The Cocktail Garnish Project

You don’t find me in the kitchen that often. Or you do, but its when I am snacking and disturbing while M tries to make food; or when I am making cocktails. Today it has been the latter. I have long been thinking of drying lemon slices to make garnishes for my home made cocktails, and today was one of those days that I just decided to get it done. Continue reading “The Cocktail Garnish Project”

Three Restaurant Tips for Surviving Winter in Stockholm

March is perhaps the most depressing month of the year – or at least the second, after November. But when it’s depressing weather outside, what better than to book a nice cozy restaurant to cheer up your weekend. Here are a few recommendations, from three different price classes, that I have visited in the past month.  Continue reading “Three Restaurant Tips for Surviving Winter in Stockholm”

From Baku with Love

Since I am only writing on Sundays now, it does not really make sense continuing Wineweek as it is. My workload has increased both at my “adult job” as well as with Tripsteri, so I don’t find it enjoyable to write several times a week any more. But on Sundays, I feel relaxed and inspired, and writing this blog contributes to my overall sanity. But this is not the topic of today’s post. This week, I had the pleasure and honor to visit Azerbaijan for the first time in my life, and I took a few pictures from the coast of the Caspian sea as souvenirs. Continue reading “From Baku with Love”

Wineweek 173: The Launch Party

Today I want to write about one of the greatest things I have been working on the past year, our Tripsteri travel app, that was finally officially launched this week. And when you launch something that great, you have to have a party, right! I had very little to do with it, but my girls had put together a super event at our office in Helsinki. We had some awesome raw pizzas, vegan chocolate cake, Moritz beer and newly launched Kyrö distillery Bitter Rye with Fever Tree aromatic tonic. For viewing frankly the best travel app there is, you can visit the app store and search for Tripsteri, and for reading more about the concept and about our company, visit Continue reading “Wineweek 173: The Launch Party”

Wineweek 172: Booking for Grand Champagne

I am a bit late to the party here, but better late than never. Grand Champagne, my favorite wine event of the year is coming, and it is time to book tickets – at least for the amazing Master Class tastings, held by some of the greatest winemakers in the region. The event is held in the center of Helsinki, from the 19th to the 21st of April, and is one of the biggest gatherings of Champagne houses in Europe. I would say that only events held in the French wine region its self can compare.  Continue reading “Wineweek 172: Booking for Grand Champagne”

Wineweek 171: February with Rum

Everyone who has been following this blog is aware of my fondness for gin. All the cocktails (at least 95%), whether made at home or ordered in a restaurant have been based on gin. Preferably a nice one, like Jensen’s Gin or Stockholms Bränneri.  But not any more, M found a way of breaking my cycle: just buy me a nice rum, and eventually I will get bored with all my old recipes and try a new one. You just have to place it at the reach of my hand (I am lazy but curious). And this is what happened – a bottle of Diplomatico dark rum appeared in my drink’s cabinet, and now I have started making Mojitos. Here are a few facts about rum and a good recipe that will keep you cocktail-happy and thinking of the Carribean in Frebruary Continue reading “Wineweek 171: February with Rum”

Wineweek 170: Decoding Riesling

Riesling – one of the most well known grape varieties in the world, and the enormous gap in my knowledge of wine. I have been dodging Riesling for years. Probably because it is one of those varieties that produces so many different types of wine. Learning Riesling has just felt like too much work. But now I have come to my senses. During this fall, we have been taking a walk on the sweet-side, so Rieslings have no longer been on the list of “too much sugar”. But to be able to become serious about Riesling, one has to do some studying. So here are some of my findings about my new grape-obsession. Continue reading “Wineweek 170: Decoding Riesling”

Wineweek 169: Travel the World

We have a saying in Swedish – bort är bra, men hem är bäst. It means that traveling is great, but coming home is even better; kind of a Swedish version of – there is no place like home. There is a reason people settle down where the settle, and often it is the place we want to be. This is how I have felt when we arrived home about a week ago. Stockholm is where I want to live, even if it is freezing cold ten months of the year. However, before I get back to what is happening in the Nordics, I thought I would still post a few photos from our trip, and share some recommendations. I promise these are the last ones… for now. Continue reading “Wineweek 169: Travel the World”

Soul Food in Bangkok

The term “soul food” comes from a dark period in American history, referring to food that is eaten for your soul to survive. When I hear the term today, I think of comfort, satisfaction and care – creamy and fatty food, yum! So you can imagine what I thought when I heard this is a “thing” in Bangkok – controversial! Nevertheless, many had recommended to try a few such restaurants serving specially selected regional Thai dishes. And I am glad we did. Here is a review for a few of them. Continue reading “Soul Food in Bangkok”

Wineweek 168: Whats new in Singapore

Here I am, back at home in Stockholm. It’s dark and minus degrees Celsius – the opposite to warm and colorful Singapore. How many times I thought while walking on the streets of the city state, how nice the warm and humid air feels on my skin. Yet this is home – arctic Sweden. But before the blog returns to the Nordics, I thought I would recap our week in the tropics. There were a few new places I can really recommend.  Continue reading “Wineweek 168: Whats new in Singapore”