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October is the month of lamb in Oslo It’s interesting to see how shops in Oslo offer produces based on the season. A month ago I was craving lamb. The butcher at the grocery said: it’s raining, the wool is not wet so we can’t shave the lambs so I haven’t received…

It’s been a bit more than two full months since we moved and settled in in Oslo. We had a pretty good first month and a great first impression of the city and the life here. How about two months in? Weather in Oslo in October It’s 10 degrees right now. Yesterday, 7th…

Hi everyone It’s been a bit more than a month since I settled in in Oslo with the kids. As things have started to become quite busy I decided I’d write something a bit more personal, more relevant to family and friends. Back to school at the Lycee Francais Rene Cassin…

“Oslo is damn expensive” is what you read everyday on blogs and forums of international people in Oslo. THINK AGAIN! Coming from Zürich all seems quite cheap: food, housing, transport etc… I arrived 5 days ago in Oslo and here are my first impressions. On top of the cost of…

Holy guacamole!   My sister and brother in law just visited from Arizona and advised a tasty quick and easy guacamole recipe. It will take me as much time to type it than to make it. Here’s the recipe for 6 small serves: * chop a small red onion *…

I didn’t even thought my kids would love it but they did, so this is a definite winner: Verrine cremeuse et croustillante à la pomme i.e. Creamy crunchy apple dessert. It takes 2 minutes, it looks good, it has a mix of textures, it’s super healthy. Here is all you…

Second recipe in the “What’s for dinner series”, with the same theme using the oven to make crispy, tender and juicy chicken legs. How to grill chicken legs in the oven? Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 60 minutes Oven temperature: 200C degrees (390F) What are the few easy steps?…

What’s for dinner? This is a series that I’m happy to do, almost real time with a few pics and a couple of instructions as my recipes are very simple. They appeal to my kids so I hope it will help and inspire you to vary the menu as this question…

I’m French, so I know my desserts, in particular cakes and pastries. I’m Asian so I know what’s good too! In Sydney we found a couple of French style bakeries like Victoire in Cammeray and Darlinghurst, La Renaissance in the Rocks and later La Boulangerie in Maroubra Junction shopping centre,…

Lately we’ve been so busy we didn’t eat out as much but cooked instead. It’s also because they had a promotion a Denner (budget grocery chain) where you could buy your Highway Toll annual pass for 35 Fr instead of 40 Fr but with a minium spend of 100 Fr….