These cupcakes are very fresh and perfect for a summer party! The lemon sponge works really well with the butter icing, and the strawberries give a really nice sweetness. Maybe you will want to cancel your summer party when you try them and keep them all for yourself! Continue reading
As some of you may have read, we were in England this past week and my sister Jasmine (of Shedding the Wheat) cannot eat gluten. When we were discussing what to have for dinner, we had all heard of cauliflower pizza and had wanted to try it, so that’s what we did!
It was incredibly simple to do, and didn’t take much longer than a regular pizza base (seeing as you need to leave the dough to rise normally). We decided to have roasted vegetables on our pizzas, and me and Sofi had cheese on ours, but my sister had hers without as she doesn’t eat dairy products. Continue reading
This a really easy and quick pie. And if you love nuts and chocolate you will surely love it. We just used the nuts and chocolate we like but you could use whatever nuts or chocolate you prefer.
This weekend started a little earlier than normal, mainly because my (Jason’s) dad came to visit us on Thursday evening, for the weekend! 😀
After picking my dad up from the airport, we came home to some delicious tofu burgers that Sofi had made (I helped before I left as well). They were a fusion between our Korean steamed buns and our normal veggie burgers. We made them similar to our breaded tofu, but covered them in sesame seeds instead of breadcrumbs, the buns were normal burger buns, and the fillings were various things we use in our steamed buns as well as homemade kimchi.
I then made up my new bike, that my dad brought over from England: a Specialized S-Works Tarmac, and my main motivation for training this year. (Well you can’t have a pro bike and be the slowest in the chain gang!)
On Friday, my dad joined me on my lunchtime badminton session, and then when Sofi came home in the afternoon we went for a little walk to Baka (our favourite café) for fika. For dinner, we made melanzane again (recipe coming soon, as we took photos of the finished product!), and some delicious ravioli with a pesto sauce…again! We can’t help but love making the things we love to eat, and my dad loves both melanzane and pesto, so why not 😀
On Saturday we had planned a long ride (as we knew the weather would be OK). Our friend Evan had said he would join us, but unfortunately Sofi was feeling a bit ill, so she stayed at home. (A wise decision, as it was very cold outside.) We rode 115 km, which included a nice pizza stop 🙂 My dad was a little tired from the ride (his ride), as he isn’t used to the Swedish cold, but we did fuel him with our peanut power bars, which And it was Evan’s first ride over 100 km, and he smashed it by doing 130 km! (He rode to us and home again.)
We made the most of Sofi being at home and had her on baking duty so we had something to look forward to once we got back! She made some delicious Swedish cinnamon buns, which were exactly what we needed with a nice cup of tea/coffee and glass of milk!
As you can imagine, we were a little bit tired after our buns – my dad fell asleep before even taking a shower – but we still wanted a nice dinner. So the three of us decided something fresh but more substantial than a salad would be nice. Me and Sofi had the perfect meal: Vietnamese bun cha with sticky tofu! (Recipe coming soon. 🙂 )
Sunday was a lazy day, and the weather was atrocious, stopping us from doing any riding 😦 We had a lovely breakfast with fresh bread and croissants. The rest of the day was spent together, reading and watching TV. It was a great day for TV actually – Cav won Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, and then Chelsea won the league cup 😀 (Stannard won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday as well, so a great weekend for British sport…well except for cricket and rugby…)
My dad left Monday morning, and it was back to work for me and Sofi. But we had a great weekend, and love when people come over to spend time with us. It won’t be long before we see my dad again – I go to England on Friday and Sofi goes the following Thursday 🙂
We hope you all had a great weekend! Did you get up to anything special?
/Jason and Sofi
Cinnamon buns are very Swedish. You can not go to any café in Sweden without them having cinnamon buns. The trick to get them really delicious is to use a lot of butter and sugar 🙂
They take some time to make becuase the dough needs to rise for about 40 mins but they are well worth the wait. They are perfect to eat with a cup of tea, a cup of coffee or with a big glass of milk. Continue reading
The last weekend before Christmas and we are both looking forward to some time off work which can be spent eating, exercising and just relaxing. I (Sofi) have actually already done my last day on Friday. The last few weeks of school have been hectic and nothing is better than getting a few weeks off from teaching before going into a new term and the stress that comes in the spring. Jason, unfortunately, has to work a few more days.
On Friday Jason played tennis again. Unlike the badminton last week he managed to win this time 😉 He also baked some lovely cupcakes for his colleagues, very appropriate for Christmas. I think they were very appreciated.
On Saturday I decided to go for a run despite feeling tired. I was really not in the mood but I managed to get myself out and afterwards it felt great as always. I think that is one of the reasons why I love running so much, you can only depend on yourself to find the strength to go running when you feel like you have none. It is tough and hard when you stop running for a while and it is hard while you do it and the only way to improve is to just remember how strong you feel afterwards and keep running. This year I decided to run the Gothenburg half marathon to have a goal to train for, which makes it so much easier.
After dinner we had a walk through Gothenburg and stopped to watch the show at Götaplatsen.
On Sunday we just relaxed, baked a chocolate cake 🙂 and watched a few films. Jason was supposed to play a floorball match but he has injured his foot and needs to take it easy for a few days 😦
We hope that you all have a lovely Christmas and that you spend it eating and exercising 😉
/Sofi and Jason
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and nothing makes people more jolly than eating cupcakes! These Christmas-themed cupcakes are really simple to do but really add a bit of festivity to a party or afternoon tea/fika. Continue reading