Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Muffins for lunch

When I saw that Mrs Staggs baked muffins, I decided to bake some of my own. Since I prefer the savoury ones, I wanted to make these delicious muffins. However, I didn't have any basil at home & I didn't have the time to go to the grocery store, so I made Basil & Sundried tomato muffins without the basil but with lots of fetta cheese as a substitute :-) It worked out well and I'm not going to tell you how many of them I ate for lunch ;-)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

This & that

Even though I was very busy last week I was still able to sit down and do some crafting. I think it's only good for you to take the time to do something you really enjoy & I think it's important to be creative, especially if you're studying/working with something that's not that creative... I managed to do a new jewellery, another earring since I don't have the material to do anything else. But a friend of mine showed me a lovely little shop that has lots and lots of beads and material, and I'm going back there next week to do some serious shopping :-)

As you probably can see in the photo, I've read other things than lawbooks. I found Vogue Living Australia at the store & even though a lot of the design is too modern for my taste, I still enjoyed reading it... It's such a relaxing feeling to have new magazine to read in one hand and a latte in the other.

Speaking of Australia (long shot, I know), Kali has opened her own shop, Poppy lane. I'm so excited for you Kali! Congrats to the opening :-)

Finally, I remembered that I'm not the only one who loves guacamole here & I've been meaning to share a new (delicious) recipe that I tried last weekend.
Prep. time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 (not sure about that though. I served it to 4 guacamole-lovers and by the end of the evening, the bowl was empty...)
3 avocados
1 tomato
1 or 2 finely chopped red chili peppers
1 small finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander (I used dry coriander)
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 table spoons turkish yoghurt
1 or 2 drops of Tabasco sauce
1. Divide each avocado in half and take away the peel and the seed. Chop the avocado and mash it with a fork.
2. Divide the tomato and use a spoon to take out the seed, then through it away. Chop the rest of the tomato and mix it with the avocado.
3. Add chili peppers, red onion, coriander, lime, turkish yoghurt and Tabasco sauce.
4. Serve at once or cover the bowl with some plastic film and keep it in the fridge up to 2 hours.

Monday, January 22, 2007


When I wrote my last post for 2006, it really made me realized how much I have to be grateful for. But of course I had dreams and expectations for 2007, and one of them is coming true right now... It feels wonderful and unreal at the same time.
For as long as I can remember, I've been wanting to study law but never thought I would be accepted so I started to make other plans. It felt like life was on hold and I was just waiting to figure out the answer to the question that always pops up when you're talking to new people - "What do you want to do when you grew up?". The thing is, I am grown up and I realized that it's impossible for me to just wait for something to happen. I've studied other subjects, planned on studying abroad and I was thinking about becoming an realtor as well.
Then suddenly, I got a letter from the law departement at my university. And they welcomed me as a new law student... I couldn't believe it, and I still find it hard to believe that I'm actually been accepted.
It's been very confusing and I've been so happy that I've almost cried but at the same time, I started to doubt myself. What if I can't handle all the work? What if I'm not good at this? I've onlt taken an introductional law course, which is very different from studying it for 4,5 years. But I want this so badly and I feel like this is what I'm good at. And this is where I think, and hope, that I can help people more than I could in any other occupation that I've considered.

I'm sorry if I'm rambling, but I'll promise to get it together and start posting about other things as well :-)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Loved it!

I just finished reading Chocolate Beach and except from leaving me with a desperate craving for some chocolate, it also left me with a really good feeling inside. This is just my kind of book! The plot, the ocean, the characters, the food and the style is all wonderful :-)
Julie, if there's anything I can do to make the writing easier for you, let me know alright? Some swedish chocolate perhaps? :-) I really want to read more of your writings!

By the way, I don't eat brownies for breakfast (like Bri) but I'm really not a breakfast person at all (except when it comes to hotel breakfasts). Everyone says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I'm more into drinking juice and eating fruits for breakfast than eating anything that would keep my energy level high throughout the day. So, any suggestions for breakfasts that are tasty but still easy to make? What do all of you eat for breakfast?

I love making my own juice, it tastes so much better than the one you buy at the grocery store...

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Chocolate Beach

Today I received a very nice surprise in the mail (well, I knew it was on it's way but didn't know when to expect it) and I feel so excited about it :-) It's Julie Carobini's book Chocolate Beach. I can't wait to read it! In fact I won't wait, I think I'm going to cuddle up under my blanket and read a bit from it now...

Thank you very much Julie :-)