Saturday, October 30, 2010

Super Easy Yummy Scones!

I've tried this recipe from Jamie Oliver's book Ministry of Food several times and the scones always came out excellent! Its also pretty straight forward recipe :)

*Makes 10 scones

-120g mixture of sour cherries and/or raisins
-orange juice, for soaking
-450g self-raising flour, plus a little extra for dusting
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-120g butter
-pinch of salt
-2 large eggs
-5 tablespoons milk, plus a little extra for brushing

*To make your dough

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Soak the cherries and raisins in a little bowl with just enough orange juice to cover them. While they're soaking, you can either pulse the flower, baking powder and butter in a food processor just until the mixture starts to look like breadcrumbs (don't be tempted to over-pulse) or you can rub them together by hand (that is what I do). Transfer to a mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. In another bowl, beat the eggs and milk with a good pinch of salt. Then pour your beaten eggs, milk, cherries and raised into the well in the flour mixture and stir well, adding a splash more milk if necessary, until you have a soft, dry dough.

After just roll out the dough with a rolling pin and cut 2cm thick or as you like it best :) . Dip the pastry brush into some milk and brush the top of each scone. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes until risen and brown.

result super yummy scones!!!!

what to put on them!?!!?!? what about homemade jam!!!! recipe from my second favorite cook Rachel Allen!, Summer fruit Jam recipe

nothing better then an afternoon tea with some homemade scones and jam!

yummy :)

Photo fun

While in Stockholm every time we went back to the place we were staying we passed this statue, I ended up taking some pics of it during different times of the day,


cloudy day,

By the way this is the Statue of Charles XIV John at Slussplan :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Organic shops in Stockholm

Following the suggestions in the Stockholm guide from Design*Sponge we visited some really nice organic shops!

First stop was in the Deli Nytorget,

they've put to good use the vegetable wooden boxes,

interesting to see that the majority of the organic products are all from UK!

my favorite drinkss are from the Belvoir Fruit Farms! If you find them do try their drink Summer Cooler (Fresh cucumber and mint with bubbling spring water and a hint of spirit-soothing geranium blossom – this delightful and unique blend is a real thirst-quencher). Is truly summer in a glass!

Next stop the Good Store,

they have a really nice tea selection,

I really like the design of the boxes! again from another UK brand Clipper. Their website is also really nice! In a recent post from the blog Tea For Joy I've found that these incredible labels from Belvoir and Clipper as the yummy cereals Dorset are all made by Big Fish.

another super cute labeling!

another really nice drink! Next stop Östermalms Saluhall market

a true treat to the eye and stomach!

To finish! dinner at the vegetarian restaurant Hermans. Great food with an amazing view!

they have a really nice relaxing area,

and a really amazing view!! for a really reasonable price,

yep! it was a buffet.. guilty!! but it was super tasting!!

amazing desserts,

some interesting words of wisdom in their wall,


tea bags that bring some messages of wisdom,

in general they have a nice sense of humor,

If you visit Stockholm this is a mandatory stop :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This is yummy, where is it from?

I've noticed that I have a little obsession... photographing food. I've just realized it reviewing some vacation albums and seeing tones of pics of food :)

So why not share them! Some might look nicer to the eye then others.. but I can guaranty they were all yummy!! :) So here it is a new section of the blog "This is yummy, where is it from?"

Fresh oysters with some lemon from the local poissonnerie of Trouville-Sur-Mer, Normandy, France!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Stockholm's Thousand islands cruise

If you want to take the best of the Stockholm's archipelagos I would definitely recommend the thousand islands cruise! Its a full day of amazing views!!

It departs from the Nybrokajen port,

and with some cake and cafe... yep in Portuguese it can be kind of tricky the cake word :P

amazing views,

during the trip you see some really amazing houses close to the shore,

red, white!

pink!! with the super cute little boat house,

nothing better than laying back and relaxing in the sun in your own little island!

We also stopped in some really amazing islands like this one,

that has some really nice guest houses,

you could also take a bit of sun and swim,

as it incredible as it my sound the water was much warmer then the water in Algarve ...yep true!!! .... but they don't have as many sunny shining days as we have in Algarve :P there had to be a trade off !

You also had a pretty nice lunch and dinner in the boat! I was positively surprised! Normally in this organized trips food is normally nothing special! But on this one there was a lot of local treats!

yummy food with a view!!!

we saw some super nice boats along the way,

as some pretty huge cruises!

definitely one day well spent!!