March 13, 2014


It's not a secret that E does almost all the COOKING in this house. I used to like to cook, but after getting used to E's food I kind of don't want to go back to the kind of food that I used to make when I was a student.. I was really happy about the food that I made and ate back then ..but food has been taken to a NEW LEVEL, and I was not the one who took it there now if I am going to cook I just feel that E is a much better cook than me and that kind of demotivates me. BUT, as mentioned, I like to cook, so I have decided that baking and desserts will be my thing, not bread because E already owns that, but the sweet world of desserts and cakes. I started off really simple with a flourless chocolate cake with a twist. I used a NIGELLA LAWSON RECIPE for a flouerless chocolate cake with LIME ..and I used CHILI chocolate instead of ordinary dark chocolate. I did not make the margarita cream she suggests with it, because I made the cake kind of spontaneously and the cream required two sorts of LIQUOR I did not have in the house.. but I definitely will make it with the cream next time ...for fun (the cream has tequila in it)! The cake by the way turned out great ..if I may say so myself. I normally like to have something FRESH with my chocolate cake, like berries, but with the lime in the cake I got everything I wanted from the cake itself. So if someone is looking to bake a chocolate cake with a twist ..I can definitely recommend making it with chili and lime:)

March 6, 2014


When my sister and I were KIDS our parents used to bring us here for Sunday walks ARBORETET at MILDE. Maybe it's because it's really beautiful there, or maybe because even though you go there to walk's kind of casual walking, I never stopped liking this place ..not even when I was a stubborn teenager. The area is situated outside the city center close to the OCEAN.. and has beaches and forests as well as botanical gardens ..and there are many nice walking paths. My mom, sister and I went there this Saturday to fully enjoy the beautiful day. After a very dark and wet winter I felt that this weekend kind of brought me back to LIFE with its light and sunshine ..that my sister visited from Trondheim probably didn't hurt either.

March 1, 2014


I met INGVILD ØSTGÅRD about 12 years ago. We were both students at KIB, an art school in BERGEN. We didn't really hang out that much, but as in all art schools ..or at least the way I imagine it to be, you get to know your fellow students pretty well. We were also both friends with TONE, another classmate of ours, and it was kind of through her we all ended up moving into an apartment at GRUNERLØKKA in OSLO years later. My years in that apartment turned out to be some of the BEST years of my life, much due to the fact that I could not have asked for better ROOMMATES. Through the years I have known INGVILD she has not only grown into a beautiful woman, but also a talented graphic designer and musician. These pictures were taken at Ingvild's old studio in OSLO (she now lives in Trondheim) a beautiful Oslo summer day. You should visit I MADE IT if you want to see more of her graphic work .. or THIS LINK to check out her music.