Monday, 21 January 2013

FIRST SPRING TICKLES






A small train trip, many walks. More powdery snow. A few sun rays tickling all the corners. Reading a sentence here and there. More frozen windows. Spicy broccoli soup with coconut cream, ginger and lime juice. What about a few pancakes with grandmother´s raspberry jam?

Happy afternoon break greetings while the sun is already setting!

26 comments:

  1. Love that house! And so nice to see a peek of your corners.. and you of course as well.

    Would love to have a recipe of the soup!

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    1. Dear Merja,

      The secret of a hot broccoli soup:

      Anything from cupboards goes well. This time in the soup were boiling: onion, garlic and ginger. Broccoli, carrots and potatoes. Some crushed dried black chanterelles. Some water. Coconut cream, chickpeas, chili pepper, juice of lime, black pepper, salt, some cherry tomatoes.

      Sweet and hot the same time!

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  2. It seems you have had a cosy and pleasant afternoon! You have the gift of a storyteller!:) That book keeps lots of secrets and looks very interesting... Well, here we are still expecting the REAL snow, the last one has nearly melted as the temperatures are not that low. It's evening time. A cardboard improvised marionnette is waiting to be finished, I've just prepared a banitsa for dinner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banitsa), the fireplace is sending warmth... And I'll be blogging, until the banitsa is baking...;-)

    Have a lovely new week!

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    1. Dear Rossichka,

      Such sweet words! Hopefully you already got some more snow. Here the February brings already the sun back, but the snow will stay. My favourite month.

      Banitsa, it sounds so good. Thank you for sharing it, I hope to find it on my small spring trip in April (:

      Enjoy the coming week!

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  3. All sounds sublime. We are blanketed in dep snow. Time for log fires, hot food and a cuddle with the cats and dog!

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  4. Oh, Anna, 'Albert' is my old Blogger name - this is David & Fred from the UK! We're still loving your blog - of course!

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    1. Oh, Fred and cats! What a happy home you must have. Enjoy the log fires!

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  5. That house in the first photo is beautiful.

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  6. Your pictures are beautiful. Even in Holland we do have snow now...
    (but to crowded here so sometimes chaos on the roads. Whe're not used to this type of weather.)

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  7. Last weekend I went to walk in the forest and ı realized cyclamen flowers and white flowers also trees start giving tiny spring news its amazing world we can not see antyhing in the city but nature is working
    I love your paintings Anna ...If I write a book I wish you could do the book cover....love from İstanbul

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    1. Thank you so much for your greetings all the way from Istanbul! Cyclamen flowers in your forests, sounds such a big dream!

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  8. the little house is so beautiful!
    you must be very cosy there :)

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    1. Even I do not live in that house, I was very happy to see it! It is enough (:

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  9. I really like these photos. Oh, the first one, oh the light!

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    1. The light, the spring-winter light!

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  10. It is so cold here this week. Thanks for inviting us into the warmth of your life. Yum to the soup and the frost on the window is so pretty!

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  11. Hello! I think this is my first comment here. I'm a reader from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Love your pictures, winter is beautiful! I'm following. Happy new year!

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    1. Hello dear Automne!

      Lovely to have you here. Happy February to you!

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  12. oh i would die for some pancakes right now =)
    the sun is saying "hi" today.

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    1. Anytime Indra, you are welcome to come here, I make you some (:

      The sun said hi also here today.

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  13. that house in the first picture, so so so beautiful. hope the new year has been good to you so far.

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    1. Dear Sandra,

      So good to have you here. The new year has been pleasant. New things, eager! Many nice days and projects to you too. Hälsningar!

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  14. oh my goodness, that house! i need to see it with my own eyes someday! please please please can you tell me where it is so that i put it on my "to-see" google maps list?

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