Chocolate shake

MiniMe makes frothy, thick, creamy smooth chocolate shake. I do not remember where I drunk my first chocolate shake, but I do remember it was when I was a little kid. To me a really nice shake must be thick, creamy and a little frothy like a smoothie. I have been to so many places…

Watermelon and strawberry drink

Cooling and refreshing drink made with watermelon and strawberries. I was six years old when my father took me on vacation to the Philippines for the first time and I was in watermelon heaven. Watermelon was not a common fruit in Norway in the seventies, even in season they were not in abundance. I can…

Taho drink

Kumusta at magandang araw ( Hello and have a nice day) You have probably heard of Bubble tea, but have you heard about Taho? A filling drink brought to the Philippines by the Chinese. You also have Indonesian(Tauhue) and Malaysian(Taufufah) versions of this drink. This drink is also made with sago and gulaman in the…

Mango and passion fruit smoothie with a punch

Refreshing mango and passion fruit smoothie that is, sweet, tangy, hot and spicy. A week before easter I went to Athens on a field trip and arround the hotel we where staying there was a bar that served a cocktail similar to this, needless to say it became very popular. This smoothie is my interpretation and…

Refreshing melon and cucumber infused water

Refreshing melon infused water, is one of my vacation memories from my very first time to the Philippines. Well actually the drink from the Philippines was sweet with alot of added sugar. This thirst quencher is just ripe melon, cucumber and water and left to rest in the fridge for a few hours to bring out…

Refreshing Icetea

I got inspired to make iced tea after my little trip to Flanders last week, most of the restaurants and cafés served iced tea. Iced tea is a grateful and cheap drink to make, you can make buckets of eat for a low cost. You need some tea bags and maybe a few other ingredients…

Persimmon, cinnamon and ginger drink, Sujeonggwa

  When we ate korean bbq during the warmer months in South Korea we always got a small cup of icy cold drink at the end of the meal. Sujeonggwa 수정과 a sweet, lovely refreshing cold drink with the taste of cinnamon, ginger, a hint of persimmon and always topped with three pine nuts, they say it helps…

Healthy treats and juices with a slow juicer

Post contains link to test product I have been making a few healthy juices and frozen treats while testing a Panasonic Slow Juicer MJ-L500. This little wonder of a machine can prepare  juices and frozen treats from fruits and vegetables, while preserving valuable enzymes and nutrients. MiniMe and I have been drinking immune boosters and…

Refreshing lemonade with raspberries

Refreshing and thirst quenching. if you do not mind the bit of sugar in this drink it is a nice source of vitamin C. If you want you can substitute the sugar with stevia or make a mix of both. Yields: 1,5 liters   Time: 15 minutes + chilling time Ingredients 5  lemons 2,5 dl…

Hot chai spiced cocoa

Lovely spiced hot cocoa, a nice warming drink to bring along on a little outing in the snow. There is no hocus pocus to making this drink what you need is for 4 cups: 1 liter of whole milk 2 bags of chai tea 100 -150 g of dark chocolate, adjust this to how strong ofa…

Lysholm No 52 and Aquatonic

Press release Lysholm No52 – Radical innovation within Norwegian aquavit Master blender Ivan Abrahamsen and his team at Arcus has developed the perfect aquavit for cocktails. Thus, everything is set for a further development of the aquavit category internationally. Aquavit, Norway’s national liquor is traditionally served neat together with food or beer. However, aquavit’s versatility…

Apple gløgg consentrate

Gløgg is Norway’s equivalent of mulled wine. The traditional Gløgg is dark with a red wine base and seeped with a wide range of dried fruits and spices. This version is more like spiced apple cider and a little lighter than the traditional one and not as sweet. A bottle of this would be a nice addition…