Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nursery ideas for Little Prince

I have a newborn little boy and although I have been thinking long and hard about how to design his nursery, the best idea I had so far was to put his crib in a nook in our bedroom. For me it is much easier to sneak out of bed and check on him if he is sleeping in the same room. And he doesn't care where he sleeps or if the wall paper matches his bed sheets. So the crib stays in the room for now and we'll see for his own place in a few months.

My original idea for his room was inspired by nature and the book the Little Prince, of which we have an extensive collection of copies in several languages. I have kept the theme in the crib, there is the Little Prince sleeping bag, bed bumper and blanket and fox mobile. I wasn't going for the whole matchy matchy thing, they were mostly gifts from the family who knows our interests but I now like his crib very much.

The nursery below was featured on Apartment therapy website and is totally coming out of the Saint-Exupery book.

What do you think? Is it too much? Would you go for a theme or just choose a colour for the nursery?

Monday, September 2, 2013

Cucumber soupe-creme

Do you know that feeling when you open the fridge and realize you bought 3 times more than you need of something? In my case it was cucumber: I had about 5 large ones and only needed a couple. Luckily I remembered my mother in law makes a cucumber cream soup that my husband loves and I thought I would give it a try although I was afraid I would not like it personally.

Here is what you need for 2 servings: 1 1/2 kg cucumbers, peeled and cut in small cubes, onion or even better shallots, sour cream if you want, coriander, tabasco sauce and smoked or marinated salmon.

Cook the onions and cucumbers in a heated pot with some olive oil. Add a bit of powder soup base like Delikat then blend as much or less as you want, to get the right texture for you. You can also add some bread and sour cream to make it smoother. Season with the coriander and tabasco, serve cold or warm with salmon.
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