Hallå! Here’s a little Swedish inspiration for our Monday. I came across this site called Artilleriet a little while ago while on a hunt for a rug. They sell a beautiful range of rugs among many other stylish products for the home. Here is a small sample of their rather large collection.
As I’ve mentioned (a few too many times now I know!) our oven is broken. Dinners seemed easier when we had one because I could throw something into the oven and let it cook while I run around and get Soren ready for bed. But now it takes a little more time and preparation to cook meals on the stove every night. Something I’m doing a lot of is marinating meat or fish. It means I can get the marinade together ahead of time and let the meat of fish marinate in the fridge until we are ready to have our dinner. Then it’s just a matter of throwing it into a pan.
This is a combination I really love. Lemongrass, lime + ginger chicken skewers. It can be served over coconut rice like I did here. Or quinoa cooked in some chicken stock for a healthier version. I usually pre-make enough quinoa at the start of the week to go with meals like this. Then all you need is a simple side salad or steamed greens to go with it. It’s a tasty and fairly easy dinner.
I hope you all have a great weekend. Here are a few links to keep you entertained.
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A delicious his and hers smoothy – Sprouted Kitchen
The art of weekend rest - Kinfolk
A feature of good friend and talented photographer Natalie McComas – VSCO
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For recipe, click on the image below to enlarge
There’s no doubt about it, here in Australia it’s well and truly ice cream weather. I’ve noticed these ice cream sandwiches in a local store for some time now and I’ve been tempted to try them. This week I finally did. They are by Pat and Stick’s Homemade Ice Cream Co. Started by two friends in Sydney (Pat is from Minnesota and Stick is from Sydney) the company was born after they felt Australia lacked in decent ice cream. A little playing around with their ice cream maker and flavours were developed along with the decision to focus on producing ice cream sandwiches. They use high quality ingredients without preservatives or nasty fillers, and they pride themselves on authenticity. Their full story can be read here.
And the flavours – shown above are Espresso Lace, Strawberry Choc-Chip and Caramel Pecan. They also have other flavours like Vanilla Lace, Double Choc and Mochaccino. The ice-cream is smooth and creamy and the cookies made with a delicious dough. We have a couple in the freezer ready for dessert tonight :-)
We are about to update our kitchen. I can’t wait. The one we have is ok, but it’s a little cheap and generic looking. So it will be nice to have something more stylish and an oven that finally works! On my hunt for inspiration I found a few pieces to add a bit of style and fresh colour into the kitchen. I hope you like them.
This past weekend Soren started swimming lessons. It’s blowing my mind how quickly he is growing. 7 months ago he was a little jellybean that felt so fragile to hold. Now we dangle him upside down by his ankles as he laughs and grins from ear to ear. We can see that he is learning from us and watching what we do. He won’t drink out of his own sippy cup but will reach for my water bottle when he sees me drink from it. Doing groceries I have him in the BabyBjorn and he holds the trolley handle like he is pushing it himself. And when paying for things by card he will lean over with all his might to try to remove it from the machine himself. It’s incredible to observe.
It’s also making me think about what he might pick up that I don’t want him to. Like our slip of the ‘f’ word. Or overconsumption of chocolate while watching TV. We are no longer the irresponsible young adults deep down we still feel we are. We are role models for a little person who will think everything we do is how things should be. At least until he becomes a teenager.