Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Fish with Lime

  • 1 5-pound, two 2 1/2-pound, or three 1 1/2-pound head-on fish, such as gray or pink snapper, black sea bass, or branzino, scaled, gutted
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus more for oiling and drizzling
  • 2 limes or 5 Key limes (preferably from Mexico), thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 bunch each basil and cilantro, stems and leaves separated
Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to medium-high. Score fish: Cut 1 slash lengthwise down to the bone, then crosswise in 2 places, spacing apart; repeat on other side. Season fish cavity and skin with salt; drizzle fish with 1/4 cup oil. Stuff some of the lime slices (reserve a few for garnish) and herb stems inside fish.
Clean and oil grill grate well. Grill fish, resisting the urge to turn it, until skin is nicely crisp and charred and flesh is flaky and opaque down to the bone. (This can take 6-15 minutes, depending on size of fish. Don't mess around with it until it's ready.) Place a metal spatula underneath fish (a pair of metal tongs on top of fish also helps for support), then lift and gently roll over to the other side. Cook until flesh is flaky and opaque down to the bone, 6-15 minutes. Use a small knife to check for doneness; if it slides easily through the thickest part of flesh, fish is done. If not, finish cooking fish on grill or in a 450°F oven.

Monday, 23 July 2012


 If there is something I'm addicted to at the moment, then it's cookies and I've found one grate recipe Chocolate chip cookies, from The New York Times

2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) cake flour
1 2/3 cups (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) light brown sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 pounds semisweet chocolate chips, at least 60 percent cacao content
Additional kosher salt
Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
Using a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars together until very light, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Reduce speed to low, add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add chocolate pieces and mix briefly, only until incorporated. Press plastic wrap against dough and refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours. Dough may be used in batches, and can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
Scoop mounds of dough a little bigger than a golf ball onto baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and bake until golden brown but still soft, 17 to 18 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough, or reserve dough, refrigerated, for baking remaining batches the next day. These are best eaten warm, of course.

Creating a home in the city

I met someone. A boy. A friend. A room mate. A soul-mate (but that's old news)
Now I think, would it have been fun to turn our flat into a home, if he hadn’t helped? 
When I came to the city, my goals were very clear. But now I know, the happiness of achieving these goals can only be felt when you have someone to share it with. Now I know, that the my unusual love for Copenhagen is actually for this friend. I’ve become attached to him more than this city. 

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Bollywood then & now

Well as you all know I am the biggest Bollywood fan eva'  and I love everything that has to do with it.
However they way Bollywod is changing is not exact my cup of the.... It's like they are trying to look like the western film industry (Bollywood goes Hollywod). To a certain point it was okay by remaking some Hollywood movies, by giving them a hint of masala, but come on , they must be a limit. I love Bollywood because it was different from Hollywood, and I do not want a Hollywood No. II.
These day it's a must that the heroine is presented in a very sexy way and has to be fit and the heroes must be shirtless (which means that it's not a Salman Khan thing any more) and so on. I don not want all that, I want a movie with a plot, not a movie that is based on fashion and who has the best bikini body.... You see back then it was Sholay, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Devdas, Mother India... But today all you find is bad acting and less effort -.-'  movies like Players, Golmaal 3, I Hate Luv Stories and the list goes on...  Even the magazines have changed:
Missing talent
I'm not saying that things should remain the same, but less body showing would be fine. I know that today's generation isn't the same as back them but come on.... Let Bollywood teach us dance and how to enjoy the brighter colours in life.  I just want it to be in a league of it's on and to do or be like everyone else, is that to much to ask for?
Recently I found out that the movie Aisha is a remake of  Clueless and the worst part of it all is that the movie really is a failure from the beginning to the end and the acting... Oh my dear lord... Sonam kapoor acting is as horrible as it can get -.-'  and I do not understand why they keep giving her roles to play, as fare as I know she haven't done anything impressive (yet) and  she doesn't even try to take acting classes.  The only thing she is good at is fashion, and why she doesn't stick to that is something that wonders me every time I see her in a movie.  And she is not the only one out there, a lot of these new comers are unimpressive  and they've got a lot to work on in able to deliver "IT" (magic on screen) it's like they don't have what it takes to play the Bollywood hero or heroine.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

New Life

So about a week ago I graduated with a big smile on my face and ready to go back to my real life!
I took one last look at my fellow students and thought

Then I packed my things and moved from my tiny apartment in Jutland to a much bigger one with my boyfriend in Copenhagen...

"I’m in a very good place right now. I’m very happy. I’m growing up, and I’m really comfortable with myself. I’m getting wiser and smarter."
- Beyonce 

Now it's about new people, new job, new place and of course new challenges... 
follow me as I get to be the tiny girl in a big city ;)