Easter at home

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Happy Easter!

I got back from Sweden last night after ten wonderful days with friends and family. I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to see, but I’m starting to learn that I never have that much time when I go home. And I’m happy I managed to squeeze in as much as I did.

I ate a lot of pick ‘n mix and cooked a bit, met up with friends and got invited over to theirs for lunches and dinners. And I got to enjoy the fresh countryside air, pick wood anemones in the woods and unwind a little.

Here are a few pictures from the trip and I will post a lovely recipe later in the week!

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Our Easter dinner on Holy Saturday; plenty of eggs and herring!
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Champagne, nibbles and quality time with my dear parents.
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British asparagus! with homemade hollandaise sauce – SO good!
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“Our” woods
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Picking wood anemones
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Rhubarb meringue pie – our new favourite pudding!
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Eating NYC: takeaway from Whitefish Poké

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One of the days in New York I met up with my friend Malin from London who moved to New York a while ago. We usually meet over food and as it was lunch time Malin suggested a takeaway from  Whitefish Poké, which we ate on the roof terrace in her building.

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It was the first time I had poké; the Hawaiian rice bowl topped with raw fish, but it’s popular in London too. Whitefish Poké is a bit like a Chipotle but for poké; you start off by choosing a base, then which fish and lastly which toppings you want. I had white rice, half tuna and half salmon, and topped it with jalapenos, crispy onions, cucumber and spicy mayo. Really nice!

It was the perfect food for a hot summer’s day in Manhattan, cold and fresh, but more substantial than a salad.

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I had such a lovely time catching up with Malin, and later the same day with my friend Lama, and I thought it was really nice to see what their lives are like here. To get to peek into their homes and see their neighbourhoods, so I easier can picture their lives here.

Thanks guys! ❤

Whitefish Poké, 263 West 19th Street (just east of 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10011

Nice lunch with friends

As an ex-pat, you feel very liked and popular when you go home to visit; everyone wants to invite you over for dinner. The tricky part is to have time to meet everyone in just a week.

A couple who has invited us over for several times are Therèse and Tobbe, and this time we could gladly accept.

It was a perfect summer’s day when we got to their house for lunch the other day. They had set the table outside and Tobbe was barbequing when we arrived. We had a great time together, and enjoyed salmon barbecued in tin foil with tomatoes, leek and feta, bulgur wheat, salad and a cold caviar sauce. Very nice and fresh! For dessert we had a chocolate mousse with whipped cream and melon.

So lovely to sit outside in the sunshine, sipping on crisp white wine and just chatting away. Thank you guys, for a wonderful afternoon!

Barbeque in the sun

When one lives in a flat without either balcony or patio one is extremly happy when friends invite one over for a barbecue a sunny Sunday in April.

It was certainly perfect barbecue weather yesterday, and while our friends Ian and Anna prepared the lunch, Christopher and I got the hard task of sitting in the sun sipping wine.

It was a great lunch that consisted of many goodies; homemade sausage rolls, chipolatas, homemade burgers, marinated lamb, new potatoes, potato salad with egg and gherkins, salad and homemade trifle for dessert.

Thank you! We certainly enjoyed it!