My Cat Paintings

I was bored like hell one day a couple of weeks ago. Went to buy some food and passed by a store that sold painting stuff. Bought some and started to paint. These are all of my paintings so far!

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“Iggy, Gucci & Zappa” (65 * 100 cm)

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“Självporträtt” (60 * 60 cm)

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“Sylvester” (100 * 65 cm)

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“Simba” (60 * 60 cm)

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“Pussi” (60 * 60 cm)

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“Kitty” (60 * 60 cm)

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“Chirano” (65 * 100 cm)

Also made a gigantic wall painting at my parents’ home.

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I’m 1,85 cm… So this one is huge!

How to poach an egg with a coffee maker – VIDEO

The coffee maker is also a perfect device to poach your eggs with, I’ll show you that in this YouTube episode of The Coffee Maker Chef. And – FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF COFFEE MACHINE CUISINE – I’ll show you the traditional way of cooking your coffee with a coffee maker.

Enjoy!

And, as always, I speak Swedish but it comes with English subtitles.

Cinnamon bun day!

Every year on October 4th we Swedes celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day. As you will see, in this special cinnamon bun post, I have baked many different types these last couple of years. 

Time

That depends on the device you use and if you bake from scratch. But at least a couple of hours.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of instant dough. Or google another recipe if you’d like to bake from scratch.
  • Lots of butter
  • Lots of sugar
  • Lots of cinnamon
  • Pearl sugar

Instructions

The preparations for all of the different sorts are the same. Just read the instant dough package when preparing the dough.

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I prefer to buy those packages of instant dough because I think it’s boring to make a dough from scratch and it takes forever.

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This is the heart of cinnamon buns. Cinnamon, sugar and butter.

 

The oven baked ones:

Most people now bake the buns in their oven and I’ve tried that as well. I burned them.

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Oven baked ones.

It sure is boring to oven bake cinnamon buns so here’s some other, more fun, types.

 

The sandwich grill baked ones:

Place the buns into the sandwich grill. Press.

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Butter up before.

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Tadaa! Baking time: Just a couple of minutes. A great way to bake the buns!

 

The coffee maker baked ones:

I’ve baked three different types of cinnamon buns with my coffee maker…

1. The pizza sized model.

Shape it like a small pizza in size of the coffee maker heater. Place it onto the buttered coffee maker heater.

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This is Zappa’s favorite. Baking time: 30 minutes.

2. The praline sized model.

Shape the like a small sized cinnamon bun. Place them onto the buttered coffee maker heater.

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Cute, huh? Baking time: 20 minutes.

3. And of course the normal sized model.

Shape the like a normal sized cinnamon bun. Place them onto the buttered coffee maker heater.

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Iggy was in charge of baking this one. Baking time: 30 minutes.

Now to my favorite way of baking cinnamon buns…

 

The hair cruncher baked ones:

I don’t know the English name of this device… Hair cruncher? Hair waffler? Place the bun between the waffled shaped arms. Press.

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Baking time: A couple of minutes.

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I just love the shape of them!

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Do I even have to explain how lovely your hair will smell the next time you will waffle your hair? Way better than after making this recipe

Which one is your favorite?

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

How to make coffee with your coffee maker

Today is the International Coffee Day so now I will show you how to make boiled coffee with your coffee maker.

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Time

  • Approx 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons grind coffee
  • 8 dl water

Instructions

Put the coffee into the carafe, and water into the brewer. Start the coffee maker. Stir and let stand until all the coffee has sunk to the bottom. Turn off the coffee maker.

Pour the coffee into a cup. Serve it black or with milk, cream, sugar – or even better with Whisky or Baileys.

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How to make boiled coffee with your coffee maker.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

How to cook a birthday cake for cats – VIDEO!

Haha, this is my favorite video recipe so far. We had so much fun when we filmed it, I almost puked a numerous of times, the poor photographer couldn’t escape the disgusting smell, Zappa was all over the place, Gucci was depressed (but I cheered her up with a party hat on top of her cone of shame) and Iggy almost died (fortunately that was edited).

WHAT A PARTY!

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Time

  • 3 hours (including cooling)

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl of dry foods
  • 1 pkg. of liver pâté
  • Some sheets of ham
  • Wet food
  • Shrimps
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Cat treats

Instructions

Add the dry food into the carafe and pour water into the brewer. Start your coffee maker and cook it until the dry food loosen up properly. Season with shrimps, stir and drain extra water if needed. Add an egg yolk and stir some more. Turn off your coffee maker.

Wrap the inside of an heart formed bowl (or whatever form you got) with cling film (this will make it easier to remove cake from bowl) and add some of the dry food mixture in the bottom. Layer with ham, shrimps, wet food, more dry food mixture, cat treats or other stuff that your cat fancies. Let the cake cool and stiff for a while in the freezer.

Remove the cake from the bowl and remove the cling film. Frost the cake with liver pâté and decorate it with cat treats, garlic press pressed pâté and top with a flower of ham.

Serve the cake accompanied with a bowl of yummy cat milk.

Purrfect!

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Afternoon Tea – How to cook Lemon Curd with your coffee maker

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Time

  • 2.5 hours

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 dl sugar
  • 1 lemon (the juice and a small amount of the zest)
  • 1 sandwich
  • Cream cheese
  • Tea

Instructions

Start your coffee maker. Peel and juice the lemons into the carafe together with butter and half of the sugar. Carafe-fry it until mixed well and stir every now and then until it thickens.

Beat egg and the rest of the sugar until it gets fluffy and stir it into the lemon mixture. Whisk until all ingredients are well combined and carafe-fry, whilst stirring once in a while, until the mixture is creamy and thick. Remove the lemon curd from the coffee maker heater and set aside to cool.

But don’t turn off the coffee maker! Now it’s time to heat some water for tea and after that use the heater to roast a slice of bread. Do it.

Turn off your coffee maker after you did it.

Spread a layer of cream cheese and lemon curd on the bread and serve it with a hot cup of tea. I wish you a lovely afternoon!

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Can you recognize the couple on the plate?

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Mix the fluffy sugar/egg mixture with lemon mixture.

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And this was how you can cook lemon curd using only your coffee maker.

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Photo: Dan Sörensen

Sausaghetti – VIDEO

Sausaghetti is one of my favorite dishes, not because of the fact that the whole dish just taste like boiled sausage, but because it’s fun to cook and the kids love it!

As always I speak Swedish in the clip, but it comes with subtitles!

Time

  • 1 hour

Ingredients

  • Sausage
  • Spaghetti
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Ketchup

Instructions

Divide the sausage into smaller pieces, break the spaghetti and fit in some of the spaghetti straws into the sausages. Place it into the coffee maker carafe, pour oil over it and add some salt. Pour water into the coffee maker brewer and start your coffee maker. Depending on what type of spaghetti you have the cooking time can vary. My sausaghetti was done after approximately 45 minutes. Turn off your coffee maker.

Pour off the water and add butter onto the sausaghetti. Stir. Place the sausaghetti on a plate and add ketchup.

Delish! Well if you like the taste of sausage that is…

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Prepare the sausaghetti together with your kids, they will love it!

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“Moooommiiieee, let go of my sausaghetti!”

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Looks kind of funny, doesn’t it?

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The filter thingy works great as a strainer in coffee maker cooking.

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And this is how you cook sausaghetti with your coffee maker!

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Delicious Tapas

I just love tapas! If we’re going out to eat I always suggest tapas restaurants. My favorite ones are the bacon wrapped date plums, sardines in vinegar and cheeses in all different styles.  If I order meatballs though I always get disappointed, they never taste as good as ordinary Swedish meatballs.

Obviously tapas is great to cook with a coffee maker so I’ve made lots of different dishes these past years.  All of today’s tapas are delicious and very easy to cook with a coffee maker. This is how you do it.

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Time

  • 30-45 min / tapas

Ingredients

  • Bacon wrapped date plums
  • Bacon
  • Date plums
  • Cheese filled peppers
  • Peppers
  • Philadelphia
  • Red onion
  • Garlic
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chili
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Serrano Wrapped halloumi
  • Serrano
  • Halloumi
  • Honey
  • Camembert with tomato stuff
  • Camembert in a size that fits the heater
  • Mini tomatoes
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Arugula

Instructions

Start the coffee maker and prep the different tapas.

Bacon wrapped date plums
Cut the bacon slices in half and wrap the dates. Fry them on the heater until the bacon gets crispy and golden. Twist and turn occasionally.

Cheese filled peppers
Mix the cheese with chopped onion, a little garlic and season. Cut the top off the peppers and fill it with the delicious goo. Fry them on the heater until they get golden. Twist and turn occasionally.

Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the finished tapas.

Serrano Wrapped Halloumi
Cut halloumi into small pieces and wrap it with slices of serrano. Twist and turn occasionally until it seems finished.

Drizzle some honey over the finished tapas.

Camembert with tomato stuff
Heat a dash of oil in the carafe and add chopped mini tomatoes, parsley and a pinch of salt. Carafe-fry until it has become thoroughly heated.

Grease the heater and place the cheese on it. Fry it approximately 15 minutes on each side. Add the tomato stuff on top on the cheese when finished.

Turn off the coffee maker and serve the different tapas on a fresh bed of arugula.

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Prepping of the coffee maker cooked tapas!

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Sous chef Zappa helped out as always.

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Everything gets better with bacon? I’ve actually tried that and will post the results in another post (it’s not true).

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Can-frying of the tomato stuff.

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How to cook tapas with your coffee maker.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

When I competed in the Tapas Swedish Championship…

I’ve made Tapas many times with my coffee maker. One time, a couple of years ago in the beginning of my “cooking career”, I uploaded my tapas recipe for the Swedish Tapas Championship. Didn’t think much of it afterwards since it was a coffee maker cooked tapas that I uploaded just for fun. BUT IT REACHED THE FINALS! So I had to go to Stockholm and prepare my tapas together with a couple of other finalists (they were more or less pros) in a big kitchen. So I stood there with my coffee maker while all of the others used more “traditional” ways to cook their dish. That was so weird.

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Since I had to wait a long time for my tapas to coffee maker cook I just drank loads of wine (it was a wine distributor that arranged the competition = FREE WINE WEHU!)

Then I had to present my dish in front of a jury! They didn’t know that it was cooked with a coffee maker and when I told them they first thought I was a complete moron that made fun of the championship. But after they announced the winner (it wasn’t me) and all of us had a dinner I told them more about my experiment. And they loved it! Or they might also have thought that I was mentally challenged and were just being nice to me.

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Just look at them! WEIRD! The guy in red is a former Swedish musician that I had a huge crush on when I was little, that made it even more weird.

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It looked kind of nice though, right?

I wasn’t supposed to write about this tapas today. I’ve got a brand new recipe I made a couple of days ago – with great tasting tapas (I’ve learned a lot these past years!). But since I’m going on and on about this dish I might as well continue and that other recipe will have to wait.

The reason why I made this particular tapas was because I fell in love with some squids. Well… Just look at them.

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So after Dan took some photos of them I had to come up with a recipe. And here it is:

Squid tapas

Time

  • 1 h 30 min

Ingredients

  • Squid
  • Halloumi
  • Red onion
  • Shrimps
  • Lemon salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Butter

I made a sauce as well but it had like two thousand ingredients and didn’t even taste that good. I tried to make some kind of a orange/sweet chili sauce. So serve with a nice orange sauce.

Instructions

Clean the squid and chop into smaller pieces. Put a piece on a stick, then a piece of onion and halloumi. Repeat until the stick is full and place a shrimp at the end.

Start your coffee maker. Add butter and garlic onto the coffee maker heater and place the squid tapas directly on it. Fry until they get a golden color. Twist and turn the stick every now and then. Season.

Turn off your coffee maker and serve the squid tapas together with (hopefully) a nice and fresh orange sauce.

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How to cook squid tapas with a coffee maker.

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The coffee maker chef in action.

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Squid tapas!

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Oh yes. He definitely thought I was “different”.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

 

 

How to cook cat testicles with your coffee maker

Speaking of ballz… A while back ago, when I posted the “How to cook a cat with your coffee maker” on my Swedish blog, some people got kind of upset. I got all kind of weird comments but especially one got me very confused. This one person called me a cannibal and I really don’t get it. I’m not a cat (regardless of what Chris Ramsey believes). Iggy is not a human. So if I ate her (or if she ate me) that’s not cannibalism? Then it would be cannibalism if I ate a chicken, a cow, a pig or even if I swallowed a fly. And isn’t it normal in like China to eat both cats and dogs? And most of the Chinese people aren’t cannibals, are they? No, that was just a really stupid comment that I got.

But some people are kind of stupid and for those people I followed up with this next recipe, just to clear things out. If a cat eat parts of a cat – THAT´S cannibalism.

Or should I say canniballism

Fittingly the day after I got the comment we left Zappa for neutering. So now I give you my canniball-recipe:

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Time

  • 1 hour (excl. neutering)

Ingredients

  • 1 set of fresh cat testicles
  • 2 shrimps
  • 1 tbsp of Russian caviar (only the best for the best!)
  • Some minced meat
  • 1 quail egg yolk
  • 1 dash of oil
  • Some rocket salad

Instructions

Leave your male cat at the vets in the morning and pick him and “the remains” up in the afternoon.

Pour water into the coffee maker brewer and place the balls in the coffee maker carafe. Start your coffee maker and cook the balls until they get a bit more tender – but still with a crunchy core. The time depends on the size of the balls.

Meanwhile, prepare for the plating that ought to be kind of small portions – suitable for your cat. First a small bed of arugula, then a nice and round portion of minced meat and top with an egg yolk and a ball next to it.

Since it’s most often two balls I wanted to make two slightly different dishes. First the arugula, then the meat, but now top with shrimp, caviar and – of course – the second testicle.

Turn off your coffee maker.

Ready to be served!

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Trying to find a suitaball recipe.

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Don’t play with the food, Zappa!

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How to cook cat testicles with your coffee maker.

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“Smells ballmy…”

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Nice to lick some ballz.

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“Thank you, Mami. That was delectaball!”

Now, that wasn’t hard to understand. Was it?

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Watch Virtually Famous!

This is definitely the best panel show ever. You’ve got to see it! As I told you a while back I was invited as a “Mystery Guest”… Ah, just watch the show HERE and see for your self what happens.  If you can’t see the show just OK the stuff on this site (Hola.org) and then try again.

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“IS SHE A CAT?!” -Chris Ramsey

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“You told me to smell her!”

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“This one’s actually quite sexy. If that was on Tinder I would swipe right.” – Kevin McHale

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Look! I got the title once again!

As you can see it was my cat Gucci and our blog Meowtfit of the day (that started the Cats wearing tights trend (sorry for that)) I talked about.

How to cook Swedish Meatballs with your Coffee Maker – VIDEO!

Swedish meatballs are the greatest. And you shouldn’t try to make them from scratch. Buy prepared ones and they will taste much better, like the ones at IKEA. The meatballs must be served with mashed potatoes and lots of lingonberries.

Of course I have made both home made meatballs, lingonberry jam and mashed potatoes with my coffee maker but I reckon I should show you a really simple recipe (although I obviously had some trouble making it as you can see in the clip…) for all of you students out there! This was one of my favorite dishes to prepare when I lived in that dorm in the beginning of my coffee maker experiment.

And please subscribe to my show The Coffee Maker Chef! I’ve seen some upcoming clips and it’s going to be sooo awesome weird.