Yum! Yum, yum! This dish was heavenly!
So it’s pasta (Jamie said lasagna, but I used pappardelle) with haricot vert, spinach and pesto sauce (homemade, no less!) served with a crispy chicken breast coated with fennel seeds and rosemary, roasted tomatoes and a chilli pepper on the side. There’s not other way I’ll be cooking my chicken from now on. This was the best chicken I’ve ever had. It was that good.
Will I make this again? YES (in case you didn’t hear me!). Instant love.
Posted by Joanna on June 22, 2016
A short drive from Lisbon, Sintra is a place one should visit if time allows. The trip will take half to one day, depending on how much of Sintra you want to see. I choose to pass by on my way to Porto and I only visited the Pena national palace, which was supposed to be the top of the attractions in Sintra. From the quick glimpse I got from the rest of the village, there are many more interesting things to see. That palace was a magical place. Follow me.
ps. This time I was more in front of the camera than I was behind. What a nice change!
Posted by Joanna on June 20, 2016
Apart from Belem, here are all the photos I took in Lisbon. What a lively, colourful city! An Instagram paradise :). I had no specific plan other than walking around in Alfama and eating as many different things as possible. A visit to the castle of São Jorge was also in order, as well as a quick walk in the botanic garden, which you can skip. A park that’s more worth a visit is the Estrela garden. Most of the smaller gardens in the city have a cafeteria or a bar that is very appealing and you can get a sangria or a cocktail. Lisbon is definitely a destination, if you ever plan to visit Portugal. Here’s 40 photos that prove my point.
Posted by Joanna on June 17, 2016
There’s nothing Norwegian in Jamie’s book, but the closest thing you can find is a Swedish meatball recipe.
Before I came to Norway, I had never heard of rutabaga. During one of those group lunches at work, on my first year in Norway, a colleague of mine brought one to work and I asked what that thing was. It was one of the cheapest, local things you could buy and as I learned, a very nutritional healthy root. Jamie suggests a very nice way of serving it with rice and meatballs and I approve.
Will I make this again? Yes, I live in the land of rutabaga, I have to.
Posted by Joanna on June 15, 2016
And my 4-year anniversary of moving to Norway tomorrow.
May the force be with us.
Posted by Joanna on June 13, 2016
Belem is one of the most touristic part of the cities. Every single guide recommends a tour in the neighborhood, but my opinion is that you can live without it. There is a famous pastry shop, Pasteis de Belem, with the famous Portuguese custard tarts and a long waiting line, which discouraged us from trying them. In any case, you can find the sweets in every other corner of the city and we had our fair share.
Posted by Joanna on June 10, 2016