“It’s time,” she said, “it’s been sweating long enough.” I knew it too. I’d seen it macerating for hours and turn brown in the process. Before my mom cut that onion in half and poured honey on it I did not know they could sweat. In fact, they are so good at it that [...]
“Are you crazy? The plane ride is 50 minutes!” my husband exclaimed. It might be the most rational choice and a pretty obvious one but while looking at tickets, two facts changed my mind: Train was cheaper even though I bought first-class Flying stresses me out (unless it’s not in a plane…) Still, I admit [...]
The streets of Oslo (and I dare say of Norway) smell of sweet waffles and lamb roast this afternoon, making my run more masochistic than a fanatic priest. Autumn is THE season for lamb in Norway. So far I’ve had it in three different tastes and cuts: marinated lamb roast, lamb leg with rosemary and [...]
I heard the door lock snap-open. Then I heard their voices, and my aunt’s heavy-smoker cough: they made it to Oslo! As soon as I hugged them, I forgot the stress I put myself through before their arrival. I forgot how I cried because the salmon was too salty, how I suddenly decided to dust [...]
They’re coming! They’re finally coming! After seven years of living in Norway, my relatives have started to stick their nose up north. You do not know what it means to me, to welcome my uncle and aunt in my home. I lived with them (and my cousin) for a year when I came to France [...]
On this occasion I invited into my plate an entire can of ”Makrell i tomat” (mackerel in tomato sauce) otherwise called “Plane crash” by Norwegians. It has a very healthy reputation because it has omega 3. Norwegians eat it on bread (not as a main course like I’m about to; I don’t think any Norwegian has ever tried this, but I don’t mind. It’s an acquired taste, really…). For any Norwegian, it is normal to eat it for breakfast. Although not all of them like it and many have a “love-hate” relationship with it.