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WHERE'D THE WEEKEND GO?

Anders made dinner tonight and it was so delicious that I'm sharing the recipe. He has been using an app he found called Kokaihop (there is a website too, but it's all in Swedish) which is chock full of fantastic recipes and this is just the latest.

Pasta with Garlic & Crayfish Tail Sauce

1 package of crayfish tails in brine
3 dl creme fraiche
1 bunch parsley
4 cloves garlic
1 cube vegetable bouillon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
400 gram tagliatelle noodles
1 TB olive oil
0.5 dl water

Cook pasta according to directions while making the sauce. Peel and slice the garlic cloves thinly. Saute the garlic clove slices in olive oil for a few moments, should not change color. Add bouillon cube, water, creme fraiche and cayenne pepper, and let simmer for several minutes. Chop parsley and add. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drain crayfish tails from brine. Remove pan from heat and add the crayfish tails. Simmer for just a moment, do not let it boil as the crayfish will shrink and become chewy. Serve!

Double yum!

It was a nice relaxing weekend, though as always, far too short. Martin and I went into Lund yesterday and had dinner at a new sushi place that I walked past last week and it was really good, and then we went to see Cinderella. I have a soft spot for fairy tales and for Disney, and Martin apparently has a soft spot for me since he agreed to accompany me (who am I kidding, it was the promise of sushi that clinched the deal), but we really enjoyed ourselves. We both liked the movie and it was fun to have an evening out with my kid.

I had heard that it was supposed to snow this weekend and it never did that, thank goodness, but it was FREEZING. The temperatures had dramatically dropped by Saturday morning and it was quite windy out. Today was sunny and clear, though still cold, so we went for a walk outside instead of treadmilling it, and wandered around Flyinge in the sunshine. There aren't a lot of obvious buds yet, but you can tell everything is getting ready to explode. There were a lot of pussywillows along the little creeks near the snail trail but I couldn't get any good photos of them. The only flowers up so far are those spring showoffs crocus, but the daffodils are on their way.

Today's spring-cleaning job was the refrigerator. I took everything out and cleaned it thoroughly, every shelf and drawer. I consolidated several jars of various condiments that we've managed to accumulate more than one of and ruthlessly culled the remainder. Feels good to have that job done! Right when I was getting ready to do the final towel-drying on the shelves that had been air-drying for a bit on the counter, I managed to knock one of them off along with Karin's brand-new jar of honey (she puts it in tea)...on the tile floor.

Thank goodness the shelf didn't break, but the honey jar crackled into shards. Luckily, it all stayed in one big shattered piece around the honey! Power of viscosity!

Our annual media sale is next week, and I've got a lot of books ready to go in the bags. Last week I had added another pile of books including several by Jonathan Carroll, whom I've always thought was fantastic, but never seem to get around to re-reading...except for one book, the first one of his I ever read, called The Land of Laughs. I've read it several times but it had been a while, so I started it again on Friday and finished it this morning. It is still SO good and now I'm thinking I have to go retrieve the other books of his from the bag. Maybe I'm down to the 2000 books that I simply can't part with.
Tags: bibliophilia, martinbean, thisisjusttosay
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