I am still enjoying a long Easter holiday – and on holidays treats are allowed! I made a sugar and gluten-free rhubarb-strawberry trifle last night – yum! Suited for a LCHF diet.
Yesterday on our trip we stopped by a few little farm shops on our way and we found these heavenly organic rhubarbs. I do love rhubarb season (I shared my favourite rhubarb crumble recipe right here).
The recipe was inspired by Ditte’s new book, which I highly recommend if you read Danish. I took the liberty of changing the recipe a bit.
This is what you need
Fresh rhubarbs, preferably local grown organic ones
1 tbsp Sukrin gold (a natural sweetener with a very low glycemic index) or stevia
1-2 tsp Vanilla powder (not vanilla sugar!)
3 dl cream (38-48 %), preferably organic
4 tbsp Yacon sirup
This is what you do
Clean the rhubarbs and cut them into small pieces. Mix sirup and vanilla powder and cover the rhubarbs. Bake in the oven for 40 min. on 175 degrees C. Let cool.
Chop up a few handfuls of almonds and toast on a dry, hot pan. Let cool.
Clean and cut the strawberries into smaller pieces. Now, here comes the fun part; mix rhubarbs and strawberries in jars, glasses, bowls or whatever you want to serve in.
Whip the cream lightly with your sweetener of choice (I prefer a natural one like Sukrin) and a little sprinkle of vanilla powder. Add a layer of cream on top of the strawberries and rhubarbs and sprinkle with toasted almonds. Add a decorative strawberry on the side and serve. Be ready to serve seconds (I had to) ;) Enjoy!
We are still enjoying life and time off at the summer house – I guess you can tell as this is the third day in a row I’m posting, hehe. Finally some much needed time for the blog, and I’m loving it!
Today we went on a little excursion to a small harbour town nearby called Havnebyen Odden by Sjællands Odde. The pride of the town is the beautiful smokehouse designed by the great, late world-famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) in 1943. The smokehouse is still in full function today.
It is located on the top of a hill high above the town with a superb view of the ocean and the harbour, from where the fishermen still sail out to catch fresh fish every day.
We were planning on buying some freshly smoked herrings for lunch (a Danish speciality) and had even packed a picnic basket, so we could eat outside on the benches overlooking the sea – but the shop at the smokehouse was closed! They are only open during the summer holidays. Ah well, now we have en excuse to come back again this summer.
The weather was lovely on this beautiful spring day; blues skies and sunshine all around, so at least we enjoyed the trip even if we had to make do with only the lovely smell of smoked herrings.
A few months ago Sadolin kindly sent me a kit containing samples of their trend colours of 2014 and a few paintbrushes. I took these photos ages ago, but I haven’t had time to edit them till now. Better late than never right?
Sadolin believe in two colour palettes for 2014 – a lighter one with very soft pastel colours and a darker palette with burgundy, petroleum and dark grey.
After wondering for a few weeks what I could paint I decided to give a set of boxes a make over with the lighter soft shades. This is what they looked like before in case you were wondering.
Do you like them? I’m still thinking about what to paint next. Any Ideas?
I’m just stopping by to say hi. I hope you are enjoying Easter break? I sure am. We are spending it at the summer house, and so far it’s been filled with sunshine in the garden, lots of good food, Easter lunch with the whole family, relaxing, coffees by the fire and some peace and quiet.
Yesterday the weather gods spoiled us with a blooming temperature of 21,3 degrees C – which feels like summer to us Danes after a long and cold winter. So naturally I managed to get my first sun burn (I wore sunscreen, but my fair Scandinavian skin hasn’t seen sunlight since September), took my first outdoor shower of the year (ahhhh! Nothing beats showering in the afternoon sunshine with nothing but a blue sky above to the sound of singing birds – especially after a nice and warm run by the beach) and we even ate dinner outside last night for the first time in 8 months!
These last few months have been so busy and I’ve been running fast to keep up with everything. This Easter break was much needed and I can feel my batteries recharging. Also spring is blooming and summer doesn’t feel so far away after yesterday – and I do love summer. All four seasons are pretty, but summer is my favourite.
I hope your Easter break is full of all things lovely too. Enjoy the last bit of it x
I am starting my Easter break today – and what better way than to announce the winner of the Easter give away for a set of Duck & Duckling from ARCHITECTMADE designed by Hans Bølling?
Thank you to everyone who participated – I loved reading about all your Easter and holiday plans. With a little help from random.org the winner is comment no. 87 out of 131: Camilla Madsen. Congratulations Camilla! I am sending you an email to get your details.
Happy Easter to you all. Enjoy the spring, the days off, time with your family, lots of chocolate goodies and hopefully lots of sunshine x
Spring is in the air and Easter is just around the corner (hello holiday, sleeping in and spending time at the summerhouse!). Birds singing, sunshine, bulbs and blooming trees everywhere are making summer feel near. I can’t wait – I looooove summer. Long light nights (Scandinavian summers rock!), bare feet in sandals, sun kissed cheeks and all the ice cream I can eat are just some of my favourite things.
So I didn’t hesitate when Pinotex asked me to be a part of their new campaign ‘Add colour to your summer’. I spend as much time as possible outside during summer to make up for the long cold Danish winters. In my own garden here in the city, at parks around Copenhagen, at the beach or the harbour baths (we sure love water in Copenhagen), at the summerhouse or at friends and family’s gardens – you name it, and I’m there!
Decorating your outside space is just as important as decorating your house – and I love how you can be more playful with colours outside to match the blooming flowers. It’s quite easy and cheap to paint old garden furniture and flowerpots to add some life and personality. I have gathered some inspiration for you on Pinterest. These are my favourite ways of adding colour to your garden, balcony or patio. There’s a photo from the summerhouse in there too.
What are your plans for your outside space this summer? And how do you add colour to your summer?
Photos: Pinterest (see the sources on my board).
*This post is sponsored by Pinotex. As always thank you for reading this blog and supporting my sponsors.
Just a reminder that the Easter give away I’m hosting with ARCHITECTMADE will end on Tuesday. Hurry on over and enter, if you haven’t already – right here.
Good luck and happy Sunday, friends x
Remember I talked about getting a stool for the kitchen? I realised that I never showed you which one I ended up with. I used to have this one, remember? Well here’s a little update from the kitchen.
As you can see I ended up getting the About a Stool from Hay – is that the one you guessed for? I am very happy with it – the perfect spot for a quick breakfast, an afternoon coffee and a place for guests to enjoy a glass of wine while I cook.
I also updated the kitchen with two new shelves. My growing urban herb garden in the window was taking up too much space. I don’t like clutter (surprise!), so this works for me. The herbs get to enjoy a sunny spot without taking up too much room on the counter. The shelves are from IKEA in case you are wondering.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve probably seen a sneak peek of these last weekend, while we were hanging them. I’ve added a few red details to match the fridge and a framed postcard by Therese Sennerholt. If you want to see more of my kitchen, check the big kitchen tour right here.
Btw, don’t forget to enter the Easter give away. Happy Friday and weekend, friends x
Spring is blooming in Copenhagen and Easter will be here soon – two things that make me happy and both worth celebrating. I’ve teamed up with ARCHITECTMADE for an amazing give away open internationally. One lucky winner will get a chance to win a set of the beautiful Duck and Duckling designed by the talented Danish architect Hans Bølling.
The story behind the set is the most charming one. I’m sure you’ve seen the very famous “Wonderful Copenhagen” poster of a Police man holding back traffic to let a family of ducks pass the street? But I bet you didn’t know, that this actually happened on Dronning Louises Bridge in Nørrebro, Copenhagen in 1959 and was caught on camera by a passing photographer. The photo and story hit the papers and everyone was talking about it. The rest, as they say, is history. It inspired Danish artist Viggo Vagnby to paint the world-famous poster and Hans Bølling to create the wooden ducks. Cuteness overload!
Photo borrowed from dengang.dk and poster borrowed from posterland.dk
As you know, if you are a regular reader, I love classic Danish design. I remember seeing Hans Bølling’s ducks the first time when I was a little girl and I’ve had a soft spot for them ever since. I have a feeling that my little family of ducks will be needing another little sibling sometime in the future.
How to win Duck & Duckling
- Follow that nordic feeling with bloglovin’ and like this post by clicking on the ♥. If you are already doing that please follow that nordic feeling on facebook.
- Follow ARCHITECTMADE on facebook.
- When done, come back here and leave a comment telling us what you are doing for Easter. Do yo have any traditions? If you want to see, what I did last Easter, check this post.
The winner will be chosen at random on April 15th just in time for Easter and announced right here on the blog – so make sure to stop by and see if you won. Good luck my lovelies x
Btw I recently visited ARCHITECTMADE’s woodturning workshop and met the designer behind one of the other wooden animals. If you want to see how the animals are made, do take a look at the post right here.
As you know, I have teamed up with Designdelicatessen (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check this post). We are now hosting our second give away together. The prize is the beautiful and iconic chair All About a Chair from Danish Hay. It is with 1599 DDK/224 €. It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? I definitely wouldn’t object if it moved in with me (hey, Santa)!
The give away will be hosted over on Instagram like last time. Come over and join the fun, if you aren’t already a member of the IG community.
How to enter:
- Follow @designdelicatessen & @thatnordicfeeling on Instagram.
- Show us where you would place About a Chair, if you won.
- Make sure to tag your photo with @designdelicatessen @thatnordicfeeling and #nordicfeelingdesigndelicatessengiveaway in the photo caption to enter. Tagging old photos won’t cut it. You need to open your account if it is private for us to see your photo.
We will be looking for aesthetics and creativity too, so don’t hold back! Last chance to enter is on April 14th. The winner will be announced on Instagram the next day.
Good luck! I am looking forward to be inspired by all your photos.
I love great design and great design shops. Therefore I am very happy to have Designdelicatessen as a sponsor here on the blog. Designdelicatessen is a webshop who ships worldwide (oh yes, finally a place where you can find the designs you can’t buy in your country) with a fab selection of Danish and international designs. They also have a very nice shop located in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen – you should stop by if only to be inspired, if you’re ever in CPH.