Some more photos from this weekend. Can't wait to go back. I really, really want to use my camera alot more. Need to get over the feeling that everyone is looking at me if I take photos. Always to conscious of what others might think...who cares, really? If I want to take a photo of something in the middle of a café, in town, or anywhere, I can!
A few photos from the wedding party in England this weekend. It was very nice, with good food, nice company and free wine ;-) Chris looked as handsome as ever in his suit, and everyone else looked very good too. I hope our wedding party will be just as pleasant to everybody.
Anyway, back home now, and I've caught a cold somewhere between here and England. Sore throat and a bad sniff. Ah well, could be worse. Has another warm day, even though it's been pretty cloudy. Tomorrow is supposed to be pretty okay, and then the rest of the week will turn into a rain party.
Hope you all had a good Monday and I'll try to update a little more often!
Had a very bad night's sleep last night. Found it really hard to fall asleep, and once I managed, I kept waking up feeling both hot and cold and slightly feverish. I was fine this morning though, except for being tired, so I dragged myself out of bed and went to work.
We went shopping for a suit for Chris after work and found a really nice one, that he'll wear at the wedding party this weekend, and most likely at our own wedding next summer. I don't mind him wearing that same suit cause he looks gorgeous in it!! :-) I'm still not quite sure what I'll wear this weekend, but I think I'm going to wear a purple dress. We'll see....
This weekend was a long, nice and relaxing one. Thursday was a bank holiday, which meant the kids and teachers at school had both Thursday and Friday off. I decided to take the Friday off too, so I had four nice days off. On Saturday me and Chris met up with James and Helene for coffee and cheesecake at the best coffee shop in town. After that little treat we went to Hallandsås (Halland ridge) and the beech forest for a nice, long walk. those woods are truly beautiful in the spring, and we went past tinkling little streams, old farmer's fields, cows, ancient remains from the bronze age and looked at all the flowers and bright green trees.
An incredibly refreshing walk!
...is starting to look good for this year...
So far we have planted tomato plants, herbs, a chili plant, runner beans and peas. We had zucchini plants too, but the same day as we took them out we had minus degrees through the night. Doh. So they died, and we're trying to grow some new, but they don't really seem to want to come up. We'll have to wait and see. We have also sown carrots and radishes, but guessing it will be a while before we see anything coming up from those.
We will also grow strawberries and salads again this year. It will be good if it all turns out well! :-)
The banana pancakes have been very popular in the blogging world of late, which basically means whisking together a banana with two eggs and frying them into the shape of pancakes. I tried it a while ago, and to be honest, it wasn't great. They were increadibly soft and hard to turn, tasted of ....yeah you're right...eggs and banana.
This turn around I wanted to give them another go, and from the inspiration of other bloggers who have had the same problems as me I decided to add a little flour. But not just any flour. I want to stay away from wheat flour and such, since it has high GI ratings. So I thought; why not add coconut flour? Said and done. And the result? Brilliant!
- 1 large banana, medium ripe.
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
Mix it all together with a rod mixer and fry in some butter. They need a little time to harden in their first side before you can flip them, but they turned out really well. Good firm and fluffy consistensy, with a nice banana/coconut flavour that will leave you wishing you had done more! I served them with a little bit of mango, cottage cheese, quark and frozen berries. Highly recommended!
Pics from Saturday at dad's. Boat repairing and eating.
Downloaded a 30 day trial of Lightroom, so I can try out RAW editing and so far I like it alot, but it takes practice to find out the right editing for different photos. I'll keep practicing, but right now bed is calling for me. Work tomorrow again!
A weekend trip to Malmö to visit Therese and Johan meant going to "The English Shop", shopping, going to the cinema, wandering around town and a new shopping centre, and admiring a wonderful sunset.
Chris got very excited over the "Dandilon and Burdock" drink, and also bought some Soreen malt loaf from the English shop. I managed to actually not buy some cream eggs, but mainly because I already had about 400 grams of sweets in my bag for the cinema ;-)
Found this recipe of a bread without any flour. Just packed full of healthy nuts and seeds that will satisfy you for hours, provide your body with essentials fats like omega 3 & 6, protein, and minerals such as magnesium, zink, and calcium.
Studies have shown that eating nuts and seeds on a regular basis can help reduce bad cholesterol, helps protect artery walls from damage, and protects against inflammations.
Here is the recipe: My New Roots.
The sun was warming our garden last night, so we invited James and Helene, lit the barbeque and a had a nice dinner consiting of pork filet, salad, oven baked root veg, and a grilled pineapple with vanilla cream for dessert. After that the sun had gone down, it was getting cold outside and we put a dvd on and munched on nuts, dried fruit and dark chocolate. Yum!
Hope you had a nice Saturday evening too!
Some images from last weekend. Spring is finally arriving, days are getting longer and the swedish people are starting to emerge from their homes. It's lovely!
Breakfast and news on TV. Two typical morning pics! Hope you'll have a good day. We are expecting rain and hard winds, but hopefully we'll have a good day anyway.
Two breakfasts from this week. Good filling ingredients like yoghurt/quark smoothie, boiled egg, and almonds is perfect before a long day at work!
It's been a very quiet week, in every way. Since Cloud has moved the flat is so quiet. It's really noticable that he added a lot of stress to our home and relationship, and even though he is incredibly missed it feels much better for us both. Hopefully Cloud will settle nicely into his new home, and have a lot less stress on him. Win win situation.
Yesterday I made chickpea patties with a gratain of cauliflower and broccoli. It was so good I need to share the recipe with you!
- 2 tins of chickpeas, rinsed.
- ½ red bell pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 egg
- ½ dl of oats
- Lots of nice curry and nice seasoning, salt and pepper.
Mix together in a food processor until smooth. Form into little patties and fry in some rapeseed oil.
Cauliflower and broccoli gratain:
- ½ cauliflower, cut into little florets
- 1 broccoli, cut into florets
- 250 grams of half-fat creme fraiche
- 1 dl of milk
- french herbs
- 1 tbsp mustard
- salt and pepper
- some grated cheese.
Put the cauliflower and broccoli in an oven safe tray. Mix toghether creme fraiche and milk with seasoning, pour over the cauliflower/broccoli, put some cheese on top and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 200 degrees C.
Serve with some fresh salad and vegetables :) Enjoy!
The weekend had a full schedule of birthday party at mum's and Micke's, boat renovation at dad's and Milo's and saying goodbye to Cloud :'(
His new loving owners came to pick him up yesterday afternoon, and it was both really sad and also a bit of a relief, since I know he will be loved and taken care of. I was fearing we would have to put him down, and I'm ever so grateful that we found someone to look after him! I would be lying though, if I said I didn't shed some tears yesterday. It was painful to say goodbye...