Everyday, Food, Inspiration, Tips

Muffin Tin

Devoured a couple of delicious kladdkakemuffins yesterday, kladdkakemuffins a Swedish speciality. You can vary between muffins and a plain cake, tastes equally sweet. Kladdkakemuffins are kinda like brownies, living in Sweden for a period I learned to appreciate kladdkaka (the cake version). Held onto the moist cake since it´s perfect and quick to make. Craving something sweet at 11PM for instance? No worries, this is just the kind of cake/muffin I resort to. Modest in ingredients and gentle on the clock.

The recipe (ca 15) 100 grams melted butter – 2 eggs – 2 1/2 dl sugar – 2 dl flour – 1 tsp vanilla sugar – 1 pinch of salt – 4 tbsp cocoa powder – 1/2 baking soda

Set the oven at 200 degrees. Place baking cups on a baking sheet (or in a muffin tin). Break the eggs in a bowl and mix the dry ingredients, stirring with a spatula. Mix in the melted butter lastly, make sure the batter is properly mixed. Pour the baking cups 2/3 with batter. Place them in the middle of the oven for about 8-10 minutes. Cool off afterwards. For the Swedish recipe click here. 

I ate mine with a spoon. Tove Lo is wonderful too. Stay high on sugar.
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Architecture, Berlin, Casual Day, Design, Favorite Places, Inspiration, Photography, Travel

City Girl

Needless to say Berlin is “my” city, like Unter den Linden at 11:30PM when the lights are gone and the city bathes in darkness. findingberlin.com offers architectural diversity, the images are therefrom. While gdw-berlin.de satisfies my sense of history. And you know I have yet to visit the Currywurst Museum. This tune is perfect for the city. What do you think? mp_m29-03  mp_m29-09 mp_m29-11 mp_m29-12 mp_m29-16
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Casual Day, Knowledge, Movies, Personal, Religion, Society

Keep Sweet, Be Obedient.

Finally caught up watching Tony Goldwyn as Warren Jeffs in “Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs,” last night. A movie based on the Stephen Singular book “When Men Become Gods.” Warren Jeffs, now imprisoned, is the prophet of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, a religious sect living in the twin cities of Hildale and Colorado City (Short Creek) on the Arizona-Utah border. Located other places too. Prophet Jeffs followed the “principle” of attaining plural wives, coercing young girls into polygamous marriages with older men, to the letter. Also, he shunned television, radio and newspapers to be more obedient to the teachings of the “principle” of polygamy. 2007 marks the year when Jeffs was arrested. (macmillan.com)

The movie includes the hymn “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet”, also found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymn book. “Outlaw Prophet” might not be an exact depiction, but it´s interesting to peek into FLDS life now longer an active worshipper of the LDS faith. Discover some similar teachings. Keep sweet in the FLDS could be linked to obedience in LDS teachings. Based on the idea of being submissive to any teaching the leaders introduces. Quoting LDS President Uchtdorf “please, first doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.” (lds.org), a quote that could teach obedience to church approved literature. Although the LDS church officially does not practice polygamy, traces of the “principle” is in the Doctrine & Covenants chapter 132.

Personally, I would rather investigate my doubts in any material available, “Outlaw Prophet:Warren Jeffs” depicts when keeping sweet does harm to people. Feel free to ask questions about LDS, I´ll answer them respectfully.  Or about FLDS, answering to my best ability. Colorado_City,_AZ-1
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Berlin, Casual Day, Everyday, Favorite Places, Inspiration, Music, Summer, Tips, Travel, Weekend

Summer/Fall

Friday is a day where I slow down, today a long breakfast in bed was scheduled. Rain and sun, a blend of summer and fall. Read in the Berliner Morgenpost a picture story of 14 wonderful Berlin summer memories, chose a couple from Wannsee three months apart. The first dates June 8th, how quickly a summer passes into fall. Wannsee is a S-Bahn ride away from Berlin, charming place. I wish you happy weekend with a Frida Gold tune.wannsee1 wannsee2
Images via: morgenpost.de, credit: dpa/Ralf Hirschberger

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Beauty, Casual Day, Everyday, Fashion, Home, Moscow, Music, Travel

Звёзды над Москвой

I have a postcard of a man and a leather jacket (from the brand Mardou&Dean) right at my desk, leather jackets and I are in a great relationship together. Go grocery shopping even in a all-leather attire whenever the mood aspires. Live in a sweatpants land (sweatpants weekends are of course scheduled, even for me), totally okay with the sweatpants shopping look. This tune has been my track of the day, the stars over Moscow (Звёзды над Москвой) must be something. You could find me at row 28 (think so) during his performance here, by the way.
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Beauty, Casual Day, Everyday, Fashion, Inspiration, Style, Tips

Gizia Wish

Dreams of owning a similar dress to greet fall in boldness. The dress comes from Gizia, a company based in Istanbul, Turkey having 25 years of experience. Gizia proudly got nearly 300 sales points world-wide in the Middle East, Asia, USA and selected European countries. The brand is about chicness, femininity and sophistication. You can explore more about the brand here. What do you think? This is not a sponsored post by the way, I just happen to like the dress.
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