RECIPES

Something Sweet and Luxe at The Langham Chicago

The Langham in Chicago is known for its signature afternoon tea on Wedgewood china, which debuted at its sister hotel The Langham, London in 1865. Now, it may also become known for its sweeter, luxury…

Fried Cucumbers with Poppy seed, grapefruit, and Tabasco Caviar

Hosting dinner parties can always be stressful. It was great to have a conversation with Chef Sam Talbot about how to remain calm and get the food ready for guests at the Valspar Reserve launch…

Master Baker Lionel Vatinet Lives Life to the Fullest by Teaching his Craft to Others

When I want to experience a little bit of France in the South, I head to the charming Cary, North Carolina, café known to locals as La Farm Bakery. Once you walk through the doors…

Just In: Aruba Super Bar & GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge Pops Up in N.Y. for Super Bowl Weekend Cocktails

New York is bustling with activity as it gets set to host the Superbowl this weekend. Aruba, known to have more than 20 toe-in-the-sand bars brought a little warmth to recently very frigid city with…

Dream Party Menu: Black Bottle Bubbly with Seafood Delights

Retro Party menu with bubbly (retro = from my college years) I honestly have to tell you: I have THE BEST “Friday lunch/early dinner”-menu here. It is light, served with bubbly sparkling wine, absolutely delicious,…

Banana Coffee Cake with Mocha topping & Swedish Style Coffee break in my Office

Greetings from Sweden, where the Christmas tree has arrived to my home office! We have been going from Christmas market to another the past few weekends already, and I just couldn’t wait any longer, I…

Something Sweet and Luxe at The Langham Chicago

Langham Chicago Ice Cream Sundae

The Langham in Chicago is known for its signature afternoon tea on Wedgewood china, which debuted at its sister hotel The Langham, London in 1865. Now, it may also become known for its sweeter, luxury…

Fried Cucumbers with Poppy seed, grapefruit, and Tabasco Caviar

Fried Cucumbers with Poppy seed, grapefruit, and Tabasco Caviar

Hosting dinner parties can always be stressful. It was great to have a conversation with Chef Sam Talbot about how to remain calm and get the food ready for guests at the Valspar Reserve launch…

Master Baker Lionel Vatinet Lives Life to the Fullest by Teaching his Craft to Others

Homemade French Breads at La Farm Bakery in Cary, N.C.

When I want to experience a little bit of France in the South, I head to the charming Cary, North Carolina, café known to locals as La Farm Bakery. Once you walk through the doors…

Just In: Aruba Super Bar & GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge Pops Up in N.Y. for Super Bowl Weekend Cocktails

Pelican Nest drinks

New York is bustling with activity as it gets set to host the Superbowl this weekend. Aruba, known to have more than 20 toe-in-the-sand bars brought a little warmth to recently very frigid city with…

Dream Party Menu: Black Bottle Bubbly with Seafood Delights

black-bottle-bubbly-party-menu

Retro Party menu with bubbly (retro = from my college years) I honestly have to tell you: I have THE BEST “Friday lunch/early dinner”-menu here. It is light, served with bubbly sparkling wine, absolutely delicious,…

Banana Coffee Cake with Mocha topping & Swedish Style Coffee break in my Office

Banana Coffee Cake with Mocha topping & Swedish Style Coffee Break

Greetings from Sweden, where the Christmas tree has arrived to my home office! We have been going from Christmas market to another the past few weekends already, and I just couldn’t wait any longer, I…

Global Kitchen: Apple Cake from Apples from our Swedish Country Garden

the easiest ever apple cake recipe from skimbacolifestyle.com

My Global Kitchen recipes always come with a story, but sometimes it is difficult to pinpoint the one exact memory or story a certain recipe has. I grew up next to an apple orchid in…

Food: Biscoff Apple Turnovers Recipe

biscoff-apple-turnovers

Can you believe that I tasted the Biscoff spread the first time this week? The Biscoff spread is made from the Belgian cookies, but I haven’t seen it in Sweden at all. The Biscoff cookies…

Global Kitchen: Easy Bruschetta Recipe from Italy

Bruschetta recipe as seen on Skimbaco Lifestyle

I dedicated an entire post to little ways to enjoy food more, like the Europeans do and mentioned several examples how Italians enjoy food. I also wanted to share an easy recipe inspired by our…

Mango Salsa Recipe {perfect for Cinco de Mayo}

Mango salsa for Cinco de Mayo parties

Mango Salsa for Cinco de Mayo I’ve been making different kind of salsas for a while to test different flavor mixes and to give the same old salsa a new spin. I like this mango…