Vallisaari och Kuninkaansaari öarna

Endast en kort båttur från Helsingfors också hamnar du på de vackra Vallisaari och Kuninkaansaari öarna. Förr i tiden så förvarades armens ammunition här, och några hundra personer tog hand om ön och det som förvarades här. Men ön har alltid spelat en viktig roll för den Finska, Svenska och Ryska marinen på grund av sitt läge. Och det var först 2016 som man fick åka hit och njuta av den vackra gröna ön. Hela ön är fylld av gamla byggnader och under 2021 ska Helsinki Biennale hållas här med musik, konst och en massa god och hållbar mat.

Jag uppskattar verkligen att man idag får besöka den här vackra ön som är fylld av ett spännande djurliv, vackra byggnader och en fantastisk natur! Här hittar man faktiskt mer än tusen olika sorters fjärilar, olika sorters fladdermöss och en massa andra djur. Eftersom man inte får gå över allt så kommer det rika djurlivet att bevaras. På ön hittar man även fik, restauranger och en bar.

Vallisaari och Kuninkaansaari ligger precis utanför Helsingfors, vid Suomenlinna sea fortress som förr kallades för Sveaborg. Det tar bara 20 minuter att ta sig hit med båt från centrum. Och från Vallisaari kan du promenera över till Kuninkaansaari på en stig i vattnet.

Här hittar du tidtabellen: Båt till Vallisaari

Tänk på att du inte får gå överallt på öarna, respektera det och det fantastiska djurlivet som finns här!

Fantastiska byggnader hittar man överallt på ön. Både bostadshus, ammunitionsutrymme, små fabriker mm.. Tänk dig detta utrymmet med olika konstverk! Glöm inte att ta med dig badkläder!

Vallisaari och Kuninkaansaari ligger vid Suomenlinna / Sveaborg. Endast 20 minuter med båt från Helsingfors. Från Vallisaari kan du promenera över till Kuninkaansaari på en liten stig i vattnet.

Här hittar du turlistan till Vallisaari

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Halloumi och röd linsgryta

Detta är en riktigt god halloumigryta med röda linser. Jag använde mig av en halloumi och en Akkawi. Akkawi påminner om halloumi och härstammar från Palestina. Det tar cirka 30 minuter att laga grytan, och du kan äta den precis som den är eller så serverar du den med lite ris och sallad.

Halloumi och röd linsgryta ingredienser

  • 400 gram Halloumi eller Akkawi, jag använde en av varje
  • 400 gram krossade tomater
  • 1 gul lök
  • Någon trevlig olja för matlagning, jag använde en blandning av olivolja och rapsolja
  • 400 gram röda linser, antingen köper du dem redan kokta eller bara kokar upp dem innan.
  • 1,5 dl grädde för matlagning
  • 1 matsked Dijon senap
  • 1 vitlöksklyfta
  • 1 matsked tomatpuré
  • 1 tesked paprikakrydda
  • 1 tesked torkad Oregano

Så här lagar du linsgrytan

  1. Om du lagar dina röda linser på egen hand, sätt på dem först av allt. Och detsamma med riset.
  2. Skär upp varje halloumi i munsbitar. Varje halloumi ger cirka 12 bitar.
  3. Stek upp halloumien i lite olja på medelhög värme tills den har lite färg på varje sida. Lägg dem åtsidan.
  4. Skiva löken och stek upp den på mellanvärme tills den är lite mjuk. Inte brun!
  5. Tillsätt tomatpuré, krossade tomater, grädde, pressad vitlök och senap. Rör om och tillsätt sedan de röda linserna. Rör om igen!
  6. Tillsätt torkad oregano, paprikakrydda, salt och peppar. Rör om och låt det sjuda i några minuter. Smaka och se om du vill lägga till mer salt och peppar.

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Några av ingredienserna

MINTKYSSAR

Jag tycker om dessa året runt, även om de är typiska för julen. Gott att äta själv, eller att ge bort.

Mintkyssar ingredienser

  • 3,5-4 dl florsocker, mängden beror på hus stor äggvitan är
  • 5 droppar pepparmintolja
  • 1 äggvita
  • 50 gram mörk choklad

Så här gör du

  1. Använd en elektrisk visp för att få äggvitan fluffigt vit.
  2. Häll det mesta av florsockret och pepparmintsoljan. Blanda, det ska bli ganska fast, men tänk på att det ska gå att spritsa ut. Häll i mer florsocker om det behövs.
  3. Fyll spritspåsen med massan och spritsa ut runda plattor på ett bakplåtspapper.
  4. Låt dem torka i minst en dag i rumstemperatur.
  5. När de är torra så smälter du choklad i ett vattenbad. (koka upp lite vatten i en gryta, sänk till medeltemperatur och ställ en annan gryta ovanpå vattnet med chokladen i. Rör runt ibland tills allt har smält, tänk på att vattnet inte får koka och komma i chokladen!)
  6. Fyll en spritspåse med choklad, och tryck ut små droppar på varje platta.
  7. Låt det torka, förvara i en burk eller påse.

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Syrenkakor

Syrenkakor är fina grejer det! Smakar lätt av syren beroende på hur många du har i, och är enkla att göra. Ibland dekorerar jag dom med färska syrener, det ser fint ut!

Syrenkaks ingredienser

  • 7,5 dl vetemjöl
  • 1,5 dl strösocker
  • 3 tsk vaniljsocker
  • 300 gram rumstempererat smör
  • ca 1-1,5 dl torkade syrenblommor
  • Några nyplockade syrenblommor att dekorera med om du vill

Så här gör du

  1. Värm upp ugnen till 175C.
  2. Blanda vetemjöl, vaniljsocker och strösocker med en visp eller i en matberedare. Eller för hand, det går lika bra.
  3. Blanda ner det mjuka smöret, se till att allt är väl blandat.
  4. Häll i syrenerna och blanda väl, men inte för länge.
  5. Forma till runda bollar och tryck till så de blir platta.
  6. In i ugnen ca 15 minuter.
  7. Låt svalna på galler.
  8. Förvara i en kakburk.

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YOGA MED GETTER

En helt fantastisk upplevelse. Jag har inte yogat på ett tag, men när min kompis Alice frågade om jag ville hänga med och yoga med getter så sa jag ja. Jag var ju bara tvungen. Getterna går runt och vill bli kliade i början, och det är otroligt mysigt och ett slags lugn infinner sig. Sen när man kör igång med lite mer övningar så har de vant sig vid att man är där och de lägger sig nära oss, och i vissa fall på en. De gillade verkligen Alice, hon hade getter runt sig hela tiden. Mig kom och gick de till. Jag var helnöjd och har bokat in mig på fler pass.

Ibland får man ta en paus i yogandet när getterna vill mysa. Så härligt med get yoga på Lidingö.

Det bästa av allt var att det kändes som en helt otrolig vitamininjektion. Jag var sprudlande energifylld efteråt!

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EN RIKTIGT GOD KOLAPAJ

En vän till mig brukar göra en variant av den här, och det smakar helt fantastiskt. Kolapajen är enkel att göra, och det är en Pannacotta i mitten. Visst låter det gott? Tänk på att den måste stå i kylen någon timma, så var ute i god tid även om det går snabbt att göra den!

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A SECRET BREAKFAST

Imorse ringde det på dörren vid halv åtta och min frukost från DoMa kom med ett bud. Och 8.15 kopplade jag upp mig och tog del av Nespresso’s Secret Breakfast som skulle varit på DoMa. Men det här var ju ett perfekt sätt att göra det på. Jag fick laga mitt Nespresso kaffe precis som jag vill ha det, och åt en helt underbar frukost undertiden vi pratade om kaffe och frukostar.

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ISOLERAD HEMMA OCH JOBBAR PÅ

En liten bildkavalkad av vad som händer när man endast håller sig hemma nästan. Jag är ju ute och går och cyklar, men försöker att hålla mig undan från att bli smittad. Jag som alltid är ute på jobb normalt sätt har helt plötsligt fått en vardag i att vara hemma med hela familjen hela tiden. Konstigt, roligt och jobbigt. Men jag arbetar hemifrån, undervisar dottern och laggar mat i massor.. Man skulle ju kunna tycka att jag skulle ha tid att rensa på vinden eller något i den stilen. Men konstigt nog har man ännu mindre tid över nu..

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Äggmuffins

Fluffigt goda äggmuffins som passar bra med en sallad, bacon eller att bara äta som de är.Enkelt att laga, och riktigt gott!

INGREDIENSER 2 PERSONER

  • 3 ägg
  • 1 msk grädde, eller mjölk
  • 1 dl riven ost. Jag använder ofta mozzarella eller getost. Men ta den du tycker om!
  • 1 vårlök
  • salt och peppar

SÅ HÄR GÖR DU

1, Värm ugnen till 200 C.

2, Blanda alla ingredienser i en skål.

3, Olja muffinsformen på sidorna, och fyll sedan med blandningen så att formen är 3/4 dels full. De sväller upp i ugnen.

4, Låt den svalna någon minut i formen innan du serverar.

Tadaa! Klart, servera till exempel med en fräsch sallad.

De går bra att frysa, och det är himla bra att ha några i frysen!

ENGLISH RECIPE

This is a great recipe, and you can enjoy eating this fluffy egg muffin just as it is. Or add a nice salad, chicken, meat or whatever you might fancy. Here is how you can make it at home:

Makes 2 egg muffins (1 per person)

You need

3 eggs

1 table spoon milk or cream

1 dl (1/2 cup) grated cheese. I used mozzarella and a goat cheese. But any cheese will do!

1 spring onion or Chinese scallion finely chopped

Salt

Pepper

1, Mix it all in a bowl.

2, Spray the muffin pan with oil before you add the filling, or line each cup with cup cake liners.

3, Add into a muffin / cornbread pan, just fill 3/4 of the pan. As it will puff up in the oven.

4, Put into the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. When it is really high then it’s done. It will sink again as you remove it from the oven.

Tadaa! Serve as you like! Enjoy!

Tips from me;

Let it cool down for some minutes before you remove it with a spatula.

You can actually freeze them, it lasts about 2 months. And is very handy to have in the freezer;)

And you can add some small pieces of bacon if you want;)

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Buttery cod in the oven

Easy to do, and most people like it! Serve with potatoes or rice, and a nice salad on the side!

INGREDIENTS 4 persons

  • 4 cod fillets, if frozen defrost them in the fridge first. I usually take them out the night before. You can use any white fish.
  • Butter, about 100 gram (1 cup) or as much as you like. There should be enough to drizzle on top of your fish and potatoes / rice!
  • 1 onion, cut in slices
  • 1/2 lemon (optional)
The baking tray is from Swedish Kockums Jernverk.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat up the oven to 175 C (350 F)
  • Add some butter in your baking dish, and put the cod fillet on top.
  • Sprinkle some salt on top, the sliced onion and the rest of the butter.
  • Leave in oven for about 15 minutes, make sure it is totally cooked but don’t let it overcook as is gets all mushy and falls apart.
  • Drizzle some lemon juice on top of you want before serving!

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Restaurang Isaan

Krabbröra med Karma crackers, helt fantastsikt gott!!

Sayan Isaksson lagar mat som är full av smaker från det Thailändska köket, men tillagade med mestadels av svenska råvaror. Och det är precis så mat ska lagas idag. Man kan ta inspiration från andra länders kök, men använda sig av vad vi har lokalt! Sayan har tagit inspiration från Isaan regionen i Thailand där både han och många av de andra kockarna är födda. Men även från Chiang Mai och Bangkok.

Laab av gammal ko och grönt.

Sayan Isaksson har haft Michelin restauranger, vunnit guld med det svenska kocklandslaget, lagat Nobelmiddagar och mycket annat. Så det var med stor förväntan jag åt här första gången. Och jag har sedan dess hunnit med ett antal besök.

Sayan Isaksson

Men förvänta dig inte någon kokosmjölkssås, här är istället rå Thai streetfood i en miljö med kristallkronor. Det är Rock’n roll thai! På helgerna spelas jazz och soul, och drinkarna är ljuvliga och försvinnande goda. De har även öppet för frukost men det har jag inte hunnit att äta ännu, men deras brunch åt jag med glädje. Perfekt att prova på en massa olika rätter, men spara utrymme för dessertbordet för det är så himla mycket gott där!

Isaan’s dessertbord
Min väninna Petra och jag
Shaved ice med lakrits och hallon

Restaurant Isaan’

Berzelii Park, Stockholm

Email info@berns.se

Isaan in Stockholm

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Vanilla Ice cream

Sometimes I have cream in the fridge that is about to expire. Then I make some ice cream. And for this recipe you don’t need an ice cream machine. (But it works as well if you do have one) Enjoy, and do try some before it is totally frozen!




Svinkløv Bath Hotel

Svinkløv Bath Hotel is runned by the Bocuse d’Or winner Kenneth Toft-Hansen and his wife Louise. It is located just by a stunningly beautiful Danish beach, and the hotel is finally rebuilt again after the fire in 2016 when it burnt down to the ground. I did not have the pleasure to visit before it burnt down. But apparently it looks exactly the same as before, you could never believe that this was just built. The materials they have used are solid, and it is wood everywhere. Painted in white and grey, and you get this feeling of calm when you enter Svinkløv.

The beds are very comfortable!

The room has a classic Scandinavian seaside look. And you just feel like you never want to leave, but then you look out. And you just wanna run down to the beautiful beach and have a swim. You can borrow bathrobes at the hotel.

I really appreciate a nice bathroom, and every little detail is well thought of at Svinkløv. Even the soaps are made in a sustainable way.

This is one of the best places I ever been to. Thank you for a great experience!

Svinkløv Badehotel

Svinkløvvej 593

Svinkløv

9690 Fjerritslev

Walk down and take a swim before dinner!

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Jerusalem Artichoke soup

This is my favourite soup! And I always make a lot of it, normally I have a sandwich with it. But I didn’t have that at home..

Recipe for 3-4 persons

INGREDIENTS

8 Jerusalem Artichokes, about 500 grams (1,1 pounds or 17,6 oz)

2-3 shallots

3 dl of vegetable stock (1,3 cup)

2,5 dl of cream (1 cup)

INSTRUCTIONS

Peel the Jerusalem artichokes, and cut into pieces.

Peel and slice the shallots.

Then you sweat them.

When that is done throw it all into your mixer. Swish!!

Add the cream, and let it all simmer for some minutes.

Dinner is ready!

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Broms in Stockholm

Located by Karlaplan at Östermalm in Stockholm, with an easy access by tube or bus. Chef Anna Broms is running this homey bistro, bar and deli at Karlaplan in Stockholm. If I would advertise it, then it would be as “A living room away from home”.

Anyway, they serve great breakfasts here that suit all kinds of cravings! Sandwiches, chia puddings, Pain au Chocolate etc… and some really good coffee of course. Wouldn’t be a great breakfast location without it..

The lunches and dinners are a real treat as the menu is packed with things to choose from, but somehow I order their famous Salmon Sashimi very often. It is just so great and one of the reasons I go here.

Somehow I always manage to get a seat. But to make sure, book a table!

The place is packed with locals, and I normally always end up meeting someone I know there. With it’s relaxed living room feeling, this is a place where it is easy to end up chatting with the people at the table beside you. And as I love being a social butterfly, Broms is really my thing.

And if you meet Anna, she is one of the most awesome chefs in Stockholm.

Enjoy your stop here! And if you see me, say Hi;)

Anna and I

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Potatoes au Gratin

How about a creamy cheese sauce with some tender potatoes to go with some nice tenderloin, chicken or what ever you like. I always serve with a green salad on the side. And don’t forget to use some nice cheese on top!

INGREDIENTS 4 persons

  • 750 gram potatoes (1,65 pounds) If in U.K. or the States, use Russet potatoes or Idaho. In Sweden use Ratte or Amadine if possible.
  • 2 medium sized yellow onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 dl heavy cream or cooking cream (2 cups) You get the best result with heavy cream!
  • 1 dl full fat milk (0,45 cups)
  • 150 gram cheese, at least (I normally mix a mild cheese with some Parmigiano Reggiano or some other mature cheese)
  • 50 gram butter
  • Salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat up the oven to 225 C. (400 F)
  • Peel the potatoes
  • Slice the potatoes thin, I use a mandoline or my mixer.
  • Peel and cut the onion into thin slices.
  • Grate the cheese.
  • Sweat the onion, and squeeze in the garlic after awhile.
  • Add everything into a cooking pan and let it cook for 10 minutes. Stir carefully so it won’t get burnt in the bottom. Add the salt and pepper after awhile.
  • Then pour everything into a baking dish, and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes!
  • Voila! It’s done!

If you double the dish, you get the best result using two baking dishes!

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Culinary Olympics Swedish supporters

I just wan’t to share some of all the pictures of the people that were supporting the Swedish teams during the Culinary Olympics. It is fantastic to participate, and the teams really appreciate all the support! Norway had most supporters in Stuttgart, but Sweden had a big bunch too. And it is special to cheer for the chefs that you know and support! Well done everyone, both supporters and chefs!

Me and Karin rocking the Swedish colours
Lilian in the middle
Listening to team manager Fredrik
Fredrik Andersson, the Swedish team manager
Leading the Swedish supporters
Sebastian Pettersson from the Swedish team, with his biggest supporters. His parents!
Thilda Mårtensson, competing and cheering! One of Sweden’s most brilliant young chef’s.
Joppe and Karin
Nina, me, Sebastian and Karin
Nina the knife;)
Me, Karin, Alexander, Ola and Nina
Well, I am partly Danish;) So over and out! Have a great day!

Mama Ma Lin Fried Chicken With Green Peppers

This is a dish that is supposed to be done with pork, but most of the time I use chicken instead. The first time I did it with chicken was because they didn’t have any pork in my little shop in Shanghai when I lived there. Since then I must have cooked the dish at least a 100 times with chicken, so I suppose we are just used to it… This is one of my kids favourite dishes.

Ingredients for 4-5 persons if you eat it as a full meal.

500 gram chicken filet

100 gram salted peanuts with no shell

3 egg whites

80 gram of cornstarch (or 16 tsp.)

2 decilitre chicken stock

4 teaspoons rice wine

4 teaspoons Chinese soy sauce

1 scallion the white part

1-1,5 teaspoon of ginger powder

1-2 thinly sliced garlic

3 teaspoons of white sugar

1 green pepper seeded and cut into little pieces

0,5 -1 Chili flakes

1, Cut the chicken into little pieces.

2, Beat the egg whites and mix with 60 gram of corn starch.(12 teaspoons)

3, Add the chicken, mix it and set aside.

4,Mix the stock with 4 teaspoons of cornstarch, rice wine, soy sauce, scallions, ginger, garlic and sugar. Set aside.

5, Heat some vegetable oil in a wok or a big frying pan. Add the chicken and stir fry for a minute to seal in the juices.

6, Remove, drain and set aside.

7, Pour out the oil and reheat the wok.

8, Add the green peppers and fry them for a minute. And then you add the chicken.

9, Stir the sauce to blend it and add it to the wok.

10, Add the peanuts and chilli flakes.

11, Let it all boil until the chicken is done.

Remove and serve as a dish with noodles.

Or serve it as one of many dishes.

Enjoy!

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Cooking, cleaning and just living. Here is some of this weeks highlights!

So another week has gone by, and I was having the luck to join my friend Anna for a cooking event with Sebastian Gibrand, Sweden’s Bocuse d’Or contestant and Global knives. The theme was Japanese Street Food and I was in charge of the dessert. Fantastic evening, and so much fun hanging out with a great gang and eat some amazing food!

Lövgren’s Coffee launched a coffee together with Regnbågsfonden – Rainbow Foundation where some of their proceeds goes to the foundation. Jonas Gardell is one of the founders and he told us about their vision. And for me it feels pretty obvious that people should have the same fundamental rights whoever they love. But it’s not like this everywhere unfortunately. So check out their foundation at

http://www.regnbagsfonden.org

I also had a blast at Stockholm Cheese Festival where I tried out so many different kinds of cheese. I am a big cheese lover, and trying out cheese that I never had before was a great Friday joy! Looking forward to the next festival!

Oat rice, steamed and polished oat! A great alternative to rice.

Paul Svensson is one of Sweden’s most interesting chefs that is really taking a stand for what we eat. So when Frebaco launched their Oat rice he had created a bunch of recipes with the oat rice. And yes it sounds strange. But it had a nice soft flavour that went down really well. I am a big supporter of eating local food. And even if I love rice (7 years in China;) this will always be in my pantry from now on! Recipes will be posted in the week!

Me and Paul at Paul Taylor’s

Me and Sonja tried out some pizzas at newly opened Giretto. This is the place where they serve rye pizza dough pizzas!

Me and my friend Nils-Holger celebrating his wife Angela at a Hollywood themed party. I was just glamorous…

I am now on my way to Stuttgart to support, cheer and cover the Swedish Team’s while they compete! Going to be a blast!

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Cheese pie, the swedish way

In this recipe I have used a Swedish cheese called Västerbotten cheese that is a hard cows milk cheese with a little bit strong flavour. You can use Gruyere, Parmesan or a mature cheddar if you can’t get hold of the Swedish Västerbotten cheese. Västerbotten is actually a region in northern Sweden where they produce this cheese





Celebrating Chinese New Year

I had the honor to get invited to this years New Years Celebration at Grand Hotel in Stockholm by the Chinese Embassy. I dressed up with a touch of red and entered with my friend Mr Baijiu (Ludde). Mr Baijiu is not his name, but he is the number one importer of Baijiu in Sweden, so I have named him that. There is not much about Baijiu that he doesn’t know.






3 sttjärniga Michelin kockar hedrar Carme Ruscalleda med en otrolig middag

Joan Roca (El Celler de Can Roca, Girona), Pedro Subijana (Akelarre, San Sebastián), Carme Ruscalleda, Martín Berasategui (Martin Berasategui, Lasarte), Jordi Cruz (ABaC, Barcelona), Elena Arzak (Arzak, San Sebastián) och Eneko Atxa (Azurmendi, Larrabetzu). Ángel León (Aponiente, El Puerto de  Santa María) var kvällens kockar.

How often does it happen that so many 3 star Michelin chefs with a team of 90 people cook a dinner for you in the same evening? I had one of the most memorable dinners ever during this dinner that was a tribute to the fantastic Carme Ruscalleda during Gastronomika in San Sebastián, Spain when I visited the big food congress in the autumn. The dinner was one of many where they invited press, chefs and other people related to the food business. The evening started with some bubbles, Sorlut oysters, caviar, and a lot of Spanish De Covap ham and cheese at the Basque Culinary Centre. And was followed by this fantastic dinner that they had prepared. Each chef had their own tribute to Carme. Elena Arzak said the following.

-We love being with her. It is incredible the affection that the whole sector has for her, the respect they have for what she has created without expecting anything in return. Thank you for being a good person, for being like a family, for being you. Cheers Carmen!

The dinner started with Ángel León’s remarkable sea bacon, and I have to say that I never had anything like it. I hope that some Swedish chef will create the same!

All the food were more than amazing as you can see. And a thing I noticed between the Spanish chefs is that they really care and love each other in a fantastic way. They are all eager to share their knowledge with everyone. Even little me;) I really appreciate it. And I think I want to sign up to learn Spanish so that I fully can take in everything they talk about during my next visit to Spain. Doesn’t it look like a piece of art?

Prawns with a vegetable gel and and ripe tomato emulsion by Eneko Atxa. Nearly didn’t want to eat it, it looked magical!

Jordi Cruz prepared a Squid nigiri wrapped with cooked tuna skin!

Truffle macaroons filled with confit quail eggs by Joan Roca, just wow!!

Lemon with a basil sauce, green beans and almonds made us all go totally quiet for a while. And Martin Berasategu had one more dessert, a ”Corazón Berry.

The dinner stopped late, and we all left with a big smile and a happy tummy. It was one sensational evening with some of the worlds best chefs. They sure are worth every star they have. And I am very impressed of the chefs that have the creativity and tastebuds to create all those magical dishes with the local produce from Spain. The country sure have so much to offer, but it was not really the same when I lived there in the beginning of the 90’s. The food scene sure have changed since then, and I would say that if you haven’t been to Spain, give it a try! It will be something you never forget!

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Grand Hyatt Bali

Checked in to Grand Hyatt in Nusa Dua at Bali. Situated just by the beach in Nusa Dua, and opposite Bali Collection (an outdoor mall ) its location is just great.
We picked a spacious Club room with an extra corner bed where a kid or two can sleep. Breakfast is included and there is also food in the evening between 17-19 that is included in the Club area. As all hotels there is ups and downs. The big downer here is that you hear your neighbours here very well. And we woke up by the gardeners at 4 in the morning when they were rolling their big noisy carts. Not that fun. A change of room today will hopefully help. (It helped, choose a room at the top floor if you wanna sleep longer in the morning!)The breakfast is great, it contains of a wide array of baked goods, soups, different kinds of eggs, fruit, cereal etc. And their latte is great, very important for me. The evening buffet has some Indonesian dishes that are really great, desserts, fruit and some other food. And drinks are included in the Club area too. There is a smaller pool area for the Club rooms that is nice and peaceful. And then there is a very big area with different pools, slides and other activities for everyone. By the Club pool you have the possibility to order lunch. I’ve had salad,pizza and wings. Totally ok. And by the big pool there is a restaurant that serve different kinds of food, ice cream etc. The hotel has some different restaurants if you wanna stay there and eat. There is Italian, Japanese and International restaurants to choose from. I would rate this as a 3-4 star hotel. A lot of things are great, but it’s not a 5. And they could be a bit more environmentally friendly. Take away small plastic bottles of shampoo etc they could have a big container at the wall in the shower instead, people could refill their water bottles for example. I would love if I could cook here to learn, as I emailed them and asked about that. But when I got here it was a no..

But all in all, very friendly staff and I am happy!

Grand Hyatt Bali

Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Bali, Indonesia, 80363
Tel: +62 361 77 1234

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Tjoget, Sweden’s Best Cocktailbar of the year

Yesterday they won the prestigious prize as Sweden’s Best Cocktail bar of the year. They also became the 37th best bar in the world this year! Not bad! I know that they have a great selection of beer and wine, but I only had cocktails here as I really like a good cocktail. So if you are in Stockholm, I would recommend this bar for one of your nights. They also serve South European and Middle Eastern inspired food. Preferably you have the food with some cocktails! Tjoget opened up in 2012, and is runned by the two childhood friends Joel Söderbäck and Andreas Bergman. Intresting fact, they have their own ice factory so that they will have the perfect ice!

Address

Tjoget, Hornsbruksgatan 24, Stockholm

Take the tube to Hornstull, it is literally just one minute away from the station.

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