To all my friends in Reykjavik complaining abou the weather. #itsuckstobeme #toohotonmybalcony #wheresmysunscreen #enjoy #bling #burningnose
Woke up wanting to get brutally overdressed and go for a picknick in the park. #sometimesmybraintellsmetodoweirdthings #icantbetheonlyone #whoscomingwith? (at Olaf Ryes Plass)
Allir er’að fá sér. Já ég tók bara mynd af sjónvarpinu. Djös partý mar ;) // new years party on TV… Such fun
Flew to Milan today. I had barely slept at all (a couple of hours) and was exhausted but I smiled the whole way. Something just gets a hold of me when I arrive in Italy and I’m happy, even in Milan, which isn’t my favorite city.
So today I arrived early in the morning, had lunch (forgot to take a photo, it was yummy) took a nap and went out for appetizers with my friend Claudio and some of his friends. A lot of Italian bars have this wonderful tradition of appetizer-happy-hour to trick people into coming out at night. They sell you appetizers at cocktail-prices (6 euros I think it was) and then they bring out a buffet of nibbles, really tasty ones, I might add. In my experience is that you get carried away with the nibbles and forget to have dinner, but who cares? They’re not even unhealthy.
More to come tomorrow :D and a real reportage of what I’m eating (that’s what it’s all about when in Italy right?)
Ps. I usually don’t like out-of-airplane photos, because they’re usually underwhelming compared to the real thing but I couldn’t resist posting one from the alps. Still, underwhelming…
Delightful :) (I like the tophat light, the other ones are ok)
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So, the other day I tried offing myself with food. I don’t recommend it. There must be a more effective and less painful way to go.
I had an urge to make something healthy and homemade because I really need to fix my diet. I recently watched a documentary about the western population being overfed and undernourished (hungry for change) and it made so much sense to me. I’m so tired of spending so much time eating but still not feeling like I’m getting enough (or the right kind) of energy to make the most of my days/weeks/months.
So I found this super healthy cancer-preventive cauliflower soup with Lima beans (Butter Beans). I’ve never made anything out of fresh beans before but I knew you were supposed to let the soak for hours so I put them in water for about 24 hours. The recipe I followed had canned beans so it didn’t say anything about how to treat fresh beans in preparation.
To make a long story short, the soup tasted great although it was a little bit too spicy for my taste. I went a little bit overboard on the chili. The only problem was that the beans didn’t seem like they had soaked for long enough. Beatur didn’t like the under-cooked beans so he left them on the side but I figured less cooked meant more vitamins and a healthier meal so I went to town on the beans and scooped up the whole thing.
Two hours later I felt sick to my stomach and ended up throwing up the whole thing and laying on the sofa in between sessions in cold sweat, completely disoriented. When Beatur came home, not sick at all I might add, he googled Lima Beans to find out if they could be prepared the wrong way and lo and behold: Lima Beans should apparently be soaked overnight in plenty of water, then drained and boiled in a pot with new water for about 2 hours. Otherwise they contain a natural insecticide, known as lectin or phytohaemagglutinin and “Lima beans can have dangerous levels of cyanide”
So I guess I’m lucky I didn’t die! or worse! ;)
Take my advice and don’t try out a new food without thoroughly studying how it’s should be prepared. Even the best soup in the world isn’t worth what I brought upon myself by cooking. I should probably just eat out all the time ;)
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