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Weekend steak dinner, on a weekday

In Beef, Big dishes, Main courses, Meat, Rosemary, Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 23:55

Ok, how can I put this? Ehm… ok, I´m just gonna blurt it out. I don´t always make everything from scratch! Phew, I feel better now (just don´t tell anyone, all right?).

This post demonstrates how to make a lovely, healthy gourmet-ish dish; on a busy weekday! And with a little Asian twist.

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Homemade chili oil

In Chili oil, Oils and dressings on December 15, 2010 at 21:44

Homemade gifts are definitely hot this year. Why not go for some double heat and give your aunt some homemade chili oil this Christmas?

And edible gifts are also usually a big hit as they clutter less than yet another pair of candleholders!

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X-mas has officially entered the building!

In Decorations on December 5, 2010 at 16:29

Ok, I know it is a bit early compared to Norwegian standards, but what can I say? Spending 7 years in America is bound to have some impact on a lady. Thanksgiving is one of the things that stuck, celebrating Christmas for the better parts of December is another one (in addition I bought some lovely ornaments on sale in January that I´ve been dying to bring out of the box!). And the lights and the smell of the Christmas tree has a certain calming effect on me amidst the December hustle and bustle of gift shopping and Christmas parties!

Here comes a little tip on a lovely yet quick and cheap Christmas decoration.

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Rosemary pork chops with couscous

In Big dishes, Main courses, Pork, Rosemary on December 4, 2010 at 01:30

Once upon a time Mary had a little lamb. In this story however, Rosemary had herself a little pig. The chops of a pig to be more specific. And what a lovely, healthy dinner plate it turned out to be.

Pork chops, you say? Pork chops?! Really?? Aren´t pork chops out of style? Well, in that case I say, for God´s sake – bring em back!

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