Friday, 29 January 2010

Lula magazine and more clothes for sale...

I just wanted to let you know that I am selling the two previous issues of Lula magazine over in my shop, as I have mentioned before. I am also selling clothes (including a brand new dress). So if you are interested you should go and have a look! Also, the things won't be available for very long since I am soon moving, and for that reason I'm also trying to sell everything other places.

And - just to let you know - the prices have been lowered on all of the items in my shop.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Spinach soup.

Recently I've been making this soup at least once a week, but it is so good that I could eat it daily, really. It is a simple and fast soup to make, which also calls for very few ingredients - and what could be better than that?!

Here's how to go about making it:

You need:

- one medim-sized onion
- three cloves of garlic
- frozen spinach
- water
- butter
- flour
- cream
- salt and pepper

1. Thaw frozen spinach. I used about 800 grams since I wanted soup that would last for a few days.

2. Chop the onion and garlic into small pieces.

sauteeing onion
3. Sauté in a pan on medium heath for 5-10 minutes.

spinach soup
4. When the spinach is thawed, add it to the pan and fill up with water. (Sorry about the blurry photo).

5. While the soup begins to boil melt about 50 grams of butter that you mix with a couple of teaspoons with flour. To that you add a little bit of cream. Add to the soup and stir well.

spinach soup boiling
6. Let it boil for ten minutes and season with salt and pepper as you see fit.

Spinach soup

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Wearing my self-made dress!

Plaid dress

I finally managed to get around to sewing the hem and fixing the collar on the dress I made at the sewing course I took part in for a few weeks in the autumn. I'm so pleased to finally be able to wear it, and it's so much fun to wear something you've made yourself (even if I know it still isn't perfect with it being somewhat too big at my back).

Plaid dress

I also want to apologize for being such a bad blogger as of lately - I am moving to Israel in less than a month and there is so much too fix before that can happen (I often think I'm going to get crazy dealing with everything), and I am also trying to work a lot so that I'll have some money while I'm there. Until then, I will be trying to blog as often as I can - if the weather continues to be mild like today that shouldn't be too unachievable (except that it would mean that I'd get wet if I sit in the snow!)

Plaid dress

Self-made plaid dress, tights from Gina Tricot, shoes from Kipper, whistle necklace from Les Jumelles Boutique, and hair band from Vero Moda.

PS: Before I forget, I hope to be able to put up some more things in my shop that I need to get rid of before I move. That includes two mint issues of Lula magazine (the recent one and the one before that). Would any of you be interested in that?

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

An outfit - at last.

Dotted playsuit

Wow, it feels like forever since I've done an outfit post (a real one, which in my case needs to be done outside). The days are finally getting a little brighter so it is now possible to do them outside (as long as it isn't too cold!)

Dotted playsuit
Dotted playsuit
Harmonica necklace
Dotted playsuit
Playsuit from Topshop, top underneath from American Apparel, hair piece from Bianco, tights from Lindex, shoes by Sixtyseven, and harmonica necklace from Les Jumelles Boutique.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Pasta gratin.

After coming back from being with my friends all day yesterday (spending five hours in a café and three hours in a friend's apartment drinking wine), I made a lovely pasta gratin. It is really simple to make and such a great dish in this freezing weather.


You need:
- Pasta
- Vegetables such as olives, tomatoes, onions, garlic, mushrooms, paprika and spinach (choose those you like)
- Cheese
- Cream

(how much you need depends entirely on how much you are making)

pasta boiling

1. Boil the pasta until al dente.

onion and garlic
Olives and paprika

2. Cut onions, garlic, olives, paprika, mushrooms and tomatoes.


3. Rinse the spinach and rip it into smaller pieces.

Pasta gratin

4. Mix everything together in the the mould you are using to bake the gratin in, and add cream. MIx some more.

Pasta gratin

5. Sprinkle with some cheese, and mix in some of it.

Pasta gratin
6. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius (375 degrees Fahrenheit).

Pasta gratin

7. Done! Serve warm.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Sales shopping finds.

When I went to see what the what the sales had to offer I never expected to find so many things that I couldn't leave behind since I try to be quite restrictive in what I decide to purchase.

new buys

At Bianco I found a lovely navy, and simple bow hairband (not shown well on the picture) that was too cute to pass up.
Then I went to Accessorize, where there were also lots of pretty things on sale. Pretty underwear, tights, and adorable hair pieces. Thinking about it, I always tend to buy underwear from Accessorize whenever there is a sale, and tights are the one thing I always feel compelled to buy since I wear them so much.

red lace up shoes

The shoes I probably would not have bought had I not in the last minute decided to check out a shoe shop that was closing down. I simply could not leave either of these pairs behind. Both of them have such beautiful color and are so easy to walk in, I adore the heels and the buckle on the brown pair and the red ones are so striking (I was just a bit hesitant about the wedge), and I'm really looking forward to wearing them when it gets less slippery outside! It also doesn't hurt that they were about 70 percent off.

brown oxfords

Have you done any sales shopping yet?