I made this granola recently with the kids, hubby loves granola so one evening we whipped this up for a fun surprise for him when he got home from work. I didn't realize how easy granola was to make until I tried and I feel its an item that can be over priced. It also lends itself to adding lots of healthy nuts and grains and endless flavor combinations.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
This is really a fun way to serve Greek yoghurt, it is quick and sometimes changes the texture of a food can make it into something fun and new. We love snacking on Greek yogurt in our house, with fresh fruit, granola, honey or added into smoothies its so good. No recipe is really needed simply whip the honey with a hand blender till airy and pour over honey.
Friday, June 21, 2013
I made these fava bean quesadillas recently using fresh fava beans from the garden. They were pretty easy to grow I planted them in February from seed and they started producing beans in May, my favorite part were the little black and white flowers so pretty.
Monday, June 17, 2013
We are in our last couple of days in England seeing hubby's family :-) before flying back. As an expat living in America for 10 years it really doesn't get any easier for me. Funny the home sickness is a chronic condition there's always a special connection with my homeland despite the unpredictable weather it's the land I grew up in and feels familiar. Love hearing the British accents and paying in pounds, hanging out with family and sipping tea.
Today we enjoyed an afternoon in Cambridge
I would move back in a heartbeat but our life is now in America and America has been good to us. I love America with its friendly people and diverse climates and landscapes our two darling kids are born there and are American. In the park in Oslo I pointed out that there was a stature of Abraham Lincoln to our daughter and she smiled and asked for me to take a picture next to her countries history.
Where is home to you ?
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Saturday, June 15, 2013
So this concludes our Scandinavian adventure and what fun it's been thoroughly enjoyed getting a feel of these counties the food, landscape and people. Hope to return one day but the cost makes it a little less appealing :-) we arrived in Oslo yesterday and spend today here. Overall it's a lively city with some cool neighborhoods, a fjord allowing you to take local ferries across and quite a few museums to explore. It was a little more difficult to navigate than Sweden I found the staff at ferry terminals more helpful. Also Unfortunately one bank ATM took our card today and it took ages working out getting a ferry ticket :-) but these events are all part of the adventure of travel.
A short ferry journey across the Fjord you can reach Bygdoy a pretty seaside area with nice homes and The Norwegian museum of cultural history. I really enjoyed this it featured a collection of old buildings through the ages. The most impressive was the Slavic church over a thousand years old truly magical.
A vegetable garden this reminded me of old Salem in Winston Salem NC where I live :-)
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Nearly every trip we take now I try and add in a farm stay. I love the mix of cities and countryside on an adventure. Farm stays are often in scenic areas and run by locals it's also a great chance to try home cooked food. In addition I think it's great for kids to visit farms and they are often kid friendly with space to run around. Farm stays are relaxing as being surrounded by nature is magic.
dairy farm in fact it has been in their family for
The food was great hubby had smoked salmon
and I had pork with a butter sauce
After dinner we took a short drive to
We drove to Gothenburg today and found a real gem of a restaurant in an old windmill on the way details to come ;-)
Excited to drive to Oslo tomorrow and see a good dietitian and twitter buddy there as we conclude our Scandinavian trip :-)
Oh and I have a new weakness - Swedish cakes they are oh so good
I leave you with a virtual heart cake for you all thanks for being here
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
We have just spent a couple of days in Copenhagen a great city with a vibrant international food scene. We have enjoyed Turkish, Moroccan and Danish although in the neighborhood we are staying in Danish is hard to find ;-) it has quirky art work around the city and old buildings. Everyone seems to cycle its very friendly and plenty of parks for wee ones.
The queens guards outside the palace this is a must visit like the UK they still have a royal family and local folks seem happy with them ;-)
Love and hugs
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
I thought I would share a few pictures of Scotland with you all, I went to High School and University in Scotland its a lovely country. We have had a good few days and have been blessed with lovely weather. Its been fun seeing friends from University and having day trips with my parents and the kids. It is about to get a lot busier as my brother gets married this weekend so exciting.