Friday, April 27, 2012

Nothing makes me more inclined to putter around in the kitchen

...than the fact that I really should be doing something else...but hey, a girl's gotta eat, right?!

And if one has to eat, why not have some roasted asparagus and prosciutto topped with a poached egg and hollandaise as well as some mushrooms, spinach and garlic sautéed in butter and olive oil? :p

Duh! points

Anticipating the delivery of the coffee maker, I made sure to stock up on coffee and milk. Even bought brown sugar. And yet, I managed to forget the filters and ended up doing a 2130 grocery run.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

What I had for dinner yesterday

Shrimp cocktail (used romaine lettuce for the greens), toast, crackers, camembert, fig marmalade and butter.


When I was doing the dishes yesterday, I made the mistake of absentmindedly running my finger over the edge of a knife. Since I'm still not completely unpacked, I had to rummage through my stuff to find the bandages. Well, at least I know the knife is sharp.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It's all about food

Yesterday I finally managed to order satay from the food court next door. Have tried twice before, but they were out. That's actually only half of the chicken and rice, I put away the rest for dinner because their servings are huge.

While at the grocery store yesterday, I spotted plantains. I bought one and used it to make banana fritters for my afternoon snack today. Made the mistake of choosing a very green plantain, but it worked out well enough.

For dinner, I made Chef D' Einalo pasta which has shrimp, spinach and garlic. Had to run down to the store to buy chili flakes, but good thing it's literally next door and I didn't even have to put on a jacket. Since my food blogger aspirations are growing, I even have a "before" picture. :p

I realize that pasta + toast = carbs overload BUT the toaster I ordered arrived today, so I just had to use it.

My napkin drawer

Lambi tissue, toilet paper, etc. have codes which you can input on their website and then use to order various items. I got these table and picnic napkins in exchange for 14 codes.

When I was a kid, I'd always see various similar promos on cereal boxes and the like from the US, but of course couldn't participate. Also, in those pre-internet days, you'd have to cut out proof of purchase stamps and mail them in.

Yay, for free stuff!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Not my usual food post

It's Kulturnatten (culture night) in Stockholm. Certain museums, theaters, etc. will be open until midnight and offer lots of free activities. My friend and I started with a meal at the Medieval Museum. The fish is strömming, which I'd never tried before. I'd say it's the Swedish counterpart of Philippine daing.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Den här bloggposten vaccinerar 95 barn

UNICEF vaccinerar barn i Elfenbenskusten (© UNICEF/Asselin)

Apotek Hjärta stödjer UNICEF i kampen för varenda unge genom att skänka 95 vaccin mot stelkramp för varje blogginlägg som skrivs om kampanjen och pingas på Twingly.  

Om du också vill hjälpa till kan du skriva ett blogginlägg om kampanjen senast den 13:de maj. Mer information om hur du ska göra hittar du här:

Eller ännu bättre kan du bli Världsförälder och hjälpa barn över hela världen att få vaccin, medicin, rent vatten och utbildning genom att skänka 100 kronor/månad. Du kan anmäla dig här:

[TRANSLATION: This blog entry will vaccinate 95 children. Apotek Hjärta supports UNICEF in the battle for every child by donating 95 doses of antitetanus vaccine for each blog entry written about the campaign and pinged on Twingly. If you also want to help, you can write a blog entry about the campaign by May 13 at the latest. Or better yet, you can become a Global Parent and help children throughout the world receive vaccines, medicine, clean water and education by donating 100 SEK/month.]

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Time for din-din

Marinated herring with mustard sauce, boiled potatoes, boiled egg, and Swedish crisp bread with butter.

Food from home

The SIL's sister flew in from Manila yesterday and Mumsy sent these over. Was surprised that Mumsy sent a tiny card along. I don't think she's ever done that before.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Croque monsieur for brunch

Isn't it great how a little butter and a few minutes on the stove can transform a ham and cheese sandwich?

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Ketchup and mustard from IKEA, salt and pepper shakers from Lego. :)

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Good morning!

First breakfast in the apartment. The Gruffalo breakfast set is a welcome present for me from me. Don't usually eat boiled eggs, but just had to use the egg cup.

Am tempted to rest today, but methinks it could be more rewarding to get everything done first.

No internet connection yet. :(

Still a lot left to do

A huge chunk of my time and energy for the day was spent dismantling my bed and then putting it back together. I even had to call in reinforcements.

The bed's actually still not 100% done, but I couldn't take any more, so I hit the shower and then treated myself to a snack. I must confess that I not only refilled my plate, but also had a second snack to boot.

It's been over 10 years since I last lived on my own, so it's a bit daunting and I already miss my little piggies (read: nieces), but I'm hoping this change will help me become a better medical student and aunt.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

At the new location

2 kilometers away and 3 hours later.

The movers have arrived