Monthly Archives: June 2013

Spagetti Machine

IMG_4374

I bought a new torture device! Well not really, but it definitely looks more of a modern torture device than something for in the kitchen. I really love myself some spagetti, but we often have dinner a little too late (think 8 or 9 pm) and I absolutely hate the feeling of a bloated stomach when I go to bed. So I try to substitute pasta as often as possible (untill the boyfriend gets annoyed..) with squash spagetti, but my julliene cuter is like a murder machine and you waste a lot of good veggies with it, since it doesn’t really work on the softer part of the squash.

So I bought this spiral slicer at a random reform shop here in the city and I love it! You just stick any vegetable in it, turn it and spagetti comes out! It’s so easy and fast, but unfortunately it’s a b*tch to clean. I couldn’t find anything in the instruction brochure about the dishwasher so I just washed it by hand and I can tell you it sure has a lot of different parts to clean!

You can find a look-a-like at Amazon

IMG_4383

IMG_4387

IMG_4389

IMG_4398

With love,
-Janet

Follow me on Bloglovin’ and on Facebook

Guestblog on dailylin.nl

Screen Shot 2013-06-23 at 10.50.06

For all my Dutch readers, one of my favorite Dutch lifestyle blogs Dailylin contacted me and asked if I wanted to write down some tips about the city for her readers. As you know, I’m never too shabby to share some hotspots, so I happily accepted her request. You can find my (Dutch) post HERE!

With love,
-Janet

Follow me on Bloglovin’ and on Facebook

Graduated!

chickenlanguage

Wooptidoodaaa, I passed my final Danish exam!! Now I’m gonna torture myself with another 6 months of “Elite” Danish. Well there’s nothing elite about, I think, it was just hard to get accepted. And who knows, perhaps after these 6 months the Danes will finally understand me 😎

With love,
-Janet

Follow me on Bloglovin’ and on Facebook

Most liveable city: Copenhagen

monocle_copenhagen

Watch the video here, unfortunately the video is not embeddable :(

Copenhagen has been voted as most liveable city. To be honest, I’m a bit tired of all those ranking, Denmark has been ranked #1 in pretty much everything: happiest nation, least corrupt, most expensive groceries and of course the Eurosong Festival. But to me these rankings don’t really mean that much, I can still be a sad panda when it’s raining for a week even while living in the happiest country in the world.

However, Monocle’s movie strikes another point that I completely agree with: Copenhagen ís liveable. All public spaces are really for everybody to enjoy. There are many clean parks all around the city, some of them are fancy (Kongens Have), some of them have a harbour pool (Islands Brygge) and some of them have a view of elefants (Frederiksberg Have). There are many well maintained basket- and football courts and I’ve even seen an outdoor trampoline close to Nyhavn. In the multi-culti neighborhood Nørrebro there’s a whole square (Røde Plads) dedicated to living together with different cultures. It seems to be so easy for every organisation to apply for permits to organize cool, fun events all over the city and especially during the Summer there are many free events and parties to go to. I

While living here might be crazy expensive, the city definitely makes up for it with all its great and free facilities and activities!

With love,
-Janet

Follow me on Bloglovin’ and on Facebook

How to Fold Fitted Sheet

NOTE: This post might contain an awful lot of house wife information 😎

While I hate to clean the house, I absolutely love to tidy up (yes, there’s a big difference between the two). So with all our guest gone and no new guests on the planning (yet), it’s time to move all our guest stuff down to the basement. So between all the blankets, pillows, and air-bed there’s one item I hate the most: the fitted sheet. Normally I kinda just roll it into a ball and hope for the best. But this time I decided I needed some Martha Steward to help me out and it actually worked!

sheets

This was my final result and while probably most of you wont understand, for a near OCD person like me it’s really satisfying to see such a neat folded sheet 😛

How do you fold your sheets?

With love,
-Janet

Follow me on Bloglovin’ and on Facebook