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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Happy International Day of Books!



This day is extra special if you are in Barcelona. Last year I was lucky enough to be visiting Barcelona during the festival of books and roses. I wrote about it here. More photos here.







Monday, 21 April 2014

Spring Greens


Cold Pea Soup with Crostinis


Why not welcome your guests with a small glass of cold pea soup accompanied by crostinis with horseradish-flavoured cream cheese?

Just add equal amounts of frozen or fresh peas and vegetable stock (eg 500 ml stock+500 ml peas) in a pot and let it boil for a few minutes. Leave to cool and mix with a hand mixer until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper. Store in the fridge until the guests arrive and serve with cream cheese covered crostinis.

Couldn't be any simpler!

(From Matmagasinet)





Sunday, 20 April 2014

Savoury Cheeecake with Lemon & Dill

Savoury Cheesecake with lemon and dill


This is a nice addition to the Easter Smorgasbord. You can eat it plain, perhaps with some rucola and red onion or decorate it with seafood. In Sweden we eat salmon and pickled herring at basically all holidays so that is what I have used here but you can choose your own favourites.


Savoury Cheesecake with Lemon & Dill
75 g butter, melted
200 g sugar free Digestive biscuits, crushed
200 g cream cheese
200 g creme fraiche
5 sheets of gelatin
juice of one lemon
dill

Mix the biscuits crumbs with melted butter. Flatten in the bottom of a baking tray. Leave in the fridge while you prepare the filling.

Leave the gelatin sheets in water for a few minutes. Remove from the water and melt in a pan over low heat.

Combine with the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.

Scoop the filling on top of the crust.

Leave in the fridge for about five hours.






Friday, 18 April 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Easter Bunny Buns

Easter Bunny Buns


Something for the kids this Easter:)

Easter Bunny Buns
50 g dried yeast
250 ml warm milk
50 ml syrup
2 eggs, lightly beaten
800-1000 ml flour
pinch salt
raisins

Mix the yeast with the warm milk to dissolve.

Add the other ingredients and knead the dough for a few minutes.

Leave the dough to rest under a clean kitchen towel for 30 minutes.

Divide the dough into bunny "body parts".

Leave to rest for another 30 minutes.

Make the bunnies.

Bake in the over at 200 degrees Celsius for about 15 minutes.





Monday, 14 April 2014

Vasa Book Fair & Book Sale!



Even after all the positive press before the Vasa bookfair I find that I have more unsold books than I want to carry back to Sweden so I am holding a little booksale for people who live in Finland. For a limited time only.

Check out the details on my web page:www.saraonnebo.com.





Sunday, 6 April 2014

It's all about me!

A Finnish smoke sauna plays a part in my new book Vad hände i Tulisaari?

It's not. Obviously. All about me. But this week it feels like it is. I had my first two radio interviews and I gave a presentation at a networking get-together. So, all week I have been talking about myself.

And at the moment both mine and Hubby's family are busy helping out with the preparations for the Vasa Bookfair, where I will be next week. It will be very exciting since my latest book Vad hände i Tulisaari? has attracted quite a lot of interest from the Finnish (Swedish speaking) media (see press release below). Please come and visit me at Boktorget KT1 if you happen to be there!

If you want to hear my interview at Morgon - Radio P4 Malmöhus click on the link below and scroll forward to 2.36. The other interview  has not aired yet.

Morgon - 02 April

Press release at www.saraonnebo.com



Saturday, 5 April 2014

Baker's Midnight Snack: Tuna & Potato Bake



In the original recipe I read that this dish is inspired by a meal that the French bakers used to eat during their night shifts.

Recipe adapted from Mat magasinet.


Tuna & Potato Bake

2 onions, chopped and fried
6 large potatoes, sliced
1 fennel bulb, sliced
5 tomatoes, sliced
600 ml vegetable stock
200 g tuna
(salt and pepper)

Fresh parsley, lemon peel and baguette to serve.


Layer all the ingredients except for the tuna in an ovenproof dish. Pour over the stock.

Cook in the oven at 225 degrees Celsius for about 40 minutes (or until the potato is almost ready).

Place the tuna on top and leave in the oven for another 10 minutes or so.

Grate the peel of 1 lemon and sprinkle chopped parsley on top before serving.

Eat hot straight form the oven and feel free to dip pieces of baguette in the juice.






Monday, 24 March 2014

A trip to England



A few weeks ago when I came back from a particularly depressing hospital visit Hubby cheered me up with a surprise trip to see my friend in England. He had already booked and paid for the tickets and arranged for me to stay with my friend and her family. So I have just come back from a girls weekend in the the south of England. So lovely!

Vintage shopping, lunch on the beach, some sparkly wine, lattes, green tea and movies. Lots of laughs and long conversations. And uninterrupted sleep!







Spring is a little bit further along in England than in south of Sweden. Here's some gardening inspiration:







Monday, 17 March 2014

Life Style Choices

Just a thought......

We wake up in the morning. Most of us have a shower, perhaps we use soap, shampoo and conditioner. We apply body lotion and deodorant. Some of us will put on make up or use hair products. We put on clothes that are dyed in pretty colours, perhaps washed in detergent and softener. We eat breakfast.
And so the day continues.


How many chemicals are we exposing ourselves and the environment to daily?

What are the long term effects of this cocktail of chemicals? On our health? On the environment?

Nobody knows for sure. But it is hardly good news.


There is a lot of talk about buying organic and local food (which I completely agree with) but maybe we should also consider all the other things that we "need"/ use on a daily basis.

Over the last year or so we have swapped most beauty and cleaning products for eco and human friendly alternatives. It's a start.....


Keep it clean. Keep it green.



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