February 23, 2010

Homemade chocolate spread

I am not overly talented in the food department. However, I like nice food that is simple to make like this chocolate spread which both my kids and I love.

Photo: tempo.dk

The chocolate spread is easy to make. You need 75 gr. hazel nuts, 150 gr. 70% chocolate and a dash of cream (I have also seen a recipe using macadamia nuts instead of hazel nuts and a neutral vegetable oil instead of cream. However, I have not tried that out).

Place the nuts in one layer on a dish and roast them in the oven until they are golden - I put the oven at 225 degrees celsius. Chop the chocolate and put them in a blender glass with the dash of cream. Add the roasted nuts - the warmth from the nuts will melt the chocolate. Blend it all togehter. It it is too thick, add some more cream.  Enjoy - we certainly did.

February 10, 2010

Happy parting

These two babies have left me now. I hope their new mothers are happy with them ;-).

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This romantic pink purse has Shakespeare's sonnet 18 on it:

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Photo: tempo.dk

February 8, 2010

Cuddly couch companions

These past couple of weeks I finally got around to making some new cushion covers desperately needed to renew my home and there is no money for new furniture ;-).

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This one is made of knitted felt. I had a bit of leftover Marimekko-fabric that I sewed onto the cushion cover. I think it brings a touch of spring into my livingroom.

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I have a big heart for crocked hearts. These covers are also made from knitted felt. For these I also used white linen. Linen is one of my favorite fabrics.

Finally I would like to show a cushion I made some time back which is made of silk and knitted felt.

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This one is the first one I made. It is quite symbolic - each heart is for one of my little princesses.

I have not put out any of the covers for sale yet - like the ones I have made so far too much to sell them. I will probably make some more to share, though.