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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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.
Frosting
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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The Best Oat Bread Rolls – Havreboller

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These bead rolls are some of the most amazing bread rolls I have ever made and they are so healthy. These buns are perfect for you or your kids’ lunch, after a workout, for breakfast, brunch or as a snack.
The buns are so healthy, full of dietary fibre and wholemeal and they are really easy to make. They don’t need to rise and still they are so soft and lightly.

What you need:
3 tablespoon psyllium seed
½ L lukewarm water
100 g oatmeal
100 g oatmeal flour (blended oatmeal)
125 g whole wheat flour
100 g sunflower seeds
150 g grate carrots
2 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon salt

Mix the psullium seed and the lukewarm water in a big bowl.
Then add the sunflower seeds, the salt, the oil and the carrots to the bowl and mix.
Add the oatmeal and mix it well. Then add a little at the time the oatmeal flour and the whole wheat flour.
– It will be easy to use your hands to mix it well.
You will now have a dough which is a bit heavy and compact, but don’t worry you rolls are going to be light and soft.
Shape the dough into 11 even bread rolls. Bake them for 35- 40 min. in a preheated oven on 200°C

NB: When the buns are done, it is important that the cool down or they will be sticky and not light.


Disse boller er nogle af de bedste og mest fantastiske boller jeg nogensinde har bagt, og så er de enorm sunde. Disse boller er perfekte til din eller dine børns madpakke, efter træning, til morgenmad, brunch eller som et mellemmåltid.
Disse boller er super sunde, fyldt med kostfibre og fuldkorn, og de er super lette at bage. De behøver ikke at hæve og de er stadig dejlig luftig og bløde.
Du skal bruge:
3 spsk. loppefrøs skaller
½ L lunken vand
100 g havregryn
100 g havremel (Blendet havregryn, så det har en fin lidt grov mel struktur)
125 g rugmel
100 g solsikkekerner
150 g revet gulerod
2 tsk. olie
1 tsk salt

Bland loppefrøs skallerne med det lunkende vand i en stor skål.
Tilsæt solsikkekerne, salt, olie, revet og gulerod til dejen og bland det godt.
Tilsæt herefter havregryn og bland det i dejen.
Tilsæt herefter havremel og rugmel lidt efter lidt til dejen.
– Du vil nu have en lidt tung og kompakt dej, men bare rolig du vil stadig få dejlig luftig og bløde boller.
Form dejen indtil 11 lige store boller
Bag dem i en forvarmet ovn på 200°C i 35-40 min.
OBS: Når bollerne er færdig bagt, er det vigtigt at de køler helt af inden du skær dem over, ellers vil de være klistret.

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Tast amazing with a slice cheese and strawberry jam – Smager fantastisk med en skive ost og syltetøj. 

Xoxo Blue Ducklings

Matcha Tea

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More and more people are discovering the old japanese Matcha powder. Matcha is a very populare  in Asien and is now also getting populare in the west. Matcha is a superfood which you can use to bake with, make smoothies, as tea and much more. When I this summer was in Hong Kong I tried Matcha tea and a swiss roll with Matcha, I also saw matcha waffles but I didn’t geat a chance to try them. Besides that it taste amazing and has the most beautiful jade green colour, it do also has some great benefits for your body. Matcha is high on antioxidants, chlorophyll and amino acid. It is a delicious and tasty health boost. Matcha should also give you more energi, help your metabolism, reduce stress in your body, help you focuses and make you relax.
Pukka has a version of the Matcha tea as tea bag, but I perfered it as powder.
If you don’t have tast the amaxzing Matcha yet, you must try it… ❤


Flere og flere mennesker får øjnene op på den gamle japanske Matcha pulver. Matcha er meget populært i Asien og bliver nu også mere og mere populære her i vesten. Matcha er et superfood som kan bruges til bagning, smoothies, som te og meget mere (kun fantasien sætter grænser). Da jeg i sommers var i Hong Kong smagte jeg Matcha te og en matcha roulade og jeg matcha vaffler, desværre fik jeg ikke smagt dem. Udover at det smager fantastisk og har den mest fantastiske jade grønne farve, så har det også nogle fantastiske fordele for din krop. Matcha har et højt indhold af antioxidanter, klorofyl og aminosyre. Det er en lækker og smagfuld sundhedsboost for din krop. Matcha skulle også forøge dit energi niveau, hjælpe stofskiftesystemet, reducere stress i kroppen, hjælpe dig med at fokusere og slappe af.
Pukka har Matcha te i teposer, jeg fortrækker det dog som pulver.
Hvis du endnu ikke har prøvet Matcha så må du altså prøve det.. ❤

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Chinese Steamed Egg Custard

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It is already two week since I left Hong Kong. Where is the time gone ? Now it is back to school but I will first keep my memories from Hong Kong alive a bit longer. When I was in Hong Kong, I tried “Steamed Egg Custard”. I have afterwards found a recipe for the dish. The orginale egg custard I triede in Hong Kong contained chinese mushrooms, but this is without because I don’t know where to find them.


Der er allerede gået to uge, siden jeg kom hjem fra Hong Kong. Hvor bliver tiden dog af ? Det er nu tilbage til skolen, men inden da vil jeg lige holde liv i mine ferieminder fra Hong Kong. Da jeg var i Hong Kong smagte jeg “Steamed Egg Custard”, jeg har efterfølgende fundet en opskrift. Den egg custard jeg prøvede i Hong Kong indeholdte svampe, men denne er uden, da jeg ikke ved hvor jeg kan skaffe dem.
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For two persons:

  • 2 eggs 
  • 6 oz water 
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • Chives (Optional)
  1. In a small mixing bowl. Whisk the egg untill the egg white and yolk are totally combined with chopsticks in circling motions.
  2. Add the water and the salt and stir again in one direction.
  3. pour the egg mixture through a sieve into two small containers and cover the containers with alumium foil.
  4. Fill the steamer with water and place the containers down in the steamer. If you don’t have a steamer, you can make one right here. 
  5.  Bring the water to boil. Steam the egg curstard for 7-10 minuts. You can test by inserting a toothpick. 
  6. Add the chives. Bon Appetit 😛 

For to personer:

  • 2 æg
  • 180 ml vand
  • 1/2 tsk salt
  • Purløg (Kan undlades)
  1. Slå ægget ud i en skål og rør det sammen med spisepinde i cirkelbevægelser indtil æggehvide og blomme er blandet sammen.
  2. Tilsæt vand og salt og rør igen sammen i cirkelbevægelser.
  3. Si æggemassen ned i små portions skåle og til dæk skålene med stanniol .
  4. Hæld vand i en gryde og placere skålene i gryden på en dampeindsats og bring vandet i kog. Har du ikke en dampeindsats, kan du stadig godt lave dem Se her 
  5. Når vandet koger, skal de damp i ca. 7-10 min. Du kan evt tjekke efter med en tandstik.
  6. Drys med purløg. Bon Appetit 😛

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Mysli/nødde bar


  
Disse müslibar/nødde-kerne bar er super lækre, sunde og  perfekt som en efter middags snack. I skal selvfølgelig ikke snydes for en opskrift, så den får i her.

Mysli/nødde-kerne bar

12 bar af ca. 47 g 

Ingredienser;

  • 4 dl kerne/ nødder (Jeg brugte 1 dl af mandler, hørfrø, sesam, solsikkekerner og græskarkerner.)
  • 1 dl mel (Jeg benyttet rugmel).
  • 2 dl mysli eller havregryn
  • 1 tsk kanel
  • 1 tsk kardemomme
  • 1 tsk bagepulver
  • 1 spsk ISIS Sød (ca. 120 g sukker)
  • 1 æg
  • 1-1.5 dl vand

Fremgangsmåde:

Bland alle de tørre ingredienser sammen. Tilsæt herefter ISIS Sød, vand og æg.

Tryk det ud i en passende form i et lag på 1-2 cm.

Bag dem i ovnen på 175 grader i ca. 15-20 min. (Afhænger af, hvordan din ovn er).

Recepies for super Healthy mysli/nuts snack 

Ingrediens;

  • 400 dl seeds/nuts (i used 1 dl of almonds, pumpkin, sunflower, seasame and linseed ) 
  • 2 dl. Mysli or oats 
  • 1 dl flour (I used whole wheat)
  • 1 ts. Cinnamon 
  • 1 ts. Cardamom
  • 1 ts. Baking soda 
  • Sweetenning (120 g cast sugar)
  • 1 egg 
  • 1-1.5 water 

Mix all the dry ingredients, then add sweetening, egg and water. Mix well. 

Pressure it out on a baking pan, so it has a thicknes of 1-2 cm. 

bake it for 15-20 min. In a preheated oven on 175 grade Celsius. 

Enjoy

Xoxo Blue Ducklings