Official waffle day today 🥞😊

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

I didn’t know that today 25. March was and is the official waffle day in many countries in Europe. But since I don’t read to much news in my breaks at work anymore I read about other things,- like for example that today it’s the official waffle day 🥞 😊. So then I made some waffles this afternoon, because it’s taste good and also as a nice surprise to my daughter after a long week with night shift in her work 😴…..and it’s obviously the official waffle day and then why not make some waffles?😊

Today’s waffles on the official waffle day in many countries in Europe 🥞😊

I have heard about the waffle day before, but I didn’t knew it was a real, official day,- if you understand what I mean? So I wanted to find out why there’s a official waffle day. And it was different reasons for that actually.

One of the reasons was that on this day, the 25. March The Virgin Maria got the message from the angel Gabriel that she was pregnant, and if we count from today and nine months forward it’s actually nine months to the Christmas- day today 🎄.

The next reason I did find out for was that obviously the hens started to produce eggs again this day after a long, cold and dark winter. So it was a kind of sign that the Spring was started 🐣. Things was started to grow again after the wintertime ❄.

So then they choose to have a “official” Spring day because of this, a day that split the Winter from the Spring, and then the official first day of the Spring became 25. March.

In a couple of days we also are going to “turn the time” to Summertime many places in Europe, so it maybe seems a bit logical to have 25. March as a official first day of Spring 🌱?

Spring time is also time for this sweet “spring fever” 💞, where some hearts find each other and fall a bit in love,- so then it may be appropriate to celebrate the first day of spring with small, tasty waffle hearts 🧡.

I didn’t knew this things about the official waffle day,- so I did learn a bit new knowledge today 😊. And we had some very tasty, homemade waffles this afternoon and a kind of celebrated the Spring when it stills feels a bit like Autumn outside the door here in South of Spain at the moment ☔💧🌱.

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 🧡

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My waffles hearts with butter, honey and cinnamon 😊

Obviously today it’s the official waffle day 🥞. I didn’t knew that the waffles had a kind of their own official day,- but they have 🧡. So this afternoon it became homemade and tasty waffles on the table in our home 🥞😊.

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Something for the cold🥃😋

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

The Autumn is here, something that means that’s it’s the time for some cold, sneezy noses and even maybe some tiny cactus in the throat 🧣🌵.

In general I use to drink a shot with fresh pressed lemon mixed with some honey and cinnamon every morning 🍋. Or more correctly I’m a bit better to make this shot and drink it every morning during the Autumn and Winter time then the Spring and Summer time. I drink it, but not every day, not even every second day either in the summer. It’s more now and then. But during the Autumn and Winter months I’m actually quite good to squeeze myself a lemon shot every day 🍋.

As some of you know my daughter is back in my home again, and she have had a bit of emotional stressful time. Something that also can makes the immune system a bit weak. She was also sick with Covid19 during this summer, and does still struggling a bit with her energy and also some coughing. She’s not Covid19 positive anymore, it’s just a very normal Autumn cold she have🧣.

But I thought that maybe I should “fresh up ” the lemon shot a bit to her, or maybe to both of us, because I red it in a book I have called “Bitch advice” ( the title sounds a bit awful in English 😅 ) that an “upspiced” drink really could “take care of the cold”.

The book contains various old advice and tips from “the old days” built on various ingredients from the nature.  There are various recipes, tips and tricks such as ginger mix for hair loss, or face mask that prevents pimples, tea that can be sleep-inducing – and among other things also a mixture that helps / reduces / can prevent colds.

So I wanted to try this “new” mixture I did find in my “old” book that could help prevent colds. But then I needed to buy in an extra ingredient I actually didn’t had in my home 😅. I actually didn’t think about this ingredient as “natural” either, but of course it is natural. It’s actually very natural too- just been “processed”. I’m just not use to the ingredient 🥃.

Well,- I have actually bought my first bottle of whisky- obviously a natural ingredient in my shot to prevent cold. Cheap whiskey? Yes,- the cheapest I could find 😅.

The rest of the ingredients I already had, because I in general use them on daily or weekly basis.

My basket with the different ingredients I need to make a “fresh” and “fast” processing drink for to prevent the cold for my daughter and my self.

I need to admit I’m not a very big fan of whiskey, or “brown” liqueur in general like cognac, acevit and so on. My stomach doesn’t like it. It’s like it’s burning in my stomach even with just a small taste. But for some reasons I really like chocolate with some kind of this mixture inside, and then my stomach doesn’t mind either 😊.

My “old bich advice” book with different recipes and tips with general just natural ingredients.

Well,- I made the mixture for preventing cold and coughing. Followed the recipe from top to bottom. Prepared a glass for my daughter and one for my self. Because this was a drink and not a shot.

It’s looked a tiny bit tasty?

The “cold’ prevent drink” did actually smell quite well. A mixture of lemon, ginger and mint leaves…..and some whiskey 🥃. But to be honest,- it tasted awful 😅. Not either me or my daughter managed to drink it,- and I’m not going to make this drink again. So it’s back to my squeezed lemon shot instead. So fare at least I feel and believe my lemon shot prevent, and so fare during the last years I haven’t had to much of coughing and sneezing, or a tiny cactus in my throat either.

I personally don’t “recommend” this “prevent cold drink” with whiskey, but that’s because I don’t like whiskey very much. But still maybe this is a good and tasty drink for someone else? 🥃

Do you use or take anything, maybe something natural, during the Autumn and Winter months to prevent colds, coughing and sneezing? 🧣

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 daily fresh pressed lemon shot during the Autumn and Winter months- and I prefer my natural lemon shot without any new natural ingredient like for example whiskey.

There’s different recipes, tips and tricks based on natural ingredients for trying to prevent colds, coughing and sneezing during the Autumn and Winter time 🧣. I prefer to continue my daily lemon shot without any kind of whiskey, that’s for sure 😅.

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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 🧡

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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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“Decorating” the tables in cafe Casa Barella/ La Cala 🎨 🍾💡

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

I have been so lucky to able to rent my friend, Natasja and her husband’s, and their family’s holiday home, abd this holiday home is very close to the beach too 🏖. It’s a nice and cozy place, and I can easily imagine myself enjoying staying here for a while 🥰. I’m not sure for how long I’m going to stay,- it depends a bit on a application I did send in some weeks ago 😀. But if that one doesn’t goes in my “direction” I m probably going to rent here until March or April next year (2022) , and then hopefully this holiday home will be filled up with other happy holiday guests 🏖.

I’m so so grateful for this opportunity to rent this holiday home that I wanted to give something back as a kind of “Thank you so much”- gift 🥰.

Natasja and her husband have a really nice and cozy cafe in La Cala/ Mijas, very close to the beach- and the name is Casa Barella 🍖🍷. There you can order and eat some delicious food, both breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even cakes if you want. And there’s also possibility for “take away” if you want that 🥡. Soft drinks, warm drinks, cold drinks,- the choice is yours 🍺🥤☕.

I asked Natasja if I could give her some painted glassbottles with string lights inside to put on the tables in the cafe as a “Thank you” – gift 🕯🎁. I need to ask her because there’s around 12 tables in the cafe and it was absolutely not sure she wanted 12 painted glassbottles, painted by me around on her tables 😅.

One or two painted glassbottles as a gift you can have the possibility to hide if you don’t like the bottle and the gift, but 12 can be a challenge 🙂. And to be honest, I didn’t want to start painting 12 glassbottles either if she didn’t want to have them,- but she wanted 😊🎨🍾. So then I started to paint 😊🎨. And of course all and everyone are “touched” with the favourite colour of her,- pink 😀.

One of the bottles I have painted to Casa Barella in La Cala/ Mijas- one of my favourites 😊

But….it was a bit difficult to stop the painting 😅. For some reason the painting during the last months has been my really time out and a kind of space to relax during busy days. And I also wanted to paint so many different images and illustrations on the bottles too. So….it became 25 glassbottles instead of 12 😅. Now she/ they can have 2 glassbottles on every table, or just have some in case there’s glassbottles that’s breaks. Lights to the bottles are also order, and will hopefully be delivered in a couple of days 💡.

This 25 glassbottles are not in the same size as a normal 75 cl winebottle is, just so you know. It’s smaller bottles, and of course it takes a bit less time to paint on a small bottle then a bigger one 🎨.

I haven’t took photos of the glassbottles in the same way like I normally do, but I have still taken some photos, so I can give you a kind of impression how the different glassbottles looks like.

Here are some of them,- I hope they will “lighten” up the tables a bit together with the delicious food in Casa Barella 😊.

And three flamencodancer was a bit “necessary” too,- and they are a bit cool. Flowers and dancers, or dancer and flowers, it depends a bit what direction you are looking at the bottle 😊.

I think the cafe Case Barella has a bit to choose between now when it come to table decorations 😊. Like you have a bit to choose between when you are looking at the cafe’s tasty menu 🍹🍖.

If you want to have a better look at the different bottles it’s probably best to visit Casa Barella for a nice and tasty meal, and take a tiny look at the bottles then when you are enjoying the food 😊.

So it became a tiny little bottle exhibition today. But as I mention, if you want to have a better look at the glassbottles just visit Casa Barella in La Cala/ Mijas, order a delicious meal and some drinks, enjoy the atmosphere and food, the life and maybe some glass bottle art too.

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

See you soon 😊

And some more glassbottles, – the last ones 🎨

There’s something to choose between in the cafe Casa Barella in La Cala/ Mijas 🥡🍖. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, even some cakes if you want 🎂. Cold drinks, soft drinks, warm drinks, the choice is yours 🍺🍹🥤. And there’s even some painted glassbottles in Case Barella too,- all and everyone “touched” by the colour pink. Do you want to take a tiny look at them ? 😊

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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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