Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Whole Foods - Love

Tonights dinner tip - fish tacos a la Whole Foods - using their fab marinated tilapa.

Fry the tilapia for a minute on each sides, slap into the wrap and add lettuce, tomatoes, some cheese and sour cream (fish is hot so dont skimp!). Mmmm delicious!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Best weekend!

I had a fab weekend with Barb - we managed to fit in enormous amounts in just 3 days without it feeling like a rush in any way. But am a little tired this week so glad to be back at work to recoup.

Best bit was the royal wedding, we watched it on the interweb while eating salmon bagels, cherry filled pancakes and drinking champagne. Mhmm. And I cried during the speeches of course. So lovely!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Recipe exchange

I got an email today requesting me to send a recipe to one person and the email on to 10 friends and then I would get lots of emails with recipes. Worth a shot I decided and tonight I can confirm I got my first recipe!

Quick pasta sauce

Chop an onion, a pepper and some smoked salmon into a pot of creme fraiche - add herbs to taste (ok the recipe assumed you are in Sweden and can buy the ready made creme fraiche with french herbs) - pour over cooked pasta and serve with a salad.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Tomorrow I am going to work from home. Almost never happens nowadays as I live just a 10 min walk from the office. But tomorrow I have decided to work from home. In my pyjama all day. Because I can. Oh and because I encourage my team to work flexible when they can and I should mirror my words with my actions. But mainly because I can.

Sunday, 13 June 2010


One the one hand I want to make sure we make the most of our time here, seeing as much as possible of the US. On the other hand I just fancy a week in the Bahamas. Luckily for now dont have any money to spend on Bahamas holibobs so its camping for us for the next couple of months.

Friday, 11 June 2010

New favorite chocolate

Mmmm this is my new favorite milk chocolate. Its better than Fazer Blue and that is good milk chocolate.


B is coming to visit next week so I am planning.

Food - so where are we going out to eat, where are we going to buy food for eating in and what other food can I can cram into 3 days?
Shops - Clinton Outlet mall, Old Navy, Macys, Lord & Taylor, Barnes & Noble oh and any others she might want to go to ;-)
Sights - the gold coast, the beaches, forest, lakes, rivers.

OK so too much for three days as I also want to fit in a pedicure, long chats over wine/coffee, strolls and sleeping!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Veggie box

We have signed up for a veggie box, US style. So it doesnt get delivered but we have to pick it up once a week. And once during the season (Jun-Sep) we have to work the 'pick up'. And its costing me an arm and a leg. But its locally grown and good for the soul. Karma or whatnot.

This week we got lettuce. Yup. 4 different types of lettuce, plus pak choi and radishes. So we went to the new Whole Foods (oh we have found a new favorite store, Stew Leonards have been pipped to the post) and got lots of salad meat - JD is cooking a roast beef tomorrow so we can have lettuce and roast beef sarnies all weekend.

Did I mention the world cup start on Friday? First game is at 7.30 in the morning.


We went camping during Memorial day weekend. It was brilliant! We had all the equipment except that the sleeping on foam thingies JD got were 1/2 inch and that made it hard to sleep. Literally.

So we went camping again the next weekend on the spur of the moment. But with an air mattress and lots more food. It seems week 1 we had forgotten we like food. And beer. Week 2 was brilliant. A bit wet as it was raining throughout both nights and also plenty of thunder and lightning. But the days were lovely, sunny and very warm. We will be back!
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