Today we went downtown for a coffee and a walk with our dog, Knútur. The weather was pretty nice after all, no wind, then I’m happy haha. And because we have a dog we usually take our coffee to go and sit somewhere nice. :) I really hope for some sun this week though, because S is finally free for two days and we want to do something fun. <3
Had such a nice Saturday. We got stuck at my place the whole night, but a few of us decided to go down town to check it out around 3.30 am haha, a bit late but it was enough anyway. Just had a drink, danced a little and then went home haha, got a perfect dose.
I had made some small snacks for the wine as you can see on top. The first picture is ‘Löjromstoast’ , it’s a Swedish typical snack and suits perfect with a light beer or white wine. And it’s super easy to make!
You should actually fry the bread in a pan with butter, but I just put them on a baking tray with some olive oil and roasted them in the oven. Then mix the creme fraiche with some lemon zest. Then put some on the bread, top it with the roe, chopped red onion and decorate with fresh dill. :)
Then I also had some cheese and ham platter, one of my favorites to have as a snack when having some wine.
And on the third picture is parma ham with water melon, I usually have honeymelon(the perfect combination) but they didn’t have it at the super market, but this was fine as well.
On the forth picture is also one of my favorites (I have to many favorites). It’s bacon-wrapped dates, sooo delicious, you need to try this at home!
Preheat the oven to 200 C.
Wrap each date with half a piece of bacon. But them on a baking tray and bake for about 15 to 18 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. I usually drizzle some ‘crema di balsamico’ on top and garnish with some fresh thyme. Suits really good together.
I love to make nice dinners on weekends and I always try to find different things to do and I usually scroll around on food websites and take inspiration. :) And yes, it’s always hard to decide what to cook haha. And It’s always the question, specially here at home, ‘What are we gonna have for dinner’ ;) And I always have the answer.
Today it’s Saturday and I’m gonna have some girl friends over for some wine and snack, and I will hopefully try to take some nice photos. :)
But if you guys have a hard time to decide what you want to eat this sunny Saturday, here are some recommendations for your bbq :)
This was our dinner tonight. Roasted sweet potato salad with a lot of good stuff, and I decided to served it with some nice beef and a very simple cold sauce. You could definitely have some fish or chicken with this instead of beef. It’s so easy to do and this is a perfect side dish for everything. :) Remember, I never cook too complicated food, I like it when it’s simple. ;)
2 large sweet potatoes (depends how many you cook for)
3 tablespoons olive oil
200 g feta cheese
1 cup peeled roasted hazelnuts
4 spring onion, only the green end, chopped
½ small bunch fresch parsley, chopped
Heat oven to 200C. Toss the sweet potato with the olive oil and some salt and pepper. Spread it on a baking tray and roast for about 30-35 min until tender.
Roast the hazelnuts till they get a nice colour. Peel the nuts from the shell. I recommend to put them on a dry kitchen towel and scrub the nuts so they all get nicely peeled. Then coarsely chop the nuts.
Put the spinach on a big platter, then add the roasted sweet potatoes, the chopped spring onion, feta cheese and hazelnuts. Drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top and season with sea salt/black pepper. Garnish with some parsley.
FOR THE BEEF:
When I cook beef I usually season it with salt and pepper and then let it stand in room temperature a bit before I cook it, so it wont be cold in the middle if you want the beef a bit rare.
Then I cook it in butter and olive oil, usually I put 1-2 garlic cloves in the butter/oil just for a nice taste but today I used an olive oil with garlic taste, and it tastes the same.
So fry the beefs 2-3 min on each side for medium rare on high temp. And pour the butter/oil mix on the meat during the frying.
For a simple cold sauce I just mixed creme fraiche, cream cheese with herb/garlic flavor, olive oil with lemon flavor and salt/pepper.
Thank you Cyril for this awesome party, it’s gonna be a true memory in my life. <3 I got to meet so many top models, celebs and so fun people at this party. It was quite weird to mingle around with Lewis Hamilton, Bianca Balti, Irina Shayk, Doutzen Kroes, Barbara Palvin, Lucky Blue, Chris Brown and yes it can just go on haha. And it was so nice to get to chat and meet Lewis and Bianca again as we been working together before and also the make up/hair/stylist team, and they are such nice people, so kind and I loved to work with them.