Hei fra Norge! We have made it to Norway!! I can’t believe I have only been here six days, it feels like so much longer! We are currently living in temporary accommodation while we apartment hunt. The temporary accommodation is nice but has a basic kitchen so it is making me have to be creative with what I can cook with a couple of pans and blunt knives. It does however have a dishwasher! It is the first time I have had one for over five years, I think my fiancé thinks I am a bit bonkers how excited I am about it but after five years of washing up it is nice it have one.
Norway is great, so far everyone has been really helpful. It is strange moving to a country where you don’t speak the language but everyone speaks incredibly good English and I am trying my best so I can ask for things in shops etc in Norwegian, I don’t think my pronunciation is very good at the moment though!
Food in Norway appears to be very seasonal which is great, I’m looking forward to finding an apartment and getting all of our kitchen equipment back so I can cook some more complex things. I am really craving pastry at the moment but don’t fancy making it in this kitchen.
The recipe today is a summer salad I make quite often. It is still wonderfully warm here in Asker, 18-20C everyday which is fantastic, I think I have had more sun here than my entire summer in Orkney (working meant I was stuck inside for most of the nice days). I only have a couple of photographs of this unfortunately and you will notice that my courgettes have been sliced rather than shaved as the kitchen does not have a peeler. This salad is also really nice with some fresh mint mixed in too.
- 1 courgette
- 1 lemon
- 1 garlic clove (crushed)
- 1 handful of fresh thyme
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Using a speed peeler shave the courgette into long ribbons
- To make the dressing mix together the juice and zest of the lemon with the garlic, thyme, olive oil and salt and pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the courgette and leave to marinate for an hour or more before eating.
Nyte! (Enjoy!) H x