Friday, March 30, 2007

Springtime dish

It's sunny and warm outside. I love it! I'm stuck inside (either at home, at the university or in one of the libraries) with my books but I would rather cuddle up under a blanket in one of these and feel the warmth of the sun... Spring really is in the air!

A couple of nights ago I was invited to dinner and I was lucky enough to be served one of my favourite dishes. I've shared the recipe and the photos before on my old blog but I wanted to share it with you again ;-) So here's my recipe for a delicious dish with salmon & potatoes. This dish should be eaten in spring or summer. It's best served outside on a porch after a long day at sea. However, until those days arrive, I'll settle for some evening sun by the kitchen table ;-)

Salmon with lime & ginger butter
600 gr Salmon fillet
Salt & pepper
1 lime (peel & juice)
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
50 gr butter
The salmon is baked in foil packages. Take 1 piece of salmon and put it on a piece of foil, season it with salt & pepper and then put a pat of lime & ginger butter on the salmon.
The lime & ginger butter is made out of the peel and the juice from one lime, the grated ginger & the butter which is all whisked together.
Wrap the package together and put in in the oven (225°C for about 10-15 minutes) or on the outdoor grill.

Boiled potatoes with olive oil, parsley & dill
800 gr potatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ dl finely chopped parsley and dill
Peel (not necessary when using new potatoes) and boil the potatoes and let the water run off. Then add the olive oil, parsley and dill & stir it together.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Scrapbooking stuff

Here's some of the scrapbooking stuff I received last week. It's very pretty but not to girlie and I think it's just the right colors and patterns... I like bright colors (think Shabby chic) but I had to remind myself that this is not for me, it's a gift & it would be nice of me to at least consider the receiver's taste ;-) I was afraid that I wouldn't have the time to create a personal gift like this but I'm simply taking the time to do it :-) It's not a good photo but I wanted to show it anyway, to give you an idea of what it looks like. I'll be posting new pictures as I go along creating the different pages...

Monday, March 19, 2007

Scrapping away

I was very surprised when I realized that my last post was written almost two weeks ago. Two weeks! It fells like I wrote it yesterday... Honestly, I don't think I've ever really understood the meaning of busy or time flies until now. But I'm not complaining because I'm enjoying every minute of it :-)

I'm trying to find the time to be creative as well, but I haven't as much time for crafting as I would like. But now I've just received some scrapbooking supplies from K&Company and I can't wait to get started with my scrapbook. It's a birthdaypresent and I got lots of ideas for it! I'm so excited and I just know that I'll have a good time making it :-) I love the feeling you have when you put down a lot of time and love on something you're making for someone else. It feels good!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Goodbye winter, hello spring

I really like all the different seasons and I do appreciate how they're changing. But honestly, I could easily say goodbye to winter (as well as that nasty cold I got) right now!
Just look at these pretty pictures. Doesn't it look nice?
Pottery Barn's Summer preview
sia's Fresh spring & Happy Summertime
I'm longing for warmer and brighter days.

I'm trying to find a recipe for cupcakes again. I tried a few last year but they were all to sweet for my taste... I would love to get some new ideas if anyone of you have any recipes to share!

I've used this picture with permission from Life's Sweet.