mandag 29. november 2010

It's dark, it's cold, it's winter!

Advent is here again
The color of advent is purple
Every night i light several candles
Outside it is freezing, windy and snowing.
See all the hay under the snow?
It is put there to prevent the ground to freeze solid.
Someone is coming to dig a hole,
to prepare for a carport.
Luckily we're not digging it ourselves!
Pile up the firewood
I'm cold to my bones!

Our fire and wind in the chimney sounds like an engine
And the warmth is so good!
Still baking and this time it's cookies
with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves
almonds and dark chocolate

It is Advent after all

fredag 26. november 2010

Battle Lemon

I wanted so much to enter The culinary smackdown November
Kitchen flavors, this is my entering
and this time I have to enter with a previous post
(you said it was allowed)
Lemon bars from one my favourite
pages: Joy of baking
Sweet and tangy
With cream on top!

torsdag 25. november 2010

Still baking

These days I'm on the baking track
I'm riding the wave, and filling the freezer,
as long as the inspiration lasts.
In late November
When the weather is freezing
we enjoy these warmed up, with cheese or jam
and maybe a cup of hot chocolate.

This is one of our favourite baked goods: the pizza!

This is part of our hibernation ritual!

torsdag 18. november 2010

Sausages and naan

One of our christmas sausages in Norway:
It is lightly smoked and the meat is finely ground.
It is already cooked, so you can eat it as it is cold or fry it.
Sausages in Norway are rarely sold raw/uncooked.
On a ordinary day, I just cut it in pieces like this,
or mashed peas and potatoes.
I made some indian(ish) food the other day
(which I didn't take a photo of)
And I really fancied naanbread with it!
I couldn't be bothered to go to the store to get some,
so i figured out that I'd try to bake it myself:

To have been baked in a (very hot) ordinary oven

I don't think the result was to bad!
They blew up like ballons, and tasted very good!

søndag 14. november 2010

This and that on a Sunday

If you want an alternative to our beloved mashed potatoes
Get some broccoli and cauliflower
Boil it until soft, and mash it
And voila! A different kind of mash, if you need a change!Adding a little bit of butter or cream, makes it mmmm, yummy!

In Norway we have a saying:
"... can't see the forest for the trees"
But sometimes we can se both the forest and the trees
And they are equally important!

And sometimes we just enjoy a little
Jagermeister on the rocks
served in a Moomin Snork Maiden glass

Quite nice indeed!

onsdag 10. november 2010

Boys will be boys

Every now and then
my husband, the yorkshire lad
invites a few of his friends over to watch a football match on tv
The menue is maybe not the typical football kind of menue
They just love them some cheesy scones!
And the kind wife always treats them with a batch!
They shout and cheer and enjoy the ups and downs
until the match is over.

Tonight there is not even a match to watch,
but why not meet any way
they just light some candles, talk
and drink tea with their scones

Who says men can't talk with eachother!

mandag 8. november 2010

This is comfort food for me

I do like salmon
Besides being good for me,
it really is tasty, has a lovely texture and a beautiful colour!
This time I've wrapped my fish in foil
with lemon, vegetables, a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper.
After baking, the fish changes to a lighter pinkish colour.
For dessert:
Blueberry crumble,
Irresistible crunchy on top
soft, dark and sweet underneath.

Served casually
with cream and custard

fredag 5. november 2010

Wrapped fun with cheese on top

Yummy goodness
wrapped in corn tortillas
Rolled up
Some more goodness on top and cheese
gratinated untill just lovely
and served kind of chaotic
with salsa, avocado, tomatoes, corn and quark
Do you want a beer with it?

tirsdag 2. november 2010

A dark and not so pretty story.... but oh so dangerously good!

You know how beautiful a dark and untoutched
chocolate cake is?

And being a blogger
I like to show a beautiful and tempting piece of it
on a plate.
But this time, I'll show you the cake
two days later,
after we've had family over for coffee and cake twice:
Don't you think it looks like the last piece has
"Anette" written all over it?
Or it can still be divided
in to two pieces,
one for me and one for you!