Weekend steak dinner, on a weekday

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

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!

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

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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