This year’s Summer has been a bit on the cold side, especially when comparing to last year which was completely awesome. This has lead to the growing season going ahead very slowly and us wondering whether we would have much to harvest at all this year. Luckily, the crops are now finally starting to show themselves and we have been able to enjoy homegrown food.
I have to admit, we don’t always feel like eating the same dinner as the boys. If they get to choose, they will have fish finger, nuggets, pasta or pizza, all of which can be made into fairly tasty and healthy dinners with some tweaks, but we tend to postpone dinner until the boys are sleeping at least a couple of days a week. That means we need to find dinners that are not too heavy or time consuming to make as it is not healthy or pleasant to go to bed feeling completely stuffed. A type of salad with some protein is a great late dinner and this one is with couscous. Continue reading
Oranges is a must for Easter in Norway. And with tradition comes specials at the supermarkets. Recently, we’ve kept finding blood oranges on special when doing grocery shopping. This has left a little bit if challenge on how to use these little sweet wonders to make tasty food. My last attempt was actually to make some citrus marmalade. And now I can’t wait to try eat it.
Raised garden beds are a good idea in Norway as the soil profile is not very deep and the low temperatures mean that the growing season is short, on average only around 4 months in length.Continue reading