Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Cooking is love made visible


The theme of Kim Klassens Texture Tuesday and Create with Joy's Friensdhip Friday is Love. Besides loving feelings, care and thoughts, love is also a matter of will and concrete actions. My focus has recently been in manifesting love in action in the kitchen - Love to my family as well as to myself :)

I've been doing menu plans for each week {which I've so far posted only to Mietteitä matkanvarrelta, my blog in Finnish}.

The aim with menu plans is, for the first, to focus on both eating various vegetables of the season and serve fish more often - and to be inspired to try new recipes.

Another goal is to plan the dinners in such a way, that we can use the most left overs from the day before.The left over rice can for example be used in a paella or risotto the day after.

And last but not the least, paying attention to the weekly special bargains, when making the menu plan, we can both reduce the times when we do the groceries, and limit the amount of the impulse purchases (that happens though still every now and then).
We've said no thanks to the food advertisement in a paper form, since we get the advertisements from the internet, which is more environmental friendly than the paper ones (in Denmark most of the supermarkets do publish the weekly bargains online.)



Well, now it's time to warm the scalloped potatoes (I made a double portion yesterday) and set a portion of butter beans to soak overnight ... Beans and lentils are delicious and easy-to-prepare, once you get to the rhytm of setting them to soak in the evenings. There's so many nice recipes with beans and lentil, that I look forward of preparing ... I'll promise to post the most tasty ones here on the blog!

PS: A warm welcome to Tish, my newest follower!


Kim Klassens Cafe

I've used Kim Klassens texture Edith on the photos

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

19 comments:

  1. good idea - I can only imagine how long it took you to set up this shot - really great!

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    1. Thank you ~ it took just a few minutes ... As I read Kim's post about the love theme, I got the idea and headed to the kitchen (we're having winter holiday this week so there's time to be creative :).

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  2. Can this be the best posters for the kitchen wall of all times -- totally cool images!
    Hugs

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  3. What a great idea, Nina, love both images, so beautiful !
    Nice week and for Thursday Happy Valentine's,
    Sylvia

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  4. Good for you on the meal planning! As you know it takes time and planning. It's well worth it!

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    1. Thank you June ~ I hope I'll get into the routine... Starting to reuse the plans at some point, I hope ;)

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  5. Cooking and love are definitely two words that go together! Such a great post ... and your images are so creative ... love them! This is my first visit from both Kim and Kent's sites!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah! Your heart with the simplicity and the lovely quote is lovely ~ just my type of bluish colors ~ love the photo!

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  6. Beautiful idea to display LOVE, your pictures make great Valentine's cards.
    Happy Valnetine's day!

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    1. Thanks Barbara! Now when on holidays I enjoy being a bit creative :) Happy Valntines day to you & yours!

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  7. These images are so lovely...I'm so glad you visited my blog because now I've discovered yours. It's beautiful...and I'm just realizing that I recognize you from Instagram! It's so good to "meet" you and I'll look forward to future posts. :)

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    1. Thank you Sherri ~ Your iPhone pictures are of great inspiration! The Instagram is a great community, it's only recently that I've started to learn to use it :) So happy for having found your blog and art!

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  8. Menu planning is a great idea. I have fallen out of the practice, unfortunately. I do not know why as I really do love knowing what I will be making for the evening meal instead of worrying about it at the end of each afternoon. :)

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    1. I had also a longer pause before I started to do the menu plans ... I hope that I'll keep going on now, getting into the routine again ~ staring to reuse the plans at some point will be regarding :)

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  9. Your bean *LOVE* made me smile! What a great idea! And I also love making meals that stretch so I don't have to cook so much, although you appear to enjoy cooking more than I do!

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    1. Thanks Julie :) I find cooking gives a nice balance to my daily work - in my kitchen I don't need to be thinking,alert and reflective in that sense ... I can instead enjoy the smells, colors, feel the materials and last but not the least - taste ;)

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  10. I love the pics and thank you for sharing your tips. I always plan to make a meal plan weekly but never really get there, need to gather my priorities now :D

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