Tag: WP Photo Challenge

Soon Christmas!

Not only for Christmas!

I fancied something different for afternoon tea today, instead of a cake. Not that this treat is difficult to make. Not at all!

You need this for two servings:

2 medium sized apples – preferable those crisp, juicy, a bit tart apples.
Peel them and cut into about half an inch big pieces. (1 to 2 cm) Make some smaller and some a little bigger. Put the pieces in a pan and add water till just above the apple level.

A handfull of dried plums – without stones!
Cut them in small pieces and blend with the apple.

Add a big tablespoon of honey, about a teaspoon of grained cinnamon, a pinch of grained clove (optional), a dash of fresh lemon juice and some zest of orange and lemon.

Cook until the apple pieces are almost done. Taste it to a balance between the sweetness, the tartness and the spices. Then take the pan off the heat and add while stiring, a tablespoon of potato starch blended in half a cup of water (about 1 dl). Very quickly the fruit-mix will thicken and you don’t have to pour all of the starch mix in the pan, if you think it’s thick enough without.

I served myself this wintery treat luke warm with some roasted pumpkin seeds and ice cold coconut cream.

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P.S! DON’T use wheat flour in this to thicken it!
Maize starch might do, but with the potato starch you get a clear jello-ish look of the compote. I don’t know what it would look like if you use tapioca as thickener. .

Cold days

A cold beautiful day, and luckily no snow. Yet…

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So still within the comfort zone, relatively…
… and thanks to some work done among weed and wild bushes, we can now see some of the landscape beyond the chestnut tree

Weekly Photo Challenge: New Horizon

Beauty

Soon moving from here and now…

… to there and later
which then will be –
here and now!

Weekly Photo Challenge: New Horizon

(P.S. There is actually no snow here right now – nor there.)
#movinghome

An oldie, but goodie

Relax, is the theme for WPs Photo challenge this week.
But to make it clear, I don’t generally find buildings relaxing.
Particularly not these kinds made of concrete and glass, and mostly gray.
But to make a colorful image out of such a mostly gray photo – that is relaxing!
And a lot more calming to look at…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax

… and while performing a huge cleaning-process among my photos, I found this.
I’ll keep it!

Peace & Quiet

A sofa…
An unread book – or a pile of…
A warm and cosy blanket…
A pillow – or why not three…
being all surrounded

A cup o’ coffee…
Some cookies…
No one coming…
No one calling…
peace and quiet

Just I, me and myself…
And all the time in the world

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax

How about…

… a mid-day stroll on a cold, sunny day.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: not this time of the year without

… and no snow – thank goodness

I Heart You

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Weekly Photo Challenge: It’s not this time of year without… Love

And that goes for everytime, anytime, everywhere…

It’s time

… for oranges. Any sort, any size, big or small. Just oranges!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: 
It's not this time of the year without: 
Fruit! Especially oranges!

Mindfulness

I tried to find chaos – but found only peace…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos

Soft autumn…

… in the gap between October and November…
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify

SUNDAY 11:15 AM

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If you’re expecting the Light, don’t turn away from the source, or you may only see the shadows
(Was just reminded of  Platos allegory about the cavern)

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MIRROR

Something fishy is going on…

… and someone seems to to be left behind…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

Framing summer

… and keeping as a memory

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

Browsing the city…

… inside that folder hidden in my photo library
… finding that I don’t have that many photos
taken from walkabouts in the city
… not at all as many as I could have had

if I only…
would do walkabouts in the city

but ifs never accomplish anything

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… but I like this image from february 2015…
a brisk day, I remember

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

Once upon a moon

Neither from the apartment where I lived before nor nearby I could see the stars as bright, nor the moon as big and shiny as I do here. The air is quite clean to breathe, and there’s a magpie couple living in the birch just a few meters outside my patio.
It’s quite breath-taking!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

Sunset

More enjoyable than fun, maybe…
More beautiful than fun, maybe…
But the entire sky, every cloud there was, was pink, orange, golden…
even when I first saw the beauty, facing east
the photos don’t do the moment justice
WPC: fun

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Looking eastwards at 8.30 PM
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Westwards
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Now 8.45, went for a short walk – and I couldn’t resist playing around with this photo, also partly to “hide” the villa

Fun, fun, fun

Working on the novel…
Having a 27 inch screen is marvelous! I can have three documents side by side if I want to (and need it) And still be able to comfortably read and write.

Oh, this writing is so fun!
… and yes! I have intentionally blurred the text…

IMG_1988Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun

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Between the raindrops

I was sneaking out for a wee drop of coffee between the scattered showers yesterday morning. Are you sure it isn’t October already?
Well! Yesterday was yesterday, today the rain is just pouring down. Constantly…

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Yesterday

If it wasn’t for all the green stuff out there, it would have been november. And it seems that only the west-coast in south of Sweden suffers from this non-summer-ish weather. Further north they have SUMMER! At least so far…

But it’s a lovely weather to sit indoors and reed, write and take naps in.

The narrow path…

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…over this wide boring one… IMG_7894small

You kind’o get me, don’t you?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

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