Posted on 29-03-2009
Filed Under (food, muffins) by jenny

Browsing around the internet I stumbled across this donut muffin recipe and got curious to try.
As I love cinnamon I added some into the batter and the result was soooooooo good!
Have a great week :heart:

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Posted on 25-03-2009
Filed Under (food, inspiration, lovely things, ♥ Fashion) by jenny

…having finally repaired the heels of my vintage shoes…

…jumping bunny from Frozi

…pink trees on my way home…

…yummy white chocolate pretzels from Godiva

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Posted on 22-03-2009
Filed Under (food, muffins) by jenny

Relaxed sunday reading the Lula and Mixté Magazine, finding new music groups, sunshine on my balcony and friends coming over for coffee time. I have to admit I haven’t stuck to my principles and bought a Nespresso machine although I swore myself to never be unfaithful to freshly ground coffee… But my coffee machine exploded yesterday and I can’t live without coffee while it’s getting repaired (which apparently takes 3 months!) Damn, George Clooney won (and I really don’t like him). To salve my conscience I needed to make something old fashioned and went for these hazelnut & chocolate muffins – a taste that reminds me of my childhood. I feel better now:) :heart:

Hazelnut & Chocolate Muffins
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Ingredients:

*100g milk chocolate, grated
*100g black chocolate, grated
*200g ground hazelnuts
*130g all purpose flour
*6 eggs(separated yolk and egg white)
*200g softened butter
*1 teaspoon baking powder
*1 teaspoon cinnamon
*240g sugar
*1 sachet vanilla sugar
* a hint of salt
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Preheat the oven @ 200ºC.
Mix the hazelnut and chocolate. In another bowl cream the butter with the sugar/vanilla sugar. Then stir in the egg yolks slowly. Stir in the nut/chocolate mix and add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
Beat the egg white with the salt until stiff and mix into the batter, stir until well combined.
Line a muffin pan with paper cups and fill the batter in.
Bake for ca 18min and let cool… :heart:


little cupcake bear from Bukubuku

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Posted on 21-03-2009
Filed Under (inspiration) by jenny

Remember the 1st scene in Almodovar’s “Hable con ella” (Talk to her) where the main character is moved to tears, watching a dance performance of Pina Bausch? I felt like this today seeing the Nederlands Dance Theater perform “Silent Screen” in Barcelona’s Liceu. What a beautiful and emotional performance/staging! :heart:

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Posted on 18-03-2009
Filed Under (cupcakes, inspiration, ♥ Fashion) by jenny

I leave you with these pictures today and hope you can feel/smell it wherever you are :heart:

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Posted on 11-03-2009
Filed Under (books, inspiration) by jenny

A friend of mine forwarded me the link of these beautiful books: Lines &Shapes
This independent art and design collective, publishes a monthly book, where different artits work on a theme.
I especially :heart: the “Gather” and “Blur” themes, as you can see on the picture below ( lately i bought lots of lovely plates and mugs and needed to show you:)) Have a great day :heart:

Lines&Shapes

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Posted on 08-03-2009
Filed Under (food, lovely things) by jenny

After a mad week at work I finally used the gift voucher I got over a year! ago for the fabulous Spa in hotel Omm - and treated myself with a relaxing Japanese Green Tea Ritual. What lies closer than showing you my new green tea cookie recipe. The green tea taste is slightly bitter, so I added some melted white chocolate between 2 cookies, which was delicious. Have a great weekend :heart:

Green Tea cookies

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Ingredients cookies:
*240g flour
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1-2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
*50g powdered sugar
*2-3 tablespoons unsweetened powdered green tea (Matcha)
*2 tablespoons soy milk
*240g softened butter
*1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract

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Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
In another bowl mix the butter until creamy and add the almond/vanilla extract, then add the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the soy milk and mix until well combined.
Divide the dough in 2 parts and wrap with plastic film. Let cool for 1 hour in the fridge.

Then add flour on your working space and on your rolling pin and roll out the dough to an approx. 0,7 cm thickness. Use your favourite cookie cutter and place the cookies on a baking paper lined baking tray. Sprinkle some white sugar on them.
Bake for 12-14 min @ 160ºC :heart:

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Posted on 03-03-2009
Filed Under (food, lovely things) by jenny

I am really enjoying making birthday cakes lately. If I’d only find a place in Barcelona where they sell fondant to decorate, as I’ve been using marzipan instead and you can’t achieve the same colours… Let me know if you if you have any tips …Gracias! :heart:

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