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Summer Impressions


What a beautiful holiday!

We saw towns,

we relaxed,

we ate wonderful food,

we enjoyed the beauty of nature,

and we were together.


Beautiful flowers :

Great food:

other beauty :

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and me…..

Very relaxing me!

Very relaxing me!

Very happy me!

Very happy me!


Healthy juice – green


I have heard so much about the benefits of green juices and I wanted to try it out.I read about them on the mindbodygreen website, on Renard‘s blog and Sufey‘s blog. It sounds so good.

I told a friend and she loaned me her juicer before I decide to buy one myself.

I had my first green juice yesterday!

green juice

Doesn’t it look delicious?…. and it tasted lovely.

I had cucumber, lemon , kale and apples in it.

I shall try some more out and then decide on buying a juicer, I am not quite convinced yet.

It is rather time consuming to clean it afterwards though.

What do you think?

Anyone has a juicer, is it worth it?

Please tell me of your experiences, I would appreciate it!

I just had another one with spinach, melon and celery to start the day, rather nice.  I think I could get used to it! 🙂



It is always great to celebrate!

Today I am celebrating that I have managed one month without burning any dinners.

What an achievement…… for me that is……! 🙂

So I opened a little bottle of champagne and shared it with another blogger, virtually, who is always kind enough to give me encouragement and new ideas and recipes.


Cheers Knut!  and thank you!

Little embarrasing footnote:

We had quite a bit of take aways and the pizza delivery service knows the way to my house by heart …..

Still, one month, I think certainly worth celebrating!

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Oops, I better go I have a burger in the oven…… no I can’t smell it yet…

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I’ve done it – Maccaroni cheese – not burnt


Well I have done it……..YES, I did it!

maccaroni cheese done

I have cooked Maccaroni cheese and I did not burn it….

Now here is how to do it in 3 easy steps:

  1. Get a pack of maccaroni and cook them for 10-12 minutes as it says on the packet. Set the timer on the cooker. Answer 1 email and check out only 1 post on wordpress.  Do not Google anything!!!
  2. Mix the sauce with milk and cheese according to the recipe, stir continuously. Do not attempt to look at the computer. You can think , only think about your next post.
  3. When the sauce is finished put the maccaroni and the sauce all into a ovenproof dish a, sprinkle more cheese into and on top of it. Leave it in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes until the cheese on the top is golden brown. Again set the timer on the oven, to give you time for 2 more posts to read. Again Do not Google anything and only read short posts. As soon as the timer bleeps, run out into the kitchen and take the finished meal out. It will be golden and very delicious.

In such easy steps you can get this

maccaroni cheese1

instead of this:

maccaroni cheeseburnt

and this is mine……. not google but mine….nice and yellow…. 🙂

maccaroni cheese own

See when I really want to do something I can!

Take care and see what you can do when you really try hard!

You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. ~Jimmy Carter

Believe in yourself!

Sweety Pie


A very big thank you to Terry to nominate me for the

Super Sweet Award.

supersweet award

I got to know Terry a bit more recently and I am very much honoured and moved that she put me in the nominations.

I am very grateful and I love cakes and chocolate.

I have received this award in November before from Michelle, and I will add the second nomination happily.

This is such a wonderful award and makes me feel really sweet so I want to pass it on to more sweet bloggers.

Rules for this award include:

Thank the super sweet blogger who made the nomination,

Nominate a baker’s dozen of other bloggers (below) and answer five questions:

  1. Cookie or cake?  definitely cake
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla? chocolate
  3. What is your favorite sweet treat? I love banana muffins with chocolate chips, (my own homemade ones)
  4. When do you crave sweet things the most? after a week going without it.
  5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?  I’d love to be “muffin” it sounds sweet and cuddly.

These are the sweet people that I’ve nominated:














If you don’t do awards or have it already please just add it or take it as a compliment. Enjoy !

Amazing Food


Since a couple of weeks ago  I am ordering fruit and vegetables from a local farmer, and do not buy it from the supermarket anymore. Organic fruit and veg are the healthiest.  The Farmer makes up a box with fruit and veg and he delivers it to my door on a Wednesday morning.

I can look on the internet what the contents of the week’s box is. I find it far more interesting if I don’t look and I have a great surprise every Wednesday. Like this I get vegetable I have never seen before and I would not buy when shopping as I am not that adventurous. But when I have it in the house it will be eaten.

Last week was this in it………it is a work of art from nature.

On the invoice it says Romanesque cauliflower. I had to take a picture as I find this veg amazing. Doesn’t it look beautiful, almost too nice to cut and cook.

It is not only flowers, animals or sceneries which are beautiful in this world, but also simple vegetables, who would have thought.

I give him the empty box back ……. let’s see what interesting fruit or veg  is in the next one……

I did eventually eat this work of art, and it tasted like cauliflower but a bit more delicate. It was very enjoyable.

Related links:

Marsha’s blog

Amazing Shopping Experience


I was never very keen on grocery shopping; it has to be done so I do it but not really enjoying it.



Then I stumbled across a chapter in the book called “Life is huge” from Susan Jeffers and it changed my supermarket shopping experience totally. I actually enjoy it now, I am happy to do it and I am grateful that I can do it.


This concept made me feel different walking around in the aisles, looking at the staff differently and I was constantly being grateful and smiling.  I loved my shopping trip. It is amazing how your thoughts can make something simple into a whole new amazing experience. (the first 5 points were already enough for me)



Her concept is called “Looking deeply.”


  • As you walk through the door, stop for a moment and survey the rich array of goodies from which you can choose. There are few countries in the world that have such abundance.
  • Then, as you fill your basket with a dozen eggs, a loaf of bread, salad ingredients, and a whole basket full of  other goodies, look more deeply and notice the huge variety you have to choose from – so many kinds of bread, so many kinds of greens, so many kinds of cereals, so many kinds of desserts. The richness of it all is staggering.
  • Focus on the abundance in your basket, look a little more deeply and focus on the money you have to pay for your purchases. Even if you can’t buy everything you want, you can buy enough to sustain you.
  • Next, look even more deeply as you focus on the farmers who grew the greens that gave you your salad ingredients and raised the chickens that gave you the eggs and grew the grains that gave you the bread and cereal. Focus on the bakers who baked the bread. Focus on the drivers of the trucks, captains of the ships, and pilots of the planes that transported all these riches and made them so available for you.
  • Then look even more deeply as you focus on the staff who are there to serve you; some of them have been up since very early in the morning to set up the displays in a way to please you. Focus on the people who took a risk and invested their money to create a market to provide you with such sumptuous fare. Focus on the people who built the building that is home to the market.
  • Then look even more deeply and focus on those who created the roads that allowed you to drive your car to this place of wonder….and those who manufactured the car that gives you so much mobility.
  • Then look as deeply as you possibly can and focus on the ultimate Source of it all…God, the Force, the Universal Light …. whatever it is for you, that created the air, sun, the water, the earth, that makes all growth possible. One can’t deny the miraculous rhythm and flow of it all.

Give it a try and you will enjoy shopping a lot more. Appreciate everything more and be grateful of all the choices you have and that you can go shopping.

Related articles:

Guide to managing your food shop (http://ffeirio.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/guide-to-managing-your-food-shop/

Burnt Dinners – Cooking Tips – not to be followed


So many food progammes…..

How to make a healthy soup….

How to make an exotic  summer salad….


I searched myself if I have a special gift to share with you:

Well I am not a good cook, but I am good at burning dinner, actually my children think I am an expert. I have burnt a pan with just water in it, I have burnt a radio, which stood on the cooker, and I switched the ring on……burnt plastic, hmmmmm  (I know that was wrong, never have your radio on the cooker)

So how do you burn your dinner?


5 tips on how to burn your cooking properly.


1. Don’t put enough water with the vegetable you are boiling in your pan. The less water the faster it burns.

2. While cooking, walk out of the kitchen draft a new blog. Time flies while yo are having fun and soon enough you smell the burnt potatoes and it will be too late by the time you get back to the kitchen.

3. While cooking, make a phonecall to a dear friend, you soon forget about what is in the oven , the burnt smell will remind you soon enough.

4. Forget to look at the time when you put your fish in the oven, so you don’t know how long it has been in the oven , after  1 hour  it is a beautiful sole, no not Dover Sole but shoe sole.

5. Multitask as much as you can while cooking, feed the cat, water the plants, clean the cutlery drawer, help with the children’s homework and check for updates on Twitter, another wonderful way to smell the burning dinner, you put on earlier.



So if you ignore all these points, you are a great cook and I admire you.

Bon Appetite!


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