Sh*t happens

For those of you (if any!) that are under the impression that my life is all smooth sailin´and that Karen has full control, here is hard, cold proof (or very hot proof in this particular case) that this is far from the truth!

I found this great recipe for a chocolate cobbler a few weeks ago, and have just been waiting for the right time to take it for a test run…  Continue reading “Sh*t happens”

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Chicken noodle soup

I woke up at 2 am one of these nights, and no, not to the sound of my baby crying. I woke up to the sound of autumn… POURING down ouside! It still rained dogs and cats when I got up in the morning, and still when I looked out the windows at work, and still when we drove home from work… And it was a meager 12 degrees Celsius (53 F) outside. So unfair! It is barely September! *POUT* One thing to do, and one thing only: Eat chicken noodle soup! Only we have to make it first. And maybe curl up on the sofa with a good book and a blanket… Ok, here we go.

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Fårikål (lamb in cabbage stew)

´Tis the season! No, not Christmas… I am talking lamb season! And lamb season in Norway means that it is time for fårikål (lamb in cabbage stew); Norway´s national dish! Norwegian lambs spend all summer running and jumping around in the Norwegian mountains, free as a bird. They eat all kinds of good stuff; heather, blueberries (probably… at least I would if I was running around in the mountains) etc. and the result is lamb packed with flavour. And fårikål is indeed flavourful and also fall off the bones-tender … oh happy joy joy!

This awesome picture (Lomo fish eye shot) is generously lend to me from Irene. Thanks again Irene, your pictures rock!

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Chocolate chip cookies

Behold and be prepared! I am about to share with you Phoebe´s grandmother´s “secret” chocolate chip cookie recipe… Now, I made quite a few cookies and even though I gave some to my dear neighbors, I thought they would last more than one day. But no, no such luck. They were goners in no time!