Advent is a period of reflections and a slower life, a side of advent which is almost lost today in the pre Christmas rush. Traditions are important to me, and I try to "take back" the true meaning of advent. We don't fast these weeks, but focusing on advents true meaning can be done in so many different ways.
Our oldest son, Torgeir, came home on Saturday from three years of studies in Australia. Yesterday we had an active day with church, handball matches for the girls and an invitation in the afternoon. Torgeir has decided to learn more cooking now these weeks he is living at home before buying a place of his own, and his first "lesson" was to make Sunday dinner - fried chicken breasts with bernaise, and rice. Not to be totally left out from the kitchen, I said that I wanted to make the salad, and decided to do it the purple way.
a blue plate was covered with purple lettuce, cucumber and red onion were cut into small dices and mixed, then put on top of the lettuce bed, everything was sprinkeled in balsamic vinegar