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A few water leaks (and quick-fixes for them)

This lovely fellow has to have a hard time with us. It’s only place is outside under the naked sky and fully exposed to everything the Finnish winter has to offer: Snow, water, really cold temperatures, and sometimes – maybe sometimes – also sun and a bit warmer temperatures.Since quite the beginning I realized a…

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By Team, April 12, 2021 Philip is the creative mind behind theothernormal.life
Do you ever REALLY listen to music?

Do you ever REALLY listen to music?

How many times do you actually listen by purpose to a song and take the words really into your mind? I guess that nowadays a big amount of songs is more meant for entertainment purposes than for thoughtful listening and the conveyance of important messages. Actually, quite many “older” singer and songwriters used their songs…

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By phil, March 17, 2021
Oil issue, fixing and creating another one…

Oil issue, fixing and creating another one…

A few weeks ago, I started the van again in the cold and left it running a few minutes before I was about to drive it away. Because I had to remove another car that was parked behind the van, I had to get out again of the van. And when I put my leg…

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By phil, March 15, 2021
This is Peter – “da Peda”

This is Peter – “da Peda”

Volkswagen LT45 1979 2,4l Diesel 55kW Peter arrived on 11.12.2020 in our family. He is an experienced WV LT45 originally built in 1979 who was at some point converted into a campervan here in Finland. In Austrian dialect he is called “Da Peda” and that’s why I will name him that way. Da Peda has…

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By phil, February 21, 2021
Intro

Intro

The international couple Our story is quite a cliche nowadays: Two students from different countries meeting on a semester abroad, falling love and so on and so on… It all started back in Sweden in 2009 when Hanna and me met and, after quite some considerations, talks and so, decided to spend our future together….

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By phil, October 25, 2020
Matcha white chocolate truffle cake

Matcha white chocolate truffle cake

This recipe is from one of my favourite books “Little Bird Goodness” by Megan May. The book is amazing and many of the recipes are part of our weekly menu. This cake is perfect for any kind of parties and surprises many with its fresh sweet taste. One cake is enough for at least 8…

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By hanna, May 31, 2020
Zucchini-Flaxseed crackers

Zucchini-Flaxseed crackers

These are my all-time favourite crackers. So easy to make and last long in the fridge. I eat the often with a soup or just like that with avocados on the top. Here the cracker is pictured with┬ápink sauerkraut and mung bean sprouts. 2 zucchinis, middle-size 3 cups water 1/4 cup basil/ other fresh herbs…

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By hanna, September 12, 2018
Carrot top pesto

Carrot top pesto

 This pesto is filled with nutrients because of the carrot greens, herbs and soaked seeds. You can also use unsoaked sunflower seeds and cashews, but it is always better to soak all nuts and seed when you can. Soaking increases their nutritional value and makes them easier to digest. Handful carrot top greens, thick stems…

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By hanna, June 17, 2018
Mango strawberry cake

Mango strawberry cake

I think this fresh cake is perfect for summer birthdays. Its also really fast to make when you prepare it the day before. Base: 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1 cup sprouted dehydrated buckwheat 2 tbsp water 1 cup gluten free rolled oats 1/2 cup raisins 1 cup dates In a food processor blend coconut, buckwheat…

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By hanna, June 17, 2018
Falafels

Falafels

These falafels are raw when you use sprouted chickpeas. If you find that process too difficult you can also use boiled ones. I love these with my green salad. They are spicy so if you like you can also leave the cayenne away. 1 small onion Handful fresh parsley (or 1 tbsp dried) 1/2 handful…

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By hanna, June 17, 2018