easter 2014

so easter was pretty amazing, I was in sweden spending time with my family and friends, which was so peaceful. 

here are some pictures from our easter celebration, sadly I wasn’t able to take any photos of our (multiple) easter dinners , but they all was pretty amazing. 

Image I of course took easter as an opportunity to bake an easter cake even though the chickens looks more like ducks, oh well better luck next time 🙂

Image a little ducklin/ chicken 🙂 

Imagerooster, eater eggs and a little cake 🙂

Image amazing weather during our easter vacay

Imageme and hulda 🙂 Imagemum and dad enjoying some sun 🙂

Image It ain’t easter without painted eggs 

ImageImage rowing on the lake 🙂

Imagemy little doggy (one of them)

hope you enjoyed these photos, 

I have some recipes coming sometime soon 🙂 








I feel so lucky to have you as a friend and I was so happy catching up with you these days, you are the bestest chummy I could ask for, always there for me even if we are on different places on this planet.
Love you china

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Tomorrow my spring break will finally begin and I will be head north, to a place called sweden! Can’t wait to go there and meet up with my friends!

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Nature in bergslagen, sweden

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Summer pastime to visit this remarkable place 🙂

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View from da house

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Swedish breakfast 🙂

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schackrutor / swedish chess squares

These cookies are an old Swedish classic, they are super easy to make, and tasty! Try it out!



Recept / Recipe

5-5 1/2 dl / 2-2.2 cups of flour

1 dl / 0.4 cups of sugar

200 g / 7 ounces of butter

1 1/2 tablespoon of cacao powder

almost 1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar

1. Heat the oven to 390 Fahrenheit / 200°C .

2. Put all ingredients in a food processor except the vanilla sugar and cacao powder . Split the dough in two. Mix the vanilla sugar into one of the halves, and the cacao powder into the other half. If the dough is very loose, put in some more flour, or put in the fridge for about an hour.

3.  Split both the doughs in two again, roll out in long strings all 4 equally thick. Then put one vanilla sting next to a chocolate dough string, and on top you do the reversed order. This created chess squares when you cut them.

4.  Cut the cookies in about 1-2 cm slices, and bake in the oven for 5-7 min, when they get a tiny bit of color on the sides, take them out, let cool.

5.  Enjoy!

P.S You can freeze the cookies!


Charlie xx


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Sometimes life just calls for a smoothie. This one is inspired by summer. I used frozen pineapple, which I bought. Although, it’s a great way of preserving fruits and berries before they go bad by cutting them in pieces and freeze. Perfect for the smoothie cravings later on! The pineapple was great in combination with a banana and some soy milk.



about 2/3  cup / 2 dl of pineapple

1 banana

about 1/2 cup / 1, 25 dl  of soy milk

1. Blend everything together.

2. Top with some pineapple.

3. Done!


Charlie xx