Dreams do come true!

I got my Mmac today.
It is the size that counts, isn’t it?

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I’ve dreamt of this for a long time, and now my dream have come true.

Do I have to say more?

Yes!

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY  HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY

(Okay! I bought it from my best friend. It’s almost 6 years old – but as good as new! Why? Because it’s been his, that’s why! And he knows about these things. Mmac-things. How to take care of them! Now I’ll take care of her.)
(Well of course also because it is a Mmmmac!)

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Red Lentil Soup with Chili, Fennel and sweet Cherry Tomatoes

I think this is my overall favorite course. A spicy delicious lentil soup!

Quick and easy to make, tastes really good, makes you satisfied for quite a long time and you can use any kind of vegetables you like – and have at home.

Red lentils are perfect to have handy all the time for a good and nutritious meal. This time I made the soup with fresh fennel and sweet cherry tomatoes.

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Here is how it’s done!

  • 3/4 to 1 dl red lentils
  • Red chili paste, 1/2 teaspoon (1 if you want it more hot)
  • some thinly sliced fresh fennel
  • 4-5 ripe cherry tomatoes
  • bouillon
  • Some coconut milk
  • Lemon- or lime juice

Fry slightly the chili paste in some butter
Rinse the lentils and add them
Add boiling water
Add the sliced fennel

Cook until the lentils are really soft – 12-15 minutes. Taste the soup! If not soft enough, let it boil a couple of minutes more.

Add the coconut milk
Add the tomatoes cut in halves
Add lime or lemon juice 

Enjoy! 😀

I can also do it! Can’t I?

This is Carl Larsson. A Swedish painter. And his kitchen. It’s huge and it’s colorful! The house he lived in is huge. I’ve seen it. From the outside. It was in the midsst of the summer and vacation time and lots and lots of tourists (breath!) and there was a hugely long queue waiting to come in and see the interior. We – I and my friend – didn’t want to wait that long for our turn. We left for some other place.

Carl Larsson himself was huge! Still is. A gifted painter and as such very well known. He died in 1919 but people still love his paintings, visit the house where he lived for a “look-around”, and overall get inspired and feel nostalgic by his paintings.

I agree! There’s some huge dosis of pure nostalgia in his works. Romantic.

I don’t know who painted the walls in their home, but his wife created all the interior decorations. That I know. Painted furnitures, wove drapes, sewed, needled, whatever it takes to create textiles and other things – Yeah, she created the entire house, so to speak!
Except, then, for the paintings, ha ha. That was his area. And he was the one who became very well known. Okay! Nowadays also she gets credit for her skills. (Womens lib….)


This is my kitchen! Yes! All of it is my kitchen!
It’s puny, and almost all white. So I added some extra starlight and sunshine to it. On the photos, that is. And I can do that over and over again if I want to!
I don’t get paid to do so, but my reward is nevertheless huge. I feel good

C.L. painted oils, watercolors, and frescoes. On canvas – and obviously on walls.
I “paint” photos with some or another editing program. Hardly ever print them. At least  not so far.
I can’t even draw a straight line with my hands. Not to mention curves. But I can use my Macbook – and my soon to be – iMac!!!! YIEEAHOOOOOOOO

C.L. is well known
Well… I’m… not… but those whom I care for, knows me.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Life imitates art

 

Being in time

there is no such thing as time

the future has not yet come
the past is since longgone

so use your precious moment
to be fully alive and present

to be in the only time
you have