Archive for August, 2009

heading ‘home’

Sorry, about letting you down the past two weeks. I have been rather busy/tired.

Tomorrow is the big day. New York, here we come!

Words can’t tell how excited I am!


Picture via google

amager strandpark

Amager strandpark

Yesterday Morten picked me up from work. We bought bagels and rode to the nearby beach called Amager Strandpark. After relaxing there for some time we went to Nyhavn to get some softice covered in chocolate. Yum!

seven things

Lina tagged me to list seven interesting things about me. Whether or not they’re interesting that’s up to you to decide, but here they are:

1. If I ever should get asked what I couldn’t live without I would love to answer ‘Morten’ but it would have to be ‘my glasses’. They’re the first thing I reach out for in the morning. When going for a swim it’s hard to make out my company from all the other people around.

2. I’m currently obsessed with pugs. I would LOVE to have one. It’s like I’m bewitched. Whenever I see a pug my heart makes summersaults and I have a big smile on my face immediatly. There’s something about those little crinkled faces and the sounds they make when breathing or being exciting.  I ♥ pugs!

3. I have a cousin that’s the exact same age as me. Whenever we visited my aunt’s, Florian and I would be unseparable. We would build a huge tent in his room with all the blankets available in the house. And then we would take his stuffed animals, open them up and ‘heal them’. You must know, we were vets ;-) For a very long time our dream was to open up a clinic together and save little dogs and cats =)

4. When Morten and I first got together he would live in Copenhagen, DK whereas I would still be living with my family in Germany. We would see each other every two or three weeks, unbearably long intervals. Morten, who is a bit of a geek, would set up a countdown on the internet. It had a picture of us taken on New Year’s Eve in the background and it would show how many days, hours, minutes and seconds were left until we would see each other again.

5. I just joined Denmark’s first and only all-girls-flag-football team. I got introduced to the sport through Morten and his friends. Morten is a huge NFL fan which means I spend my winters watching a ball that’s not even round being chased by 22 huge (read hot) guys for hours. I’m really excited on being on the team and hope for a successful 2nd half of the season. Go FOXES!!!

6. In 2005/2006 I was in America working as an au pair for the most adorable Jewish family ever. I would take care of 14 year old twins Samantha and Emily and Zachary, age 10. Not a day goes by without thinking of my time over there and missing the kids like crazy. (That whole experience definitely deserves a blog post at some point!)

7. In 16 days we will be going to New York! It’s gonna be the fourth time for me, Morten’s second. Last time we also went together, being there for 3 days with a group of NFL fans from Denmark, seeing the Jets vs. Steelers. This time we have incredibly 8 days to spend in the Big Apple (of course, we’ll also watch a game this time!). We’ll be staying very close to Central Park. I recently bought a Lonely Planet to prepare myself for the trip. Whenever visting a big city, we just love to stroll around and experience the different neighbourhoods, their unique smells, buildings, atmospheres and people. Can’t wait!

I’ll tag everyone who feels like sharing 7 things about themselves!

Happy Thursday everyone!

dinner time

This week’s theme seemed to be brassica vegetables. We had everything from cabbage and broccoli to cauliflower. I just learned from wikipedia that the two last named are in fact the flowers of the plants. Who knew?

Tuesday – Kulturhuset

TuesdayTuesday night Morten picked me up from work. We would go to a place called ‘Kulturhuset’ – culture house – which lies right across the street from Brinjas boutique on Islands Bygge. On a rainy day nothing much happens on Islands Brygge but as soon as the suns comes out the place is filled with people sunbathing and taking a dip in the harbour pool. Morten had tortilla chips with cheddar and chicken and 4 nice dips on the side. I went for the tagliatelle with bell pepper, zucchini, chicken and pesto. In case you wonder how this could be a 20-minute-Tuesday – it took about 20 minutes from when we ordered till we got the food. A bit of cheating, but not really… =)

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Wednesday – Ground Beef with Cabbage and Cauliflower

WedensdayThis dish really doesn’t fotograph very well. But let me tell you it’s a quick tasteful dish with lots of curry and cumin, two of our favorite spices.

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Thursday – Pasta Meat Sauce !

ThursdayProbably my favorite dish ever. And also one we came up with ourselves. The trick is lots of veggies that get the chance to cook at least 30 minutes in the tomato sauce. It makes it very creamy (Morten’s tip!). When all cooked, top it with cubes of mozzarella cheese – delish!

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Friday – Bagels

FridayNot really a fish-dish but you when you have a craving for fast food, this one’s at least a healthy decision (at least that’s what we tell each other). Morten likes his with marinated chicken, turkey bacon and humus, and I like mine with turkey breat and chili cream cheese.

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Saturday – Pasta Meat Sauce !!

SaturdayI told you it was my favorite dish! Kristian came over to watch a college football game. Kristian and Morten go way back to when they both were swimmers. With speedos and all ;-) This time we kicked it up a notch (an expression I learned through The Sims, how cool?). We would put it in the oven at the end with cheese on top. Lots of cheese!

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Sunday – Left Overs with Veal

SundayWe used up all the vegetables such as brocoli and cauliflower and tossed it together with fresh pasta and veal.

This week’s project brings us all to a new level (Can you tell I have seen too many episodes of America’s Next Top Model?). Our plan is is to have soup every single night (to make up for last week and some of the weeks before). So far it goes very well, I’ll keep you posted!

flying kitten

Nothing is as joyful as getting mail. Last week I was lucky enough to experience  such a joyous moment =) Sam from matou en peluche who makes the most perfect drawings (check out her etsy store!!!) send me a package containing our very own copy of the flying kitten! When I first got introduced to Sam’s lovely art and her passion for cats, I secretly hoped that she would do a drawing of a cat that is a Root-look-alike… Guess what, I really didn’t have to wait too long =) Morten particularly fell for the cat’s smirk. Thank you Sam for such a lovely piece of art!!!