Strange norwegian food habits + a little taste of Italy
& some drawings from my everyday life.

torsdag 24. januar 2013

JANUARY LISTS


A lot of people have HIGH EXPECTATIONS about the new year. 
Just wait to the 1st of January, I will become happier, healthier, prettier...I promise!
I can`t promise that. January the 1st and my fridge is still full of Juleskinke (we ate the last one a couple of days ago) - chocolate and cakes everywhere (damn you pepperkaker!), my butt is lazier than ever from the week I just had on the couch (or kitchen chair) (or armchair) (or bed) and more important, 
JANUARY is a shitty month. All that Christmas joy is over, people`s running to take down all those cute lights and scary little nisser, sky is grey, my face is grey. Oh how I hate this month.
BUT! It only lasts for 31 days. And when I begin to realize that, THEN I can write my list! 



So here it comes.
It is easy. I need to to less of one thing:

INTERNET

More of another thing

WALKING

LESS COMPARING
MORE ENJOYING

LESS THINKING ABOUT THE PAST (WHICH MAKES ME SAD)
MORE THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE (WHICH MAKES ME HAPPY)

LESS BLAMING ME (OR YOU)
MORE ACCEPTING THE FACT THAT I AM
34
working a lot and will still do that for a while
not a supermodel
pretty in my own way
sometimes moody sometimes sad

MORE FOCUSING ON THE FACT THAT I AM
beautiful 
creative
caring
still have MANY years ahead of me to realize my dreams
lucky to have a beautiful family and friends

This is my list for now.

Happy new year!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx






søndag 28. oktober 2012

Mohahahaaaaaa















Made a little doodle-gif just for fun! I hope you are having fun carving your pumpkins! I made some templates that you can download here if you want!

fredag 12. oktober 2012

GÖTEBORG WE ♥ YOU

















Yellow leaves, cats, trees, good pastries, and the cutest girl we know. That is a perfect recipe for a wonderful long weekend in Gothenburg. With a little help from Sandra Juto (here) we managed to find good coffee as well. Now welcome winter, we are ready.

Find me on instagram as well! --> vesleserena

fredag 28. september 2012

Matpakke, helst rosa, helst jeg som lager den.

I havent been drawing for this blog lately because I am working on some other projects, but I still love doodling food and switching to norwegian now

Har dere fulgt med matpakkediskusjonen? Jeg er STOR fan av matpakke. Det er billigere enn å kjøpe mat ute, du kan lage det så sunn som du bare vil, du har alltid det med deg, og du kan lage den ROSA! Jeg er nok ikke en som kle seg i rosa, men det er noe med de pastellfargene som gjør at jeg...bare...må...ha...dem. Og jeg, kvinnen, lager matpakken i huset fordi jeg elsker det og ikke fordi jeg er fanget i en kjønnsrolle. Når jeg står på kjøkkenet står mannen på badet og skifter bleie, god mat vs bæsj - hvem koser seg mest tror dere?

Og så har jeg fått denne fine boka her da, fra denne fine damen her, men den har alle skrevet om allerede...!


onsdag 20. juni 2012

Would you like to have this guy as your boyfriend?



Have you seen the last OBOS campaign? Has been around for a while now. It says, Massimo lives with mummy. There are a couple other boards too, just as funny as this one. Do we italians look like this to you? 


Here are the videos, thanks Eva!






torsdag 10. mai 2012

Thursday

Things I love.
Bento + 80s anime
Heidi has a very strange mouth. But she is indeed my favourite, I think she looks a bit like my daughter :) more Heidi here


Maia found here
























Heidi & Miffy found here




















mandag 7. mai 2012

Monday & comfort food



I have got an email a couple of weeks ago from a girl (ciao Giulia!) who is so lucky to have found the heart of a norwegian BOY! And since I want their love to grow, I am suggesting her to feed it with very fat and very norwegian food! So I am starting this new column, husmannskost, with real easy norwegian recipes. So here it is, Flesk & duppe for you. Happy monday! 


ps. I didnt write how to cook the meat (fry it in a pan until crispy and delicious) and boil the potatoes, but that is because if you are reading my blog I KNOW you already know how to do it :) 

fredag 27. april 2012

Fiskekakedoodle

One of the doodles I made for the Doodle Swap I am partecipating in. I made 7 doodles and will receive 7 amazing doodles as well, from all around the world! Its so nice to get actual mail. 

I also received a letter from my dear friend Marco today, we have been writing LETTERS to each other for at least 17 years I think..and we never MET! Still we have plenty to say to each other and he always choose the kind of paper that I like, home made paper in beautiful colours.. I hope we will write to each other FOREVER :)

Have a nice weekend! (original fish cakes recipe here)


fredag 6. april 2012

Et festlig måltid!




It is a bit blasphemic maybe to show a pigs head on Good Friday, but I found this nice, mouth-watering postcard yesterday at Folkemuseet  and I had to share it with you.

Still a happy easter to you :)


onsdag 4. april 2012

Happy easter!

Hello!
Sorry about the long silence, I have been sick with this all this time, but now I see the end of the tunnel!

I wish you a happy yellow sunny easter, for you and your families!

Hugs

Serena

mandag 19. mars 2012

Fun for those who are still 12 inside.

Took this picture a couple of years ago.. I have been meaning NOT to post it, but tonight I found it again and after giggleing for 2 min., here it is.

scroll down for the uncensored version.
For the record, it means TO RENT in italian. I just had to remove an A.







































søndag 18. mars 2012

A list to myself

OH! That is a deep breath. So this is what happened last week.
I got better from chickenpox but the virus (that bastard!) had already gone into my brain so I got the WORST headache you could imagine and had to go to the hospital and they took out some of my brain fluid from my back and checked it and so I have something like an infection. I am not very sick, I just have an headache and am very tired. I will get better. BUT OH MY I so want to go on with my life, be myself again. So I made this list to remember myself to actually do these simple but necessary things as soon as I am up and feeling great again. And cross my fingers that my daughter will not bring home another virus of some kind, at least for a while. 

I hope you all are okay and celebrating spring! 





søndag 11. mars 2012

"You know what's wrong with Norwegian food?"

Found this funny thing today.
A LUTEFISK pre-cooked TV dinner.
Maybe next year instead of eating Grandiosa for Christmas, somebody should try this one?


Oh yeah and I found this joke:
"You know what's wrong with Norwegian food?" a friend asked, not waiting for an answer.
"It's all white. It tastes really yucky. And it smells."
(I do not agree)



















PS: 
I will share a secret with you (norwegians, with a TV)
I like watching ÅNDENES MAKT. Can`t help it! 

Have a good night.




fredag 9. mars 2012

THE norwegian cheese #1 !









































Yes I am talking about Mr. Jarlsberg.
Apparently it`s the most widely distributed fresh Norwegian food in the United States.
What is so special about it? I still have to find out. The misteries of Norway! 
Maybe the thing is that in Norway we dont have so many kinds of food to choose between (at least compared to other european countries) (Yes I WILL SAY IT, COMPARED TO ITALY!) 


But anyway I read an article called King Jarlsberg here and today it is TACODAY friday - so you will need your cheese! Now go and buy it! And if you live in the U.S.A., please keep the norwegian economy up and going, go buy the Jarlsberg cheese you too :) 


Jarlsberg is a beautiful place in Vestfold as well. Here. 



søndag 4. mars 2012

The neverending story...chicken pox II

So it seems like now its my turn to get chicken pox. Wow. Its really as bad as you can imagine. Itching. NOT scratching (even if I want to...OOH I want it so bad!).

Once in a lifetime they say, I sure hope it is right.


A DOODLE A DAY: sunday

So did you like this doodle-week? 
Now would you like to come over for a nice cup of tea? 
The nicest kettle found here



lørdag 3. mars 2012

A DOODLE A DAY: Saturday

Sometimes it is nice with rain on a saturday, when it melts the snow for example, or when you really need to relax and read a good book.


onsdag 29. februar 2012

mandag 27. februar 2012

A DOODLE A DAY: MONDAY

So this norwegian food thing is very funny and I love drawing food, but sometimes I enjoy sitting with some coloured pens and just let it flow...doodling...This week, I am making a little doodle a day for you. (for a week) Starting with today!