If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen some sneak peeks from BlogHer, but it’s now been a good week since coming back from Blogher in New York, and I finally feel like I have landed. Attending a blog conferences is so much fun, but also pretty intense and can be somewhat overwhelming at times. There is a lot going on, so many things to learn, so many things to see and so many new people to meet, and so much fun! This year, BlogHer was in New York and I was not complaining. Continue reading
It’s summertime and that always brings back lots of childhood memories for me. Today I’ll give you the recipe for the famous Norwegian “Lompe”. There is no direct translation, but you can call it potato lefse, potato pancake or potato tortilla to get a better idea of what it actually is. In Norway there are all kinds of weird traditions that differ based on where in the country you’re from and Lompe is a great example! Continue reading
I am on my way to New York for BlogHer 15 as we “speak”! I’ll do a full recap when I get back, but if you want to follow along during the conference, I’ll be posting on Instagram and Twitter. I did a full review on the Mom 2.0 Summit here. BlogHer 14′ was my first blogger conference and I had so much fun! Meeting up with so many online friends as well as finding new ones was amazing. That’s also where I met Arianna Huffington, which led to me writing for The Huffington Post! Continue reading
I hope you had an awesome 4th of July weekend! We just stayed in San Francisco and I had a few friends visiting from Norway! It’s so weird to stay back in the city when there is a holiday, because everyone else is gone!
But first, let me do a quick update on something fun from last weekend because I went down to see the San Jose Eartquakes play against LA at the Stanford Stadium. After the game we were allowed down on the field to see the Fireworks! I didn’t think was that big of a deal until I was walking on the field. So fun! And the fireworks was really cool. I don’t know why, but I think I accidentally deleted the photos, but you all know how fireworks looks like anyways, so just picture it :) To say that I was pretty excited is an understatement!
Summer in San Francisco?
Ok, back to the 4th of July weekend! It’s actually been really nice weather here lately. Usually the summer in San Francisco is in September-October and June-July is really cold with lots of fog and wind. On Friday, I was off work and enjoyed an extra casual weekend day with lots of relaxing time and lunch with a friend that’s visiting for a couple of weeks.
Mission Dolores Park
We took a trip to Mission Dolores Park and enjoyed some people watching, some sun and a strange, but fun live mini theatre show! Dolores is usually packed on the weekends, and it might look like a lot of people in the picture, but this is actually a pretty quiet version of the park. They are remodeling the park and the half pictured here was just finished not too long ago. I love how they have made the hillside more even, so you can actually sit up on the hill. Perfect view for the live theatre show as well as a view of the city skyline! And while visiting Mission Dolores, we had to get some Bi-Rite Ice cream. It’s the best ice cream in town and most people don’t even care that they have to stand in line for a good 15-20 min!
I even had my red,white and blue ready! I got this necklace from Stitch Fix a few Fixes back and it was perfect for the holiday :)
Summery Berry Cake Recipe
I had to bake something for the holiday, because, of course! I decided on a sweet, but light summer cake decorated with red, white and blue berries. The cake works all summer long and you can easily use different fruit for different occasions. Get the full recipe and instructions here.
To finish off the celebration, we had dinner at Hillstone hoping to have dinner with a “show”, but you couldn’t even see any of the fireworks because the fog was so thick!
How was your 4th of July celebration? I think next year, I’ll try to plan for a larger bbq with friends! It seems like that’s the way to go :)
Until Next Time, Hadet På Badet!
Do you have everything ready for the 4th? Yea, me neither! One thing I do know though, I am going to have some cake!This Cake is perfect for 4th of July! Sweet and full of fresh fruit! #recipe #4thofjuly Click To Tweet
I haven’t really celebrated 4th of July for that long, and I know it’s not the reason it’s celebrated, but I love all the summer fun that comes along with it. Bbq’s, parades and fun times with friends! July is usually pretty hot so I want to make a light and fresh cake! In red,white and blue of course!
Have you ever had a Meringue or a Macaron cake? It’s actually pretty easy to make and so delicious! I make it with a Meringue crust or bottom which is pretty sweet and then fill it with vanilla custard mixed with whipped cream and fresh berries on top to freshen it up! It melts in your mouth, but still feels super fresh and super light! Perfect for a hot summer day! We actually eat this cake a lot for 17th of May in Norway, which is our National Day!
The great thing about this cake is that you can make the crust in advance. As long as you keep it dry, it’s stays fresh for a long time.
What you’ll need for the cake:
- 6 eggwhites
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 1.5 cups of Sugar (Good full cup)
- 2 tsp corn starch
- vanilla extract
Set your oven to 480 degrees (250C). Yes, do it before you start making the cake.
Add the sugar and corn starch. Whip the mix until you can turn the bowl upside down and nothing comes out! Yep, you read that right! It should be fluffy, but firm enough so it stays in the bowl. Take out a cooking sheet, add parchment paper and turn the paper inside out. Find a round pan or a round bowl and trace around with a pencil. Turn the paper back around and pour the dough onto the circle.This might sound crazy, but when you’re making the cake, it will make sense. Just remember the upside down trick with the bowl! :) If you want to make smaller versions, you can! Just trace a smaller bowl. Turn your oven down to 210 degrees (100C) and bake the cake for 60-70 min. Once the cake is done, let it cool down for at least an hour.
What you’ll need for the fill:
- 2 cups of Vanilla Custard
- 1 1/4 cups of Heavy Whipped Cream
- 1tsp Sugar
- Fresh Organic Strawberries
- Fresh Organic Blueberries
- Fresh Organic Raspberries
You can either make Vanilla Custard from scratch or buy it pre-made. Whip up the Heavy Whipped Cream with the sugar. Once it’s nice and fluffy, mix it with the custard. Add the berries and you’re done! If you want to get creative, you can use the berries to make the American flag! *I went a little heavier on the vanilla custard so the fill is more liquid than usual. Can’t be perfect every time! :) Time to clean up my mess…Easy to Make 4th of July Cake! #recipe #4thofjuly Click To Tweet
Happy 4th of July!
Until Next Time, Hadet På Badet!