Thursday, 30 September 2010

A love of food

Many of my fondest memories are food related, and it is one of my favorite ways of socialising.
The act of sitting together around a table, enjoying good food together, is unifying and generally opens up for good conversations.
In the beginning of the millenium, my boyfriend and I had a long distance relationship for years, as we were studying in different cities. He lived in the South West, in Falmouth, and my university was in the seaside town of Brighton, just outside of London.

The train journey was quite long, from 10-12 hours of travelling. And after spending money on the expensive train fare, the meagre student budget was almost eaten up.
However, pretty broke, going out to restaurants and enjoying fine dinners together, was what we always did for our once a month week-end stay together.  We would sit in the restaurant for hours on end, indulging. Once the waiter had to fetch an extra table for all the food we had ordered. (4 mains and a few sides...)
This left us surviving on cheap food until our next time. But so worth it!

The print is a letterpress print I did in my first year at university. 

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Life Quality

A mini holiday with the extra day off last weekend.
-Sunshine, laughing, running kids, warm homemade muffins, birds singing... Kitsch, yes? Happiness, yes!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Easter egg hunt

Wonderful Easter! The German Easter Bunny visited and hid eggs in all different colours and variations in the garden. We invited our daughter's little friends, and searched high and low! Homemade brioche, still oven warm.., and hot chocolate tasted so good after the egg hunt.

Monday, 15 March 2010

My ethical lifestyle shop

Well, spring is coming... When our daughter saw the first tuffs of grass popping up in between the snow, she screamed with excitement. The light, the birds and the plants coming to life, give bursts of energy.
These little handmade felt shoes have a definite spring feeling to them. Beautiful! Spring with its new beginnings, a very fitting time for me to open my shop, NORDVESTPASSASJEN. Soon you can buy the shoes and many, many more handpicked fair and eco products; -From handmade shoes, and re-designed dresses, to fairtrade handbags to eco wallpaper..!
Take a look at Nordvestpassasjen on Facebook for updated info and pictures.
Website is under construction. Till we meet again.., enjoy the energising warmth of spring.

Monday, 15 February 2010

The ice bar

The Sandøya Food Festival was a success! The guests were met by this unusual sight; The ice bar, and got a warm apple and rum welcoming drink to start the evening off.

A chainsaw, a frozen lake and some strong men; you don't need anything else to make a one of a kind bar!

Friday, 12 February 2010

A time of colours!

The Carnival time is here, and this beautiful sight fills my heart with light! My daughter and her kindergarten friends created this wonderful artwork.

The food festival is tomorrow, and our kitchen is pretty trashed from cooking all sorts of food... But flavourings such as cardamom, rose, brown rum, cumin, peppermint, rosemary, espresso, garlic and lemon now wonderfully scent our house.

Decoration for tomorrow: These lanterns were made from jam jars, and from tissue paper.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Sandøya's international food festival

-A food festival with an international flair on our wee, frosty island.
The coming weekend we're transforming our communal house into wonderful place of colours of the rainbow, smells of the world and music of Latin Americas! Also, our beloved men in the party commité are doing a great stunt, can't wait to tell you about it!!
A bit random with the car photo when talking about the food fest. (It's not mine, nice colour though. That's why I photographed it!)  Anyhow, there is ice between the island and the mainland, and some people haven't touched their car in weeks. If we were to get stuck for a while, it wouldn't actually be that bad..! Call of the wild. And ready for the party!