Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More summer pictures



I still feel surprisingly un-inspired so here are some more pictures from this summer. Up top, an amazing red currant cake made by my friend Lena in Linkoping. She shared the recipe, so I'll try it myself soon. It was very yummy, the crust is chewy yet crisp, and meringue-like.



Don't laugh - these may be cheap (and they sure were) but they were also surprisingly tasty. The green jar has hazelnut filling, the brown is almond. I can't decide which one I like most. Good thing that there's a lot of both.



A big coffee order from Kaffegrossisten. I haven't had time to try it yet though, still working my way through a huge bag of Mauro Deluxe.



My very cute red knock-box that I got from the same store as the coffee. Brilliant, whatever did I do without it? (Oh yes, clogged the pipes, that's what I did.)



Finally, a picture from a short car-ferry ride. It was a beautiful day.

7 comments:

virvla said...

vad är den röda burken till för?!

Anne said...

Virvla, det är en ovärderlig accessoar till espressomaskinen. Man slår ut den använda kaffesumpen i den. (Sumplåda, på svenska.) Absolut nödvändig. :) (kaffe i avloppet = totalpropp.)

Pene said...

Anne, can you, please, explain what you do with the "knock box"? I presume it has something to do with coffee grounds, which we just throw on our garden.

Anne said...

Pene, absolutely! It's indeed for coffee grounds - after you make an espresso, the used coffee needs to go somewhere. If it goes into the sink, it will clog the pipes faster than anything, so you need somewhere else to put it. A knock-box is absolutely the best thing - very, VERY handy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anne,
enjoyed your summerpics
coffee coffee coffee!
and that currant cake looks absolutely divine...wish I got something like that from my friends! ;)

Foodfreak said...

GOSH I love that knock box. Now m I so crazy as to order such a thing frm the land of overpriced stuff? I don't know, but it is gorgeous.

I am an espresso aficionado....

Anne said...

FoodFreak, you can find it here: http://grindenstein.com/ It comes in many colors, too :)