• Simple autumn soup

    Tonight’s simple autumn soup: Put the following ingredients on a tray in the oven for 30 minutes at 220 degrees C: approximately 3 medium-sized parsnips diced 1 onion in wedges 2 cloves garlic about 1/2-1 tsp was of coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and turmeric about 2 tablespoons olive oil in 30 min 220 degrees. Leave to cool a little, then put into a food processor with half a jar/tin of crushed tomatoes (alternatively, you could use 2 fresh tomatoes cut into quarters and baked along with the above ingredients in the oven) and half a liter of stock. Transfer everything into a large saucepan with black pepper and…

  • Rosehip picking

    When we lived in London, we still picked quite a lot in the wild. If you haven’t lived there, it’s easy to think that there isn’t much green space, but in fact there are some pretty big and wild ones. Among others Walthamstow and Hackney Marshes, where we spent a lot of time on bicycle and on foot picking blackberries, rosehips, sloeberries, elderflower and more. A couple of days ago we picked rosehips by the coast just south of Falkenberg and it was a completely different experience with salty autumn winds and a lot of sand. But just as fun and satisfying. We’ve made whole rosehip powder (extra nutritious and…

  • Big Planting Week at Felix Lundgren nursery

    We are so lucky to live only a few hundred meters from a lovely plant nursery with very knowledgeable and professional staff and fine plants, not always so easy to find these days. Last week we had the pleasure of being there for a few days as part of “Stora planteringsveckan” (Big planting week). We brought a selection of our fresh produce, preserves and also offered cream tea. The weather was fantastic with wonderful autumn sun and it did indeed feel like the perfect time to get planting.

  • Apple picking

    We have lived here for a couple of weeks and have struggled to resist the temptation to explore our new outdoor space instead of unpacking boxes. There are several old apple trees, some pear trees and a damson tree. Over time we hope to plant more fruit trees, but first of all we want to take care of those already here. And the wonderful apples that are waiting to be picked. Many are already on the ground and we feel an urgency to pick them. No wonder each box unpacked has quickly been re-occupied. And then a bit of a rush getting hold of some juicing equipment…