Christmas gifts or?

What’s your feelings about Christmas gifts?
For me, donating or giving to charity is the best kind of pressie. 
To help an organisation or buy something that supports a cause.
I’m gonna support Läkarmission most vulnerable cause right now.
Read more here
To the ones I’m buying gifts for each year, you will be a part of my donation to läkarmissionen. 

Marlene at Fruvintage is selling her coffee and for every bag bought, a percentage of the profit will go to Läkarmissionen.

In buying a t-shirt from our sisterhood collection at FGL store you support women & children in need through Frideborgs kvinnojour.

Speak up T-shirt

Quality and useful long lasting gifts
 If buying gifts I think it’s better to choose quality over quantity, obviously. 
Maybe something you can use in your everyday life. 
I think the typical ”sock pressie” has been swapped with a phone case nowadays.

Everyone use their phones daily, for countless hours so a good case may just be ‘well’ invested money.

The case Kåsa is named after a beach area in Varberg and so is the leather charger Getterön.
A good quality case prevents your phone to getting damaged, which is great. This year I’ve been an ambassador for Holdit Brand, they are based in Varberg so I’m extra proud being a part of their journey. I can 100% say that all their products are well made and built to last. To get your order before Christmas – you’ll need to order latest on 19th of December. 

Homemade with love.
Something you made yourself is lovely to give I think. Thoughtful and fun.
Yesterday I made Wienernougat to giveaway along with some coffee.
Plus a jar ready to make a ”Polly kladdkaka”.
Just add some butter and eggs on the side.
Our eggs will be from our girls.

You can cut up the chocolate in small pieces or wrap up a big piece. Nice boths way. 

Please comment below if you wanna share your tips on gifts.
Thanks,

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More food it is

A while ago I questioned my Instagram what you’d wish to see more of in my feed.
Almost 90% agreed for food and recipes. So I thought, ok I’ll try.
After all I’ve been a chef for many, many years..


Let’s start with a Vegetarian curry I cooked on our ‘ Utvecklingsdag ‘ a while ago. I never use measurements really , I just put in what I have at home. If you like carrots you add carrots for example.
Sometimes I may not give you an exact amount of ingredients.  Just so you know!
Always when cooking – taste it – see if something’s missing out , it’s usually more salt or some lemon. Sometimes even something sweet! Bring out the flavours more. Just try one or two times, experimenting is the best way to go.

A Mir curry the swedish way.. 4-6 ppl

2 diced onions – as you prefer
3 chopped paprika – whatever colours you like
4 cloves diced garlic 
2 diced tomato
4 tea spoons yellow curry
– fry this in a pan

Salt pepper cayenne pepper a little pinch to start with.
3 dl chili sauce 
1 lemon – squeeze on top
3 dl sour cream – I prefer lactos free, up to you.
1 can of Coconut milk
1 can of chickpeas
3 dl red lentils – simmer for 15 min. They can be soaked 30 min before you add them. 
Taste it, if somethings missing add more spices . Perhaps a teaspoon of honey? 
Top the curry with some baby spinach when ready to serve – that’s good for your tummy + it’s beautiful to add some green to all the yellow.

Your choice of rice – I boil the rice with some tumeric and cummin seeds.
Served with naan bread and some mango chutney and yoghurt, add lots of coriander in the yoghurt too, always nice. 
Voil’a easiest swedish curry ever. 

Usually for breakfast or mid day snack I make chiapudding to keep in my fridge for couple of days. Great source of energy and healthy stuff.

Chiapudding with berries and cardamon.

2 cups of Almond milk or coconut milk
6 tablespoons of Chia seeds
Lots of grinded cardamom seeds, don’t grind them to much, it’s nice if it’s a bit crunchy. 1/2 spoon..

Soak overnight  (or minimum 15 min before you eat it)
– your choice to add frozen berries in the pudding or if you add berries on top.
Good either way.

Scoop some pudding in a glas add natural yoghurt a spoon or two
Sprinkle granola, nuts or whatever you prefer. 
Slice some banana and drizzle honey on top. If you a cinnamon lover as me add that to. 

Enjoy.




Lucia morning

My Lucia morning started at 2.30am. 
Another sleepless night. At 6.30 I went up to prepare my breakfast in front of the TV, was very excited to watch the Lucia perform as usual at SVT 1 7.00 am.

That ddn’t happen. Our internet was down and my phones wifi was so slow.
But I don’t think there was a 7.00 o’clock show thou.
Tired and disapointed I went back to bed and luckily I fell a sleep for an hour.

I enjoyed my christmas porridge and some chai tea and after breakfast I decorated some gingerbreads.

I would like to share my gran Linne’as recipe on
English gingerbreads.

2 dl golden syrap
2 dl full fat cream
350 gr casting sugar
150 gr salted butter
1 table spoon dried ginger
11/2 tea spoon bicarbonate
Flour till you think the dough has a ‘good firm’

Rest in the fridge overnight or for couple of hours.
Bake in 200 degrees. 

Vegan hot chocolate.

Heating some non-dairy milk in a saucepan with some cocoa until simmering, and then melting in some vegan chocolate, add brown sugar to taste, pour out into glasses, top with vegan cream and voilá – a taste sensation! Easy.
I topped mine with mashmallows too..

I considered two tablespoons of sugar to be perfect (one tablespoon per serve), but I like the sweet stuff, so that’s why I’m going to say ‘to taste’ in the recipe.

I had this just before my lunch, obs! 
Very nice.

xx

Julgåva från oss

On  FGL’s instagram  we have giveaway in form of a christmas gift.
Kristin and I wanted to give something back to you guys. 
So we decided to give a little taste of our  Varberg. 

Spend the night in a boutique room for 2 people at our lovely Varberg Stadshotell Asia Spa.

I say ‘our’ cause it’s where we used to work, and where Kristin and I met for the first time. So it’s a special place for us.A 3 course dinner to enjoy in the night is included, spa sauna + a breakfast buffet.

When in Varberg you need to try out a cold dip in the sea and a sauna at Kallbadhuset, this is also included in your price – as well as a lunch at Verket located just by FGL Store. 

Pic: Kristin Lagerqvist

To end this beautiful day you get 1500 voucher to spend in our store. 

I mean, how amazing is this? I wish I could  partake.
It’s like the best gift to yourself and someone you love.

Ends 19th of december 23:59 – the winner will be announced  by the 20th of december. 
Press here to participate.

Whilst here I wanna share some more about the latest regarding FGL Store.
If you wanna recieve your order before christmas, order latest on 14th of december.
Right now there is two more sets available . 
Our polka dot skirt + duster for a fine price. Comes in the colours maroon and blue. This could be your christmas outfit? 

Merry christmas
from us 
&
Good Luck

This update is a payed collaboration with my own buisness FGL Store.

welcome out little baby

Week 40.
I’m more than ready. I think.

Full of excitement and joy. It’s still a bit unreal in a way.
As if we’re we’re getting a baby any day.
Such a blessing.

The other day I got my new camera. A Canon 6D.
So I experimented with taking some pictures.
Thought it would be a nice memory to have some of the bump fully grown.

I hope Jake are willing to teach me some tricks with the camera, cause I learn ‘by doing’ not reading things. The most boring thing.
I think there will be some tips on youtube as well, best channel to find out about stuff.

40 weeks – 99.3% in..
Let me share the latest regarding my pregnancy.

Sleeping is very uncomfortable, stomach gets pretty hard if I stay to long on one side, so a lot of turning throughout the night. With ten pillows all over the place, supporting my back, stomach, knees. Waking up almost every night at 3am – sometimes already at 2am.

Trying to eat extra iron, broccoli, lentils, beens –
& when I remember I take a tablet just in case.

Thinking a lot about breath work, getting so many tips regarding just that. With the right technique pain will be less and I will get a smoother experience. Many has said to go through the contraction without fighting against the pain, to focus hard and say good bye to each one on cause it’s one step closer a baby..
( will tell you all about how it went after my experience )

I’m overwhelmed by all the lovin you guys give me through messages on IG, FB. My heart is full.
I feel I have a big ‘mama community’ on social media.
Many of my closest friends live far away and Jakes family are in England, so your support means a lot.

I’ve been lucky being able to work till now, my days pass by so quickly. My pregnancy has been very good. No cravings, no feeling sick, in the beginning I was a bit more hungry, got pretty HANGRY if I ddn’t eat in time.
My hormones might been a bit upset with a Jake sometimes, sorry love!
It wasn’t me speaking if I was a bit cattish.

Gonna see my midwife today, must be the last visit? I said that the last time, I might not see you again, hopefully I have a baby by the 10th of December. Not baby yet.
Jake has put his bets on today. I had 4th of december.

I think I gained closer to 15kg in total. I was under 10kg for agees.. but the last weeks baby grown a bit more.

Thanks for reading,
if you wanna heart it, I would be so happy.

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