After a morning in Notting Hill, I walked in Hyde Park. I learned about the queen and the line of succession to the british throne. It’s like a completely different world to me. Then I headed to the Natural History Museum. What an impressive entrance with that escalator moving into the earth and the dinosaurs! When I finished my tour, I walked straight to Harrods. This was a must if I want to call myself a turist. I loved the decorations, especially the ones outside and all the cookies and tea you can buy. A quick dinner later (I need a Pret-A-Manger in Trondheim!), I went back to my hotel to get ready for drinks in a proper Pub.
Do you carry a Harrods bag as a lunch bag? Apparently this is one of the most famous gifts among my friends who have visited London…
Posted by Joanna on December 15, 2014
In Norway you can find a Christmas version of everything, from beer to tea to flour, so I thought it would be fitting to share with you my current favorite granola recipe (a close second to this one, only without the oats) and name it my Christmas granola. Flavored with cinnamon and cardamom, it really smells like Christmas. I hope you enjoy it!
Homemade Christmas granola
Servings: 1.5L. Preparation: 5 min. Cooking time: 15-30 min. Total time: 20-35 min.
- 2 dl. almonds (coarsely chooped)
- 2 dl. walnuts (coarsely chooped)
- 2 dl. hazzelnuts (coarsely chooped)
- 2 dl. sunflower seeds
- 2 dl. flaxseed
- 3 dl. sesame seeds
- 2 dl. dry coconut flakes
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 2 dl. water or orange juice
- 1/2 dl. melted butter
- 1/2 dl. honey
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Mix all dry ingredients in a lange mixing bowl.
- Mix warm water with honey until it dissolved and with melted butter, pour the wet ingredients mixture on the dry ingredients and stir well.
- Bake for 15-30 minutes, depending on you oven, stirring often.
- Let them cool down and store in an airtight container for 2 weeks.
Make yourself a Christmas tea (the one with the spices) and enjoy this treat with some fresh fruit, some extra honey and yogurt. Granola makes a really nice homemade gift if you put it in a nice container with some ribbon and a note with warm wishes. What’s your favorite Christmas recipe?
Posted by Joanna on December 12, 2014
Back to my London posts! Sunday in London can only mean one thing: a walk in Notting Hill to shop colorful china and look at colorful houses. I was so happy to find the places where Notting Hill was filmed. At lunch time, I sat at a Pub and ordered delicious fish and chips and roast biff. Sunday mornings go by so fast!
Posted by Joanna on December 10, 2014
Happy Monday with a short sweet video! I shot this video sometime this fall on a rainy day and it’s been like that almost every afternoon since: fairy lights, hot chocolate and cookies! I hope you enjoy!
Posted by Joanna on December 8, 2014