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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bruģis ar piparmētru lapām

Iedvesma no manas māsas - Brazīlijas bruģis, rotāts ne tikai ar mellenēm un avenēm, bet arī ar piparmētru lapām. Kas ir Brazīlijas bruģis?




























Garšīgs saldais bez cepšanas, recepte šeit. Tikai piecas sastāvdaļas, un, ja vēlas, tad vēl ogas rotāšanai.
Bildes - māsas, visas fotošopa kļūdas manas, bet tas nekas, jo esmu iesācējs!

Vēl māsa taisīja bruģi ar melleņu un laima šķepeļu rotājumu, tas šeit.

Lai visiem salda diena!

Paldies, ka ieskatījies Pieliekamajā!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jauna dienasgrāmata

Ārā smaržo āboli, drīz sāksies skola. Rudens kā jauns sākums. Šoreiz par priecīgu atradumu -
A glittery crown on top of a stack of linen-colored books by Pieliekamais
mūsu pilsētā pirms pāris mēnešiem tika atvērts jauns veikals. Ar skaistām un smalkām virtuves piederumu lietām, ar daudziem zināmiem kvalitātes zīmoliem. Es atradu burvīgas dienasgrāmatas, un sāku izvēlēties.
Visām pierakstu grāmatām bija auduma mugura un stūri, virsū papīrs. Beigās (ar lielām mokām) izvēlējos šo vienu -
New journal fabric backing paper cover
dienasgrāmatas ir ar grāmatzīmi, un lapas - krēmkrāsas, bez līnijām, bez rūtiņām.
Un tagad, mīļie lasītāji, sagatavojieties visjaukākajai ieraksta daļai - dienasgrāmatu šķirstot, es pamanīju ražotāja logo, un izrādās, ka  

šīs skaistās pierakstu klades taisa Latvijas uzņēmums! Purpurs dizaina papīrlietas. Ļoti priecājos. Novēlu visiem skaistu mācību gada sākumu!


Nobeigumā viens no maniem mīļākajiem zviedru jokiem:
- Kur tu mācies, (un šeit var nosaukt pāris universitāšu akronīmus)?
- Nē, es mācos Dz.G.S.
- Dz.G.S.?
- Dzīves Grūtajā Skolā.


Ahhahaha! :) Man ļoti patīk šis joks. Lai visiem jauka diena Dz.R.G.B.S.S. (Dzīves Reizēm Grūtajā Bet Skaistajā Skolā)!


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Paldies, ka ieskatījies Pieliekamajā!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Siermaize ar kafiju siltumnīcā

Riktīga rudens diena. Garšīga siermaize un kafija Hornuddens dārza eko kafejnīcā. Šovasar pie viņiem jauns koncepts -
served up a the lovely Hornudden eco cafe
pagalmā vairākas mazas siltumnīcas, speciāli uzbūvētas, lai tur siltumā un aizvējā varētu dzert kafiju.
Hornuddens Tradgard eco cafe Sweden
Kamēr mēs dzērām kafiju savā siltumnīcā, šo skaisto telpu gatavoja pusdienām.
Šādos brīžos saprotu līdz kaulam zviedru sapni par māju ezera krastā, un lai būtu laipa, kur pietauvot laivu (augšējā bildē, augšējā labajā stūrī). Kamēr ārā plosās auksts vējš, tu esi iekšā, siltumā, un vienlaikus turpat pie dabas.
perfection by the lake at Hornudden Tradgard, Sweden
 Vīģes koks vienā no siltumnīcām.
Hornuddens Tradgard, Sweden
 Cīnijas un cienīgs dīvāns; durvis - bīdāmās.
coffe and cake in a hothouse, Hornuddens Tradgard, Sweden

Paldies, ka ieskatījies Pieliekamajā!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Early autumn inspiration from Stockholm

I have a treat for you - a few of the lovely things I saw in Stockholm yesterday:
- love the eucaliptus branches in this!
Turns out the big Swedish department store Åhlens is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. There was a whole new label dedicated to the anniversary, including leather bags, wallets, boxes, and many other items. I really liked this vase with the eucalyptus branches. Isn't the color combination fantastic? The pink gold of the copper-plated lid (heavy and lovely) and the blue-green-grey coolness of the eucalyptus leaves - together, these colors are striking.
Side note:  If you are looking for one extremely photogenic plant/flower, eucalyptus is it.
On the next block of Drottninggatan, at H&M Home,  I was happiest about this -
H&M now have a whole line of candles in pretty colored glass jars that are unscented! I loved this pink one (the glass is pink, the actual candle inside is white). For some glitter, let's add in this -
a sequined pillowcase. And then, I loved these plush dove grey towels with the hexagon pattern. So cozy.
Another lovely discovery was a small designer store at the heart of Stockholm's Old Town. This is what caught my attention:
I first noticed this idea two summers ago at a boutique in Örebro (a city in "mid-Sweden") -
some wildflowers in a large glass jar. No "bouquet", just a few stems of wildflowers or grasses in a clear glass jar, with just a few inches of water.
Who would have thought that such a simple idea would be such a show-stopper? Simple, elegant, and absolutely stunning.
The wildflowers in glass jars that caught my attention on the side of the street in Gamla stan (Old Town) Stockholm turned out to be the storefront of
the shop and showroom of Happy sthlm, a design company founded by three Swedish artists.
Some happy mini purses in "I want to scoop you up and cuddle you, and play with you" happy prints.
"Applied arts", this is the first time I truly understood what this concept means.

Latviski - beidzot sapratu, ko īsti nozīmē temins "lietišķā māksla". Izrādās, ka lietišķā māksla ir skaista, praktiska, ikdienas, un izrādās, ka I love it. Es ceru, ka kāds kādreiz gūglēs "kas ir lietišķā māksla", nonāks pie šī ieraksta un, tāpat, kā es, atklās, ka īstenībā mēs jau sen zinam, kas tas ir.

Loved the "Autumn 2014" scrawled in pencil on the wall, below:
The green of the dill, and the dark chocolate-y reddish brown of the other grass, the maroon fabric in the background - I am so ready for autumn and all this beauty.

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More of happy Stockholm moments here:
Stokholma vakar - about one of the most magical evenings I've had in Stockholm, ever (in Latvian)
Early Christmas inspiration from Stockholm - pictures from when I discovered, among other things, the design house Svenskt Tenn
Awesome - this one is about "What would a Viking do if he/she needed to leave their store for a while"

Thank you for stopping by Pieliekamais!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mežā ir mellenes un brūklenes

Vakar devos uz mežu skatīties, kas pa lielo karstumu noticis ar mellenēm. Vietām bija jau pārgatavojušās ogas, bet pārsvarā - mežā tāda ogu bagātība! Nu kā var braukt mājās, ja gar takas malu aug šitādas ogas?
Salasīju krietnu maisiņu. Nosvēru, 400 grami, pietiks kādām trim mafinu reizēm! Ieliku saldētavā. Savukārt brūklenes vietām bija

pilnīgi gatavas, citviet atkal - vēl drusciņ jāpagaida.


Paldies, ka ieskatījies Pieliekamajā!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tomato berries

My friend over at $12 a day inspired me to talk tomatoes. This is a recent harvest from my two Vilma cherry tomatoes:
look at those little guys, they are about the size of a large bilberry ("blueberry"/blåbär here in Sweden). They tasted just like my other Vilma tomatoes.

I am also thinking that I might take a break from tomato growing next year. This is the first year that I really tried to make the balcony more person-friendly. Usually it's plants all over the place. This year, I've actually sat out on the balcony, a good ten times, maybe even more.
Normally, the large tomato pots would get the best spot on the balcony. This year, I wanted some bare surfaces to, you know, be able to sit down. So the tomato plants got put in the corner, and not the sunniest one.
I will tell you what is very neat, though. When I wander on the balcony with a cheese sandwich in hand, to just be able to pluck a few tomatoes off the vine and eat them.
So, space and aesthetics vs. homegrown miracle, the kind you can see and eat. To be continued.

Thank you for stopping by Pieliekamais!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Art tonight

I had the pleasure of attending the opening of a new art exhibit by Karl Allander tonight. Here is probably my favorite piece, entitled
"Suddenly it happens". This painting is part of a three-piece series, below:
Another favorite was "Sorgesjöar" ("What Could Be"), in the window, below:
Here is another piece entitled "The Choir":
I love all the detail in Karl's work. Here's the kicker - I've known this guy for about six years, but what I didn't know is that he could paint like this. Here's hoping that this is a first of many more exhibits to come.
You can view the exhibit all through August at the Kloak gallery, in central Västerås in Sweden.
More about Karl, and more on his art at apkonst.se
In other news, us culture vultures were treated to extremely delicious tunafish canapes, and I managed to extract a promise that there would be a meeting for me to take down the recipe.

Have a beautiful evening, and thank you for stopping by Pieliekamais!