Bob’s World Cat Cafe

I’m honored to say that I’ve got the chance to donate one of my paintings (inspired by Street Cat Bob) to the fundraiser for Bob’s World Cat Café!

All proceeds will go towards building a cat café in London that that will provide a home for homeless, abused or unwanted cats, and a safe haven for people who loved the Street Cat Named Bob series, and other like minded individuals to come in and have tea, coffee and refreshments whilst being surrounded by Cats. This fundraiser is a non-profit campaign and all the profits from the Café will go towards charities.

It’s an acrylic painting called “Bob” inspired by A Street Cat Named Bob. The size of the painting is 60*60 cm (and a couple of cm thick).

Submit your bid here (until 18 april, 14.45 BST).

Thanks! <3

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You can find some of my other art here.

There will be blood…

This my friend, is how you cook three different kinds of heart on your coffee maker and make a sexy salad out of it. A great dish to serve on Valentine’s day.

Howo to cook food with your coffee maker

Time

2 hours

Ingredients

1/2 coffee maker plate of pig heart (1 plate is what fits on the coffee maker heater)
1/2 coffee maker plate of lamb heart
1/2 coffee maker plate of chicken hearts
Red chard
Pomegranate
Mozzarella
Parmesan
Walnuts
Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Butter

Instructions

Start your coffee maker and heat the butter directly on the plate. Clear away the gory stuff from the hearts and cut into smaller pieces. Coffee maker fry a plate of lamb and pig heart (50 /50) throughly on each side. The time depends on the sizes of the pieces, for me it took approximately 45 minutes. Twist and turn so the hearts wont get burned. Season with love (salt and pepper) .

Replace the lamb and the pig hearts to all the chickens’ hearts you have prepared. Coffee maker cook them exactly the same as the others. Turn of your coffee maker.

Mix the salad with shared mozzarella and pomegranate. Place the hearts on the bed of fresh salad. Top with grated parmesan and crushed walnuts. Drizzle balsamic vinegar and serve.

How to cook food with your coffee maker

How to cook heart with your coffee maker.

Howo to cook food with your coffee maker

Burned heart.

Howo to cook food with your coffee maker

Broken heart.

Howo to cook food with your coffee maker

I just love to play with my food (while the angels of the lambs, pigs and chickens all hums “Quit playing games with my heart”).

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Nutella Day 2015

coffee machine cuisine

Time

1,5 hour for three pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 dl flour
  • 2 dl milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 dash salt
  • Butter
  • Whip cream (with caramel color if you want to make it prettier)
  • 1 banana
  • Nutella
  • Optional toppings: Powdered sugar and chocolate sauce

Instructions

Start the coffee maker and put a small piece of butter on the coffee maker plate. Mix flour, milk, egg and salt smooth.

Scoop the batter onto the coffee maker plate and cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside.

Transfer the pancake to a platter and continue with more butter and the remaining batter. Turn off the coffee maker when finished.

Add Nutella, banana pieces and whipped cream to the pancakes and fold them. Sprinkle some powdered sugar and chocolate over the pancakes, serve and celebrate.

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coffee machine cuisine

coffee machine cuisine

coffee machine cuisine

Foto: Dan Sörensen.

I also have a clip that shows how to cook pancakes with your coffee maker. I speak Swedish, but it comes with English subtitles.

Zappa at the vet’s

The other day we had to go to the emergency with Zappa since he had problem peeing. At first I wasn’t that worried but after speaking with the vet and some googling I was sure that this is the end for Zappa. If we are lucky a penis amputation could save him. PENIS AMPUTATION! Well this is what happens when you google diseases.

When we arrived they immediately examined Zappa but since it didn’t seem like he had a life threatening condition we had to sit and wait for a while. It’s quite funny to have a sphynx. People in the waiting room laughed at him, pointed at him and burst out “Ooooh!”. Probably because their own animals were such boring and ugly creatures.

The veterinarian didn’t like him much. She called him a “Slippery eel” and seemed to think that he was quite annoying. He wasn’t. He was the best cat in the world, like he always is. But the vet didn’t agree, quickly put a needle in his neck and sedated him.

This is what he looked like.

Hahaha!! Isn’t he the most fantastic cat? I can’t stop laughing at him. Felt like a lousy human to Zappa but even during his examination I couldn’t stop laughing and took lots of picture of my poor cat. Tried to pull out his tongue for an even better photo but Dan wouldn’t let me. We also found out that Zappa had an extremely small penis and the vet had lots of problem taking urine samples from him. Well after a while they had their samples and didn’t find anything unusual (but we are waiting for the results of some of the other test that they couldn’t determine at the time) so they gave him an injection with adrenaline, or something like that, so he would wake up. “Wake up”. He didn’t quite wake up for lots of hours. And he couldn’t close his mouth during these hours either…


On monday we have another appointment. Let’s all hope that he’s well, that he won’t die nor amputate his little penis and that they will have to sedate him again so that I can take some more photos.

Swedish Mud Cake Day

I often get the question if I sometimes fail at doing a recipe with my coffee maker. I’ve always answered “No, I can cook everything with my coffee maker.”. I lie. First of all, I’m not a great chef and my over all cooking skills is kind of limited, but the things I do try and cook with my coffee maker I most often pull off.

Today Facebook exploded with Swedish mud cake recipes since it’s the Swedish Mud Cake Day. I got reminded of the mud cake experiment I had a couple of years ago. This is the only recipe (that I remember) that I couldn’t pull.

I really do believe though that if I try cooking a mud cake today – I will make it work.

swedish mud cake

You can have a look at the recipe on my Swedish blog. But since it’s my worst recipe I won’t bother to translate it. I also think those pictures speak for themselves.

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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“Me & The Cats” (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)

"Tom" (100*65 cm)

“Tom” (100 * 65 cm)

"Toby" (60  60 cm)

“Toby” (60 60 cm)

"Julius" (100 * 65 cm, inspired by a Swedish soccer team - MFF)

“Julius” (100 * 65 cm, inspired by a Swedish soccer team – MFF)

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

cat painting wall

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.

how to cook with your coffee maker

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.

how to cook with your coffee maker

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.

how to cook with your coffee maker

how to cook with your coffee maker

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.

how to cook with your coffee maker

I just love the shape of them!

how to cook with your coffee maker

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.

how to cook coffee with your coffee maker

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.

how to cook coffee with your coffee maker

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!

cooking with your coffee maker

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!

how to cook food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

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

coffee machine cuisine

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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<3

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.

cooking with your coffee maker

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.

coffee machine cuisine

 

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.