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Sayōnara, lousy mobile camera!

phoneThe day has finally come when it’s time to bid my old (mobile) camera farewell. It’s not really broken or anything, it’s just that I need something better. And here it is, ‘something better’, my new camera! All I need to do now is learn how to use it properly. To be honest, I didn’t buy it just for the blog, it’s more of an early wedding present to ourselves. With this, we’re ready to explore Japan :)

To commemorate the end of an era, here’s the last photo taken with my old camera. Welcome Nikon D3200!



Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes with nutella buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

As I wrote earlier, I attended a cooking class last week. So, for this years midsummer festivities, I of course had to put my new skills to the test! We didn’t really learn how to make the actual cakes which meant I had to search for, and try out a new recipe. Like always, I was a bit nervous but they turned out great :D Since a couple of my friends even asked for the recipe I thought I’d post it.

Cupcakes (~12-14)

2 eggs
2.5 dl sugar
70g butter
100g dark chocolate
100g flour
1 tsp baking powder
40g cacao powder
a pinch of salt
0.5 dl milk
1) Turn on the oven (170C). Chop up the chocolate and melt the butter in a saucepan. Turn off the heat when the butter’s melted and add the chocolate. Stir until you get a smooth mixture. Let it cool down for a while.
2) Whisk egg and sugar until white and fluffy. Add the chocolate/butter mixture and whisk until it’s distributed evenly.
3) Mix flour, cacao, baking powder and salt. Sieve and add to the egg/chocolate mixture. Whisk until smooth.
4) Add milk a little at a time and whisk until smooth.
5) Prepare the muffin forms and pour in the mixture. Fill about ½ of each form.
Bake for ~10-12min in convection oven. Note that the baking time differs quite a lot depending on your oven. I think I had to bake the cupcakes for ~17min. Check if the cupcakes are ready using a toothpick. They’re supposed to be a little runny. Let the cupcakes cool down before adding the buttercream!

Nutella Buttercream (~15-20 cupcakes)

200g Nutella
200g butter
500g icing sugar
75g cocoa powder
1) Mix butter and Nutella until well combined.
2) Gradually add sieved icing sugar and cocoa powder. (Make sure that the mixture is firm but not too firm. You might not need all the icing sugar. I only used ~300g.)
3) Pipe onto cupcakes! I strongly recommend buying a nice icing syringe for this exercise. Why you ask? Well let’s just put it this way, the buttercream is brown and you want to make sure that it doesn’t resemble something completely different :)
4) Add some decorations to please the eye as well as the mouth.

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One step closer to Japan!

<For those of you who doesn’t know me irl, me and my fiancée are spending our honeymoon in Japan.>

Fuji-san_featI must say that I feel extremely relieved now that we finally got around to buying the flight tickets. I’ve been watching the price for about a month now and this last week I’ve grown more and more irritated about 3 things.

  1. The price flux like crazy (we’re talking 5000 sek/570 euro/750 usd/73000 yen). At least in my part of the universe, that’s a shitload of money.
  2. Whenever I see a nice price for the flight I want seats on, the darn price change when I go to the travel agency that sells the tickets. What’s up with that?
  3. All travel agencies seem to be crooks. Either their service is lousy or they take your money (double-charging, charging but not making any flight reservation..). It feels like choosing between plague or cholera (<- lovely Swedish saying :) ).

After spending a considerable amount of time cursing the different travel agencies, we ended up directly at Japan Airlines home page. And wow, what a difference! The page is actually easy to navigate and booking the correct flight for the right price was super easy. If I understood everything correctly, I get to bring 23x2kg luggage with me. How sweet is that? Now I just hope they serve us a nice obento or sushi on the plane.



I’ve been thinking about making an apron ever since I finished the rice pillow but it appears I needed a proper deadline to get started. Lucky for me, I got the opportunity to attend a cupcake baking class organized by my workplace. The baking class was this Monday so I had to finish the apron on Sunday. Look what a healthy amount of stress can do to your productivity!

The finished apron, with frills and all. Gosh I'm such a girly-girl :)

The finished apron, with frills and all. Gosh I’m such a girly-girl :)

I’m beginning to think that I should set a date for the darn wedding dress as well. Aug 1 sounds like a great date for finishing a dress. There we go, now that’s settled!

Anywho… Here’s the second result of my hard labour, cupcakes of pure awesomeness (I’m just a tiny bit proud of my accomplishment ;) ).

Behold them lovely cupcakes!

Behold them lovely cupcakes!

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Boat curtains

This was hardly the most exciting sewing project but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth doing. The old curtains, that I made yeeeaars ago had gotten pretty badly bleached from the sun. And when I say pretty badly, I mean that they had almost turned white. So here’s a birthday present for my dad, new curtains for his boat! Happy birthday dad!

The finished curtains!

The finished curtains!