Summer is quickly approaching and for many of us that means being outdoors, getting more exercise and eating healthier & lighter meals. However, the biggest opstacle in changing your lifestyle is trying to find healthier options to satisfy your sweet tooth. This nutty, dark chocolate tart is packed with protein from nuts, contains no flour or butter and sugar is substituted by honey. We love this cake and hope you will too!
Ingredients: 50 g hazelnuts, 50 g walnuts, 50 g almonds, 150 g dark chocolate, 2 large egg yolks, 3 tbsp honey, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp orange zest, a pinch of salt
Whish together egg yolks, honey, vanilla extract and orange zest in a large bowl. Chop nuts and chocolate, add them to the mixture and stir everything together. Pour the mixture into a small pie dish and bake for around 20 minutes at 180°. Let the cake cool and serve either by itself or with some creme fraiche on the side. Now you can enjoy a sweet dessert with a good conscience:)
Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March or May. Here in Denmark it is celebrated this Sunday, 12th May, and we are all looking forward to giving our mothers a special day. If you need inspiration for the perfect gift, then have a look at this beautiful tin that comes with a Mommy teatowel. It is two gifts in one and will make your mother think of you every time she uses them.
Our sweet colleague Anne has done it again! This week she came to work with these homemade bags made out of GreenGate cotton and ribbon. They are the perfect accessory, whether you are going to the supermarket, shopping in the city or a picnic in the park. We love their versatility and can’t wait to bring them to the beach this Summer! We have attached Anne’s templates for the bags, so if you are feeling creative at home and need some inspiration, then click on the link and get started: GreenGate Bag Sewing instructions
For a special occasion or just a festive touch on a regular day, these bottles are as sweet as sweet can be! With a flowery label, soft velvet ribbon and a stripy straw topped off with a cute flag they will conquer girly hearts without a fight. Fill them up with cold milk, a pink smoothie or sweet lemonade.
All you need to do is;
Print the labels, cut them out, mount on the bottle and finish with a big smooth bow. The straws are just as simple; add a stripe of masking tape around the top and cut a split.
The sun is shining, Spring is here and we are about to leave the office for an extended weekend break. Before we leave we want to show you these lovely pictures with a Pretty Pastel theme. Our sales rep. Julie made these lovely marshmallow lollipops for us yesterday. According to her, they are really easy to make, and we think they are just the sweetest treat! Set the table with mint and pink pastels, add some cute doilies, sweet sugar meringues and a nice pot of tea, and you will be set for a charming girls’ afternoon with giggling, gossiping and laughing with as many sugary pastels as your sweet tooth can handle!
All you need for the marshmallow lollipops is; marshmallows, white chocolate, food coloring, chocolate buttons and straws. Insert straws into marshmallows. Melt the chocolate and add a little food color of your choice. Then dip the lollipops into the chocolate and add a chocolate button on the top.
A small decorating tip from our stylist;
Use a buttering board, serving board or a small tray to collect your dinner table accessories such as salt & pepper, flowers, olive oil etc. and make them into a display. This way you get some order on your table, while still having the essentials ready for use. If you have guests you can use this trick to present the welcome snack or dinner condiments such as herbs, oils and dressings.
Of course a buttering board can also be used for butter – but with our creative customers, we know the importance of having other possibilities as well.
Spring is in full bloom and what better way to celebrate than by enjoying some quality time outdoors! Whether you have a large garden, a terrace or a small balcony it is healthy for the soul to be outside and breath in the fresh air. So take advantage of every sunny day and enjoy the process of watching your favourite flowers come to life.
If the weather is not quite warm enough for you, then use your Latte Cups as flowerpots and bring the blooming buds inside.
Being organized is important – even when you’re in the garden. Try making your own storage box for your gardening string. Just take your favourite tin box and use a hammer and a nail to make a whole in the middle of the lid. Then just pull one end of the string through and you’ll always have it handy and ready when you need it.
This great idea we got from Trine, a friend of the GreenGate house; use a wooden box to categorize all of your seed bags, so you have an overview of your options. You can either categorize alphabetically, according to colour or even type of flower. We have used wooden pegs to keep the bags closed and gifttags to write little planting tips on.
We hope you enjoy your time in the garden.
Afternoon tea is a serious matter! Especially to those of us with a sweet tooth… This chocolate cake is simply the best! It tastes like you have been spending all day and used a lot of expensive chocolate to make it, but in reality it is easy and quick to prepare. The cake is chewy, delicious and the doily pattern on top of the cake makes it feminine and festive and sets it apart from your ordinary chocolate cake. Your guests will be impressed by both the look and taste of this chocolate delight!
All you need is:
125 g butter, 3 dl sugar, 1 dl cocoa, 2 tsp vanilla sugar, 2 eggs and 2 dl flour.
Melt the butter in a casserole and remove from heat. Add sugar, cocoa and vanilla sugar to the butter and stir everything together. Add the eggs one at a time, and at last the flour. Pour the dough into an oven dish or a small pie dish and bake it for 20 minutes at 175 degrees – it is suppose to be a little soft in the middle. When the cake has cooled, place a few doilies on top of the cake and gently shake with powdered sugar. Remove the doilies to reveal the cute patterns and cut the cake into pieces. Serve with your favourite cup of tea – we hope you enjoy!