Harper’s Bazaar September Issue

You know how it is easy to feel a bit torn when someone asks you to share your ABSOLUTE favorite hide away. You know that it might be over with the privacy. You always make sure to share it with the right people. The ones you would not mind meeting on your own journey, and the ones that really are able … Read More

ElmlidHarper’s Bazaar September Issue

Back in Berlin and hungry for bread

After 4 weeks of chilling in my fridge the sourdough will have to prove itself again. There are alot of strategies around how to treat a sourdough when you go on vacation: Bring it with you (which I normally do)? Dry it and save it somewhere? Freeze it? Or, if you live in Sthlm, let it check in to a … Read More

ElmlidBack in Berlin and hungry for bread

Summer in Stockholm


This story was published in July 2013. But I am urging to go now! If I have should have one travel tip for you this summer it will be Stockholm. Of course I am biased, that is true. But lets put it this way; Right now is the best time ever to visit Stockholm. The reason is the weather.  And actually … Read More

ElmlidSummer in Stockholm

Summer chill in Småland

I have said it before, no place takes me down to earth as Småland.  On the south east Swedish coast, where no real autobahn is running though. It is one of the most relaxing places I know. Growing up here was not always easy, even though the ocean kept us occupied. Still, Far too remote for any curious teenager. But today … Read More

ElmlidSummer chill in Småland

Bread Shovel


One of the most special birthday present I ever received must have been the baking shovel that arrived from Afghanistan. It is so beautiful!  It came as a surprise gift from Shoib and Massuma. Shoib works for the German magazine DER SPIEGEL and his wife, Massuma invited me into their home to teach me how to cook Afghan dishes during … Read More

ElmlidBread Shovel

What is your favorite wine?

“What is your favorite wine?” he asked. “The one I am drinking at the moment” she answered. Maybe everything will seem better and better, or there are more and more striking things to come on this island. But at the moment it does feel perfect. There is a large kitchen and dining room. The terrace are overlooking the wild garden. … Read More

ElmlidWhat is your favorite wine?

Crete offline

Together with Portugal, Greece it must be the country I visited the most in the south of Europe. But I never went to Crete. Maybe because I always thought it was a bit “grown up”. My mother went here with her friends in the 70′s – and she still talks about it. But I guess even I grow up. And … Read More

ElmlidCrete offline


It is hard not to be concerned for the people of Istanbul the last days. Such violence is unacceptable.


the Bread Exchange Newsletter

The first Bread Exchange Newsletter is soon to be published. If you like to receive it, please sign up here: <!– Begin MailChimp Signup Form –> <link href=”http://cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/slim-081711.css” rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css”> <style type=”text/css”> #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and … Read More

Elmlidthe Bread Exchange Newsletter

The search for the perfect baking shovel-part 3

Slowly, but steadily my baking shovel production are coming to an end in Kabul. I have received a couple of teasers of the carving – like this calligraphy in Dari which means “the Bread Exchange”. I know they are carving it in walnut wood. I will let you know when I have it in my hands! ———————— ps. If you … Read More

ElmlidThe search for the perfect baking shovel-part 3