CafĂ© BlĂ„ Lotus (Cafe Blue Lotus)

It’s situated at Södermalm in Stockholm. The place looks very Asian with a lot of furniture from India, buddhas etc.. It’s has a very relaxed vibe, and is normally packed in the weekends.

They have salads, sandwiches and good cakes! I really like their carrot cake! A nice touch is that they ask you to not use your computer, and everyone is speaking with their company at the cafe! Just like it should be!

Adress;

Katarina Bangata 21, Stockholm

Advertisements

Handing out a price!!

SkĂ„nska Gastronomipriset, I had the honour to hand out the prize to Southern Sweden’s Biggest Star 2018, Martin Morand. Martin is an amazing pastry chef. He is a member of the Swedish Pastry Team that won Coupe du Monte Europe 2018! And soon will compete World Wide!

I look tiny😂

This was an amazing night with people that love food and drink in SkÄne (Southern Sweden)

And to represent Gourmet magazine here was an honour!

And a big bonus was that I could hang out with my friend Gunilla there!

All of the winners:

Martin Morand, Daniel Berlin Krog, Vollmers, Arilds Wine Yard, SkÄnska Spritfabriken, Thomas Drejing, Botildenborg, Vismarlövs Café & Bagarstuga and Frida Nilsson.

Shanti

Real Indian food in Stockholm?!?

Yes, Shanti has some locations. But my favourite is Shanti Classic. The chef is great, and so is the food. When you are eating Indian food, then you should order some different dishes to share. (According to the Indian way, and mine;)

There is some musts at this restaurant. The Palak Paneer is made by the chefs and it is so good! It is a indian cheese in sauce. Served with veggies and rice.

And of course some tandoori chicken or a Korma. And… Well the list is long, just order a bunch of food!

And have a beer with it.

Enjoy!

Sauces and rice. The key to the Indian food.

Shanti Classic

Katarina Bangata 58, Stockholm, Sweden

https://shanti.se

Xochimex Cantina

A nice cantina close to our hotel by Miami Airport. And it’s a tradition going here for some really good Mexican food our last night in Florida. After my shopping;)

They make the bread on site for each order, and I just love watching them while they are doing it!

So they have all sorts of different food there. But I love their Quesadilla with chicken, guacamole, chipotle etc..

And you gotta have a Jarritos to drink;)

Xochimex

16171 NW 57th Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida

Baking ginger bread

Picture: Malin Nordblom

It’s a must every Christmas! This is a simple recipe for a homemade gingerbread dough. It only takes 10 minutes to make it!

About 200 small gingerbread figures

4 dl caster sugar

2 dl light syrup

2 dl of water

250 g butter

2 tablespoons of cinnamon

1 tablespoon of milled cardamom

1 tablespoon of milled cloves

1 tablespoon of milled gingerpowder

1 tablespoon bicarbonate

15 dl of wheat flour

How to make icing:

4 dl icing sugar

1 egg white

2 tablespoons vinegar, or squeezed lemon

Add coloring if you want!

1, Pour sugar, syrup and water into a saucepan. Boil it all and then remove it from the heat.

2, Divide the butter and put it in a bowl together with the spices. Pour the hot sugar mixture and stir until the butter melts. Allow to cool to room temperature.

3, Mix flour with bicarbonate and stir it into the batter, which becomes quite loose (it swells). Work the dough with a wood or plastic fork. Leave the dough in the fridge, covered or put in a plastic bag, 1-2 days before baking it out.

4, Bake the gingerbread cookies: Set the oven to 200 C. Use a little bit at a time – it’s always easiest. Powder the baking table with some flour and the rolling pin. Cut out the gingerbread figures with a gingerbread cutter and place on a baking tray with some baking paper at it.

5, Put the baking tray into the oven at 200 C, and bake the gingerbread for 4-6 minutes. Be careful – gingerbread burns easily!!!

Add icing if you like!

Enjoy!

Make sure the gingerbread dough is cold when you start to roll it, then it’s much easier to make gingerbread cookies. And the thinner you roll the gingerbread cookies, the crispier they get!

Dona Saffron

One of the best Christmas drinks ever.

This is the very easy recipe!

Happy holidays everyone!

4 cl Vodka

2 cl freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 cl saffron sugar syrup (recipe further down)

3 cl orange juice

1 cl Aperol

Shake everything except the Aperol.

Pour into a nice glas with some ice.

Add the Aperol.

Enjoy!!

How to make Saffron Syrup;

3 dl of water

3 dl of granulated sugar

Let it simmer until the sugar is totally dissolved. Don’t forget to stir!

Turn of the heat, add 0,5 gram of saffron powder. Stir and pour up into a bottle.

You can keep it in the fridge.

Baras StÀlle

Yesterday I went to one of the most beautiful openings ever! The interior was smashing, and Alexander Erwik, the one that had planed the opening had done a grand job. And everywhere I looked there was something to take a picture off!

Me and Helene ❀. Fab to have a night with a friend!

They had a whole buffet with food, and then some Santa candy;)

It’s all in the details

And Raven performed!

Over and out! Have a fun weekend wherever you are😘

Baras StÀlle,VÀstgötagatan 4, Stockholm

https://www.baras.se/baras2noll/