UNPLANNED JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES

Well, this really needs an explanation. As you might remember from my last post about the radishes, we did not get to harvest anything but their pods. I first thought it was because the radishes did not have enough room in the pot they were sowed or because we were too late, but then I…

BEETS FROM POTS

Just look at those deep colours! Our first beet harvest, and a very important one, because when we take these big ones up, they will make room for the smaller ones to grow larger. I do not remember our beets growing as big last year, and once again I think I have to thank our…

RASPBERRY PICKING

I cannot be the only one who tends to make big plans about going outside to pick different berries for different delicious recipes to make at home, but once out there, I end up eating them all… It always happens when you put me in front of berries. I love to sit and munch them…

SLEEP DUST OF THE FOREST

There is something about the forest and its many sounds that work like magic for the baby. She falls asleep the moment I step outside, and it just seems like the gentle whisper as the wind rushes through the trees and the distant songs from the birds work as lullabies for her. The sling works…

THE FIST TOMATOES

They are finally here! Our first tomatoes of this year from the balcony. I do not know if you remember last year, where I wrote about how we grew tomatoes on the balcony. Well, from our experience with how much space they needed, we decided to find smaller ones to harvest seeds from and to…

BABY WEARING

On the go, when doing practical stuff at home or just whenever the little one needs her mum and body contact. My little girl is not too fond of strollers, because she likes to be close to us. She wants to be able to see, feel and hear us all the time, which the stroller…

RADISH PODS

Almost one month of hiatus with the craziness of motherhood and parenting a little baby girl. How can it be that a small human like that can take so much of your time? She is so tiny… Well, not really anymore… Anyhow, while I am in a bubble of maternity leave, our balcony is exploding…

SHE IS FINALLY HERE

I cannot believe that I am finally able to write an update to you guys introducing you to my wonderful newborn daughter, Lærke. She arrived with lots of dramatic labour drama the 19’th of June, but everything was forgotten the moment I took her in my arms and put her against my chest. She was…

SANDY GROUNDS

Whenever people talk biodiversity, I often hear them mention marshes, riverbends, forests and flowery herbal meadows. Rarely do I hear them including the dry moors of the land and the sandy grounds that also house very interesting species of both flora and fauna. It is as if people think of deserts when they think of…

KALE CRISPS

I have been on the lookout for organic kale the entire winter, and it is finally here! A bit off season, but it is local and organic. I therefore quickly grabbed a bound and went home to make some kale crisps for myself. Organic, healthy and delicious. And you can eat as many as you…

THE FIRST HARVEST

Our balcony has exploded in flowers and green leaves as our vegetables and fruits are growing bigger by the minute. We still have some tomatoes, beets, radishes, salad and peppers (both chili and regular) we are waiting to pick. Yet we do have early “bloomers” among them already. Our chili from last year has already…

MUSSEL SOUP

Is there anything better than making food from something you have harvested yourself? Mussels are extremely easy to harvest as long as you make sure to follow the precautions for warm water, bacteria and algae in the summer. I never harvest mussels later than April and earlier than September. In fact, September is still a…