Wednesday, July 31, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

vefa's kitchen by vefa alexiadou designed to look like a greek summer holiday in aegean blue and white, vefa's kitchen bulges with traditional recipes collected from all over greece. vefa alexiadou is the leading culinary authority in greece today and is the author of many bestselling cookbooks.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

FASHION ETC.


aztec jersey bandeau top, viatopshop, unisex flamingo t-shirt via fab, clark's desert boots in shiny shocking pink, via urban outfitters

Saturday, July 27, 2013

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

when we have good weather in holland then it is an amazing and beautiful country and the perfect time to discover your own country. we visited terschelling, one of the northern islands, for a week. during a nice walk on the bottom of the sea (at low tide) we found lots of clams. in the evening, at our camping place, we prepared this lovely pasta vongole. first wash the clams to get rid off the sand.fry some tomatoes, garlic, onion and a small red pepper in olive oil, add some white wine and the clams. the ones which don't open throw away. Boil separately the pasta and finally mix the clams with the pasta. bon appetit! photos: robert borghuis

Friday, July 26, 2013

FOOD

steak fiorentina, that's what we put on a barbecue in tuscany, italy, with my brother and our families. put some prosciutto, salami, and olives on a plate, make a salad caprese of tomatoes, basil and buffalo mozzarella, and serve as antipasti. buy 2 steaks of about 400 gr each,  cook them on the barbecue until rare or medium, sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, drizzle with a few drops of olive oil  and serve with a rucola salad. serves about 8. photo: mikkel vang, (hardly a) recipe: leonoor ottink 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

INTERIOR


this is the ideal situation; being on a nice place or even at home and having that holiday feeling by preparing a good, but simple, barbeque with grilled corn and zucchini, steaks and a good drink for example. i am personally inspired by the cookbooks of donna hay. it offers very often, simple, but very tasteful meals and they always succeed. photo:mikkel vang

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

claudia roden's great book on italian cooking, the food of italy, via amazon

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

FASHION ETC.


beautiful towels via fresco towels, love those orange walls, reblogged from bungalow classic, temporay watch tattoo, the only watch i need for now, sitting in the sun in italy

Monday, July 22, 2013

FASHION ETC.


manhattan plaza hotel 1991, photo by edgar césar fhilo, via athos de amor, striped dress via she inside,
great lion necklace, via & other stories, the really make fantastic jewelry 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

work of artist leslie oschmann. she combines old furniture with old canvas and linen. take a look over here for her fabulous website.


Friday, July 19, 2013

FOOD

make a chocolate tart with raspberries for dessert after a summer night dinner. photos: armelle habib and martin lof. recipe: leonoor ottink

150 gr dark chocolate, chopped
150 gr soft butter
6 large free range eggs 
100 gr self raising flour
4 tsp cocoa powder, sifted
300 gr. raspberries
1 tbsp raspberry jam

preheat the oven to 180ºc. 
line a 23 cm springform with baking parchment and grease with the extra butter.
melt the butter with the chocolate while stirring, in a bowl over a pan of boiling water, au-bain-marie. make sure the water doesn't touch the bowl. set aside.
beat the sugar with the eggs until pale and about tripled in volume.
mix the self raising flour with the cocoa powder and gently fold this into the eggs and sugar mixture, followed by the chocolate and butter. finally fold in the raspberries and raspberry jam.
pour the batter into the prepared springform and bake for 45 minutes. 
let it cool on a wire rack.  



Thursday, July 18, 2013

FOOD

ecuador, the land of the origin of cocoa. misty clouds cover a beautiful landscape shaped by black lava, volcanoes and a green, thick forest of plants. this is one of the world's places that is most dense with vegetation. it is here in the amazon, that the cocoa tree has its origin. previously, it was believed that the cocoa tree had it's origin in mexico, but new findings show that it is from this primeval forest it came. maybe that is why the chocolate from ecuador is among the finest in the world. there are beans here that grow in different regions, and therefore taste very different. photos: susanna blavarg

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

a great summer cook book of yvette van boven. we have the winter version too, love it! inspired by her childhood in ireland and her frequent sojourns in france, yvette van boven has created a collection of recipes that will truly inspire you to step into the kitchen. using seasonal ingredients such as freshly picked apples and berries, as well as delicate summer lettuces and fresh herbs.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

FASHION ETC.

lovely space, especially with that raw wall, reblogged from hannas room. colorful rhinestone bracelet via she inside

Monday, July 15, 2013

FASHION ETC.




Gelato-Sorbet-Flavors
t-shirt with beach house via stradivarius,  interior reblogged from rural girlice cream flavors of abiagi,  a shop that brings the craft of italian gelato making with a taste of brazil to the heart of nolita, new york

Saturday, July 13, 2013

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

love the work of photographer and artist dietlind wolf. we work now with her for some time and it's such a pleasure.check out her blog, it's sooo inspiring! photo:dietlind wolf

Friday, July 12, 2013

FOOD


tapenade, at the end of a warm summer day, with chunks of good bread, some raw veggies like cucumber, radish, carrots and a glass of chilled white whine...... :
about 250 gr. black olives, pitted, the best ones are taggiasca olives
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp dijon mustard
10 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves removed from the sprigs
1/2 tbsp  fino or dry sherry, like manzanilla
1 tbsp capers, preferably the salted ones ( soak them in water to get rid of the salt)
a squeeze of lemon juice
2-4 tbsp good olive oil
salt & pepper 
put all the ingredients except the olive oil and salt & pepper in a kitchen machine or food processor and process for a few seconds. add the olive oil and salt & pepper and process for a few seconds more until a paste.  
recipe: leonoor ottink, photo: mikkel vang

Thursday, July 11, 2013

INTERIOR

agrifuturismo is a form of visiting and staying in a tuscan countryhouse. federica fusi and her daughter zoe have decided to live in the countryside in an authentic and peaceful place surrounded by nature and to project towards the future referring to the architectural universe. on a hilltop, between florence and siena, 5 km from castellina in chianti (a small town in the heart of chianti worldwide known for its renominated wine). photos: nathalie krag

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES


in this cookbook anna and fanny bergenstrom have chosen their favorite fresh ingredients to put together the most exquisite dishes. the book, containing more than 400 recipes and 300 colour photos, presents an abundance of dinner ideas, from simple everyday dishes to suggestions for dinner parties. the book can be used year after year. anna is a journalist and sweden's most appreciated cookbook writer with around 15 cookbooks on her resume. fanny, her daughter, is photographer, stylist, graphic designer and writer with food, flowers and travel as her specialties. via amazon

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

FASHION ETC.

Maison Martin Margiela Cinderella Heels
love this combination of colours and patterns! reblogged from coco in love , cinderella heels by martin margiela, reblogged from another loves

Monday, July 8, 2013

FASHION ETC.


summer shopping, love the colors, all via topshop