Opaline glass. Vegetable wax. Iran. Ticket. Dot drawing. Handprinted silk remnants. Tea dyed. Sage batch.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Antica Locanda Via Solferino. This is where you must sleep. Think closets with tapestry inside. As big and solid as you can sit in there and have your morning tea.
Glitter gelato pastels and knit. All together. Missoni teaser SS14.
Pre-Porselli-Visit. Post A.P.C for Porselli goldies.
Porselli - next to La Scala. The place where Maria Callas were born. Imagine Carmen. Then rose petals.
Line-up. Light Autumn. Leafy. Chocolato.
Then this. Red new ones. Handmade italian.
Say hello to Mr. grocery Via Solferino in Milan. Here you can expect paintings exhibited among the stars of lemons, pomegranate etc.. At this place 'you get what you see' - a much adored piece of vegetable or fruit from it's very own homeland - Italy! I'm also going to throw in (not to forget) that this grocery became the place where I tasted the most ripe and sweet Italian tomatoes ever! Now I only want to cook with tomatoes and pumpkin. Herbs and chestnuts. Pomegranate and then tomatoes again.
Chestnuts in season. Me in awe.
Then passed a lady buying chestnuts on the street. Asking her how they are suppose to be eaten in great curiosity, to which she replied with such gesture, by giving me one - that you just open them and eat straight out of the hand or paper bag - of course! Which then became the perfect 'street-treat' for a foreign visitor in Milan. Roasted warm chestnuts. Too busy exploring - to actually sit down and eat a whole meal. € 3 - € 4 - € 5 - € 7.
Loved Milan. So old school. So understated. And so totally perfect for an Autumn visit.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
What's you're favorite candle? Scented or not, I'd love to know about it! These are handmade ceramic soy based candles - scented and made by OUI. They work almost like aromatherapy.We looove ours, and have them pretty much all over the house these days... from the early mornings (when I do my yoga thing) til late afternoon after work, the scents, each one of them, brings me down in the sweetest way. Check out Angela's website here for more collections. <3 Kisses l.u.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
A couple of weeks ago we started testing bread recipes for a starch free version of the danish brown rye bread. Because my boyfriend and I are both on special diets (due to some health challenges) we have been wanting to create a bread that was in order with this.
To begin with, we got inspired by Green Kitchen Stories' Paleo recipe, with nuts and raisins. BTW we love Green Kitchen Stories Recipe's and have all of their apps, they're amazing and you should hurry up and download them! They have saved us so many times when not knowing what to make for dinner, being late... all that everyday jazz :)
At the same time my boyfriends mom gave us a really good recipe, that we still want to try out and are really exited about, but decided to start with the low carb/no sugar (i.e. any kind of starch) version. We've based our 'bread' on raw sprouted, dehydrated seeds, plus we wanted to make one without nuts and fruits. For some people, nuts and fruits can be a tough Food Combining*.
Preheat the oven for 175 celcius or 350 farenheit.
2 tbsp Psyllium husk mixed with 475 ml lukewarm purified water. It's important to pour the Psyllium husk in little by little. The consistency is going to be like gel.
Measure seeds and set aside in a bowl.
1/2 cup/ 1 dl pumpkin seeds (preferable soaked for min. 2 hours)
1/2 cup/ 1 dl sprouted, dehydrated sunflower seeds (non sprouted works too)
1/2 cup/ 1 dl dark flax seeds
1/2 cup/ 1 dl rolled oats (gluten free is good if you want)
1/2 cup/ 1 dl ground flax seeds (ground buckwheat/millet/sesame/amaranth/sunflowerseeds works too)
3 tbs granulated dulse seaweed (or 1 and a half tbs sea salt)
Mix the Psyllium husk gel with the seeds on either a mixer or with a spoon. We used a hand mixer and mixed for about 5 minutes.
If you have all the time in the world, set aside for an hour somewhere warm, covered by a cloth.
If you don't have too much time, you can pour the mixture into an oiled bread or dish form, and bake right away. We baked ours for about an hour, but you should keep an eye on it :)
The loaf lasts for about a week refrigerated and can be kept wrapped in a cloth.
*A little bit about Food Combining:
The term 'Food Combining' is something I learned at Hippocrates Health Institute which is just really good to know and keep in mind.
So actually your tummy isn't able to digest both sugar and protein together, which is the case with nuts and fruits. It is just two things that doesn't go very well together. You might experience constipation, getting bloated or just feeling heavy after the meal.
Ok, so No. 1:
No protein with starch. Ex. no potatoes with meat. No nuts with bread (or any kind of flours)..
No protein with sugar. Ex. no nuts with fruits.
Only fruits on it's own and in between meals. That way you will be able to fully digest it and not create weird 'chemicals' in your body ;)
By the way, did you know it takes 8 hours to digest a banana? That's one of the reasons why you might get bloated, in case you eat it close to a meal or with something like nuts.
No sugar with starch. Ex. no fruits with bread.
My doctor at Hippocrates use to say this. If a person is ill or sick, he/she should avoid all kinds of sugar. Sugar (fruit, starch or candy) is acidic. In fact everything else than greens are acidic. So when a body is overloaded with acid it creates inflammation. Inflammation can create pain or sickness. So it's actually quit simple: When sick, turn to greens, green stuff, green everything :) Because it balances out the pH in your body.
Greens are alkalizing and that's what's needed.
Seeds are a part of some plants, therefore alkalizing, which is why we have created this loaf out of... Seeds!
Any seeds, dehydrated, sprouted or not - can be used for this recipe. When sprouted, the seed's enzymes get's activated and 'alive' which is also why it's easier to digest - plus the enzymes makes it more loaded and nutrient.
Enjoy! <3 l.u