Paris marathon 2013

Trainers

I put my name down for the Paris marathon at the end of December. I enjoy running. I like a challenge, and I also like to have something to motivate me. Signing up was the easy bit. The next three months were hard work, but I had a plan and stuck to it, and managed to run the marathon and by doing so I was able to tick off something that has been on my to-do list for years.

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Baked lemon cheesecake

Lemon cheesecake
Lemon cheesecake

This is a baked lemon cheesecake with sour cream and lemon curd on top and raspberries and raspberry coulis on the side. There are a lot of unhealthy ingredients, and it tasted pretty great.

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Lohikeitto (Finnish Salmon & Potato Soup)

Lohikeitto

I needed something to go with the rye bread and use up fish stock that was in the freezer, so queue the fish soup. I’ve made this recipe on three occasions now – never (and not deliberately) following the recipe explicitly but instead adjusting it to the quantities that looked right at the time. Like a pho, it feels pretty nourishing to eat, and it’s one of my favourite dinners.

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