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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Chicken fillet in creamy cheese sauce at the request of my daughter

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

One of my goal was to make and bake all my recipes I have in my own cookbook I have made my self with different Norwegian recipes, and share them with my readers. So fare I’m a bit fare away from that goal, for different reasons. I’m not even halfway in my cookbook 😅. But I’m “on my way”- slowly, slowly 😊.

As we all know, – things don’t always goes the way we plans, and in many “cases” it’s outside situations, and not one’s own “laziness” that makes different plans change or take longer than one had actually imagined.  At least that’s my experience. So that’s why I’m a “bit” behind my “food and recipes” goal.

And it’s not just the same to cook and bake for just myself,- it’s a bit nice to cook for and to someone too 😊.

My daughter and her boyfriend has moved closer to my home and live in the area now, something that means I see them a bit more often, and can also invite them a bit more often to dinners 😊.

When my daughter was sick with Covid19 she was dreaming about some of the dinners I made to my children when we lived in our “Prairie” in Norway- and one of those dinners was “Chicken fillet in creamy cheese sauce” 🍗. So then it was “Chicken fillet in creamy cheese sauce” for dinner last weekend 😊.

It’s a very easy recipe, and incredibly tasty 😊. And of course homemade 😊.

The recipe for “Chicken fillet in creamy cheese sauce”: ( for 4 pers)

3- 4 chicken fillets, 1 box of creme fresh (around 250ml), approx. 150- 200 gr.  grated cheddar or jarlsberg cheese, 1 chicken broth, 2 crushed garlic cloves, pepper.

Place the chicken fillet in an ovenproof dish.

Mix creme fresh together with grated cheese, crushed garlic clove, bouillon cube, and pepper.  Pour the mixture over the chicken.  Bake at about 160 degrees for an hour, or 200 degrees for 45 minutes.

Served with rice and salad 🥗🍚

Sound delicious? It is,- and as you can see at the recipe it’s not to difficult to make either 😊.

I really hope you enjoy this tasty dinner as much as we do 😊. And my daughter, – she was so happy for this meal and this dinner 😊.

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 😊.

The “Chicken fillet in creamy cheese sauce”- look tasty? It’s delicious 😊.

Tasty food and dinners don’t need to be difficult to made, or even expansive 😊. And one of my children’s favourite from Norway was “Chicken fillet in creamy cheese sauce”- a dinner and meal worth trying 😊. In case you want to try this delicious dinner you will find the recipe in my text 📃.

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Trying some yeast baking in the mini oven (in the middle of the night 😅)🥐😊

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

Like I mention in my last post it’s a bit too hot now at days here in South of Spain, something that also makes it a bit hot to cook, bake and make to much hot and warm food. Even to do some barbecue is a bit to hot now at days 🔥. Special during the daytime and afternoon 🌞. But some food are necessary even during really warm days 🥐😊. And in days like we have here South at the moment “easy food” are very welcome on “the table” 😊.

So I did decide to try the mini oven to bake some yeast baking. I haven’t try that one yet. And to bake yeast baking are a bit different then to bake different kinds of cakes, or fry a pizza.

Homemade Norwegian cinnamon rolls- tasty and delicious 😊

So I actually used a late evening and night to bake and fill up my freezer a bit with some homemade yeast baking to use and eat during this a bit hot summerdays 😊. It’s a tiny bit cooler in the evenings and nights, buy not to much when you are in front of a mini oven filled up with yeast baking 😅.

The mini oven did function perfectly, it was just a tiny little “challenge”,- it took a bit longer time to fry the yeast baking in the mini oven then in a normal oven 😳😊. Actually two hours longer then “normal 😅. So I actually did regret my “baking mission” in the middle of the night, but since it was yeast baking I needed to “go for it” when I already was started, and just finished my baking plan 😴. Oh, I was so tired and so warm long before the baking was finished 😅. But I did manage to finish, and my freezer has now a bit of homemade pizza whrils and cinnamon rolls, and they taste perfectly too 😊. And I can promise I felt in a very good sleep to that night,- even I was “hot like a oven” 😅😴. My “easy food” was not so “easy” to finish during a warm night in front of a warm oven- but it’s at least easy to eat 😊.

I need to admit it was actually a bit warm “experiences” even to bake late in the evening and early in the night 😅. But at least I manage to fill up my freezer with some pizza whrils and cinnamon rolls 🍕🥯. So now there’s some “easy” food to just pick up, put in the sun for some minutes, and “volà”,- the food are ready to eat 😊. Tasty, easy homemade food for hot summerdays 😊. And even something to serve to my guests that’s dropping by now and then as well 😊.

I have made both pizza whrils and cinnamon rolls before and shared the recipes with you. So if you want to try to bake some of it you will find the recipes under the category “Different food recipes….” in my blog 📃.

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 pizza whrils too, – tasty and delicious 😊

I have filled up my freezer with some homemade food like cinnamon rolls and pizza whrils 🍕. Tasty and delicious, but I did regret a tiny bit that I started my “yeast baking” so late in a hot summer evening 🌞🌡. It became sn hot “experience” 😊🌡🍕.

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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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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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