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March Recipe Share

Wow, this month went by so fast, I can hardly belive that we already have April. This month I really had a hard time- in fact not enough time to cook or bake properly. I somehow managed to try three new recipes. Here they are:

A few of you know that I am a huge Lie to me fan. I simply love the actors, their relationships and the science behind it. In the first episode Gillian Foster had an Orange Slushy and I got so curious that I freaking wanted to try one too. Here is a video in which you see Gilian Foster sipping it at the beginning (Big white sipping thingy).  evenfromfrance-junk-series-cal-and-gillian (Thank you Vanessa for sharing this vid with me) As they don’t sell any here in Germany I needed to find a different way. My Austrian friend Sonja who is a huge Lie To Me fan too shared this recipe with me and I really loved it:

Orange Slushie

You need:

300 ml Orange juice

A few Orange filets if you like

100 ml Milk

4-6 tbsp Sugar

6-8 Ice cubes

Vanilla extract

Put everything in a shaker and let is stir until it is creamy. Put the ice cubes in your fave glass, decorate your glass with a slice of orange and ENJOY! :=)

The second recipe I got from this site Picky Palate It looked soo yummy and as I love Peanut Butter I thought “Now THIS ONE is for ME”.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Monkey Bread

For the recipe details please follow the link. 🙂

I was so excited to try it as it sound to be easy and tasty. Well, I have to admit, that I was highly disappointed. 😦 All you tasted was SWEET and the taste of Butter. All the Peanut and Jelly- NOTHING 😦  So, I can’t recommend this dish-unfortunately.

The last recipe I tried was a Swedish Cheese Cake (Ostkaka)

For the dough:

170 g wholemeal

4 tbsp

1 tbsp Whiskey or Cognac

1 Eg

1 pinch of Salt

possibly 1 tbsp Milk

Prepare a dough out of these items and put it into the fridge to cool while you prepare the filling.

Filling:

650 g curd-cheese

100 g Sugar

3 small eggs (or 2 big ones)

1 tbsp Whiskey or Cognac

3 tbsp Honey

2 tbsp sifted flour

1 pinch of baking soda

Mix everything together and put a side. Cover a spring- form pan with aluminium foil. Then get the dough out of the fridge and squeeze the dough into the spring- form pan.  Put it at the edge of the  spring- form pan and press up like 3cm. Put the Filling on top of the dough and into the preheated oven 175°C (347 Fahrenheit) (Gas mark 4) 45 min.

Et voilà. Finished and suuuper yummy. Love the creamy texture. Fruit sauce would go very well with that cake too. Will try that next time but for now I will enjoy it as perfect as it is. Can highly recommend this recipe!!!:=)

That is it. See you next month when its time for another Post of RECIPE SHARE. 🙂

If you tried one of the recipes-TELL ME. If you want ME to try YOUR FAVE RECIPE-tell ME!!!!:D

xx

Linn

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2011 Recipe Challenge

My  friend Amber wrote in one of her last blogs about a Food Challenge. The goal is to try 3 new recipes a month for this year of 2011.

I am not so much of a Challenge Person but this one really sounds to be fun and individual enough and simply without any pressure that I am going to jump in, even though it started in January and I am a moth late..but who minds,right?! 🙂 The great thing is that through this  I will “force” myself to not always cook the same dishes ever week instead of try to collect 33 new recipes during this year, which is really, really good!

So let’s get started then. It’s mid February and I already tried 3 new recipes this month. This first recipe is from the lovely Emma, who is such a baking Queen. She gave me this follow recipe.

 

Mars Bar Crispy Cake

  • 3 Mars bars, chopped up
  • 90 g of butter
  • 3 cups of Rice Krispies or Coco Pops

Put the mars bars and the butter into a saucepan and melt over a low heat until you have a smooth mixture (do not! boil!) Add the crispy’s  and stir well. Turn into a prepared pan (a pan in which you covered the ground with grease proof paper) and press down the mass. Smooth the top

For the TOPPING you only need:

  • 200 g of milk chocolate
  • 30 g of butter

Melt the Chocolate and the butter in a bowl over a pan of hot water, stir until smooth and spread this over the crispy mixture. Refrigerate for a couple of hours and then chop into pieces!:)

I tried this recipe yesterday and I can only agree. This delight IS highly addictive and super yummy. What I like the most is that it’s easily and fast prepared and you can prepare it hours before serving it so no haste at all.

The second recipe I got from Janet. After asking her on Twitter if she had an idea what I could have for Dinner the other day she came up with this idea:

Grilled Veggie Panini

  • “grill your fave veggies. You can slice zucchini, eggplant, Portobello. Mushroom brush with olive oil and either grill or roast
  • until tender then slice your fave bread, I use soar dough, spread pesto on then add veggies and fresh mozz and press…” (quote from Janet’s tweet)

I made mine with courgette, grilled cheese, pesto, peppers and ruccola salad. The bread I used was a herb Foccachia. It was super, super yummy and I will defenetly try this again soon. Thank you for sharing dearie!!:)

 

The third recipe I tried after seeing this video Its a video about how to make

Apple Turnover

  • I bought a pack of puff pastry
  • Out of 5-6 medium Apples (you can take any apple you like) I made a stewed fruit/ apple sauce
  • I cut triangles and squares out of the dough and set a big heap of apple stew on the dough
  • I turned the dough over so that the apple filling is covered and squeezed the border with my fingers. You can use a fork or anything to do that.
  • Then I spread milk on top of the dough and strew cinnamon/sugar on top of it
  • Baked in the pre-heated oven by 180 degrees Celsius for 15-20 minutes

Watch the instruction video above  if you have any questions or want to see how these pastries are going to prepare. Here are mine. You can eat them with vanilla ice or vanilla sauce. I decided to eat them with cream!:)

If you want to jump into the Challenge-let me know!!:) We (Me and Amber) would love to have more company during those months of trying new dishes. If you have I special recipe or one of your fave’s you want me to try leave a comment!! I am looking forward to read from you!

Love*Linn

 


 

 

 

On your marks. Get set. GO!

In January I wrote about following a new path in my life. During this year of 2011 I want to focus on developing myself and learn something new.  Filling  my spare time with some exciting classes. Now the time has finally come. Its is mid February and my courses are about to start.

The best course starts with a good preparation. That is something everyone knows. Right?! So for the Patchwork Class I went shopping at  Charlottas to get some nice fabric for my quilt and I have to admit it wasnt that easy. Standing in a tiny room between 7 woman and two Children. All around us shelves with fabrics all different and beautiful but I really lost focus. One of the shop assistant tried to help me to collect some nice fabrics but I am not sure if and how it will turn out on the quilt, which is going to be my first. After 1,5 hours in this small and super warm store I was slightly annoyed and really overwhelmed..well, I simply thought it would be more easy. Hm. In a store for sewing supplies I bought everything a sewer needs: scissors, tape measure, a thingy that helps you cut lines perfectly (yes, there are such great helpers out there.I would love to had that one as I was a kid in Kindergarten:)) lol and needles.

For my Ballet Class I had to dig deep into my wardrobe to find my old Ballet clothes.

Yep, I still got them as they are very precious to me. I also found a pair of new Ballet shoes but I don’t like them so well.They don’t fit that much so I prefer using my old ones even tough they don’t look that good anymore but on the other hand who really cares. 🙂 My last Ballet Class is 5 years ago so part of my preparation is also stretching. I love doing that. It’s very relaxing and not boring at all if you do it in front of the TV. I also got myself some help from The New York City Ballet which have some good videos on YouTube . I have their workout book at home too so it really helps a lot to reactivate your muscles. 🙂

These are my preparations for the Classes. The Patchwork/ Quilting Class starts tomorrow (15.2.) evening at 7pm and the Ballet lessons are going to take place every Saturday at 11am for the next 3 month.

Maybe some of you who read my post about “Following a new path” mind fully may ask what about the English Country Dance Workshop?! Right you are, I have to say. I didn’t miss that. The Course took place last weekend (12-13.2) but unfortunately without ME.  😦 I had huge pain in my back because of the physiotherapy treatment I get since a few weeks. I was really unhappy about the fact that I had to spent the weekend in pain and without entering the Class. I will have a one on one talk with the physiotherapy dude tomorrow, because on thing is for sure: I AM GOING TO THAT BALLET class this Saturday! So no new pain. End of discussion!

I will keep you updated about how the courses are going.:) If you have any questions or ideas of a new post please let me know. 🙂

Mucho love*Linn*

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