Category Archives: FOOD

THE CULINARY FILES: COPENHAGEN RESTAURANT HOST

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Copenhagen (Denamark) restaurant Höst has been choses as best restaurant by Travel & Leisure magazine. This beautiful restaurant designed by Norm Architects and Menu use local, organic and sustainable ingredients for their New Nordic cuisine. The decor is a mix of modern and rural farm style. Industrial lights, rough plank ceilings and tables, windows recycled from an old hospital, wooden cutting boards give the place a unique yet cozy feel. Dinnerware in white, grey and blue has been especially created by Menu. The place is definitely on my ‘places-to’go’ list!

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A WINTER BBQ IN A DUTCH BARN

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SIMPLY SLOW, a lovely community initiating small get togethers, recently organized a winter BBQ in bio dynamic farm ‘De Stadshoeve’ in Zunderdorp (which is by the way not far from where I live). During this get together the participants learned to make a loaf of bread. They were taught how to knead the perfect dough with just some basic needs: flour, water, sourdough and a little salt. From experience I know that this is all you need to make delicious bread. It is very simple but you just have to know how to do it. In the meantime a warm fire was lit outside in the yard where kids baked their bread on large sticks. Inside the barn glühwein (mulled wine) and hot chocolate was served. SIMPLY SLOW: “Simple life was embraced with warm companionship, honest laughter and pure food.” I just wish that I was there to enjoy this wonderful initiative..

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A BEAUTIFUL FALL INSPIRED TABLE SETTING

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Sunday Suppers recently hosted a Kinfolk dinner to celebrate the launch of their new book (I have a copy and it is beautiful by the way!). Mulled wine was served as well as a crostini of basket cheese and husk cherry jam. The food all looks delicious but I especially love the styling: garlands of leaves, linen table linnen, simple yet stylish ceramic tableware and a beautiful fabric sign and menus. If you are hosting a Christmas perhaps this can give you a bit of inspiration!

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A BEAUTIFUL PORTUGUESE SUMMER HOME

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Today’s ‘weekend escape’ shows us a beautiful summer home located in Martinho do Porto in Portugal which is decorated by Vera Iachi. This Portuguese interior designer is known for mainly using furniture and accessories made from natural materials. Do you want to dream more? Then take a look at these gorgeous rustic chic summer cottages and this beach house in a cool toned color palette which are also designed by Vera Iachi.

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winter time

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Winter time is … drinking warm chocolate, making gluhwein (mulled wine) and roasting marshmallows on an outdoor fire.

(image source: Well + Good, Toast, Receitas do Mundo, Chasing Delicious)

bonnes vacances & paris themed cookies

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To all of you going away this summer, I’d like to wish you a wonderful holiday! For those of staying at home and wanting to make these Parisian-themed cookies, you can find a how-to video here. Aren’t they cute?!

And ‘Joyeux Jour de Bastille’ to all French readers tomorrow (14th July)!

paella party

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This lovely house in Melbourne, Australia, belongs to Poppy who not only has a great eye for decorating but also can cook some delicious paella. Such a great dish for summer!

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You can find the recipe for this dish as well as more photos of this beautiful home on Keke’s blog.

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Keke is the side project of Melbourne based artist Kirra Jamison. This blog is inspired by the people that Kirra know, the places they cook and the food they share.