Wednesday, July 23

Warning for warming


No additional comments needed. +36 degr C in Oslo is HOT !!

Tuesday, July 22

The heat is on


The heat is on, on the street
Inside your head, on every beat
And the beat's so loud, deep inside
The pressure's high, just to stay alive

'Cause the heat is on

Monday, July 21

Summer in the City


Some warm days and weeks.
Children party. Mari 3 years birthday.
Relaxation at the terrasse in front og my last painting. WiFi makes the afternoon IT activity easy.

Sunday, July 13

Happy birthday Helene


Today I will congratulate my eldest grand child, Helene, with her eleventh birthday. The cake I made yesterday is gorgeous, phenomenal, delicious of what ever adjectives you an use to describe it.
Se my blogpost from yesterday to find the recipe.

Saturday, July 12

Grass Widower´s Cake


This Saturday I tried a new kitchen experience. Cake Baking.

In Mat på Bordet I found a recipe describing Grandma´s "Tropisk Aroma". A chocolate cake with lots of ingredients. Very high recommended in the description, and I still remember my own Mother-in-law baking one of these and bringing it with her to the Easter holiday up in the mountain in 1982.
One of the challenges are not to start tasting too early. I can therefore not document if I have made it as successful as expected. Time will show. Comments on Monday (?)

Friday, July 11

Dinners for a Grass Widower

This week my wife is in Lewes, England. My daughter and her husband are in Amsterdam, Holland in friends wedding, and some competent relatives (my wife) are taking care of the three children.

In situations like this the "Grass Widower" must do the best of self cooking or having dinners at restaurants. I choose to do both this week.

 One dish was a simple leftover from last Sunday which again was a leftover from the family dinner last week. Fried sausages together with fried leeks and Rutabaga / Swedes.
 Today I made a fish soup with extra vegetables (carrot and cauliflower ), lots of Salmon and shrimps.
However, the great Mussels at Tekehtopa at St. Olav square, Oslo can not be matched by an amateur so it may well be dinner here (or lunch) for tomorrow too.

Wednesday, July 9

A Summerday at Solvang

An ordinary hot Summer day at our cottage. The temperature almost +30 C, but the light air from north (we call it "Sognsvann-draget") makes the conditions up there better than down town.

The garden can now show some of the results of Rikke and Tor-Marius being better when farming. The Raspberries are ready for desert. Organic and self processed.

The Sugar peas are also ready for tasting. From bush to mouth without any costly additions by organizations and store chains, or VAT.


For dinner BBQ of Norwegian Salmon and corn.
The day at the cottage is finished and tonight the 2nd Semi-finale in the Football World Cup can be watched on TV without any chance for a replay of yesterday´s fantastic match. 7 to 1 between German and Brazil can never be copied.