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SPRING BLOSSOM

Have a wonderful day!

HOMEMADE BREAD

Since 2007 I have been eating gluten free. In the beginning I mostly bought the gluten free food I needed, but with time, when it became more of a life style, I started to bake and make my own bread, cakes and so on. I have always appreciated food and I love to cook, but the awareness living gluten free has brought to my life, is probably what I am most grateful for. It has forced me to listen to my body, feel the difference between bad and good foods, and it has really taught me to enjoy homemade meals.

Bread and desserts are some of my favorite kitchen endeavors. I love the smell of homemade bread and even more to eat it. Dessert is something I especially like to make for others. I just love the expression someone gets when they take that first bite of a really yummy dessert.

When I started out baking I always used a recipe. The bread in these pictures is one of those "let’s see what we have in the cupboard" kind of bread. I have a basic recipe I use and then I change it, according to what I might have at home. I like baking this way, but I can't give you the exact recipe here. I can tell you, though, that some of my added ingredients are oats, linseed, sunflower, buckwheat, and rice flour.

BASE RECIPE: makes 1 loaf

1 cup water
15 g yeast
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp honey
2 1/2 cups gluten free flour 

Let rise for 1 hour. 
I sometimes let it sit for another 30 min in the baking tray before baking it.
Bake about 30-40 min. at 220 degrees celsius. 

Have a great Saturday!

THYME, BACKDROPS AND A LESSON

My camera is one of my most treasured objects. Photography has such a big place in my heart and the more I photograph, the more I need to photograph. The great thing about it is that it forces you to watch life, to see people and it's constantly reminding you of all the beauty around us. This is also one of the things that make me strive and want to push my photography further. I want to be able to capture that moment, those colors and that expression. But sometimes I find that I kind of lock myself, because I, in some cases, have this preconception of what would look good in a picture and what wouldn't. 

Let’s take an example; those red/orange brick walls almost any house here in Denmark is built from, well I don't like them. I think they are the most hideous backdrop for any photo shoot you could imagine. So I try very hard to stay clear of this. That particular thought, actually limits my photography. When I consciously make that decision, or maybe more unconsciously since I actually don't think about it, I just don't do it, I automatically exclude certain options in a creative process as photography. And that's quite unfortunate and it certainly doesn't help me evolve as a photographer. 

So the other day, when I was doing a photo shoot at my sister's house, while in-between sessions playing with the camera, I came up with this series of images. We had bought this incredible beautiful thyme, almost silver in its color and I just had to photograph it. So I put it in a terracotta pot, sat it on an old chair, but the sharp sun forced me to place everything up against one of those red/orange brick walls, I just told you about. So I stood there looking at it, thinking that I had to move it, until I realized that this was probably the best backdrop I could imagine for this very unplanned and casual little series of images

I guess the whole point is that if you are open to changes, to learn, a bit of randomness and 'playing around' can help you evolve and see things in a different light. From this somehow great experience, even though it was only 10 min. of photography, I have learnt that you can judge very quickly, but in the light of something else, the story can look quite different.

I still don't fancy those brick walls, but I recognize the options I have with them when I photograph. I will try more to see things and the possibilities they have, maybe not just on their own, but when they are paired with other things.

Actually I think this could be a really cool project. Maybe you would like to join me? This would be a lesson in photography...maybe a small life lesson as well :). You pick a place, a spot, a material, something you have never dreamt of using in your photography and pair it with an object or person, and make it look good. I think it would be a great challenge. What do you think? 

If you choose to be inspired and maybe try this out, we would love to see your result and you could just link to your pictures in the comments section.

Have a wonderful Friday

EMBROIDERED BEDSPREAD

My darling sister Sussi has always been great at making/giving really gorgeous presents and for my wedding, this wasn't an exception. She made this beautiful bedspread and pillows in linen, where she had embroidered our names and the wedding date with thick yarn. I love it, it's so beautiful and it's looks so good in our bedroom. Thanks sis!

I know she is working on a similar project, which we'll post pictures and a 'how to' of here on the blog. So keep an eye out for this, 'cause this is a really cool technique, which gives embroidery a whole new feel. 

See you tomorrow!

MAGNOLIA COLOR LOVE

Have a great week, see you Wednesday.

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