This place is wonderful. Loved it very much and I will go back to it many times, hopefully! It’s not even that far from Reykjavik, about 40min driving and then 3km walking. It’s a perfect day trip and you also get a great exercise, perfect! So nice to just chill out in the hot spring after awalk in the mountains. We had some picnic with us and the weather was on top, so cosy. And our Knútur enjoyed it too. But he was so tired when we came home, he is not used to running in the mountains haha.
My bf has turned 28 years old (almost 30) ;) haha. And I got flight tickets back just before his birthday. I had been away for 4 weeks and it felt so weird to be apart for so long… But finally I’m back with my boys.
We had the whole weekend to just be with each other and celebrate his birthday, also because it was a ‘holiday weekend’ in Iceland so S was free.
I did his favourite meal on his birthday of course, Hamburger haha. But I decided to do a luxury burger from scratch!! Own mayonnaise, own dressing and own bread! And yes, S was impressed ;) He was really satisfied! And for dessert I did my own Crème brulée, also a favourite. And I added a mango sorbet on the side.
Yesterday we had a family gathering for S, so I did my Strawberry cake again, but with different garnish. I covered the cake with meringue and burned it with a gas burner and topped it with fresh strawberries. And one cake wasn’t enough, so I did an ‘upside-down apple cake’ served with vanilla ice-cream and marble syrup, it turned out super good! Will definitely do it again. I found the recipe -here-, and there you have a video to see how it’s made. :)
JEN’S LUXURY BURGER
5.5 dl flour
25 g yeast
25 g butter
2.5 dl milk
0.5 tsp salt
Crumble the yeast into a bowl. You can buy dry yeast as well but I prefer fresh. Melt the butter in a pot.
Add the milk and stir. Heat to 37 degrees. Add the liquid in the bowl and stir until the yeast has dissolved.
Add salt and almost all the flour. Work the dough for 10 minutes in the machine or 15 minutes by hand.
Let rise for 40 minutes under a kitchen towel.
Knead the dough lightly with remaining flour. Roll into balls, one per bread.
Add a greaseproof paper on a oven plate, put the ‘balls’ there. Put a kitchen towel over and let it rise 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees and brush the loaves with beaten egg.
Bake in the oven about 10 minutes until the bread gets golden.
1-1.5 tsp Dijon mustard
1 pinch of salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 dl neutral oil (not cold pressed! Gives to much taste)
Place all ingredients in a tall cup. Use a hand blender and mix everything together. All the oil should be mixed in nicely and until the mayonnaise gets this white nice colour then it’s done. :)
You can keep it in the refrigerator for 1 week!
The best Hamburger dressing It’s a secret recipe from ‘Shake Shack’, the best burger place in the world!!!
1,2 dl mayonnaise (I used my home made one)
4 slices of pickled cucumber with dill, it’s ok with the original too.
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
A pinch of cayenne pepper
Pour all ingredients into a container and use a hand blender until smooth. Season with a little more cayenne pepper if you want.
1 yellow onion and Butter
Slice the onion and fry in a high heat pan with melted butter so it gets a little face, then lower the heat so the onion gets clear. Add more butter during frying.
And then you will need nice minced beef, cheddar cheese, fried bacon and salad, sliced thin!
Take out the meat and divide it into portions, avoid mixing it too much, shape it easily to nice steaks.
Salt and pepper the steaks on both sides.
Then fry the meat in butter, high heat first, then a little lower. Turn the meat and add the cheese on the fried side.
Cut the new baked bread in half, fry them in a heated pan to get that final touch. Add the sliced salad. Serve the meat directly on the salad, continue with some bacon, then the onion and at least our home made dressing on the top.
Serve it with some home made sweet potato fries and some pickles.
My bikini is from Lisa Blue. Love that one and I got so many compliments about it. The colour suits me perfect as well, specially when you got tanned! ;) They have this one in black too. A very good thing about Lisa blue swimwear is that they donate 25% of the profits to saving whales and dolphins, so nice!! Please click the link here and read more about them. :)
One day in Croatia we decided to rent a boat and just explore a bit! :) Started the trip by going to Vis Island and it was so beautiful. There were random stops to explore along the cliffs of Vis Island and you could just jump off the boat into the crystal clear waters. Although the water was about 25 meters deep, it was so clear that you could see the bottom.
One of the places we went to was ‘Stiniva Beach’, you needed to park the boat and swim in to the hidden beach. Luckily our boat guy had a waterproof bag so I could carry my camera with me!
Another nice stop we did was at ‘Palmizana‘, they had a nice beach and very good restaurants. We stayed there a long time and had some champagne at their beach club called ‘Laganin’. :)
What can I say, this place is beautiful, magical and full of joy! Me and my 7 girl friends went to Hvar in Croatia for one week, and I have a lot of photos to share with you so I will cut it down in different posts.
We took the flight from Gothenburg to Split and then the ferry over to the Island Hvar. We stayed in three small apartments in the old town with a gorgeous view. It was so pretty everywhere and the food was so good. I ate octopus almost every day haha, had cravings for that all the time… My friends stopped asking me what I was gonna have from the menu, because they knew if it was octopus there I would choose that haha. So yummy.
It was a lot of after beach partys, so you ended up there almost everyday haha. It was so much fun and so nice to just be in a bikini and party! Wish I could do that more often. ;) One place we were at called Hula Hula, one of the best after beach partys I’ve been to, you need to go there if you’re planning to visit Hvar.
These jumpsuits are mine and are from ASOS and NA-KD// Shoes from left are from H&M and to the right Malene Birger
Some of our guy friends had an awesome garden party on Saturday! We had such a fun evening and the party turned out so good! These guys know how to throw a party haha. We were there quite early, already at 18.00 and the weather turned out to be OK, very thankful for that! And then we had some dinner with live music, so cozy! The night was full of dance and of course at the end I thought that I was the best DJ ever hahaha. So typical!
I have been in Borås a few days now and tomorrow we are finally flying to Croatia, we are 8 girls and we are going to stay there for 1 week. It’s gonna be so nice!! :)