Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Rebecca loves: Mung bean sprouts

I feel that I have only begun to scratch the surface of the mung bean's full potential, yet a recommendation is already necessary. My sister brought them home a few weeks ago, and we put them in salads, woks (add them the last thing you do for maximum crispiness) and on sandwiches. And I have totally fallen in love. They are very tasty, crispy and a little sweet. And probably very nutritious as well, I read that the beans (when sprouted) contain vitamins B and C and a whole lot of minerals and stuff. Read about that here, and here(Swe).

Monday, April 25, 2005

Världens lättaste efterrätt...

... är på samma gång ganska glamourös. Folk kommer att tro att du har slavat i köket i timmar, tills (och OM) du avslöjar hemligheten. Så här gör man den...

Man tager:

Lagom mycket Kelda Vanilj-visp och vispar den. Sedan breder man ut den i en grund pajform. Efter det tar man några (kanske ett tiotal) Noblesse (jag gillar dom mörka bäst, det är en smaksak) och petar ner i den utbredda smeten. Efter det stoppar man helt sonika in kreationen i frysen ( om man inte vill smaksätta på annat sätt..)

När den är fryst och det är dags att servera kan man garnera sin eminenta glasstårta. Passionsfrukt-inkråm och physalis är en riktig höjdare men jag är säker på att andra kombinationer blir lika deliciösa.

Ni ser. Enkelt va? Bjud detta nästa gång ni får fint besök och lyssna till the "oohs" and the "aahs". För de kommer att dugga tätt.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Wanted! (or "efterlyst" in Swedish)

This is a great brand of fruit syrups that I got introduced to in Paris.
We had the grapefruit (pamplemousse in French, such a funny word!) one at home all the time! It is pretty much like the swedish "saft" but more fresh and sour-ish. Kinda like limonade.

It is a shame that I didnt take a few with me home. I cannot find them here. If you know where to buy them in Sweden, please lemme know. It's an aluminum can with concentrate (see above). I miss my pamplemousse sirop.

Saturday, April 23, 2005


... är att det enda smörgåsmargarinet med "Bre" i margarinet - just inte går att breda! (med mindre än att man låter det ligga framme hela dagen)
Ja ja, resten stämmer ju, gott är det ju i alla fall.

Besök Bregottfabriken här.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

In the time of need

My computer crashed hard a few days ago. When I tried to restart, XP had thrown in the towel, all I got was a Blue Screen of Death and the whole thing started over again.

I Googled and Googled, and somehow I came across this lovely little thing called EBCD, Emergency Boot CD. It pretty much saved my life! I had backups of most of the important stuff, schoolwork and such, but there's so much nonsens and nostalgia that means a lot on a laptop!
I found valuable info here and here.

After a couple of hours, along with some fiddling with the XP cd, I managed to get it to start normally again, and I even got back my old desktop background (a picture of Morrissey that I found on the Foundphotos page).

Now I have mixed feelings. I feel like a super-geek-hero..ine (think Sandra Bullock in "the Net") since I got the darn thing working again. But I am also on pins and needles because I still don't know if it will last.
Darn. Why can't I learn to
a.) be thankful for what I've got, when I've got it (like a working computer)?
and b.) quit procrastinating the backup-making?

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Wish list item # 3

I was checking out Kicks at Frölunda Torg (the local mall) and spotted this lovely new lipgloss from Clinique, "Colour Surge Impossibly Glossy". I haven't tried it out yet, as I am saving myself for the "buy two items and get a whole lotta freebies-campaign" somewhere around the end of April. But from what my fingertips could tell, these lipglosses are rich in color and moisture. And again, free of smell. Thank you Clinique!
I am leaning towards trying out the "Firefly" and the "Cherry Apple" shades. Will return with comment later on.

Still haven't tried them out, but I went by the shop to check them out again, and found out that the shades I wanted were Firefly and some other one that wasn't on the homepage! It was called "Tropical" something...

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Reliable apples

I enjoy a good apple every now and then. But why is it always a gamble?
Most apples have a short time of the year when they're great tasting. The sad thing is that most of the time, they are not.

Take the Granny Smith, for example. When they're good, they're REALLY good, but you cant trust them. More often than not, they're all green and nice but taste nothing.

The worst thing is when apples get all waxy and non-crispy (better word anyone?) the second you come home from the grocery store.

However, my worries are over! There is one apple that has never disappointed me. The Pink Lady apple (a hybrid of Golden Delicious and Lady Williams) is always sweet-tasting, crispy and fresh. Try them once and you will be stuck with them forever.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Vintage shopping in Paris

My number one hobby while getting lost in Paris was, to the great joy (not) of my travelmates, finding some good vintage shopping. Here in Gothenburg you have to look through loads of crap before you find something even remotely attractive. In Paris, they are a little bit more picky, and unfortunately a little bit more expensive. However, if you're stubborn you can find really beautiful original pieces to a nice price. Here are the shops I liked the most:

Free P-star, 8, rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie, 4:e
This one is my favourite. The prices are reasonable and the clothes are wacko. The shop is absolutely stuffed with flowery dresses and lovely lace thingies and they have a little indoor balcony with more clothes and a scary ladder. A crazy shop that you must see. And yes, they do take the major credit cards.

Come on Eileen, 16/18 Rue des Taillandiers, 11:e
Three stories of second-hand heaven. Lots of designer wear, sometimes a bit pricey. Going through the racks is like the picture gallery I recommended not too long ago, you have absolutely NO idea what comes next.

Rag, ? Rue St Honoré
Small but interesting shop that must've moved not too long ago. On the internet I found the old adress on Rue St Martin, south of Centre Pompidou. When I looked it up I found two other second hand shops on that adress. But they were a little more flea-market-y. Still worth a visit if you ask me..

Kiliwatch, 64, rue Tiquetonne, 2:e
Huge store that mixes the old with the new. Like pretty much everything in Paris, the prices are pretty scary sometimes, but this shop is well worth browsing through.

Picsouille, 3 Rue Perrault, 1:e, Mo Louvre-Rivoli
Nice little shop right near the Louvre. Very mixed clothes, some of them not too old. The prices were really good and they had beautiful accessories.

La Belle Epoque, 10 Rue de Poitou, 3:e
This one was closed when I got there but the street was packed with lovely little shops, so I recommend it anyways. I will definitely pay a visit when I come next time

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Wish list item #2

This is something really cool I found today while strolling the streets of Paris.
A round aquarium that is it's own eco-system, tested by NASA in space! It is shut tight and self-managing; and contains little red shrimps (who keep the water clean from algae). They are absolutely adorable! My desk needs one of these now.

Check them out