Friday, February 28, 2014

Making muffins

I found a great new recipe for chocolate muffins... and one perfect for anyone trying to avoid flour!

Melt 1.5 cups dark chocolate, 1 cup butter and 1 cup sugar together over a water bath until melted. Take off heat and let cool. It is nice to bake these muffins yourself because I had the option to try it with organic ingredients.

Separate 8 eggs. Beat egg whites together. When stiff, mix in egg yolks. After the eggs are mixed and fluffy, fold in chocolate mixture. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees F (or about 160 degrees C).

Makes about 12 very big muffins... but I got 18 decent sized ones out of it. It also makes one cake.

Perfect with fruit or whipped cream.

I got the recipe (in Danish) from here.

Melting chocolate, sugar and butter

Ta-da! OK... so they taste better than they look. What did you expect? A food blog? ;)

Moomins tin

Swedish candies from my inlaws... the boys are in heaven ;)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Winter walk

Today, I had a meeting away from the building where I work. Nice excuse to get out for a little walk ;) Hopefully, this is the last bite of winter (says while waving a little white flag)! Good evening to you all!

A very small heart.... what a find!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ice wall

As a part of my children's school winter festival, they made a colourful ice wall. They brought me to see it at the end of the day. Very cool idea.... yes, both literally and figuratively ;)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


I LOVE these bedroom sets by Orla Kiely. Now just to get around the price tag and the probability that my husband won't love them as much as I do ;) Wishing you all a great day!

Monday, February 24, 2014

VERY early signs of spring?

We had really nice above 0 degree C weather this weekend. Another cold snap is on its way but may it be one of the last ones! At least the days are getting longer....

Birdhouses... soon to be reinhabited?

Which way is spring?

This wasp was a little ahead of itself :(

Spring in the lobby

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cosy in the kitchen

We stared the day with team Canada vs team Sweden men's hockey finals at the Olympics. After that excitement, we took it easy. I tried to catch up on getting cooking done for the week (or at least buying some ingredients). Did I mention that the yesterday's dear babysitter folded up our laundry? I LOVE her :)

Good night to all!

Canada vs Sweden: Canada won 3-0

Making garlic bread.... yum!

Strawberries for desert :)

One of my old favourite mugs with Moomin Power ;)
Angry Lego Man pencil sharpener, courtesy of Lego Master's homework

Saturday night out.... without children!

Oops... no Saturday post! Yesterday was pretty busy with an early morning soccer game, house clean and then getting ready to go out. We don't do that very often so it was quite the occasion ;) Andreas and I were invited to a fundraiser for cancer research/treatment. Great food and great time! Will post more later.... we're watching the Sweden/Canada gold medal hockey game. In this house, that is an event!

We're out!

Good wine to go with good food

All dressed up!

Me... trying to be fancy ;)

A nice evening with friends

Friday, February 21, 2014

Big Friday night out....

Tonight, we took the boys to see the Lego movie. Needless to say, the boys LOVED it (maybe not Oliver so much because he was a little scared). I really enjoyed it too because it seemed to work both on the kid and adult level. Oh, and you can't go wrong with a little bit of popcorn ;) Good night to you all!

The Lego Master at the Lego movie ;)

All this..... and popcorn!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Animal magnetism

Just finished watching a great gold medal match between Canada and Sweden in Women's Curling... very exciting! Next up: Women's hockey :) I am also very happy that it is Thursday... next stop... FRIDAY! Have a good one, everyone!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Details from home

Working from home today :) So nice with a coffee maker and music.... Hope you all have a great day! We're almost over the Wednesday "hump"!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Optimistic for spring

Apparently, there are only 29 days left of winter. To me, that is a big deal :) Thankfully, there are no activities for the boys this evening! As much as they love sports, I am happy to have a night at home and to do homework with them without rushing around. Wishing you all a great rest of the day!

From our kitchen wall

Fashion selfie.... with son xox

29 days left until spring....... :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday, Monday....

While it is still cold, the sun was out today in full force! It is supposed to get warmer by the end of the week (smile on face)... maybe even above 0 degrees C! It won't be spring for a while but it is nice to have a break from this crazy winter!

Where is my breakfast?

Nope.... no leaves yet ;) Can't blame me for being optimistic....

Me.... at work.... as seen by Nicka ;)

Sun on Montreal buildings


Now that is a Canadian car, suitable for winter ;)