Tacos Save the Day

No, the apartment was not sold on the first round of home inspections and yesterday I was both furious and sad, mostly because nobody could realise what a great home this has been for me and see herself living here. But I snapped out of it pretty fast, relieved that V contacted the engineer and the real estate agent to correct a bunch of information regarding the bathroom and now we’re having a new “open house” again on Sunday, meaning I’ll be living on display until then.

Today was the 17 of May, Norway’s national day and we didn’t even get out of the house. And I loved every second of it! We did have both Prosecco, Cremant and Champagne, which implied a couple of naps on the couch watching crime. Again, how much better can it get? Both of us were tired, the weather was crappy and we had nowhere to be and so staying at home with good food and some slightly burned meringues (I made a batch yesterday, while angry about the lack of a bidding round) felt like the perfect thing to do.

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I’ll leave you a lovely recipe I found on the American site. I prepared it yesterday (with a couple of changes and it was yummy!

Steak Tacos With Cilantro-Radish Salsa
Radishes make a crunchy salsa for this steak taco recipe—or for any other tacos you’re serving this summer.

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Espresso cookies, please!

As promised, here’s the espresso cookie recipe. I didn’t manage the deed yesterday, too tired for that (I actually fell asleep on the couch at 10:30 pm!), but today I got around to do it. After lazying around for the better part of the day, eating cold pizza for breakfast and pasta with a bit of this and that for lunch, I felt it was time to do some baking and then, in the middle of it, I realised I lacked an egg. So I knocked on the neighbours’ door and they didn’t have, either, they’d just eaten them for breakfast, but they invited me and Sammy to stay a bit and have a cup of tea. Needless to say we couldn’t have been more happy! _MG_9912.jpg Continue reading

Halloween stress

Halloween kind of freaks me out. Maybe it´s because I´m not American and I haven´t grown up with it, maybe it´s ’cause using money on costumes you´ll only get to wear once in a while still makes me cringe, or simply because I suck at facial paint. Last year we actually dropped Halloween party just because we didn´t come up with anything to wear and couldn´t bear having the worst disguise ever. 😉 Haha!

This year is no better. Since I´m a freelancer and a luxury slave, I often run out of money at crucial times. Today was one of those days and I was so angry with myself I could have cried. Not only did I not buy key pieces that could have lifted any character, like a witch hat, a vampire cape or a broom, but I couldn´t even afford spray paint for Sammy. :-/


This being said, I´m definitely not missing out on Halloween this year, I´ve worked too hard this fall to chicken out on a party! I´m going to be either a high end witch without a hat and with a designer broom, a pirate with a Hermès scarf, Morticia in a black Max Mara dress or simply a prostitute. (I´d rather be the latter, but I think it´ll be overruled by the mister of the house. ;-)) Sammy will probably need some eyeliner and a scarf and he´ll be good to go as a crook. My man will probably be a sexy zombie. Voilà!

What are your plans for the evening?;-) Inspiration for next year is welcome!

xxx, Alina