Catching Points - a food blog

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


I've fixed my wordpress blog and I've moved this blog to my old domain!!!
No more waiting for Blogger to stop screwing up! No more uploading problems or slow connection times!
What are you waiting for???



Saturday, September 16, 2006

I'm going insaaaane!

The reason I haven't been such an avid food/recipe blogger lately (besides the fulltime studying) is that I'm trying to put up my wordpress blog. Everything is going fairly well except the fact that I want a page for the archives (ie archives/index.php) and store all my archives there instead of having all the links on my index page. Is there ANYONE out there who knows how to do this??
I'll send you a thank you package with some swedish treats! JUST HELP ME???
email me (, be sure to put the topic as wordpress or it'll go straight to my junkmailbox! Remember, gifts for you!!!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Cottage Cheese as a lunchbox

I'm trying not to eat too many sandwiches, so for lunch lately I've been mashing some avocadoes up, mixing them with a splash of lemon and loads of tabasco (Some like it hot...) and then mixing that mash up with some Keso, our very own swedish cottage cheese. I just press the mixture back into my cottage cheese box and bring that to school, eatit at lunch adn then throw the plastic box away. Very convinient and tasty!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


If anyone's been wondering why I haven't been posting so much lately it's because I'm working hard, at school. Which is somewhat of a relief to me. I was afraid I'd be slacking off, or acctually too stupid to understand a word that's been said. But I'm enjoying myself. I'm studying Management at the moment, which is a part of my business economy. Very interesting.
Of course I have time to cook, but maybe not all that interesting everyday.
A few days ago though, I tried to make polenta for the first time, but I couldn't find anywhere or anyone to tell me the polenta-liquid ratio, so I used a 1 part polenta, two part water and it worked out fine. Next time I'll just not put the polenta in the oven for that long (the crust became a bit too hard) and I'll use broth instead of water.
I liked it, it wasn't that appriciated by my boyfriend though. He doesn't have much to say about it though since he never cooks...

Sunday, September 10, 2006

WDB #51

It's werid but Love outdoors, look like a 5 year old while Love sleeping at home is an old old dog.
Go to Sweetnicks for the roundup!

Monday, September 04, 2006


My mother and I are relly close. And alot alike. Sometimes that means we fight and are both too stubborn to ever let the other win. Well maybe after a week of not speaking to eachother one will break.
Most often though it means that we take the time now and then to go out, have a sip of some good red wine (she only drinks red) and maybe maybe maybe a bite to eat. My mother is a food nazi. If the food isn't cooked to perfection it's sent back. Or well she used to be that harsh, these days she just wont touch it after the first bite and if the poor waiter asks what's wrong he or she will get their ears full. That happens more often than you'd think because good resturants are hard to find.
But last thursday we met up in Kungsträdgården. We didn't know what we were in the mood for we were just hungry so we didn't walk far, we ended up at Bakfickan which is an extension to Opera Källan a very posh place in Stockholm.
At first I thought, because according to a sign they had typical swedish food, that I'd be eating meatballs and mashed potatoes and was a bit bummed because I can make that at home, but when I got the menu my eyes fell on my first treat. Oysters (30sek/piece).

I haven't had oysters for years. Mostly because I'm the only one who eats them of everyone I know, but also because they cost a nice penny. Sadly this was the only piece of food we got in that I remember to photo before I took a bite.
Next thing I ordered in, which my mother decided on as well was Beef Tartar (200sek) which is a raw beef, made from really fresh meat that has just been ground. I'm sorry the picture is so messed up, I couldn't really tell it was when I was at the resturant.

Yes I forgot I had a camera and purpose. The beef was originally perfectly placed in the middle of the plate with a raw eggyolk on top, around it there were three piles, one of capers, one of chopped raw onion and one of chopped swedish beet. You can eat it however you please but as you can see, my way is mixing the ingredients I want in and then eat. It was served with some mustard sauce on the side but I don't need any sauce with this delicious meat. And it was absolutely devine!

Last and least, dessert. I was completely filled so I ordered a martini(105sek), which my mother had to point out several times (even to the waitor) was a drink to begin a meal with and not end it. She ordered a chocolate mousse. This was the first time we got disappointed. The chocolate mousse was in a beautiful chocolate made cup, but it tasted of only cream with a small small splash of chocolate in it. Not at all satisfying.
In the end the meal was close to excellent, the beef tartar and the oysters left me with a huge grin on my face, but then again I didn't pay. We shared a bottle of red wine that I in the haste of joy forgot to photograph or even remember the name of. All and all, for two people the bill came to about 1300 sek. If you can afford it, it's worth every penny. Now I owe my mother a big night out!

Only negative thing about Bakfickan is the waiting. For waitors. There are basically only old men waiting the tables, which is quite adorable and makes the place feel extremely classy. To begin with we had excellent service. Wine glasses constantly filled, attention on removing plates, but somewhere after getting the dinner we suddenly got ignored. And getting the dessert list aswell as the check took a bit of work, more than I'd like to give. So don't go there if you're in a hurry or hate trying to get a waiters attention...

Karl XII:s Torg
phone: 08-6765809

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Love is ten years old. So it's mostly pictures of him sleeping these days. but that's ok by me because that's when he's most adorable. He never used to be this calm when he was younger so for me it's still unbelievable and I just enjoy every second he's not on me for a walk.
When we're out though, no one will believe he's 10½, he acts like a baby, atleast until all the air has blown out of him and he has to catch his breath. Maybe pictures of that next week.
Now go to Sweetnicks for the roundup, or it'll be up atleast late sunday afternoon!!