Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sugar kick at work

What follows is possibly a health hazard, 
(and very irresponsible for a nutritionist to recommend)
but since we'll run out of chocolate by 2020 it'll only be an issue for the next 7 years.
Dangerous little things!
(actually better cold than hot so be patient and let them cool on the tray. I promise, it's worth it)

Saving some to take to work ( in our case with a bottle of fresh apple juice) is also worth it,
a perfect pick-me-up after some vigorous gardening!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Going South

Soon we're following the birds down south to escape the cold (a little bit anyway) but this weekend we enjoyed an exceptionally beautiful autumn day by the sea discussing our first project for next spring - renovating a typical Gotlandic fishing house.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A fine day in the forest

Second mushroom hunt of the season ...
turned out to be just as unsuccessful as the first,
but instead of sulking over the absence of the only 2 kinds we know are edible we enjoyed the walk in the crisp autumn air, filled our basket with potential dinner items, downloaded an app and went home with the intention to study every single one of them.

So far we ate 3 and are still alive and well :)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sweetest Surprise

Some people know I'm attracted to all things sunflower-yellow,
some know I have a thing for notebooks ...
some people know I love taking pictures,
looking at pictures,
and remembering beautiful days and re-living sweet memories with pictures.

And there's one special person out there 
who put all of those things together 
in a little box 
and sent it all the way to Sweden!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Apples, figs, and other rewards

I dread the day we'll have to say goodbye to our little house and move back to an apartment without garden ...
Anyone who has the space should try growing their own food - it's so much fun & so rewarding,
plus I have a theory that people who grow their own veggies actually also eat more healthy too. 
(at least I like to believe that :))

This summer, I've been self-sufficient in home-grown cucumber, parsley, basil & cherry tomatoes 
as well as figs and grapes, and since I've gone completely overboard on pumpkin we won't be eating much else this fall :p (today was pumpkin-pie day!)

We thought the fig season was over actually, but after a couple of sunny days we were rewarded with a surprise harvest :D

Oh and have I ever said how lucky I feel to have access to so many apple trees as a gardener?
My juicer gets to work hard these days - and lemoncurd lovers should try applecurd! It's a whole new level of awesomeness!