went to the loppis/food-truck thing at hornstull today. the weather was great the ambience fantastic. met tabatha & mr.sheng at their food stand cooking up some serious southern food and crazy good fudge with liquorice+sea-salt, bacon+burbon or chipotle+lime….pretty sassy. the map at their stand is a trip they gonna do, cooking up a storm a long the way and creating this video-cookbook. sounds like a lot of fun to me and i can’t wait to check it out. you can read more about them here. had the jambalaya with sausage and the best cornbread ever. really good food! the ducks were our lunch companions. cute little french food-truck with a french speaking guy inside..pretty authentic
went to a wedding in alvesta and decided to make it into a little road-trip and see some more of this beautiful country. arrived at växjö early and brought breakfast with us. had our rugbrød from öland some cheese and avocado and a view. early morning quiet at växjösjön and so sunny and warm. after breakfast we went swimming. what a morning. the sculpture is by the art group: inges idee and called spiegel ball / mirror ball. they have made a lot of fun stuff. really like their 3D² basketball court in munich….check it out here
belated flashback friday…problems with the computer but now up and running again. kødbyen – the meatpacking district of copenhagen. carlsberg “district”. spend 2 weeks in århus because of work. århus city hall designed by arne jacobsen and erik møller. went to aros and saw ron muecks “boy”. ron mueck worked on one of my favorite shows on tv when i was a kid: the storyteller…remember those stories…i thought they were super great but very scary at the same time. watched them recently again and still think they are really really good. and as well labyrinth with david bowie…a classic. saw the exhibition with tony matelli – a human echo and edward munch – angst/anxiety…interesting stuff. james turrells milkrun III…what magic. a handwritten what to do in århus note….pretty neat handwriting. the ocean.
a this & that post mixed with a little flashback friday. tintin on the loose. had breakfast at café blå lotus. a real good cup of coffee at coffice and yep their coffee did do magic. love the concept at coffice where you can get a coffee, work and book a room for meetings. went to färgfabriken to see an ceramic exhibition by sara möller and i thought it was oh so good. you can read more about the exhibit here. what a beauty. sankt johannes kyrka.
exploring red hook when we lived in williamsburg. it’s really a mix of everything…small cute houses, industrial feel, red hook housing projects, wine bars, fruit market, valentino pier where they show outdoor movies, you can see which movies at red hook flicks and you can catch a glimps of the statue of liberty while eating your lunch….i kinda fell in love. brought brown rice and tofu salad from mr. piña in williamsburg….this was our go-to grocery shop and they have great value fruits and greens and a super juice bar. you can catch the free ikea ferry shuttle from wall streets pier 11 to red hook. the top photo is of the entrance to steve’s authentic key lime pies and it looks like it has relocated since i’ve been there (just a little further down the street though)..remember i wrote about steve here. this is some of my favorite spots in red hook:
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the other day i watched the movie red hook summer. it’s spike lee’s 6. movie in the chronicles of brooklyn. the movie is set in the housing projects in red hook, and for me the tour through red hook and the story about the projects was more interesting than the movie. the NYCHA Red Hook Houses, is the largest public housing development in brooklyn, which accommodates roughly 5,000 residents. my last picture is from there. and the movie had the feeling of when i was standing there taking that picture. but check out the movie and judge for yourself.
met up with our friends today (which by the way is on a juice diet…pretty cool right!) so obviously we looked for a good juice bar here in stockholm and i came by kallpressen at the green kitchen stories blog. discovered that it was a fellow copenhagener martin who is the owner of this juice bar. really nice guy and really great juice. this juice bar takes me back to when we were living in LA and you could have green juices everywhere (used to live next-door to moon juice) we had the chlorophyll juice and the carrot juice with tumeric and apple and it was deliciously. it’s perfectly located just close to mosebacke torg where you can hang and enjoy your juice….great combo i’ll say. kallpressen is definitely worth a visit.
decided last minute to eat dinner at the park. so easy to pack up whatever you have and go outside. the weather: a little summer rain here and there but that just made it more hyggeligt (cozy) as we say in denmark. the food: brown rice salad with avocado, green lentils, fresh dill and spanish salami…(want to make this quinoa salad from cannelle et vanille one of these days), egg tortilla with sweet potato and onions, knäckebröd, olives. dessert: a berry crumble pie. and check out our view…water and greenness. and then a few pictures on the way back and of lovely doorways. dining outside is the best!