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I'm Krisha - a Scandinavian mama and physician, a crafter, and an avid coffee drinker - trying to nudge my family towards a greener lifestyle!

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Entries in family (11)

Friday
May102013

this moment


- A Friday ritual.

A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Inspired by soule mama

I would love it if you shared your moment with me in the comments section aswell!

  Happy weekend!

Monday
May062013

meat free monday

Once you get into it MFM, it's really quite easy. Today: storebought fresh pasta filled with pesto and ricotta and a fresh salad with figs and pecans! Let me tell you, after starting with MFM, my family has become all about the salad. I used to make the really good salads - with special ingrediants like avocado, mangos, etc. for special meals.  Since we started MFM, we´ve needed more side dishes which are familiar, so I´ve been  using the more special ingrediants more regularly, which has created a virtuous cycle, expanding my salad reportoire.  Now that Spring is here, the produce is becoming more varied and interesting.  I like cooking with the seasons, and MFM has made us so much more consious of what we eat.  We now have at least two vegetarian meals a week and at least two meals with fish.  Lunches are almost exclusively dairy or fish.  MFM has been good for us so far! 

Here´s my fig salad:

Baby spinach leaves + green salad

 3-4 figs cut i quarters

1/4 cup, pecans

a quarter of a  red onion finely chopped

1/4 cup cranberries 

two tablespoons of cottage cheese pr. serving.

Wash and put the salad in a wide shallow bowl

Spread the remaining ingredients except the cottage cheese over the salad.

Serve with cottage cheese and a drizzle of simple dressing of honey, mustard, olive oil and balsamico

 

Sunday
Apr212013

weekending

Oh what a weekend! We got the bikes out, had sleep overs and served big, sweet breakfasts to lots of kids! We cleared away the heaviest of the winter gear, made Sushi and enjoyed Vigeland Sculpturegarden.  

On the bike ride we happened to come across an American football match at Frogner Stadion.  So strange to see all the quintessentially American-style, big padded players with commentary on the loudspeakers in Norwegian.

This was an ice rink just a few weeks ago, though, as you can see, there are still heeps of snow left unmelted.

In the Vigeland park I came over this wrought iron gate that I have never noticed before. Maybe it caught  my attention because I have been thinking a lot about parenthood this weekend. The intensity and the unconditional love that are expressed in this image moved me. Seeing this gate I was reminded that I am only borrowing my children for a short period of time.  I am so greatful that I truly like them. I like seeing them growing into personalities. I hope I can cotinue to love them unconditionally and that they may always feel my love for them. 

Wednesday
Apr172013

yellow and lilac

 

 

Looking around the blogs it seem Spring is late all over the Northern Hemisphere this year. It has been very cool here in Oslo. I am not complaining though. I like a slow Spring. It gives me time for the proper transition between seasons. The cleaning and putting away of the winter gear, taking out the summer clothes, and, best of all, making something new just for Spring season. I have tilted completely on the combination of yellow and lilac and, with the Oliver+S book Little Things To Sew in my hands, I found some left-over fabrics and made this little ear hat for baby A. She loves it! The pattern is actually a little bit too big for her so I will have to take it in a bit to have it properly protect her little ears on cool Spring mornings. We both just adore it though. I think its the perfect "piece" for her going  into spring beautiful yet very functional.

 

Or maybe  it's these lovely potato flowers that are causing my color hang up? Yes I am growing potatoes in flower pots in my living room. It is all part of my grand vision for homesteading on the fourth floor - a small step in the direction of urban farming, if you will. I am planning herbs on the balcony and maybe some gralic and a potato tower in the courtyard? I  really want to try out a few different things this year all in the spirit of learning good planning for next year. How is your Spring getting on?

Friday
Apr052013

southern moments

Instead of the more regular "this moment" I decided to share some moments and impressions form our recent trip to the South east of the USA. I love going to the south in spring - something about the beauty of the threes whos leaves have not come in yet contrasted with all the threes who flower. And even if it was unseasonably cold, even wet a few days and I missed the blooming of the Dogwoods I still fell like I get to have spring twice! 

 

 Enjoy you weekend!

Tuesday
Feb262013

Family portrait

I love the wonder that is the World Wide Web for many reasons, one of which is that it, through serendipity, put me in contact with the artist that made our family portrait.  Melissa at Hilltop Hausfrau takes ordinary photos and turns them  into unique pieces.  She also turns them into the most adorable and unexpected  miniatures (which I will show you once I've found the perfect spot for it in the house.)

This is a holiday picture taken in South Africa on a perfect day and I am surprised at how she captured the mood of that day without knowing much about it nor us. It was one of those days where there was no "don't do that," "pick up your...," "leave your brother alone" "... stop fighting...." Nor was there any parental bickering for that matter. That day, we took a trip to the beach at Hermanus before returning to the little farm we stayed at in Franchhoek, and then ended the day at a wonderful little restaurant in the village,  where we ran into another little Norwegian family from our very neighborhood in Oslo - what where the odds? I fell in love with the Western Cape and hope to return one day!

And I am so so happy with this family portrait - much better than the original photo and worlds better than the photos taken by a professional photographer a few months ago! 

Check out Melissas ETSY SHOP as well. She does amazing stuff!