And so November has passed

Wow this month you guys… I feel like I have not accomplished anything this month and then so much has been going on. I am a bit sad that I didn’t get to push through with NaBlPoMo until the end. It was a struggle. I had many more ideas just no time to realise the DIYs I wanted to share. And I just didn’t feel like writing some filler posts just to have something up. That’s how it is. Thanks for still coming along and reading.

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I am still happy on what has been put out here to read for you:

#01: 10 Things you dint know about me – Part IV
#02: Random Facts I found fascinating
#03: Homemade Avocado Scrub
#04: My Favorite Books 2018 – Part I
#05: Networking – It’s all about the mindset
#06: Grandmas Herb Soup and the discovery of unknown herbs
#07: The Fascination of Fire
#08: Fear of a Blank Space
#09: Current TV Shows I am Watching
#10: Happiness Review & Coffee Share
#11: Shortlist of my favorite Sacred Architecture
#12: All the Emotions on a Monday :: 12 von 12
#13: Scented Wall Hanging  Recycle Quick Tip #11
#14: Advent Wreath Inspiration
#15: Household Chores – an attempt at a scheduling plan
#17: Happiness Review #26 & Coffee Shares
#18: My Experience with Operation Christmas Child
#19: Favorite Books 2018 – Part II
#20: Ramblings from the sickbed
#21: Spicy Fruit Punch for Winter Days
#22: Photowalk before winter arrives
#23: Chickpea Salad with Tuna
#24: Always, Sometimes, Never

The longest to write where #1, #4, and #19. Most Research went into #11. Most scared to hit publish probably #8 and #15. Posts I wanted to share with you: My annual advent wreath tutorial. I am still making it and the light is so terrible I really don’t know how to take pictures. Now let me know what you favorite post was. And come back tomorrow for a fun winter list.

Happy Friday,

Tobia

Always Sometimes Never

I know we just had a self-entered post here but this post was inspired by Lecy and I though it was fun to read. So here is my version of it. (Also might be in a hurry to go on some road tripping this was already half done. Thinking efficiently today. Please forgive.)

I always am instantly happy when I see snowflakes.
I always get freaked out when people pop their fingers. The sound just doesn’t sound right.
I always (try) to visit my grandparents grave on “Last Sunday before Advent commemorating the Dead”
I always forgive really quick. If you say you are sorry we are good.
I always love to travel and explore and see new things.

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I sometimes wonder what it would be like to wander this world as a man.
I sometimes get overwhelmed by too many people.
I sometimes wish I was living in a remote cabin in the countryside.
I sometimes am too curious for my own good. Then people think I am nosy.
I sometimes want to emigrate to a new country. Hot contenders are Canada, U.S.A. anything Scandinavian.

I never smoked a cigarette in my life.
I never want to experience a car accident or anyone close to me have one. Heck make that no car accidents for everyone.
I never feel good asking people for help.
I never finish all the ideas I have tumbling in my head.
I never drink plain milk.

What is something you always do? Sometimes do? Never do?

Happy Weekend,

Tobia

Chickpea Salad with Tuna

Hello hello,

today I have a quick home cooked salad for you. cooked salad you wonder. Yes! I love food that is warm. I also like salad. So I often mix the best of both: cooked veggies and some cold ingredients. For today I raided my pantry and I came up with a glass of cooked chick peas and can of tuna. This is how the Chickpea Salad with Tuna was born.

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Are you ready. Here is what you need:

🖤 chopped shallot
🖤 chopped clove
🖤 glass of pre-cooked chickpeas
🖤 handfuls of chopped tomatoes
🖤 twig of rosemary
🖤 salt, pepper, lemon juice
🖤 can of tuna
🖤 handful of lettuce/spinach/chard, etc

Let’s get cooking:

  1. Preheat olive oil in pan. Add chopped shallot and clove. Saute.
  2. Add chickpeas and let simmer for a bit.
  3. Add tomatoes and rosemary.
  4. Let simmer until everything looks good but is not all broken up.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add tuna and spice to liking.
  7. Add salad greens and serve immediately.

Next time I do this dish I will probably add a bit of avocado too.

Let me know if you give this a try and how you’ve liked it.

Happy weekend y’all,

Tobia

Photo Walk before Winter arrives

Today I grabbed my camera and went for a walk in the park and cemetery. Sometimes when I am on a photo walk a theme presents itself. Today it was “hanging on”.

Hanging on to the last bouts of fall. 
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Happy evening,

Tobia

Spicy Fruit Punch for winter days

After being locked up for the last few days I needed to get outside today. I knew it got cold but I was still a bit surprised how cold it was. Winter was in the air. I could almost smell snowflakes but not quite yet. When I was strolling the streets I thought to myself this will be a really cold long winter. We hadn’t had those in a while. I am looking forward. Just need to get used to the cold. Cold air makes everything feel fresh and new. However when I came home I was chilled to the bone. Time for a spicy fruit punch to warm me up.

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Good thing I had all the ingredients already at hand. Let me invite you for a glass and if you are not able to stop by let me share the recipe with you.

What you need:

♥ bag of homemade chai tea
♥ redcurrant juice
♥ mint

Preparations are quite simple. Boil the chai tea in water and let simmer for about 30 mins. Add approx. same amount of juice to the concoction. Heat up. Fill in glass and decorate with min leaves.

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If you enjoy this recipe you might also like Kuuma Karpalomehu – Finnish Hot Cranberry Juice. Now I wander what your favourite hot drink during winter time is. Let me know so I can give it a try.

Happy winter,

Tobia

spicy fruit punch for cold winter days