Monday, April 04, 2011


Yesterday was a typical Sunday. Slow. Lie-in. Some bad TV (Back to the future 2. Seriously). Supermarket. Looking at glasses. Some yummy food:

Roast veg couscous with grapes. This is so easy. And so gorgeous. For those who speak Swedish as a second, third or 14th language, here's an approximate translation:

4 dl couscous (uncooked)
400g cherry tomatoes
200g green grapes
small aubergine
a couple of red peppers
raw chorizo (we used 6 small ones)
a fennel or cauliflower (definitely fennel!)
a leek and/or onion
couple of parsnips
150g feta cheese
greek yoghurt.

Now the recipe says don't cook the couscous first, but I did and it was great so that's what I'd recommend. Spread the couscous over a largeish (deep) baking tray, cut all the veg and stuff and cover the couscous. Crumble feta cheese on top. Pop in the oven for near enough an hour. Serve with yoghurt (recipe says 'and coriander' but I say coriander should never be eaten so I'd say 'and basil or other fresh herb).

We've just put in whatever veg we've had in the fridge really so don't worry if you're missing any of the ingredients above. Don't miss the fennel + grapes though!

Check out Om jag var din hemmafru for more great recipes (and use the google translate function...)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Happy birthday!!

Grattis lilla pappa! Jag saknar dig.

Saturday, April 02, 2011


I read this post over at Make it do, it's about April fools tricks.

The last one made me smile:

I also love the old sheet trick. Tuck the top sheet under the mattress at the top. Fold it in half and bring it back up to the top like normal. When the family tries to get in bed, they will only fit halfway.

Apparently my great aunt did this to my uncle the first time his wife (then girlfriend) brought him to meet the family.* Such a simple yet funny trick - I always thought I'd never fall for it, but now I'm thinking it might confuse me... at least if I'm tired enough!

* this is how I remember the story. It might've been my dad rather than uncle? I'm sure I'll be corrected if I'm mistaken and if so I'll issue a full retraction ;)


This is fantastic. Makes me want to study language learning a wee bit more... It's a proper conversation. Just lacking... words.

Friday, April 01, 2011

30 – Your favourite book of all time

I have so many. Please don't make me choose! I think I've mentioned Agatha Christie earlier as a favourite. She's always a winner. I'm just now reading The Almost Perfect Murder by Hulbert Footner. Now this might be mighty famous but I'd never heard about it until I went hunting for free books for my kindle. And gosh is it good!! It's rather Christie-esque in its set up, a book of short stories with a stunningly beautiful detective beating the crims each and every time. Just my type of book! But is it my favourite? Well, yeah. At the moment it is. Is it my favourite of all time? Possibly. But then so are a lot of other books.