23.05.11

Oliver Gustav once again!

In May last year, stylist Christine and I spent a week in Copenhagen for inspiration and work, and came home with this gorgeous feature (well, we think so...) shot in Oliver Gustav´s fantastic flowershop and studio in Kongens Nytorv. Unfortunately no one has shown an interest in the feature yet, but since I have now waited a whole year to share some of the images with you, I can no longer hold back. His taste in plants and interior is outstanding (and quite morbid), and visiting his place was a huge treat and great inspiration for us. A wonderful, wonderful day!

If you are going to Copenhagen, I recommend that you pay him a visit too!


Photography: Trine Thorsen

Going for green!

A dash of green is a great additional color to all the dark furnitures I have in my home.
Wouldn´t mind adding the table and chairs too!!! Think it could go very well the rest of my stuff...
Hmmm... guess I have to start saving once again :-)

Great textures and trendy buys now showing in Elle Decoration, Norway.

Photography: Trine Thorsen
Styling: Tara Ballantyne

14.05.11

Let´s dance!


Think I need to spend the weekend practicing new moves for Elle´s upcoming summer party :-)

11.05.11

Hummus


I have to admit that my healthy lifestyle has been put aside for a while, but is now coming back in to my life and my daily routines. Gone (again!) is wheat (gluten), dairy products and sugar, and welcome are yummie food with low carb, protein and fat. Lots of it! My breakfast now consists of eggs and bacon (at least 50 grams!), and on Sunday I even added a dash of Bernaise on top. Yuck and yum at the same time!
Have to admit that it is a little bit hard getting used to all the fat, but with only little carbs in the diet it´s supposed to be good for you!
My new lifestyle requires some cooking and baking and my goal is to share some of the recipes with you here.

First one out is hummus, which is not only yummie with vegetables (as dip), grilled chicken, hard boiled eggs and more, but also has all the nutritional values my new lifestyle requires.

HUMMUS:

You need:

1 can of chickpeas (organic if available)
1/4 cup of the leftover chickpea liquid
3-5 tbsp of lemon juice (depending on your preference)
1 1/2 tbsp tahini (paste made of sesame seeds)
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil

You do:

Drain the chickpeas and set aside the liquid from the can. Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender/food processor. Add 1/4 cup of the liquid from the chicpeas. Blend until everything is thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Place in a serving bowl and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus. Add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional).

Hummus can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or can be kept in the freezer for up to one month. Add a little olive oil if it appears to be dry.

PS! If you like it spicy, add a sliced red chilli or a dash of cayenne pepper.






My new favourite tree

After my special tree died on me early this year, I had to find myself a new favourite. Since I´m quite picky on colors and shapes (can be green, but not too green, preferably no pink etc...), I have looked around for a while. I found this cool fella while visiting a local nursery a few weeks back and I have to say it has become my new favourite. The tree is called Salix Anglorum "Yalta" and has beautiful purple red catkins and the perfect green color ;-). I love the strange looking shape with a long stem and a little "bush" on top. It prefers sun or semi-shade which is perfect for my quite sunny garden.

01.05.11

Spring cleaning!


This weekend spring cleaning has been on the "to do list", and I must say I´m happy and exhausted (I looove getting the garden and the veranda ready for summer, especially after...). In lots of sunshine and with help from my wonderful mother, the lawn have been raked, the hedge trimmed and flowers planted. I´ve even had some time to gather a whole bunch of stuff from the loft and the basement to sell on my yard sale next weekend.

On Saturday May 7th. from 11.00- 17.00 and Sunday May 8th. from 11.00- 17.00, I will be selling off a bunch of stuff I have collected for a while. New stuff, old stuff, antiques, clothes, furnitures, pictures (photographs) and a whole lot more...
For those of you who lives nearby (or is thinking of taking a trip to the countryside), please stop by! Freshly brewed coffee and homemade cake will be awaiting :-).