Sunday, August 31, 2008

Nikki in the newspaper

This time she is in Aftenposten with the INTSOK girls

Pork neck

I have never tried to make pork neck before. I'm going to keep it on the barbeque for about 4-5 hours
This is how it looked when it was done. It was VERY juicy in the middle and dry on the edges. So if you buy a big piece :-)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nikki in the paper again

Happy birthday to Meena

It is Meenas birthday today. Happy birthday...hope you enjoy your big day. Here is a picture of Meena and myself taken at her wedding a few years back :-)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Gard at Nero

Gard at Restaurant Nero.

One of the dishes at Nero

This was ravioli with chicken and foie gras

At Nero

Nero before all the guests had arrived

Crown Prince of Norway

Haakon Magnus, the Crown Prince of Norway, was also at ONS and he visited the E ON Ruhrgas stand while we were there.

Knut having a beer

Knut having a beer at the E ON Ruhrgas stand at ONS

StatoilHydro stand

Olav and Knut

After walking around for a bit it was nice to have a cold beer

We saw prime minister Jens Stoltenberg at ONS

As we were arriving at ONS we saw prime minister Jens Stoltenberg rush into the conference center

Going to ONS

Olav and I are waiting for the taxi

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Total Recall - the entertainment tonight

A classical movie before Arnold Schwarzenegger became the governator and back when Paul Verhoeven made good movies. And it is an intriguing thought: what if we could implant travel memories? And what about the ending of the movie? Was it just a dream?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Kor e an Jakob?

Har han kanskje dratt til Syden

Friday, August 22, 2008

Going to the movies with Ronny

Ronny and I went to the movies to see the Norwegian movie "Blod & ære" (blood & honor) about the Norwegian (and Stavanger) boxer Ole Klemetsen (also known as Lukkeøye or the Golden Viking). It was a very good movie actually.

I have made a cake for Nikki

So she can get some energy during her work with ONS :).

Thursday, August 21, 2008

How to reduce balsamic vinegar

I'm not sure if you guys use balsamic vinegar (or aceto balsamico as it is also known) but I love to use it when I e.g. eat a salad. When you go to the grocery store there are lots of different ones to choose from but few want to spend several hundred kroner buying Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena which can be age for up to 25 years. If you buy the cheapest stuff you get a balsamic vinegar with a lot vinegar taste but here is one method of making it sweeter and less vinegar tasting. First I bought the cheapest balsamic vinegar I could find....for about 20 kroner (about 4$)

Then I put most of it into a frying pan and boiled it for a while.

And voila...this is what you end up with. A small portion of thick, sweeter balsamic vinegar that is great for using on salads together with good olive oil :-)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Synergi Squash Team getting in shape

For the 2008 season :).

Getting there

Getting close to 10 min when biking to squash

Summer is not over yet

It was nice enough for a Harley ride today

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thank you Judy and Ted

For all the gifts we got. I'm going to try out the choolate now :).

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Nikki biked to work today

Now I'm picking her up with the red lightning :).

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Eurodam at port in Stavanger

Another cruise ship is in town. This time it is Eurodam from Holland America line

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The broad router has died

So now we are without internet and telephone. It is strange to be offline

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mum is dying her hair

But she doesn't want to participate in this 'bloging business'

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Measuring the pulse

When lying down it comes down to 45

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Playing tennis again

I played tenning for two hours with Jon Vidar this afternoon and after a 10 minute break I played an hour of squash with Geir. And to top it of...I biked to/from the squash so I got to bike 10 km as well :-)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ultra's biggest fan?

I normally do my grocery shopping at Ultra as they have a great selection of all the stuff I need so I count myself as a big fan. But I guess I'm not the biggest fan. I saw this little kid in the store the other day and he went bananas (no pun intended) when he pushed the button to get music going and getting the banan dancing :-)

Jogging around Mosvannet

It took me 23 nin and 30 sec to walk round and 13 min and 25 sec to jog. It is about 3 km per lap

A new action packed thriller from Matthew Reilly

Books come fast and cheap when buying on :).