post) May Recipe Share

Wow, the time flies and May is almost at its end. It was a lovely month with really great and warm weather. Actually too warm for the season with no rain. Poor Farmers, I hope the plants are going to make it and wont be too expensive because of this dry period. I for myself really enjoyed this warm weather.

This month I tried again three new recipes: Low Fat Cheat’s Cheesecake, Chickpea, tomato&spinach curry and

Starting with the first recipe. I got this from the wonderful Cate   Thank you very much for that!:)

Low Fat Cheat’s Cheesecake

This recipe is so easy, no cooking, no baking and only has 3g of fat!
Enough for 4 servings

85g of low-fat biscuits – I use oatmeal biscuits and add a dab of ginger or cinnamon depending on what I fancy.
200g of extra-light soft cheese
200g of 0% fat Greek Yoghurt
4 tbsp of caster sugar
Few drops of vanilla extract
2 tbsp of strawberry or raspberry jam
100g of strawberries or raspberries

1. Put the biscuits in a plastic bag and smash them up with a rolling-pin. Don’t worry if that there are chunks left in it, it adds texture. Divide the crumbs into 4 glasses/bowls.

2. Add the soft cheese, Greek yoghurt, sugar & vanilla into a bowl and beat them together until you have a smooth creamy mixture. Spoon this over the crumbs and at this point you can put them in the fridge and finish them off when you are ready to serve them.

3. Stir the jam in a bowl to loose it up. Chop up the fruit and gently mix them into the jam. Add the mixture to the top of the cheesecake.

They are now ready to eat! Enjoy!! It tasted super fresh and yummy and is a perfect dessert on a warm spring or summer day!:)

The second recipe is from BBC Good Food (<- click here for a picture and more information)

Chickpea, Tomato and Spinach Curry

Ingridients

  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 3cm/1¼ in piece ginger , grated
  • 6 ripe tomatoes
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp yeast extract (we used Marmite)
  • 4 tbsp red lentils
  • 6 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 head of broccoli , broken into small florets
  • 400g can chickpeas , drained
  • 100g bag baby spinach leaves
  • 1 lemon , halved
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds mixed with 1 tbsp chopped cashews

Method

  1. Put the onion, garlic, ginger and tomatoes in a food processor or blender and whizz to a purée.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan. Add the spices, fry for a few secs and add purée and yeast extract. Bubble together for 2 mins, then add lentils and coconut cream. Cook until lentils are tender, then add the broccoli and cook for 4 mins. Stir in chickpeas and spinach, squeeze over lemon and swirl through sesame and cashew mixture. Serve with brown rice, if you like.

I took fresh Spinach and Broccoli but you can use frozen ones too. Remember that you have to blanch them before you add them to the spices!

I loved that easy, healthy and vegan Dinner. It tasted so great with all its flavours and you def. don’t need any siders as the Chickpeas and Lentils fill the part.

My third recipe this month has also Cream Cheese in it. I have to say that I really love that taste of it. Whether on a slice of break or in a Cake, Bars or as a Frosting on Cupcakes.

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Oreo Cookies
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 24 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, At Room Temperature
  • ¾ cups Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ cups Sour Cream At Room Temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 3 whole Large Eggs, At Room Temperature

Method
1. Preheat oven to 325°F (162 °C). Line a 9 x 13-inch pan with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides (I spray mine with cooking spray).

2. Make the crust: place 28 Oreos in a food processor and process until finely ground. Pour into a large bowl, add the melted butter, and stir with a flexible spatula until all crumbs are moistened. Place the cookie-crumb mixture in the lined pan and, using your fingers, press the mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire cooling rack (leave the oven on) while you make the filling. Snap the remaining Oreos in half, put them in the food processor, and turn on and off quickly a few times, just until the cookies are roughly chopped.

3. Make the filling: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese and sugar until well blended, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a flexible spatula and beat again until uniform. Beat in sour cream, vanilla and salt. Scrape down the bowl and mix again. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. After beating in the last egg, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and beat one more time, to make sure the mixture is fully combined. Stir in chopped Oreos with the same spatula.

4. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the baked cookie crust, smooth the top with the spatula, and bake for 40 minutes, until the filling is set around the edges but still slightly wobbly in the center when you gently shake the pan. Remove the pan to a wire rack to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. When cool, cover it with foil and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 3 hours. (I chill mine overnight.)

5. To cut, use the foil overhang to lift the cheesecake out of the pan and place on a large cutting board. Use a sharp chef’s knife to cut the cheesecake into bars, rinsing off the knife with hot water and wiping it dry between each cut. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Yield: 24 bars

Cooking Tips:
These work best served on flattened out cupcake papers with a fork stuck on top.

I have seen the recipe on Tasty Kitchen  If you love to cook and bake that’s def YOUR side. Go and check it!!:)
That is it for this month. Stay tuned for another recipe share in JUNE!!:)
Love*Linn*
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April Recipe Share

Welcome back to the 2011 Recipe Share. If you are willing to jump in-try 3 recipes every month AND BLOG about it!:)

This month I tried OREO Cupcakes, Bacon and Cheese Eg McMuffin Cups, Pasta bake with Ham and Asperagus.

OREO CUPCAKES 

Makes 12 Muffintraysized Cupcakes

Ingredients:
110g unsalted butter
225g caster sugar
2 eggs
150g sifted self-raising flour
125g sifted plain flour
120ml milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
115g crushed oreo cookies

Method:

  • Preheat the oben to gas mark 4/ 180°C/ 350°F
  • grease in the 12 hole muffin tray and line in with pretty cases
  • In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is pale and smooth, which hould take 3.5minutes using an electric mixer
  • add the eggs one at the time, mixing a few minutes after each addition
  • combine the two flours in a seperate bowl.
  • Put the milk in a jug and add the vanilla extract to it
  • add one third of the flours to the creamed mixture and beat well.
  • pour one-third of the milk and beat again
  • REAPEAT these steps until all the flour and milk has been added.
  • lastly fold in the crushed oreos.
  • spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases, filling them untiul they are two-thirds full
  • bake in the oven for 25 minutes until they are golden brown
  • once cooled ice with your favourite vanilla butter cream and decorate with an oreo cookie.

ENJOY 🙂 

Thank you Emma  they taste wonderful and are so simply to make. My friends loved them too!!:)

Bacon and Cheese Egg Mc Muffin Cups

I have got this recipe from picky-palate.com

For any details about the recipe or the photos please click on the link. 🙂 This recipe was easy as you always have all the items at home to prepare it. My Bacon and Cheese Egg McMuffins tasted very dry. I dont know if they suppose to taste like that but that was something I didnt like. Also the “cups” turned out to be VERY crispy. A bit to crispy for my taste but okay. All in all a fun and easy recipe to try.

Dont laugh. This is how they looked after I made them. Not that shiny as on the pictures on the recipe but ok.;)

Pasta bake with Ham and Asperagus

You need:

  • 3/4l Water
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 200g Noodles (small or mediums or anything you like of course)

Cook the Noodles until they are “aldente”. The same do for the asparagus after you peeled them and cut them into pieces.Put them aside and grease in a casserole dish.

For the sauce you need:

  • 40g Butter
  • 40g whole grain flour
  • 3/8l sour cream or milk
  • 125g grated Cheese
  • Salt, Paprika exctract
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 2 tabelspoon Water
  • 2Egg whites
  • 100g boiled Ham
  1. Heat up the Butter and add the whole grain flour to it.
  2. Stir all the time! Deglaze with sour cream OR milk.
  3. Bring it to boil again then add the grated Cheese, Salt and Paprika extract.
  4. Put the pan from the hotplate
  5. Wisk the two Egg yolks with the 2tablesppons of water and add them to the sauce
  6. Beat up the Egg whites and if they are foamy add to the sauce
  7. Now you putt everything together: the Noodles, the sauce and the asperagus and into the casserole.
  8. Put the the boiled Ham slices on top
  9. Bake for 25-35 minutes on 225 to 250°C  (437°F- 482 °F)

Enjoy the Pasta bake with a fresh salad! 🙂

If you tried any of those recipes! Let me know what you think. And again, if YOU you want ME to try out YOUR fave recipe just let me know or leave the recipe at the comment section. 😀

Love to read from you *Linn*

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(New Post) Whats in your mug today?

Andrew a wonderful friend of mine is back after a blogging holiday. I am so happy that he is, cause I love to read his fine and humorous blog posts. So welcome back my friend!!:)

Maybe you ask yourself why is she going to tell us about that? Well, here comes the answer. Andrew wrote a post about whats in his mug daily and asked the reader about their favourite drinks. I decide to write a post about it instead of writing a comment.

So here comes my answer about what is in my mug today!!:)

To be honest. I can’t decide what I love more. I love drinking Coffee and Tea and there wouldn’t be a happy Linn out there if there wasnt enough Tea or Coffee.

Years back I had a Senseo Pad Machine. Well, that’s how I started drinking Coffee. It was a beginning but after the weeks went by I wasnt happy with the flavour at all. So I searched for something different. Some months passed and I found the old Grandma method. Using a Melitta coffee filter. That went pretty well and the taste was way better than from the Senseo.

Two years ago me and my Mister thought of trying to prepare our own Latte at home. So we bought us an Italian Espresso Can and some Italiano already grounded Espresso. That was good and really really tasty. We always had the Lavazza Coffee but then somehow we weren’t happy with the quality anymore. It really isn’t fun when you smell a huge acid flavour in your coffee. Bleurgh.

So there wasnt a chance that we got back to Lavazza again. We thought about certified Coffee and alternatives….to make a long story short. We bought our own small coffee grinder and fair trade coffee. Now we really are happy bunnys cause our Coffee tastes as it should taste. Not because its fair trade, well maybe 😉 but I think the key is grinding your own coffee before using. The smell is amazing and the taste….

I will leave you with that!:)

Now here comes the TEA part. I loved drinking Rooibos Tea Vanilla or Caramel flavour for years nothing else but that.  I was happy and fine with that. As I joined Twitter I heard a lot about Twinings  so I bought a box of Lady Grey Tea and felt in Love with this fine flavour. I never thought I would love black tea. I used to find the flavour too bitter for my taste but thanks to Twinings I adore it. Last weekend we got us two new boxes of  Twinings Tea. Green Tea and Fruit flavoured Black tea. Also some sort of Tea I never liked before but I am now trying.

I use to drink these Teas with honey and a bit of Lemon. Very tasty! Thanks to my wonderful Cate I got a fan of strong black tea as well. She sent me a box of

I simply love that Tea!! Thanks again for it honey!!:) I drink it with Milk and Sugar and its amazing. Really good. Someday I want to explore the Twinigs and Whittard Stores in UK and try so much more lovely Teas. :))

But now to YOU. Whats IN YOUR MUG  today? Write a blog post or leave a comment. 🙂 I would  love to know.

Love*Linn

xx

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