lördag 22 mars 2014

Fire and ice

 I have returned from a couple of hectic but fun days at the university. The way home looked like this for three hours, small road crossing the big forest only sparingly passing small sleepy villages. I hoped to show some photos of Karlstad because it's a beautiful town but I unfortunately had no time.
Almost at home there was a huge traffic jam that caught me stuck for another one and a half hour. The weather has been very unpredictable.
I was inspired by a Lebanese lunch at the university and cooked Lebanese meze for dinner today. On the plates you can se spicy sausages, kaftas, hoummus, falalfel, baba ganoush, fattoush and youghurt. I also served pita breads. 
As you can see on the photo below spring arrived again. The saturday evening was warm and calm. As the ground was wet it was perfect for burning twigs and as a celebration to the Vernal Equinox.
The magical fire fascinates the boys and they helped me to keep it alive as the daylight got weaker.

In the end there were only a glowing pile left. The ashes and the coal will be nutrition to my root vegetables this summer.

16 kommentarer:

  1. Så gott det ser ut! Jag älskar Libanesisk mat, men jag har aldrig provat på att laga själv. Är det komplicerat?

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Det är enkelt. Tänk vitlök, citron, spiskummin, persilja och olivolja där har du smakerna.

      Radera
  2. I love the contrast between the first snowy photo and that amazing last photo of the glowing embers. You know, that last, gorgeous photo looks like a painting with wild paint strokes. I can imagine it at an absolutely huge size on a wall.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. That's why I had to take a photo of it, but it was very hot. The red strokes are glowing branches.

      Radera
  3. Happy Equinox!! :-) And thanks for sharing the lovely pictures.

    SvaraRadera
  4. The libanesian food looks delicious! And the glowing embers of the fire are so soothing, I think I need to visit an open fire soon...

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It was a perfekt time for light a fire , wet ground and dry branches.

      Radera
  5. Vädret har verkligen skiftat från dag till dag, snöoväder är ingen hit när man måste ut på vägarna. Härligt ändå att få börja röja i trädgården, så fort värmen kommer går det så fort. Vad gott det ser ut med libanesisk mat, det var länge sedan. Förut jobbade jag i en annan stad och där fanns en libanesisk restaurang som vi ofta besökte.
    Ha en fin söndag!
    Kram,
    Regina

    SvaraRadera
  6. Oh, den maten ser god ut! Det var hundra år sedan man käkade falafel... det får vi leta upp recept på. Eller du kanske har ett bra ett att dela med dig av? ;)
    Ser så mysigt ut att elda sådär.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Mixa kokade kikärtor med spiskummin, bladpersilja, vitlök, lite mjöl, salt o peppar. Rulla bollar och platta till dem i sesamfrön. Fritera i liten kastrull, det är inte så onyttigt för fettet hamnar bara på utsidan.

      Radera
  7. It's amazing how the weather changes especially if it happens so fast...I'm glad you made it home safely in that nasty weather. ^^

    Those lebanese dishes look delicios. I never even have the patience to cook let alone preping the food up and serving it so nicely. :/

    I love fire. My father and I used to burn twigs and dead crops in the garden as well and it always had some kind of magical feel to it especially after nightfall.

    SvaraRadera
  8. We've had a bit of heavy snow here lately, too. But I like driving on the empty country roads when it's like that. However, driving in it on the busy highways and the city is not so enjoyable. Glad you got home safely. :)

    That meal looks delicious, linnea-maria. Nothing I like more than middle-Eastern food and it's not only healthy (mostly) but so yummy! :)

    SvaraRadera
  9. Yeah, I agree. It was ok to drive on the country roads. Outside our neighbour town, driving on the highway, there was a car that passed me on the lane to the right, wich was unplowed. I got my whole front window covered in thick wet snow and couldn't see a shit. So I hit the brake and found the wiper lever. Luckily I wasn't hit by the row of cars behind me :P

    SvaraRadera
  10. The Lebanese food looks so yummy!

    SvaraRadera