My Amsterdam guide

Between all the preparation for my exams, I’m dreaming back to Amsterdam. Amsterdam really made a great impression on me, and I really hope that I soon will return to the city.

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What I really love about the city is the small channels, with is houseboats and small bridges. Beside that I like the medieval look of the houses and that the houses is really narrow. The history behind it is; the more money they had, the more wider house they build.

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When I was in Amsterdam I visited Museum Van Loon. The museum tells the story of the Van Loon family, which have been closely connected to the city of Amsterdam. The museum show how a prosperous family earlier have been living, and how the fashion was at that time. I must say the fashion at that time was lovely, just take a look on the pattern suit.

I also went to Eye, where you can see and try the technological developments film has undergone. 😀DSC_2166DSC_2148

Amsterdam has also great shopping opportunities. You can visit the nine streets or some more local markets, where you can find vintage items or crafts; like these handmade wood figures for painting.

I promise that I in my next post will show you, what’s in the shopping bag.
Maybe you can guess what it is? 

Now the most important part of the trip; the food. Amsterdam offers you all; from India, Chinese, to Italy, French. You can have dinner at a Michelin star restaurant, where I had a food-journey at Lastage, or small cafes.  It is a good idea to check up on the eating places in Amsterdam. Do yourself the service and see what other people recommend on sites like TripAdvisor, because some of the places are great others just tourist traps.

Some of the places I really can recommend”Ijssalon Tofanni” they have an amazing ice cream and sorbet. They even has a soy ice cream if you are lactose intolerance.

If you like Chinese/Asian food then visit  “New King”. The food is great and really reminds me of my summer vacation in Hong Kong. The only thing that I don’t think they do in China is; in Amsterdam you eat roasted onion with the rice? 😀

On my trip in Amsterdam I also visit the small place “Omelegg“. The place has the most delicious omelet, served with salad and bread. You really get a tasty meal for a fair price. I couldn’t eat mine up. I was so full that I skipped dinner and took a midnight snack when traveling home.

The only thing I missed in Amsterdam was my WiFi. Sometimes you could find places/spots with free WiFi, but then the WiFi wasn’t good.

I hope you enjoy this post, like i enjoy the trip.
Have you ever been in Amsterdam? If so, have you visit some of these places, or what can you recommend?

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Moments from Amsterdam 

 Hi dear follows
I have now been in Amsterdam for 3 days. I fly Friday afternoon and arrived to Center at the evening. 

    After dropping of the package, we met up with  some of my cousin’s old friends from high school at Restaurant Lastage. The food was absolutely fantastic at the restaurant. Not only was the food a pleasure for the eye, we call really talk about foodPORN. The food was also a journey for the mouth and you can feel the pasion and the love behind the foods. I can only recommend Lastage. Having dinner at Lastage is a tradition for my cousin, when his Danish friends comes and visits him. 
The dinner at Lastage started 7:00 p.m and we left the restaurant at 11:50 pm.  It was a five courses menu with small dishes, So it took some time, but we where talking laughing. When I came back to the apartment I was really tried. This was the view I woke up to the next morning, the view from my cousin’s apartment, absolut stunning.   Yesterday I went out to take a look of the city. I love the look the city have, I find the city very beautiful with all the smal rivers and the old facades.

At the evening I went to my cousin’s party. It was a walking dinner which I have never tried before. Besides more great food, we where dancing, talking and drinking. 
So far my stay in Amsterdam have been amazing and I love it. 

How are your weekend so far? 

The little things in March

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This spring we have again hatched eggs. There is nothing cuter than these day-old chicks.

Hi sweet people. Don’t worry I haven’t forgot you, I can’t :*
I hope you had a lovely Easter, I had but the time after Easter has really been intense.

I have in the past week been totally consumed of a assignment, which is going to be a part of my oral examination this summer. To be honest, I’m not satisfied with the assignment, but that is life and I still have time to improve my performance.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and will enjoy these snaps from my March month. ❤


Hej søde mennesker. Bare rolig jeg har ikke glemt jer, det kan jeg ikke :*
Jeg håber i havde en dejlig påske. Jeg havde, men tiden efter påsken har virkelig være hektisk.

Jeg har i den foregående uge skrevet AT-synopsis, som jeg til sommer skal til eksamen i. Skal jeg være ærlig, så er jeg ikke tilfreds med opgaven, heldigvis har jeg stadig mulighed for at forbedre min præstation.

Jeg håber du får en fantastisk weekend, og at du vil kunne lide disse små snaps fra min marts måned. ❤DSC_1561
I couldn’t wait any longer, so I bought strawberries. Ups ! And made strawberry short cake in jar 

Image-1I love that lace bra top + new sweater!
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DSC_1440My student cap came. I still have to wait a few months before I can wear it and call myself for student.
DSC_1284Bought the smoothies with suitabel hats, so tasty and so cute! ❤ 

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Filled CupCakes

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I used my Valentine’s Day treating myself with these lovely Chocolate Cupcakes which where filled, not only with love, but also with Vanilla Cream Cheese, a fashion magazine and a cup of Chocolate, yummy 😛
How was your Valentine’s Day ❤

Chocolate is one of the best way to enjoy life, but making cake including chocolate is just delicious.
I have actually wanted to make these cupcakes the whole week, because last weekend my sister call me and ask me if I had any idea to bake some really delicious cupcakes and my first thoughts was these.

If you want to treat yourself or someone else these days, you should try these out.

Cupcakes 

300 g Flour ( I use a whole grain flour)
280 g Sugar (I use Stevia for a sugarfree version)
100 g Greak Yoghurt
½ tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tbsp. Coca Powder
4 ml. Milk
1 tsp. Lemon Juice

evt. 50-80 g Chopped Chocolate or/and 50 g chooped nuts

Frosting
200 g Cream Cheese
100 g Greek Yoghurt
3-5 tbsp. Confectioner’s sugar (I used Stevia for sugarfree version)
2 tsp. Lemon Juice
1- 1½ tsp. Vanilia ekstract of vanilla beans.

CupCakes

In a bowl mix the water, milk and lemon juice. Let it stand on the kitchen table for two minutes.
in another bowl sieve the flour, coca powder, baking soda and powder.

Add the sugar and the greek yogurt to the wet ingredients.
Mix it well together so the sugar is dissolve.

Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix it well to it is smooth.
Fill each muffin liner 1/2-2/3 full and bake the cupcakes at 350 F (180 C) for 20-30 min.
Let the cupcakes cold down when they are done.

Cream Cheese Frosting
In a bowl whisk together the cream cheese, greek yogurt and the confectioners sugar.
Add the vanilla extract/vanilla bean and the lemon juice. Mix it well together.

When the cupcakes are cooled you can fill them with the frosting.
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Make a hole in the top of the cupcake. A piping tip is perfect to the hole.collage1

Fill the hole with frosting. Place back the top in the hole. Top your cupcake with the frosting.

These Cupcakes are filled with love and with a little hidden surprise. Enjoy your cupcakes.


Cupcakes
3 dl Skummemælk
1 dl Vand
100 g skyr, gr
1 spsk Citronsaft el. edikke
1 tsk. Bagepulver
½ tsk. Natron
300 g Hvid Hvedemel
2 spsk.+ 1 tsk. ISIS SØD el. andet tilsvarende til 250-280 g sukker.
2 spsk. Bagekakao
Evt. 5o g Hakket Chokolade og 50 g hakket nødder. (Valgfrit)
Cream Cheese Frosting
200 g Flødeost
100 g Cheasy Skyr
1 tsk. vaniljepulver
1 tsk. citronsaft
3-5 spsk. Florsød
Cupcakes
I en skål tilsættes mælk, vand og citronsaft/edikke. Lad det står i et par minutter.
Si mel, kakao og natron sammen i en anden skål. Tilsæt også evt. hakket chokolade og nødder.
Tilsæt de våde ingredienser til tørreingredienser.
Tilsæt sødning og pisk det til en ensartet og luftig dej.
Fordel dejen i muffins forme og bag dem ved 180 C i ca. 20-30 min.
Lad muffine køle helt af, inden de fyldes med cream cheese frosting.
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Pisk flødeost og skyr sammen. Tilsæt sødning, vaniljepulver og citronsaft, og pisk det hele luftigt.
Når du skal fylde cupcakes er en tyl virkelig god til, at lave hullet i toppen. Ellers kan du forsigtig gøre det med en ske eller en kernehusfjerne mm.
Overstående billederne viser, hvordan du gør.

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Good morning Friday

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YES, It is Friday. The day I’m always looking forward to. This week has just been  full speed ahead but at the same time snail’s pace. It is therefore nice to know that it is finally FRIDAY !

This friday is intended to be great. I have today sleep in and I’m starting the day with this delicious breakfast of vanilla skyr (A danish dairy product that is very high in proteins, it is very similary to greek yoghurt), with layers of blueberries, chopped appels, strawberry pure and granola with roasted pumpkin seeds and sunflower seed. For me one of the best way to start the day, with the most important meal 👌🏻👏🏻

Later I’m going to school and tonight I’m going to a costume party because on Sunday it is shrovetide which we shall celebrite with cream bun and for the kids costume and hit the cat out of the barrel – no worries it is only what we call it, no cats are going to be harm.
I have for this party borrowed a bear costume from my sister, Thanks Sis.

What are you plans for the weekend and do you celebrate shrovetide?

Have a lovely FRIDAY ❤ But first Hot Chocolate & ‘The One’ 😛
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Welcome 2016

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Happy New Year !!
It is time to take a look back on 2015 and reflect on what the year has present. At some point I don’t want to say goodbuy to 2015 because I wish that I had attain more in 2015. However I started the blog in 2015 and the blog has spring up thanks to you, dear readers, so thank you for reading the blog and comment on the entry it means a lot. :*

I don’t know what 2016 will  entain but I will be prepared on anything. There are some moments in 2016 that I’m looking forward to. My birthday the 29 January, who doesn’t looking forward for theirs birthday and summer where I’m graduating High School.
What are you looking forward to in 2016 ? Do you have any plans?

Anyways I just hope you got well into the NEW year. I had a lovely with friends, family , great food, Champagne and marzipan ring cake. It is a tradition in Denmark to eat marzipan ring cake at 12 p.m, exact when it is a ‘New year’. I have for the last to year made my own marzipan ring cake instead of buying it and I’m proud of the result (it is not that easy to make). Furthermore it is a traditon in my family that we ‘Jump’ into the new year 🙂

Which tradition do you have ?
Happy new year ❤

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Homemade Toffee

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HI dear friends. I hope you’re enjoying the second week of December. Last Monday I got my problem statement for my study program project. I have now two weeks to write the project at home. My project is about the spanish flu in 1918-1919 in the subject of biology and history. Therefore I may be a bit away from Blue Ducklings while I’m writing this project, but when I take a break I will be working on Blue Ducklings.
Have you ever tried to make your own toffee? It is super easy, delicious and you can make them just as YOU want them to be and taste. I like trying to make thing from the scratch and trying different flavors out.

You will need
• 2 dl (200 g) Heavy Cream
• 2½ dl (250 g) Sugar
• 1 dl (145 g) Syrup
• 100 g (1 stick)  Butter
• Taste: 1-2 tsp. Vanilla extract or 2 tbs. Coca or 1-2 tsp. liquorice powder or other flavoring powder.

Melt the butter the butter in a pot. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot and let it boil for 30-45 min while you stir in it. It is done when it has a temperature on 124°C or 255°F. If you don’t have a thermometer that can go to this high temperature, you can take a glass of COLD water and pour a few drops of the mixture down in the water. If the toffee gets hard and doesn’t dissolve in the water, the toffee is done.
Pour the toffee mixture on a covered sheet or box and let it cool down. Cut out the toffee in a proper mouth size.
ENJOY AND YUMMY.
I pour my mixture out on a sheet which makes my toffee a bit thin, but then I fold the toffee over so it gets double.
Make the toffees as a gift for your beloved or as a hostess gift in these coming up Christmas events.


Jeg skriver lige nu SRP om Den Spanske Syge i Biologi og Historie. Jeg kan derfor godt være at bloggen vil være lidt stille de næste 2 uger, hvor jeg har skriveperiode. Jeg vil dog prøve engang imellem at tage en pause, og så arbejde på Blue Ducklings.

Har du nogensinde prøvede at lave dine egne karameller? Det er super let, lækkert og du kan selv bestemme og eksperimentere med smagen.

Du skal bruge:

  • 100 g Smør
  • 1 dl lys sirup
  • 250 g sukker
  • 200 g Piskefløde
  • 1-2 tsk. vanilje ekstrakt el. pulver eller. 2 spsk. kakao eller. 1-2 tsk. lakridspulver. Du kan også bruge andet smags givende pulver.

Smelt smøret i en gryde. Tilsæt de øvrige ingredienser og lad det koge imens du rør rundt engangimellem. Når massen har en temperatur på 124° er karamellerne færdige. Har du ikke et termometer som kan håndtere så høje varme, kan du også bare tag et glas koldt vand. Dryp et par dråber af karamelmassen ned i vandet. Bliver karamellerne hårde og ikke opløst i vandet, er de færdige. Hæld massen ud på en beklædt plade eller boks og lad dem køle af. Skær/klip stykkerne ud i passende størrelser, og nyd dine hjemmelavede karameller.

Jeg hældte mine karameller ud på en plade, hvilket gjorde dem en smule tynde. Jeg foldede derfor massen, så den var dobbelt.

Lav karamellerne som en gav til dine kære, eller som en værtindegave til julens begivenheder.

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