There's a whiff of 60's Psychedelia and Fashion (think Sandy Shaw) in chocolier Thomas Haas (Vancouver) Easter Eggs (and more) collection for 2014.
At least with dots, flowers and waves of color that would not be out of place in era's light shows, of 3 eggs below.
They are offered as "Surprise Easter Eggs — The delicate, ornate shell of each of these delicious, handcrafted eggs hides a secret — an assortment of chocolate surprises to be discovered within. Small (two surprises) $19 / Medium (six surprises) $29 / Large (10 to 12 surprises) $39 (pictured above, middle). "
9- Looking for some excitement, then Try Grona Lund amusement park.
10- Enjoy the beauty of Stockholm. Take it easy and be Happy.
1- Do not forget your Id card when you want to buy alcohol.
2- Do not take black (unregistered ) Taxi. it is not safe.
3- Do not waste your time on shopping. Stockholm is more beautiful than that.
4- Do not expect to buy cheaper from Ikea in Sweden. It is a myth.
5- Do not visit Fjäderholmarna island unless you have lots of money to spend.
6- The only Casino in Stockholm is not worth a try!
7- Do not pee in public. there is always a toilet nearby but do not forget your pee money (10 swedish korons ) , Nothing is free.
8- Do not run after bus or train from SL (Stockholm Public Transport). There will be another one in just a few minutes. Take it easy. As mentioned before, you can also take local boat service like Djurgarden ferry which "depart for Djurgården from Slussen; they are a classic feature of life in Stockholm and they carry city slickers and tourists to Skansen, Waldemarsudde or the Rosendal gardens."
9- We do not smoke indoor in Sweden. including while standing in bus stop.
10- Avoid drunk people. Stockholm and Sweden is mostly safe but there is no harm to avoid drunk people or dark areas during the night.
(we used Salted Bourbon for an extra pinch of savory flavor)
For the Cakes:
2/3 cup (100 g.) bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
1/4 cup (55 g.) unsalted butter
3 tbsp. (30 g.) all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup (65 g.) granulated sugar
For the ramekins: 2 tbsp. softened butter and 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
Optional: whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, to accompany
Butter four, 8-oz ramekins and dust with the cocoa powder, shaking out any excess. In a small saucepan, heat the chocolate and butter together on low, stirring until just melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour and salt until smooth.
Crack the eggs into a large bowl and beat using an electric whisk whilst gradually adding the sugar until pale. Pour the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and gently fold together using a rubber spatula. Divide the mixture between the ramekins and chill for at least 30 minutes (or up to 5 hours, if making in advance).
Ten minutes before you're ready to bake the cakes, preheat your oven to 350 F. Spoon a heaped teaspoon of the cooled goat's milk caramel into the center of each ramekin and push it down gently into the cake mixture. Place the ramekins onto a small baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes. Loosen the edges of the cakes with a knife and turn out onto individual plates, or enjoy straight from the dish! Serve immediately with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and enjoy.
You might get extra points, love, attention from your Valentine if you try your hand at it.
(* This is not a sponsored post, Recipe and photos courtesy of Fat Toad Farm)
"Sometimes, you know, when you really don’t want to forget something, you write it down on the back of a piece of paper or something, right? That can be really useful! [Laughs]
It sounds a bit over the top, but that thing you wrote down can be even more valuable than a wad of money even. The seed of an idea. But if you just keep writing things down on the back of bits of paper, they get lost."
Shigesato Itoi also tells PingMag that he started designing first Hobonichi planner that the perfect size would be that of a Japanese bunko-bon paperback but he could find none that size.