One of my favourite things about going to Norway this year was getting to meet my blogland friends. It really did surprise me to get there and feel so welcome, it was like catching up with old friends.
When Laila sent me an email before we left and invited us for a traditional Norwegian meal I was SO EXCITED!She said she would cook moose (I had to explain to hubby it wouldn't be the chocolate kind!). What a fantastic meal:
Here is Bente from Lille Stasjon and left Lisbeth, Irene, Laila, May Britt, Me, and Siw from Quiltegarden.
The ladies had spent A LOT of time preparing a fantastic meal of moose with the best potatoes (I have tried to replicate them back home but with no luck) yummy veges and of course Lingonberry jam, and a special flat bread made from potato flour.
Dessert was divine!We had cloudberries with cream and special waffles made into a cone shape (my mouth is watering just writing about it!). And as if that wasn't enough spoiling we had a cake that is only served at special occassions. It was the lightest of sponge cake with a layer of wild strawberries and cream in the middle. The entire cake is then covered in fresh cream and decorated. YUM!
As well as a very special meal with a beautifully set table the ladies had wonderful gifts for us too! Not just for me but for my hubby as well! We received a beautiful pair each of mittens:
The ladies also had some traditional moose fabric and bear fabric for me too. May Britt gave me a copy of their quilt guild magazine and some postcards. I have some lovely treasures from Norway.
Then we got so spend lots of time here:
At the Trysil Knut Hotel. We had GREAT fun having classes and workshops over the week.
Trysil is a very beautiful part of Norway, I am lucky to have visited, and keep a little bit of it in my heart...
Leanne Beasley xxx