Thursday, September 14, 2006

Raspberry mango crumble oat pie

Serves 8
Turn oven to 225 oC

Mix in a large bowl:
6 dl oat flakes
1,5 dl liquid margarine or 150 g margarine or butter (melted)
1,5 dl sugar (brown makes the best)

Put half of the crumbs in a pie dish
Add 4 dl (frozen) raspberries and 2 dl mango dices (frozen is easy)
Put the rest of the crumbs on top and bake for aprrox. 15 min.

Eat with custard, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream....


A long summer...

I'm back, if someone accidentally missed me. After my dissertation defense in late May I spent some weeks in Belgium and France. Thereafter I had a long vacation at home and started of work by going to North America. It all summed up to a nice and long summer, it is still summer warm days here in Sweden, but not as freaking warm as they were in July. But I have a cold...boring. After 2 ½ days in bed with really high temperatures I now is up in the middle of the night.
I hope I will recover soon, I would like to get back to everyday life - with work and routines. Which in all cases must be an utopia since my life never is very organized. I guess I nourish the dream oforganization therefore.

The long summer also resulted in a loss of 3 rabbits - sold to a nice young family with more enthusiastic kids, and no hens - they were to old. Leaves us with only the dog and my mum's crazy cat and the the two kids. Both of them at Junior high now, weird feeling. It was not long ago the started kindergarten.... Am I getting old??

I'll guess I should get some more sleep so I can conquer the cold/flu...
But before signing off I would like to invite you to the next post in my blogg ---which will be a recipe for raspberry mango crumble oat pie.....

See ya'!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Cilantro fajita

Today I, Cicci and Renny made some really good faijtas - try them - the recipe came from our wild inspiration and some tasty faijtas that Rennys fried Mini made....

You will need
8 soft tortilla bread

1 red onion
1 pot (or bunch) of fresh cilantro
3 breast filet from chicken
chili powder
herb salt

1 avocado
10 cherry tomatoes
balsamico vineager
olive oil

tomato salsa
sour cream

Grated cheese

Heat the oven until 225oC

Slice the onion and the chicken, fry the gentlyin pan
Season with chilipowder and herbsalt.
Chop the cilantro - put one ½ of it in the chicken pan.

Dish 1/8 of the chicken mix on each bread, fold and put in a ovensafe baing pan
Top with grated cheese and heat in the oven for approx. 10 min.

Make a sallad from the rest of the cilantro, avocado in pieces halfed tomatoes and a dash of balsmico and olive oil.

Enjoy with salsa and sour cream.

We hope that you will enjoy it, we found it very tasty.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Recovery day

I managed to register my application for research grants 2 minutes before deadline.....Puh!
Today I have spent half the day lerning to enjoy gardening. It is really hard, but our garden is hugebig (as both we Swedes and people in Tenesse say) so you better enjoy it....
Together with Mum I raked all the oak leaves from the gravel court. It looks really nice afterwards. The weather is still April-type warm - cold, sun - rain...but i hope it is good for my newly seeded lawn. I don't think that the dog Ruff runs back and forth over it improves the chances to get a nice looking lawn, but I hope it won't ruin it.

Cicci came home early today, they had some extra hours off from school, that made our afternoon enjoyable. She usually goes to swimpractice directly after school and comes home late in the evening. So it was a treat to have lunch and coffe with her at home on a weekday. I think I need more of these recovery days in my life. The question is only where to find them?

Now, I should be off to bed.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

One day left --- the importance of inspiration

A bright new day lays ahead ... a day to be filled with writing. Because I have to finalize my application for research grants....and I have so little inspiration. Yesterday was spent looking for inspiration, while I put copies of my thesis into envelopes so it can be mailed soon. How boring....
I usually get inspiration when time is closing in, almost like a stress reaction I guess. But not today, so now only hard work is left.....

Friday, April 21, 2006

At last - my thesis is done....

I have actually come to the end of the road - my PhD thesis is printed and "nailed" that is accepted for public defense.... Oh, joy!
And we have found the first error in it a stupid minus-sign that is all gone....depressing!
Rain and grey skies in Lund today, clear skies and warmish spring evening at home at Onsala - GREAT! I even wore my TEVA-sandals (barefoot) as we walked the dog.

My great kids had made a luxury dinner, schrimp risotto and raspberry pafait. Yummy!
A glass of white whine didn't make it worse....

Tomorrow I will pull myself together and write the best postdoc application that I have ever written, should be smoth I have never written anything like it before.... :-)

So now I'm off to bed, I have quite a lot of sleep to catch up with.
Cheers, Kaisa

Monday, April 10, 2006

Spring again!

We had a remarkable long and snowy winter this year in the south west of Sweden where we live and after that rain and cold winds. But today - SUN- and I can see the first bulbs starting to bloom....Makes me happy. I spent last week in Kyoto, Japan when the cherry bloosoms was all around, pretty and fantastic, but I think I was as happy to see the first flowers in my garden. Now I will take a walk with the dog - Ruff- before he gets too bored.