I’m just dining on my own

June 15, 2012 at 21:41 Leave a comment

The husband is out tonight and I have just settled in in from of the computer with a huge cup of tea and a piece of chocolate. The wind is blowing outside and even though it’s not cold, I’ve lit some candles and initiated my much anticipated evening alone in complete silence. Everything I do I do with the tempo of a turtle… and I love it. Except drinking tea which I take huuuge sips from – probably because I have the world’s largest and best tea-cup from Höganäs (picture back from Christmas time, I don’t have ornaments in our livingroom all year 🙂 ):

It has been some quite hectic weeks with holiday, a huge workload and then… we sold our apartment and bought a house! We’re so excited and it’s really something we’ve been looking forward to for such a long time. Now that it has finally happened it’s almost hard to believe that we will be moving away from Copenhagen (the Danish capital) and out to a small-ish city with only 20.000 inhabitants. Which happens to be the place I grew up, so my parents and grandparents still live there.

It’s great and we’re honestly looking forward to some more peace and quiet, being closer to work so that I can bike to and from and just being closer to nature (lakes, the forest etc.). And I’m so looking forward to getting my own garden. I already have a vegetable garden planned, so stay tuned for pictures of home-grown salad in future.

But we’re still living in the city for the next 1½ months and we are going to enjoy Copenhagen while we can. One thing is for sure going to be the jazz festival on July 6-15th which is going to be great as always. But tonight I’m staying in as I’m wicked tired and really just need to be by myself. I did a brief run (3-4 km or something like that) before cooking an amazing dinner:

Whole grain pasta with pointed cabbage, portobello mushrooms, shrimps, lemon and a special “North Sea” cheese

This dinner was out of this world. I cooked fresh whole grain pasta (100 g) and drained it. While it cooked I sauteed a huge mushroom cut into chunks in some olive oil for 1½ minutes, added two large handfuls of pointed cabbage in strips, zest from one lemon (organic) and some large shrimps and cooked for 1 minute more. Then I added the pasta and mixed everything over heat, salted and peppered and transferred to my plate. Grate some “Vesterhavsost” over the plate which adds the most amazing sharp yet mild and deep, nutty flavor to your dish and makes it just a tad more amazing.

 You should actually just plan to make this dish right now. It’s good. I promise. At least if you like pointed cabbage… The trick is to not cook it too much, just one minute on the pan, then you’re good to go.

I’m off to enjoy some interior decoration magazines (the joys of soon becoming owners of a house) and sip some more tea under a blanket. Have a nice Friday!

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