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Culinary Postcard: Leigh’s Shrimp and Feta Pasta Salad from Topsail Island

Topsail Island Summer Vacations For nine years, I’ve vacationed with my husband’s family on Topsail Island, North Carolina.  This simple island calls for lazy beach days, Gin & Tonic drinks on the porch, and home-cooked…

Fresh & Chic Summer BBQ Party Ideas

Bringing Diversity to the Ultimate 4th of July Backyard Party We celebrated the past three Independence Days in Europe, and hosted 4th of July parties with a BBQ menu that included all of our favorites…

Summer BBQ Recipe: Smoked Salmon with Avocados

Grilling Salmon Salmon is probably the most grilled item in our home, and we love to grill it for our summer parties as well. With our tricks, you will learn how easy it is to…

Crispy Oven Baked Fries with Two Green Peruvian Style Dipping Sauces

Summer party favorite recipe: crispy oven baked fries with “green dipping sauces” We love potatoes! I am a Finn, and I grew up eating potatoes probably five out of seven days every week. Sometimes probably…

Wellness Tea for Spring (or anytime) to Boost Immunity

Welcome spring! Well, not so fast. Spring isn’t coming fast at least here in New York, where our yard is still snow covered. At least the temperature reaches over 32F/0C on many days now. To…

Best of Coastal Summer in North Carolina in Instagram Pictures

We hope you have enjoyed the summer issue of the Skimbaco Lifestyle Magazine. Here, at Skimbaco, we believe in living life to the fullest. To us, that means spending time with our families. We’ve slowed…

Culinary Postcard: Leigh’s Shrimp and Feta Pasta Salad from Topsail Island

Grover's  Feta and Shrimp Pasta Salad

Topsail Island Summer Vacations For nine years, I’ve vacationed with my husband’s family on Topsail Island, North Carolina.  This simple island calls for lazy beach days, Gin & Tonic drinks on the porch, and home-cooked…

Fresh & Chic Summer BBQ Party Ideas

Everything you need for a perfect 4th of July Party! Fresh new ideas!

Bringing Diversity to the Ultimate 4th of July Backyard Party We celebrated the past three Independence Days in Europe, and hosted 4th of July parties with a BBQ menu that included all of our favorites…

Summer BBQ Recipe: Smoked Salmon with Avocados

Salmon with Avocados

Grilling Salmon Salmon is probably the most grilled item in our home, and we love to grill it for our summer parties as well. With our tricks, you will learn how easy it is to…

Crispy Oven Baked Fries with Two Green Peruvian Style Dipping Sauces

Crispy oven baked fries with two Peruvian style dipping sauces via @skimbaco

Summer party favorite recipe: crispy oven baked fries with “green dipping sauces” We love potatoes! I am a Finn, and I grew up eating potatoes probably five out of seven days every week. Sometimes probably…

Wellness Tea for Spring (or anytime) to Boost Immunity

Stay healthy with Thieves essential oils wellness tea!

Welcome spring! Well, not so fast. Spring isn’t coming fast at least here in New York, where our yard is still snow covered. At least the temperature reaches over 32F/0C on many days now. To…

Best of Coastal Summer in North Carolina in Instagram Pictures

Topsail Sunset

We hope you have enjoyed the summer issue of the Skimbaco Lifestyle Magazine. Here, at Skimbaco, we believe in living life to the fullest. To us, that means spending time with our families. We’ve slowed…

Our Easy 4th of July Parties

easy 4th of July Party ideas

Happy 4th of July for those who celebrate! 4th of July is one of the favorite holidays in our multi-cultural family. I love being almost an American by association, and I love celebrating the 4th…

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…

Travel Insight: Scarlett O’Hara would be Impressed with Afternoon Tea at Virginia’s Jefferson Hotel

Gone with the wind-themed travel

Word around Richmond is that “Gone with the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell stayed at the Virginia’s Jefferson Hotel while writing the famous Southern novel, which turned into the iconic movie classic. As an avid fan…