SEASONAL FOOD IDEAS

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Global Kitchen: Easy Bruschetta Recipe from Italy

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…

Home: Welcome to my Swedish Country Kitchen (I’m serving Breakfast)

We recently moved into a mansion in the Swedish countryside and I wanted to invite you in to see what is a pretty typical Sunday breakfast in our house: crêpes made by my daughter served…

Dream Party Menu: Black Bottle Bubbly with Seafood Delights

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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…

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…

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…

Home: Welcome to my Swedish Country Kitchen (I’m serving Breakfast)

Mansion in Swedish countryside

We recently moved into a mansion in the Swedish countryside and I wanted to invite you in to see what is a pretty typical Sunday breakfast in our house: crêpes made by my daughter served…

Celebrate Your Mom with an Afternoon Tea at Home for Mother’s Day

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The best Mother’s Day gift I have received was from my stepdaughters. A couple of years ago, they surprised me with an afternoon tea at home sophisticated enough to rival that of Ritz Carlton in…

12 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

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12 Ideas for Cinco de Mayo Party Are you ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mexican culture on May 5th? If you are planning a Mexican soiree or a fun Cinco de Mayo party…

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…

Lime Sangria and Sauza-Rita Cocktails {perfect for Cinco de Mayo}

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2 Easy Party Drinks It’s perfect time to start thinking of spring and summer parties, and for example hosting a party on Cinco de Mayo. I’m featuring several easy party recipes and ideas to make…