Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Tomorrow is Halloween, Marta has her costume ready, she and Terje has finished the pumpkin which will decorate the porch and I have made "boller" (sweet rolls) to give the trick and treaters.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
In the fridge there was some minced meat left over from Ingrid's pizza yesterday. While Terje washed potatos and carrots, I mixed the meat with an egg, some water, potato flour, dried bread crumbs and pepper, made small cakes and fried them in butter - then you have the most traditional Norwegian dish, "kjøttkaker" (meat cakes). And as side dishes - potatos and carrots.
Plain and simple. The Norwegian kitchen at its best. And a small bowl of olives just to give the dinner a touch of Italy.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sharing a meal is an intimate action. Sharing a meal loosens laughter. Sharing a meal means sharing yourself.
God bless my food, my table and my home. God bless my hands and make them willing to serve You. Amen.
Monday, October 22, 2007
After dinner we had coffee and chocolate. And the chatting continued. Italy was our main topic. Three of the women have never been to Rome. I found my laptop to show some photos, and suddenly we were at the online page where flight tickets are booked, just to look at the prizes. To make a long story short - we phoned a fifth friend, and before the night ended - o la la: 5 women will fly to Rome in August for five days.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
The restaurant was small, with just a few tables, and looked like it also was a shop during the day where you could buy fresh fish. As soon as I opened the front door to ask for a table I knew I was at the right place. The fragrance of fish, the anticipation of a fish meal, made my mouth water and my tummy smile.
In the end I decided to go for "Tub garnard with potato-`västerbotten`cheese crème and chantarelles"........and the little food elf which is my inner voice was right. Every single bite was a treat for the tastebuds. Tasting even better as it was swallowed with a shared bottle of Argentinian Chardonnay/Malambo Cherin Blanc.
Thanks Ilva, I will ask you agan next time I need your restaurant advice.
You can read more about my visit to Uppsala here.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
The recipe I use is something which is inherited in my Norwegian stubborn genes I think, it is written only in my mind. For 4 big breads and 15-20 small ones I use 1,8liter fingerwarm water, and as much flour as needed to get the right consistence on the dough, 2 packets of 50g fresh years, salt and "some" oil - I always use different types of flour to get a dark bread.
The smell of fresh bread in the house.....oh, that must be close to paradise.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
When I am in Venezia I usually stay in a flat with a tiny little kitchen. This means we can cook our own food at least some of the days. Since I was alone this time I didn't feel much up to cooking, so my kitchen muse had a good time today finally cooking again. Luckily I am having all next week off work, so the muse will be busy both here in The House in the Woods and at our cabin.