Trying me on baking in a mini oven 😊🥐🥯

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

In my new home it’s a mini oven, and I have never try to bake in a mini oven before, so of course I wanted to try to do that 😊. Special because I like to bake, and cook too, even it’s a bit to “hot” to bake when it’s over 30 degrees (Fahrenheit) outside 🌞.

Last Sunday my daughter and her boyfriend visited me, and I wanted to give them some homemade Norwegian cakes. And I also knew a good friend of my, Line, was going to drop by one of the days this week, and I like to serve my guests some homemade food as well,- so why not some try to bake some homemade cakes 😊.

I was not sure about this degrees and what time I should use on the mini oven, because it is a bit different from a regular oven. I have already tried to fry pizza (buy pizza from the store- not homemade) and also chicken fillet, and it went well, but I had to fry it at a slightly different temperature and also use a slightly different baking time than I normally use in a regular oven.

So here it was to try out, maybe burn some cakes and try again 😅. But it went very well actually 😊. No cakes was burned, but I needed to look after the cakes all the time for trying to avoid them to be burned too.

Look at this, – homemade Norwegian muffins with chocolate inside 🥰

And the muffins tasted good too, sweet and soft 😊.

To my friend, Line, I baked apple cake muffins, and they became tasty and delicious as well 😊.

Apple cake muffins to my friend, Line 😊

So now I know can bake a bit too in the mini oven, not just fry a pizza or some chicken fillet 🍗 . Im probably going to try to bake a bit more and different cakes and cookies as well, and not just muffins in different forms, shapes and tastes 😊.

My Norwegian apple cake recipe,- written in Norwegian 😊…. but you will find it in English under the category: “Different food recipes with emphasis on Norwegian recipe”

By the way, – I have created a new Category in my blog, “A cozy home- a perfect holiday home in Carvajal/ Spain “. And this category is going to contain different kind of texts with photos and information about this cozy holiday home I’m living in and renting at the moment as well as different information about the area 🏡🏖. This is a really cozy home and a perfect holiday home for “all and everyone”,- summer as well as winter 🌞❄. Im in a way testing this holiday home out for you now,- and I really like it too, to live here, spend my time here and testing it out in my own way 🥰.

Because when I’m moving out from this home, it’s actually possible for you to rent it as a holiday home for a week or three in your holiday 🌞. Something I actually recommend you to do 😊. And in the category “A cozy home- a perfect holiday home in Carvajal/ Spain ” I’m going to tempt you a bit to spend your holiday here 🏖🏡. Like I mention,- This category is going to contain information, textes, photos, fun and cozy things and stuffs about the home as well as the area 🌞. The category is a bit empty with textes at the moment, but there will come, little by little 😊.

Like for example, – it’s good to know you can use the small, nice and cozy kitchen and the mini oven in this home to baking and cooking, – if you want to do that in your holiday 😊🥐. Or you can drop by some of the nice restaurants, cafes and bars close to home and the beach instead 😊.

Anyway,- I’m very happy and grateful for this home and the opportunity to live in a holiday home – holiday at home is not to bad at all 🥰,- and Im also happy for the mini oven and the function 🥐🥯. And a couple of more things too 😊.

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 🧡

Look at this sweet little mini oven in my kitchen, – its perfect for baking as well as fry a pizza, or even something else 🥯🍗

I have never try to bake cakes or cookies in a mini oven before 🥐. Actually the mini oven in my new home is the first mini oven I’m in “contact” with to be honest 😅. To make / fry dinners so fare has worked well, so then I did try my hand at baking too 🥐🥯.

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I have baked a little for my children 🥯🍪💛

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

I’m enjoying my Easter holiday, and I’m using it to more and less what I had in mind too 😊.

I have been sleeping a lot, and I needed it. It was some very busy days on the phone before the Easter at my customer service agent job 🎧. That’s the way it is sometimes 😊. And I know it will be busy on the line after the Easter as well, so I need to “recharge” my batteries a bit 😊.

I have been working at my freelance work too during the Easter. But that’s a job where I can log in and out a bit like it suits me, so I can more and less choose when I want to work as long as there’s work to do. And it’s has been some work to do the lasts days, and that’s good 😊.

And I have been baking to my children,- my oldest and my youngest. The one in the middle is in Norway so it’s a bit difficult to bake something to him. But maybe my daughter is travelling to Norway next month, and then she can bring something from me to my son in the middle 🥰.

Homemade cinnamon buns 😊

I like to bake, and I like to help my kids with fill up their freezer a bit. And of course I bake something my kids like to eat too😊. So at my first baking day it’s became homemade cinnamon buns 😊.

I know my oldest son is working a lots of nights at the moment, and I know he can be a bit lazy with the food then. So then it became some pizza whrils too from mammi 🍕.

Homemade pizza whrils 🍕

And then it also became some homemade sweet cookies with a lots of calories. Something that’s good for both of my kids (actually all three, but still one is in Norway 😊) and me. I have that opinion that it’s better to have a couple of kilos to much on the body then to less. Something that it’s a bit difficult for both my children and me. We are obviously just created to be a natural thin, but still we can “help the nature” a tiny bit and as good as we can with some good and homemade food with a touch of magic calories for our bodies now and then 😊.

Homemade American cookies 🍪

It was actually one of my students when I was a teacher for bakery and conditioner many years ago that teached me this recipe for the American cookies 🍪.

And to the end the cookies that takes longest time to back- Sara Bernard cookies 🍪

Normally I bake Sara Bernard cookies to Christmas, but this Christmas became and was a bit different then “usual”,- so I made them to the Easter instead 😊.

You will find all the Norwegian recipes under the category for “Homemade Norwegian food and recipes” , if you are interested to try to bake some of my “baked goods” 😊. I have made and shared this before 😊.

My mam did this to me,- baked different kind of “baked goods ” when I was living in Norway so I could have in my freezer 😊. And I really presage it. It made busy days with three children so much easier for me 🥰. My children don’t have their own children yet, but I know they have some busy days at work. And if I can make their days a bit easier with some homemade food and “baked goods” in their freezer, I do it with love and pleasure ❤.

If you want to try some of my “baked goods” I have shared with you today I hope you will enjoy it. I think it’s tasty and delicious, but we all like different things 😊.

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

See you soon 😊

My “baked goods” this Easter to my children so they can have some homemade and tasty food in their freezer for busy days 🥰

I have been baking a bit to my children during the last Easter days, so they can have some Norwegian homemade and tasty food in their freezer for busy days 🍪🍕. I like to bake, and it’s in general nice to have something homemade and baked to also offer friends and guests when they are dropping by 🥰.

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Carbon is also diamonds 😌💎

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

I haven’t forgot about my blog, my readers or to write,- but the last days and weeks has actually been filled up with a bit more carbon then diamonds 😅. And then I need to remind myself that carbon is actually diamonds. And try to focus as best as I can on the “carbon- process” becoming small diamonds instead of just carbon. As most of us know,- it’s under high “pressure” the carbon also becomes a diamond 💎. It’s not always easy to remember, but still it’s help a bit to turn the focus in that kind direction 😊.

It’s not always easy to do that, see that the carbon is diamonds, or try to focus on the positive things around you, and special when I feel there’s a new challenge jumping out and up closely every day. Challenges can be positive, but they can feel very negative in the beginning. I’m still not quite there where I feel that the different challenges I have met the last weeks are with a touch of magic and sparkling diamonds,- but I’m getting closer 😊.

My daughter handle the situation she was through one month ago very well. She is incredibly strong and braver ❤. I admire her guts. She is really like an diamond 💎. I’m actually taking the situation probably a bit harder then her. I can’t still understand that “someone” actually needed to “give” my daughter 2 bumps in the forehead, 2 bumps in the back of the head, cigarette mark on the cheek, swollen right shoulder, swollen lower back and tailbone, handcuffs on the left arm (then one must have held a hard grip in the arm to make handprints in the skin), swollen thumb.  Fortunately, it was not broken, not the back and tailbone either or the toe was broken.  Gripping marks on the left leg, like handprints, bruises on the right foot, and a swollen toe on the right foot. All this just during some few hours.

She was to the doctor again this Friday and are going to probably have the last check in around two weeks. And she’s doing very well. She meet up to work every day with joy and happiness. And she is smiling, using time together with her friends, and enjoying her life. It’s so great to see how she in a trun and two just “took back” her life again ❤. How she just “trun the carbon to diamond”. But yes,- its bothers me that I couldn’t protect her for this kind of “marks” in life 😔. I m not crying anymore, and it’s makes me incredibly happy to see my daughter without to much and to many scars on her body and her soul after this incident 🥰. And I know everything around this situation will be fine, it just take a bit time, but obviously shorter than I had in mind, and that’s a very good feeling 😊. But that’s also a kind of diamond in the situation- that all in all- things around this situation getting much better then expected 💚.

But then it’s just need to “jump” up and out some others tiny challenges/ carbon that’s needs to be handle 😅. Just in case.

It’s actually not a very “big deal” the different challenges during the last two weeks either,- but still when it comes to the “straws in an already empty wallet” for me it feels a little bit challenging to handle. For some reason I can handle a lots of different and difficult situations and challenges in my life, even the situation my daughter was through I have handle actually quite calm, sensible, with overview and care even when I was crying. But when it comes to my empty wallet I very fast can go “down in the basement”, and be very stressed about the situation 😳.

I know why- it is a bit from the past. “Happenings” for around 8- 9 years ago , after I met “the bump”, the ex that just dropped me off in Spain for 7,5 years ago. I just let it be with that. I can’t do anything with the past anyway. Unfortunately 😔.

It has been very much wintertime here South of Spain lately, and the houses and the electricity are not built for to much wintertime here in South of Spain. It has been stormy weather with a lots of wind, rain and even snow ❄.

Look at this, – we had our own swimming pool in the patio 2 weeks ago 😳
And two days after the “swimming pool” in the patio we actually got snow on the beaches ❄

Our electricity collapsed, and three sockets in the house were destroyed. I have manage to fix one on my own ( something that’s good with having study physics a tiny bit). The two others I need to wait with fixing until the wintertime is getting a bit more like Spring time. The fridge and freezer, and also the stove got a bang.  Fortunately, only the fuses had to be replaced, but both the refrigerator, freezer and stove are so old that it “goes” for a little half a machine now.

And of course the internet collapsed too, so I didn’t had the possibility to work for some days either 😌.

I know it is homeowners’ job to fix the fridge, freezer, stove and sockets.  But things takes time in Spain.  And for a few years ago, the washing machine collapsed, and the homeowner spent “only” 7 weeks getting a new washing machine.  I could not take the chance of waiting 7 weeks for a new fridge, freezer or stove.  And things take even longer in this corona situation than “normal” in Spain. So I fixed myself instead and use the money I had in a already empty wallet. But at least we have fridge, freezer and a useful stove again 😊. It’s not all and everyone that have that now at days 😔. So that’s actually a tiny bit of a diamond instead of some carbon in my home 😊.

And I also did find another solution for my internet. I can’t be without the possibility to work. But it cost a bit that too. To change it all. But at least and hopefully the internet now will continue be stable and not as unstable as it has been before. So it’s a tiny little diamond to just have an functional internet actually.

And yesterday suddenly one of my grinders just broke when I was eating 😳. I know I need to fix that one, but there’s not very much to use to fix it with at the moment. I just cross my fingers that it would not be to painful until I have the possibility to go to a dentist 🤞. And to be honest,- I haven’t found the “diamond” in this case. I just hope the “diamond” for a while will be as less pain as possible.

So,- the carbon for the last two weeks are actually not to bad at all when I take a tiny overview. It’s just need to be fixed and that costs some money. And for me a empty wallet is big challenge. But at the same time I need to turn this around. I have at least the possibility to earn money, even it will take s bit time to save up the money I needed to use during the last two weeks. It’s not for all and everyone to have that possibility either. To earn money. To have a job now at days. That’s also a kind of diamond in my life,- to have the possibility to be working and earn money 😊.

The ironic in this situation is that I actually delivered back the car two months ago for saving money, and I have used twice as much as the car had cost me during the two last months in just one month now 😅. On the other hand,- if I haven’t delivered back the car I haven’t had the possibility for using my money to fix this different things that’s needed to be fixed during the last weeks 😊.

And I feel I haven’t done very much useful when I was whine and complain about unforeseen and high expenses. But I actually have done a couple of things. Positive things. Like small “diamonds” in the daily life 😊.

I have been painting. There are more painted glass bottles under “production”. All are gifts to friends that has helped me and my daughter during the last month. If the internet has been in function this glass bottles has been taken a bit longer time to paint, because I had use more time to do some freelance writing work on my computer.

Some more creative glass bottles are under “production” 🎨

I have been knitting. Two knitted thigths are finish to a friend of my, two scarfs to my oldest son and also two similar scarfs to his dog, Zorro, are finish as well. And if I have been able to do my job on the internet I haven’t been able to finish so much knit stuffs 🧶. Because then I had used more of my time on working instead 😊.

My knitting “products” done during the last two weeks.

And when the fridge, freezer and stove was fixed I actually did some baking too 😊. I just needed to be sure “all and everything” was fixed and in function. Try it out in a way 😊. So I made a very spicy “spice cake”, to spicy for me and my daughter, but perfect for my oldest son. And then cinnamon swirls and pizza swirls.  Both perfect for all three of us.  Then I have to fill up both my daughter and my freezer, and also my eldest son’s freezer with some baked goods. I’m not sure I have done that, at least not so much and so many if the freezer, fridge and stove has not been broken 😊. Then it became in a kind of “diamond- food” for all three of us 😊.

Cinnamon swirls and pizza swirls, and a bit to spicy “spice cake” 😊

So what I can say about the carbon I have been whined and complaining about during the last month and weeks is that there’s some sparkling diamonds just in front of my eyes 💎. I just need to take a good look, turns things around a bit and try to focus on the positive things around the situations 🥰. It’s not always easy to do that, but it makes things so much better when I manage to see the sparkling diamonds instead of all the black carbon 💎.

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