Watermelon cake for 4th

Hello and happy 4th of July!! We live right by the beach and the beach down here turns into a little madhouse on 4th so I went out early for a long beach walk and then I’ve been hiding out in the hammock by the BBQ and I haven’t heard anything from the festivities, at all. I really like to just chill on big holidays unless we go somewhere far a few days ahead cuz of the traffic. We had some friends over for some grilled goods and just chilled out which was really nice and relaxing.


Watermelon topped with blueberries, pomegranate seeds, strawberries, coconut flakes and some lime squeeze. Fun, fresh and healthy.  Load up on watermelon this summer. Dress it up with anything you like. It works well with pretty much anything. Feta cheese and mint are one of my favorites. Figs works good and looks pretty. Or cover it all with loads of fruis and berries and some arugula maybe.. yum! 🙂


Not your grandma’s bowl

The “grandma bowl” over at Another kind of Sunrise is a 5 buck bowl with organic cereal of your choice, raw cacao nibs, nut butter, banana and their own lavender almond milk. Absolutely perfect for me these days when hunger strikes a little here and there. They also serve this!

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Stonefruit leather recipe – recept på fruktläder

Fruity roll-ups anyone? Let’s spend some cozy time inside today while its pouring outside and make some stonefruit leather! Fruit leather are homemade fruit rolls with a texture kinda like leather and i’m sure your kids would love it. They are fun to make too. Feel free to substitute the peaches with strawberries or other fruits and berries you like.


Photo: Stephanie Bjelkstam

Stonefruit Leather

 4 soft, large peaches (or nectarines)

1-2 tbs honey

1) Preheat oven to 125F degrees or 50C degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with plastic film.

2) Cut peaches and blend with honey until smooth.

 3) Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet and spread with the back of a spoon or spatula making sure that the thickness is completely even.

 4) Bake for approx 5 hours or until dry and not sticky to the touch. Remember, cooking times will vary depending on how thick you spread your mixture and how much water (juice) is naturally in the fruit.

5) Set aside and cool at room temperature; it takes several hours for the fruit to soften up. If the edges are dry and crispy, you can moist them a little with a moist towel. It’s kind of an experiment.

 6) Cut with a knife, pizza cutter or scissors into strips, keeping the paper on if desired, then roll the leather into “roll ups” or make small bites. Use your fantasy and experiement with other fruits.


Fruktläder är torkad fruktpuré som breds ut på en plåt, som sedan torkas långsamt för att inte få för mycket färg. Perfekt som små munsbitar när sötsuget pockar på.

4 stora, mogna persikor

1-2 msk honung

1) Sätt ugnen på 50 grader och klä en bakplåt med plastfilm.

2) Skär persikorna i bitar och mixa med honung till en slät kräm.

3) Häll fruktkrämen på plåten och jämna ut fint med en kniv, spatel eller baksidan av en sked.

4) Torka i ugnen i ca 5 timmar eller tills lädret fortfarande är halvmjukt, torrt och inte kladdigt. Tiden kan dock variera med olika ugnar och mängden juice i frukten.

5) Låt fruktlädret svalna helt, helst i ett par timmar för att det ev hårda ska bli mjukare igen. Skulle kanterna vara lite för hårda/krispiga ändå, fukta med en blötlagd handduk ett litet tag. Det hela är lite av ett experiment, med olika frukter och olika ugnar.

6) Klipp i bitar, stora som små och rulla ihop. Förvara i glasburk.

Other peach ideas? Check this out!