Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Food from the last week

Hummus, grape leave dolma and roasted yellow beetroot. Best snack ever.

We're dehydrating our chili peppers since our plants are producing more than we could ever eat while fresh.

This zucchini has been growing in our small allotment garden.

 I used it in ratatouille.

I biked to a nearby town and swam in the lake this Sunday. I met a man who told me he had lived in that town (Östansjö) for 33 years and this was the first year he hadn't been swimming in the lake. I told him it was pretty warm in the water and that he shouldn't miss out on the opportunity, but I'm not sure he believed me.

A small chili pepper. Unfortunately, it has no heat whatsoever.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bilberry pie.

Blueberry pie from Vegan Pie in the Sky. I made it with bilberries instead of blueberries, because they grow in abundant wild in the forest and I just picked a lot of them today.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chili progress

The chili plants are doing great. After a first harvest they are now producing more fruits than ever. 

We pick them when red, and use them fresh as much as we can.

But also dry them for later use. They take on such a stunning deep red color when dried. To use again, I just put them in warm water for a minute and then use as normal.

And the crazy ghost pepper? It has loads and more loads of fruits coming alone, this being the biggest one so far though.

Friday, August 10, 2012

I am beginning to feel and see the first signs of autumn. I left home as usual at 6.15 this morning for my bike commute to work, and even though I was wearing a fleece jacket, I felt really cold for the first five minutes. The sun sets at nine, and it's now dark outside when I'm going to bed. The air is bright and clear, and running in it comes easy. It has been a wet and cold summer for most of the time, and it's gone by so quickly.

Above: The chipotle corn black bean stew from Vegan with a Vengeance. Kale, kohlrabi, chard, lemon balm and zucchini growing. Lucia watching the Olympics. Homegrown kale soaking in the lettuce spinner.