Our Weekend, Week 8

We’ve been a little bit quiet this week, with no mid-week catch up. We had actually started another post but never got round to finishing it. It seems we had a lot to catch back up on after our week in Spain.

This week we made more corn pucks, a delicious ratatouille, a cheese ravioli, and we celebrated pancake day with pancakes, as well as the Lunar (Chinese) New Year with Korean pancakes.

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This weekend has been a very active weekend, although more socially and culinary than athletically. We had friends over for dinner on both Friday and Saturday, and Sofi’s parents came up to visit us during the day on Saturday.

The dinners had a strong Italian theme. On Friday, we made focaccia (with sage and red onion), melanzane alla parmigiana (baked aubergine with a tomato sauce and mozzarella and parmesan) as a starter, tagliatelle al pesto as the main, and we also made a simple layered quark dessert (we also made on New Year’s Eve).

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Unfortunately we forgot (as is often with us when we have guests over) to take photos of the finished food, however we will make the melanzane again next weekend and make a recipe then as well 😀

Our guests, Sam, Caroline, and Leo (their dog…although he didn’t eat our food), really enjoyed the food, and we thought it was nice to spend an evening with them. I (Jason) spend my days with Sam (we work together), but it was really nice to have more time to talk and to get to know Caroline better. Me and Sofi also got a few cuddles with Leo, which was nice 🙂

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On Saturday I woke up early to do a 1.5 hr session on the turbo trainer. It’s part of my new workout regime from TrainerRoad. I’m really enjoying the sessions, and the time seems to go by quickly trying to keep the power at the right level – it’s almost like a game!

Sofi’s parents came for lunch, and we made a nice salad and some cheese on toast. They haven’t been to our flat since we first moved in, so it was nice for them to see how much we’ve done to it to make it our home. We had a short stroll to Eriksberg afterwards, and had a fika in one of the nice cafés there. (It’s our current favourite.)

After Sofi’s parents left, we had an afternoon nap – perfect for recovery! And then started preparing for dinner. We made focaccia again, and prepared things for two types of ravioli.

Our guests, Malin and Evan, were wanting to try out making pasta, so we prepared the fillings in advance but left the pasta making until they came. When they came we made some mojitos and me and Evan watched the track cycling world championships while Sofi gave Malin a masterclass in ravioli making. (We were all happy with that arrangement.) One of the ravioli was a cheese ravioli with a tomato sauce, and the other was a black olive and sun-dried tomato ravioli with a pesto sauce. For dessert Sofi made puff-pastry rhubarb and crumble tarts – they were served with custard and were delicious!

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Today we had a relaxed morning and waited until the sun came out to go for a bike ride. Sofi’s leg was hurting a bit but she still wanted to ride. So we planned for me to do a longer loop and Sofi to leave a bit later to meet her on my way back and cycle the last part together. We timed it very well, and I did 40 km and met Sofi more-or-less where we expected to meet (she had done 17 km by then). We cycled the last 25 km together into the wind, but it was worth it with the sun shining and the blue skies! We then went to our favourite café for a quick fika before coming home and doing the weekly shop and reorganising our kitchen cupboards.

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Now it’s time to start making dinner.

Did you get up to anything fun or try something new this weekend?
/Jason and Sofi

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