Month: March 2016

DIY – Hanging Flower Eggs

Have you already thought about what your Easter table will look like? No? Thankfully, I have a DIY idea to show you how to decorate at home.  This is a really easy and inexpensive  idea. You can do it by yourself or with the kids. Be creative! I used just pink tulips (my favorite flower), but you are free to choose your favorite flower and play with colors. What you’ll need: *White and pink ribbons *White zipties *Flowering tree branches *Tulips or your favorite flowers *Eggshells *Garden clippers *Scissors            

Karleksmums: The Love Cake

Serves 8-10 Ingredients 3 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder 100 mL whole milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 175 g butter 225 g granulated sugar 2 eggs 225 g cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Topping: 150 g icing sugar, sifted 50 g butter 1 generous tablespoon cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar 4 tablespoons strong filter coffee 50 g desiccated coconut, plus extra to decorate Coarse sea salt, to decorate 20 cm deep round cake pan, greased and lined with baking parchment Directions Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas 4. In a bowl, mix together the cocoa with 100 mL of boiling water to make a thick paste. Leave to cool. Gradually pour in the milk and stir well until combined and smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one, mixing well between each addition and taking care that they are completely incorporated. In a third bowl, sift together the flour, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour and …

Half-Bath Wallpaper Inspiration

To give the half bath the attention it deserves, a bet is to use wallpaper that is able to transform the simple environment into a spectacular place. Unlike the bathroom, the half bath  is not a wet area, which allows you to use your imagination to decorate it. Here are some ideas to inspire you to create a beautiful half bath with wallpaper. I love each one. This post  inspires me more than  I thought  to put wallpaper in my half bath. When I finish, I will make a post to teach you how to install wallpaper.

Travis Lett

  The Jersey-born, self-taught chef transformed Abbot Kinney into one of L.A.’s most happening streets by cooking impossibly gratifying Cali-minded food. “I’m working really hard to make it look like I’m not working really hard,” says Travis Lett, who’s sitting beneath a tree on a sleepy stretch of Sunset Avenue in Venice, California, explaining how he manages to make healthy food both delicious and seemingly simple in its appearance. “I don’t want to admit it,” he adds, tucking a loose strand of blond hair behind his ear, “but the simpler it looks, the harder it is.” Indeed, though the perennially tanned, wiry 37-year-old could pass for a reluctant male model with too much time on his hands, he’s been up since 4 a.m. baking bread at his whitewashed bakery/restaurant, Gjusta , and prepping for another busy day at his other Venice restaurant, Gjelina, beloved for its fresh, veggie-forward Cal-Italian dishes like salted anchovy wood-fired pizzas, dandelion salad, braised pork meatballs, and roasted fennel. Per Lett’s usual routine, he won’t be wrapping up until 11 p.m. “I …