Monday, February 18, 2008

Vitamin Cheese

Look what I found in the grocery store? Bulgarian sheep's cheese!!! Very exciting for the 1/4 bulgarian! So I just HAD to buy it and I just HAD to photograph it and taste it. It has the texture of a feta cheese but the taste is a bit different. At first, you think it's similar to feta, but as you continue to chew, it becomes stronger in flavor - almost spicy. A little research on the internet a few seconds later, and I discover that the consider this 'brined' sheep's cheese. And that defines this cheese perfectly. It's milder cousin, the feta, doesn't hold a candle to this cheese. I ran across a few recipes with this cheese so I'll be defnitely making these this week and posting them for you to try.

In the meantime, say cheese!!!

Sorry, I couldn't resist....

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Well, well, well - what do we have here? Another post!!! Yes indeed!!!

Just wanted to fill you in on some exciting news for Anders and I. We are now, proud home owners as we just bought our first apartment! It is around 900 sq. ft. which by American standards, is small. But by Swedish standards, is a nice size. While I certainly loved our house in Dallas, I didn't enjoy cleaning the entire thing of which we probably only used 900 sq ft - you know? Plus, this goes along with the idea of living smaller and making do with less therefore creating a smaller 'footprint' in the environment. Ok, now everyone get together and let's hug - or at least hug a tree!!! ;-) No, but seriously, we couldn't be happier. The layout is great, and while there are certainly some things that need to be done to improve the place, it is extremely liveable as is so we can take our time. Our move in date is in April some time - most likely the end of April as I will be traveling the entire month of March and going to Dallas in April to see my adorable nephew. Did I mention him yet? Oh yeah, his name is Caden!!!

So now my days are spent day dreaming about paint colors and furniture layout. I have promised myself to take my time (as you know, I like to build rome in a day!) and will tackle the balcony first. I'm thinking Texas meets Japanese zen garden - what do you think? I want to get one of those iron stars or some kind of funky texas art. I'll have to drag Mandy and Caden to a antique store while I'm home. Then onto the guest room as I hope to have my parents stay with us a few days (until we get on eachother's nerves) when they visit in July. Of course, painting over the wallpaper will happen rather quickly too. I HATE TO PAINT but unfortunately it cost too much to fly my cousin Carl over to paint!! HA! We'll tackle the BIG projects (bathroom, kitchen, floors) later on.

So, that's it on the home front. The next couple of weeks will be spent starting to pack (since I won't be around much soon) and getting ready for my work trips to Switzerland, Netherlands and Australia. WOOOHOOO!!

Have a great Sunday!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Baby, baby, baby!!!

More absolutely adorable pictures of my nephew. I am so not biased, am I?!
Is he not all boy or what?!?! He's the perfect combo of my sister and her husband, I think. Maybe a little Aunt Mo thrown in for good measure!!! ;-)
Caden sleeping in the cradle. Apparently (family, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) our great grandfather built this for his children and it has since been used by two generations. Very cool and VERY heavy.

Life for me...well, things are good but I don't want to jinx anything so I'm going to keep my mouth shut for a couple more days. I'M NOT PREGNANT, however.


Friday, February 01, 2008

And now introducing, the most beautiful baby EVER!

Caden Myers Evans
6lb, 15 oz.
born on 1/31/2008 at 9:06pm

Mom and baby are doing fine - isn't he just perfect?