Some snapshots from week 15 = Easter week. My goodness it’s been cold and windy plus snowing a little practically everyday. I pity all the birds already moved here for the summer. Not that they seem unhappy, they all do sing happily.
This is a coloring card the Finnish post office gives to every household for Easter. I guess it’s meant for kids but why not for seniors as well. So, I colored it. The background was yellow and needed not to be colored, but the bunny, egg and chicken are colored by me. It was fun. Maybe I should buy a coloring book 🙂
Happy Easter !
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I have been down with a flue for a bit more than a week. So I was not sure would I have the energy to bake any Shrove buns. But, somehow I managed to make some after all.
I was all oohs and aahs seeing the photos of a dear friend of mine transformed into beautiful art paintings. I told her they look fantastic. She said, you have to try it, it’s so cool. It’s an app called Prisma and it’s free. I downloaded it right the way. And, I totally agree, it’s so cool and fun. One of my secret dreams has been to have the talent to paint. Unfortunately I have zero talent or skill 😦 but, it has not stopped me from trying 😀 Now, thanks to Prisma, I can use my photos, turn them into art paintings in an instant. Well, I won’t turn all of them just play with some now and them. Cool eh ?
Canelo needed a grooming. So we took him to the groomer yesterday. This was the first time since Jacky came into the family. Oh my, you should have seen Jacky’s face when we came back home. His jaw dropped. Eyes and mouth wide open he stared at Canelo. What on earth happened to you ? ? And you really smell oddly ! All afternoon and evening he just had to sniff, lick and touch him. Canelo felt a bit annoyed and told him to leave him alone. This morning things are back to normal 🙂
Last week I made gluten free pie. I actually made three. Friends were to came to visit on Sunday and the other one of them is on gluten free diet. I have never (as far as I remember) made anything gluten free. I thought I’d try to make something gluten free. A smoked salmon pie. I said to my husband I must make one already on Friday. He said why don’t you do that on Saturday. No, no, I said. Because if the first one is a total disaster I still can try an other recipe on Saturday. The first one with smoked salmon on Friday was pretty good but I was not happy with the crust. By the way, I forgot to take a picture of it 😉 On Saturday I made a new one. This time with ham. Because my husband said smoked salmon pie three days in a row is too much 🙂 This crust was better. So I used the same recipe for the Sunday salmon pie. Our guests said it was delicious. My husband said it was the best one of all three and that it also looked the best. Did you take a picture, he asked. Oh, no I forgot ! Our friends both looked perplexed. They asked why ? Should you have had to take a picture ? I felt a bit awkward and embarrassed but admitted I post pictures of food I cook on my blog. Not everyday food but food I seldom make or new recipes I like try out.
About a week and a half ago we had friends visiting. They brought us this pot with three huge chrysanthemum in different colours. I placed it on a birch stump in the back yard so that I can see it all the time from the living room window. Beautiful ! The weather still is nice and I hope it will continue so we still can enjoy it for weeks. The guy likes to fish and brought us wonderful, fresh, deep frozen, fish fillets. There was two kind of fish, perch and walleye (abborre och gös) Well, that’s what I think they were. Embarrassing to admit but I know so little about fish and have cooked this kind of fish only a couple of times. On Saturday I looked up recipes on Google. Many say the best way is to pan fry in butter without any breading. Just add salt and pepper. So that’s what I did. And we loved it. Absolutely delicious. And not a single bone ! Served with mashed potatoes and broccoli. Thank you dear friends for visiting us and for both flowers and fish.