Sunday, April 19, 2015

Time to Travel

Today we are packed and ready to go to Armenia, we have planned this trip for quite some time now.
Since I am originally from Armenia I am super excited to revisit, which will be the 5th time for me. I'm going with my Fiancé, and even though we are mostly going to fix wedding stuff, like our rings and wedding favors, we are also gonna relax and have some time for ourselves.
Another reason we are going is the marking of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. Which is super important for both of us to attend, so we are looking forward to that.

But first we have our transit in Vienna for 11 hours, and have we totally taken advantage of that and explored the city! Super fun and interesting walking around in an old european city and there is so much to see. Unfortuneatly all stores are closed on Sundays so no shopping, but I'm not evens sure we would be able to after walking 16 km (aprox. 24.000 steps, wearing a pedometer becomes handy) around beautiful Vienna, with only 3 hours of sleep and another flight ahead of us.

So now Mr. M and I are recharging (both body and electronical devices!) so we are ready to explore Armenia tomorrow!

Talk to you guys post Armenia, and hopefully before the wedding ;)

First a little breakfast
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)
Look at all thoose details!
More beauty...
Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsopera)
More beautiful architecture
Hofburg Palace
Soviet War Memorial
Beautiful Belvedere (Schloss Belvedere)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Freshly Baked Buns on Easter Morning

I decided to bake warm delicious buns for my family yesterday, and I used Emily Solomon's recipe, and tweaked it a little to be a little more neutral to taste, I have made them by the original recipe, with raisins and cardamom and they are mouthwatering, with butter, tea and nothing else! Find the original recipe here, on Emily's blog :)

The recipe makes between 16-20 buns:

  • 25 g Yeast
  • 5 dl Milk
  • 30 g Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 g Salt
  • 900 g Flour
  • 75 g Butter
  • Sunflower seeds as topping
  • 1 egg for brushing
Heat the milk till it's lukewarm in a small pot, you can also heat it in the microwave, but keep a close eye on it so it doesn't get too warm.
Put a little milk in a big mixing bowl and stir out the yeast in the milk. 
Add the rest of the milk + the sugar and salt, give it a little stir and then add the flour and eggs. Stir/knead until well combined.
Add in the butter little by little until all the butter is well incorporated. Leave the dough to rise,  in the bowl covered with a kitchen towel, for around 2 hours. Put it someplace warm.
When the dough has risen, knead it through and divide it into 16-20 buns. 
Put them on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper, for my standard size oven I need 2.
Cover them again and let them rise for another 2 hours.
10 mins before the buns are done rising set your oven to preheat to 200 degrees Celsius. 
Whisk the egg together and give the buns a generous coating. 
Sprinkle on some sunflower seeds or any other seed of your liking and put them in the oven and bake them for about 10-20 mins depending on your oven (until they are nice and golden brown on top) You can bake both sheets at the same time, just remember to switch the places for the bottom ones to get color too.

I love the toasted sunflower seeds on top, I have a habit of collecting the ones that have fallen off the buns and sprinkle them back on the cut and buttered side, yum!

Bon Appétit :)

Friday, April 3, 2015

Bachelorette Party?

Right now im sitting in the train going to jylland (main part of denmark). I just ate the biggest salad and now im full and happy (i tell you guys while im munchin on some cashew nuts)! Do you guys ever feel that way after eating? Like now everything is exactly as its supposed to be, theres nothing more you could ask for after a good meal (besides a nap maybe, i could really use one now haha!) Anyway i am going to jylland to visit my familiy, but more importantly im going there so i can participate in my bachelorrette party. 

Can i just say how fantastically happy i am to have such good and considerate friends! Even though i haven't seen half of them for more than a year if not two they chose to spend their time and energy on doing this to make me happy. Which i appreciate so much, i think... Because i actually have no clue what is going to happen, which is nervewrecking. But i cant wait anyway! Whatever they planned im sure we are gonna have lots of fun. So i want it to be saturday NOW! but i guess ill have to wait. 
Im hoping to post some pictures from the whole ordeal after the weekend. 

Enjoy your weekend, i sure am gonna enjoy mine

Raw 42 | More food!

Last weekend I enjoyed a very relaxing and fun day with a girlfriend, we especially enjoyed some very delicious food at Raw 42 in Copenhagen. they have the most delicious vegan and gluten-free salads, pizzas and desserts along with all kinds of healthy and yummy beverages.
And it's right in the middle of Copenhagen.

After we had eaten our delicious lunch at 42 raw, we went out to shop some special items for my wedding (which I will make a post on later), And you guys know how hard (lol) it can be to shop so we needed a little pick me up after all that hard work. And we love 42 raw so much that we went there again to a little sweet treat and coffee.

The atmosphere is so relaxed and cozy that it makes the perfect place for some girl talk !
Just a little recommendation :)

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