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Easy dinner

I’m not sure if I’ve committed a grave ramen crime or just made a perfectly decent meal.

I’ve never cooked bacon in the micro oven before…


Back from work

There is road work everywhere. Even on my street. I can hear them work, and I can smell the asphalt.

Inside, I’m reading, trying to find out how to get Wi-Fi and the touchpad to work.

Linux Mint 19.1, 4.15 kernel, Lenovo V145. Tips, anyone?

Meanwhile, I’ve made myself scrambled eggs. Usually I make them with salt and chives only, but I felt like being adventurous.

Wild garlic (dried) and some sort of salt ‘n’ peppa with lemon and herbs.

Tastes nice, but I prefer the colour without pepper. And the taste of fresh chives. Maybe fresh wild garlic is better? I haven’t got any…

And thanks to the Linux Mint forum, my new computer is working just fine 😀

Popcorn popping

Porridge cake

I have made a cake today, sort of like one my grandmother made.

She made it from rice porridge, I decided to try sago, or tapioca.

First, I made the porridge:

  • 0,5 dl sago pearls
  • 0,5 l milk
  • butter (probably around 50g)
  • a stick of cinnamon

Boiled it for about 25 minutes, kept stirring at intervals because the sago kept sticking to the bottom.

Then I let the porridge cool in the fridge.

I put the porridge in a bowl:

The rest of the recipe is as follows:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 dl sugar
  • 2 tbs wheat flour
  • 1 ts cardamom
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 dl raisins

I melted the butter and whisked the eggs with a fork, and mixed it with the porridge.

Quite delicious, or what?

Mixed in the rest of the ingredients and when the dough (or whatever you would call it) was smooth and even, I put it in a bread pan. I took the one I had, but because this little bugger of a cake doesn’t rise, i would suggest a form on the smaller side to give the impression of a somewhat risen cake.


I put it in the oven (furthest down), 180°C for an hour, and hey presto!

It may not look like all that, but I think it’s rather nice, actually.

So there you go, it’s my mix of different recipes, and in that aspect quite unique.

Candy fail

I’m rarely Failing while making something in the kitchen. It may not always be as tasty as I hoped, or have the finish I long for, but it’s always possible to eat and somewhat enjoy, if only for the peculiarity of the thing.

Boiling sweets is clearly not my forte. The house smells of burned something with a whiff of honey.

I feel it’s my duty as a honey selling bear to provide honey cake, honey caramels and honey candy.

Tomorrow I’ll get more ingredients. Cake and caramels are hard to get wrong.

Bottled cordial 

I heated the sterile glass bottles for 30 minutes, 125°C;

Boiled the sifted cordial;

Put the bottles in a preheated sink; 

And ladled it into the bottles and capped them. 

Tastes sweet, flowery and nice! 
Next year I’m trying lilacs too 🙂

Rosebay willowherb cordial 

I’ve tried something new. 

My garden has quite a few rosebay willowherbs, and I have read about people making cordial from the flowers. I found a recipe and decided to try for myself. 

  • 150 g flowers 
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 1 l water
  • 7 dl sugar

First of all, 150 g flowers are a lot! About two litres, actually. I picked 50 g  a couple of weeks ago, but I gave up because I’m a slow picker and the plants were not yet in full bloom. 50 g flowers in the freezer. 

Today I got a little help from my friend, and with the handful of flowers mum gave me earlier this week, we reached 150 g!

The bluest are the frozen ones, the pinkest are fresh. A sliced lemon is at the bottom of the glass roaster. 

Because of the next step, a roaster is essential. Boiling simple syrup is hot and you will need a suitable container for it. 

Next step: making simple syrup. 

1 l water, 7 dl sugar, heat and stir until all the sugar is dissolved. I let it boil for a couple of seconds before I took it off the heat and ladled it over the flowers and lemon. 

This is what it looked like. The smell reminds me of sugared tea with lemon. 

A couple of hours later, it had cooled enough to get a new home in the fridge. The colour is now this:

It’s supposed to stay in the fridge for five days before I filter out the flowers and the lemon. 

This is my first try, and I’m looking forward to the result. Looks good so far. 

I think I will use a couple of plastic bottles and freeze the cordial. Unless my brilliant brother comes up with a better plan of preservation 🙂

Will give a little update when I’ve tasted and hopefully bottled it. 


This is why the ducks won’t come up to feed amongst our water lilies:

This pike was 500 g without head and guts, and is currently residing in my freezer alongside the cod from yesteryear.

I’ve never caught a pike before! I don’t know how to use it.

The only way


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