martes, 16 de diciembre de 2014

White memories

I had never experienced fresh snow. Lots of it. Coming from a tropical country, I would dream of playing with snow just like the kids on tv. Yesterday there was a lot of snow falling over Trondheim. And I loved every moment of it. 
I was at the city center when it started!

This morning on my way to work

When I came back home I noticed something that I have only imagined before. A bare tree, covered in snow, with bright red fruits on it's branches. Such a sight reminded me of a Christmas card I made four years ago. Such memories!

domingo, 14 de diciembre de 2014

Sweet winter

I decided, while in Panama that I will not eat macaron until I try the real deal: macaron made in France. I wanted to wait, since I had an upcoming trip to Norway, which included a stop in Paris before heading home. But we never know how things will end up, and I did not go back home as planned: I am having my Norwegian winter experience.

 "If you can't go to the mountain, then the mountain will come to you." 

So, I had my first macaron come to me, from Auzou. This was possible thanks to a lovely person coming to Trondheim from France, who bought this sweet box for me. 
Such a gesture brightened up my cold and dark winter. (Here in Trondheim we are quite north, so sunrise is at 09.50 and sunset at 14.30 these days!)

Mini "Noisette" flavored macaron
 These are "Macaron Auzou mini". If you are curious about the flavours, look them up here.
My favorite flavour was  "Caramel beurre salé", which was sweet, and a little salty at the same time. Nicely balanced and yummy.
"Caramel beurre salé"
Good things happen to those who wait, right?

Maria Elena :)

sábado, 13 de diciembre de 2014

Remembering fall

It was autumm when I wrote this post, and I was experiencing it for the first time. Probably Norway is a place a little extreme for a Panamanian girl... Temperatures were not higher than 10 degrees Celsius, with one morning being -1!

But, it was indeed beautiful and inspiring, specially while we had some sun. 
Right now we have sun only from 09:50 to 14:30 so we can sum it up as darkness and ice!