tirsdag 30. juli 2013
I'm enjoying my holiday!
I'm not travelling anywhere, besides every now and then up to the cabin.
We have had such lovely weather so far. Since we are living in a little town by the sea, there are several places to go if you want to swim in the sea, or just sit in your beach chair, eating the lunch you brought, reading your book, or just talk to the people around.
This is also an option:
With summer comes good food. Mostly food that will take care of it selv, slow cooked in many ways.
Our car port turns to our garden living room in the summer
The car knows it's place and stays patiently in the drive way, while we enjoy all our meals
In the open carport.
When you live in Norway, summer can be all sorts of weather, and we still want to be outside.
At night we light candles, and sit there talking, having a laugh, or just listen to the grass hoppers.
And still I'm not half way through my Holiday!
onsdag 10. juli 2013
I needed a big container to take our salad out for a picnic.
The baking bowl won the competition!
Thats what I call summer grub!
torsdag 4. juli 2013
I love rhubarb! But I do have to cook it with enough sugar to make it just right.
I usually make a rhubarb pie, but this time I just cooked it with some water, sugar. To thicken it I used potato flour, its like maizena, you just stir it with a little water.
I served it with some whipped cream, the combination is perfect, and used the last remains of the shortbreads (note to self, make more) as a little touch.
There is two types of cream, one ordinary at the back and soy whipping cream at the front. I've found a good alternative: Alpro Airy&creamy, not to strong on the soy taste, and very similar to ordinary cream when you whip it! It's slightly whiter than the ordinary one.
It's usually a great success, even though they are teenagers and usually have other plans than hanging out with their ancient mothers and aunts.
Good weather means outside joy, swimming in the little lake, playing games, making and eating food outside etc.
Rain means, well, we still will enjoy it of course, but suddenly we realize how big and tall (and loud) these teenagers have become, and the cabin seems very tiny.
I'm keeping a close eye on the weather forecast!
tirsdag 2. juli 2013
It is morning.
Some of the family members has gone to work
Some are off and still in bed.
I do my morning routine:
A cup of tea and an espresso
Some breakfast, today it's flakes of oats and banana with
The routine also consist of the little gray sweet one outside the
Kitchen window, begging for a thin slice of flying ham.
Flying as it flies out of the window.
but now we're Friends
I have worked with this for many years, and I really enjoy my work.
My collegues are great, and sometimes we play some tricks on eachother:
This is how the keyboard looked like when one of my collegues returned from her holiday a couple of years ago!
We replaced hers with a broken one, stuffed it with moist papertowels and planted cress!
It took som looking after I can tell you, but it was so fun to see her face!
" that's how it goes when you eat your sandwich over your keybord, finally the dropping seeds start growing!"