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 this...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

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

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 :-)

video

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 Amazon.co.uk :).