A cozy evening in my “backyard cafe” 😊

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

As some of you know I have “created” my private backyard “cafe”. It’s not a real cafe, because I don’t sell anything, I don’t even have a menu,- it’s just a cozy place in my backyard to spend nice afternoons, or even some evenings alone or together with my family and friends 😊. I actually spend most of the time in my backyard together with someone, not very often alone 😊.

I’m, obviously, not the only one that think this place is cozy because I have family and friends dropping by here now and then during the week as well as weekends 😊.

I have put up some lights and candles in my backyard too, something that’s creates it’s to a even nicer place with a good atmosphere during the evenings 🕯💡.

And it’s good to have something to offer from my freezer like homemade muffins or cinnamon rolls or something else to offer my guests that’s dropping by 🥯.

Enjoying a cozy the evening in the backyard with good food and cozy lights 😊

But it’s not always it’s “suits” to serve cakes and cookies, special not after a warm summer day 🌞. So baked potatoes are a tasty and delicious meal too make, easy too, and “spiced” up with some ingredients like bacon, corn, some salad, dressing, butter, it’s actually a tiny meal.

So last time I had guests in my backyard I actually served baked potatoes together with different ingredients 🥔. Of course it takes a bit time to bake the potatoes in the oven, and even longer in my mini oven 😅. But then it’s just to enjoy for example the beach and the ocean in the meantime, or just the good company from family or friends 😊.

Baked potatoes with different ingredients I served to some of my guests one evening last week 😊.

Like I mention in an other text, it’s a bit of mosquitos in my backyard, and that can be a challenge. I have tried different kinds of things to keep the mosquitos away, and in general it helps for a tiny while. But then they are back again 😳🦟.

So I used Google, because I don’t like the company of the mosquitoes to much, I don’t think anyone actually do,- and there I did find something that, some “tips and advice” so fare, has kept the mosquitos away for more then just a tiny while 🦟.

It’s a very easy tips and tricks,- it’s coffee that is used in a coffee maker and barbecue chips that are used on the grill.  Put the coffee grounds in foil and put it in an ovenproof dish, place the tray on top, and light it.  The mosquito flies away because it does not like the smell. And they are not coming back before the coffee ground is burned up either. And it’s burn for a while too. Of course it’s depends of how big the “mix” is 😊.

I can’t say the smell from this “mix” is the most “flattering” smell I know, at the same time as it reminds me about Norway and barbecue at the beach. And it’s also so much better then be bitten by mosquitos 😳😊🦟. And the mosquitos don’t actually create a very cozy atmosphere either, more like a very annoying atmosphere actually.

Just a tiny tips to you from me,- if you want to try to keep the mosquitos away and don’t want to use to much “poison” from different sprays of any kind to keep them away 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

My “keep away the mosquitos” mix 🦟😊

My backyard it’s become a very cozy place where friends and family likes to drop by for some food, a cozy atmosphere, good conversations and great company (me 😅) 😊. Unfortunately the mosquitos also like my backyard a tiny bit to much, but I think I have found a solution and mix to use to keep them away for a while now. At least it’s function so fare 😊🦟.

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Welcome to my little private backyard cafe ☕🍪

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I’m so inspired over Natasja and her husband’s cozy and charming cafe Casa Barella in La Cala/ Mijas that I wanted to have my own tiny little private in my backyard 😊.

I can, of course, visit Casa Barella, and when I have the possibility to visit Casa Barella I do that too. But I haven’t any car at the moment so it’s a bit more difficult to just drop by the cafe now and then 😊. I need to take the train and then the bus, and when I’m working closely every day it’s, unfortunately, takes a bit of time this travel from Caravajal to La Cala.

I need to admit that Casa Barella it’s much more cozy and with an other atmosphere then in my “private” cafe,- but something is better then nothing 😊. And now I have “created” “something”, a cozy private cafe in my backyard 🥰.

My private little cafe in my backyard 😊. It became a bit cozy with candles, lights and plants.

The first month here I haven’t done anything in the front of the house, where my private little cafe is now. It’s just the last days I have had energy to “create” an welcoming atmosphere here. But Rome was not built on one day either, so good things takes time to create 😊.

This is the front page, ie the entrance to my temporary home. Pretty cozy, and actually very private at the moment. Totally perfect for a home and completely perfect for a holiday home.

It felt a bit better and also more welcoming now when the entrance to the home is created on a cozy and welcoming way, as well as with an relaxing atmosphere around. And I like that my guests, my family and friends feel welcome to me and my home 🥰.

And I have already have some guests in my “cafe” too 😊. Of course all and everything I serving in “my cafe” is for free, but there’s not very much on “the menu” to choose between. You get what I make and serve 😊. Well,- in general it’s a bit more “freedom” to choose between what you want to drink then eat in “my backyard cafe” 😅. But when it comes to the food,- it is what it is,- and this week it has been homemade Norwegian waffles and homemade Norwegian apple cake muffins,- that’s it 🥞. But I can promise you, and also reccomend you, it’s so much more homemade food to choose between in Casa Barella. There is actually a perfect menu to pick between so many great and tasty food and dishes 😊.

Homemade Norwegian waffles and homemade Norwegian apple cake muffins 😊

What will be on “my” menu next week? I have actually no idea yet, but in general I think it will be something homemade from probably some of my Norwegian recipes 😊.

It’s actually quite nice to sit in “the backyard cafe” in the afternoon when the sun is shining and it’s a bit hot around the corners 🌞. It’s a bit more cooling air, and much of the reason is enough because the sun only comes to a few hours, and the surrounding brick walls are cooling and create a cooling atmosphere.

But in the evenings it can be a bit of mosquitos, to be honest. The solution is to find some lemon and claves, or use some lemon candles, or just lemons, but in general I actually “run up” to the roof terrace instead in the evenings 😊.

It’s really nice to sit there during the evenings,- I will show you a bit more from the roof terrace an other day 😊. We can’t take it all and everything at ones 😊.

Look at this,- it’s a bit of a place I’m renting 🥰. It’s in a way 3 floors if I’m counting with the roof terrace 😊. All this “white house” is the place I have been so incredibly lucky to rent🧡

I can’t understand how lucky I’m so have got this incredibly possibility to renting this nice and cozy holiday home with it’s own typical Spanish atmosphere and “touch”. And all the different possibilities it’s in and around the home as well as in the area 🥰.

And little by little I’m going to show you around in this home as well as in the area 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

My private backyard cafe and from different “directions” 😊.

I like to create it nice and cozy around me,- and this week I have had the time to “create” the entrance to my home welcoming and cozy 🥰. I have in a way created a tiny area like a private little cafe in my backyard area as well 😊. And I have even had already guests in my “cafe” too 😊.

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Waffles for lunch with cheese and ham in the batter- mmm… tasty 😊🥞

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

As some of you know one of my best friend, Natasja, visit me after work this week, and I wanted to give her some tasty homemade Norwegian food with a “touch” of “the lunch- feeling”. Then it became waffles with cheese and ham in the batter/ mixture 🧀🥓.

It’s tasty, delicious and fill up your stomach 😊. And well worth to try. This is something you easy can bring to work in your lunch box too, or just enjoy at your home office, or together with family and friends 🥰.

I actually made two waffles batter/ mixture. One ordinary and one with ham and cheese. Just in case Natasja didn’t like my “lunch waffles” with ham and cheese 😊. And Norwegian homemade waffles are in general not wrong, and in general “a safe winner” 😊.

My ordinary Norwegian waffle recipe: ( around 10 “waffles plates”) 🥞🥓🧀

2 eggs and 1 dl water – whisk together.  4 tablespoons sugar, 3 dl wheat flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 dl sour cream, 100 g melted butter.  Mix everything together into a fine and rich mixture. ( I actually also did have a tiny bit pepper and oregano in the mixture- just to spice the waffles up a bit.)

Then mix in 150 g ham, cut into pieces, and 200 g grated cheese.

Spread a little butter on the waffle iron and fry the waffles golden.  Eat and enjoy 🥞.

You can also put the waffle batter in the fridge for a while.  Sometimes I make waffles once the waffle batter is ready.  Other times I make the waffle batter the day before and leave it in the fridge to the next day.  I think the waffles taste just as good anyway, – while others think the waffles are best after the batter has stuck in the fridge.  But as you know – the taste is like the butt, it is divided 😊.

To the ordinary waffles I did served different jams, butter, sugar and cinnamon 🧂.

To the waffles with the jam and cheese I did served a mix of onion and paprika mixed together with Greek yogurt, homemade garlic dressing, potato salad and tomatoes. I also had s bit Spanish omelette, just in case 🥘.

Norwegian homemade waffles spiced up with ham and cheese in the batter 🧀🥓.

The waffles with ham and cheese was not to bad, they was in their own way tasty, and like I mention, good to use as lunch, special together with something else like a creamy cheese or potato salad or maybe boiled eggs. But I need to admit that the ordinary and original Norwegian recipe for homemade waffles is the best. And Natasja was agree with me in that case 😊.

It was the first time Natasja actually tasted homemade Norwegian waffles, and just to make it a bit extra cozy and create a nice atmosphere I took out the waffle iron into the patio and fried the waffles outside in the lovely Springsun.  Fresher waffles than that I do not think it is possible to get 😊🥞. And the best thing, Natasja actually did like the taste of homemade Norwegian waffles 😊.

In general I like to try my best to create a nice and cozy atmosphere around me, and special when I have guests. For me it’s my way to show that I really presage my guests, their company and the time they choose to use together with me, and I want them to fell welcome too 🥰.

So when Natasja came to visit me we had a lovely time outside in the sun, made waffles outside, drank tea and had some very value conversations as well as good laughs 😊. A nice afternoon in very good company, like a kind of “refill” of energy 😊. Something that’s necessary,- and I really hope you have some great friends that give you a “refill” of energy now and then 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡.

See you soon 😊

Homemade Norwegian waffles, outside in my patio in the sun together with one of my best friends 😊.

I like to try out new things, and this time I did try to mix ham and cheese into the waffle batter/ mixture 🥞. It tasted good, a kind of great as lunch together with something else. But,- to be honest, my original and ordinary homemade Norwegian waffles without cheese and ham inside is still the best 😊. But the best thing with this waffles afternoon was the company 😊🥀.

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