• Food and Appliances

    Dehydrating peppers

    Pepper season has arrived, and I’ve many more peppers to be harvest than I can possibly use before they go bad. I like to use them year round, so it was time to try and preserve them. I could always freeze them, but I always forget they’re there. So, it was time to put the dehydrator to work again 🙂 I had 2 kinds of peppers to preserve; Cayenne peppers and Numex Twilight peppers. I tried both, and it worked for both on the same time and temperature even though they’re sized differently. Granted, I cut the peppers into rings of a couple mm wide, but still 🙂 Also, a…

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    Dehydrating strawberries

    So far, we’ve been harvesting a LOT of strawberries. We’ve eaten a lot of them as a snack, made jam, liquor and added them to various salads. Lately however, I feel like the supply is slowly drying out – the sign strawberry season might be over. I really wanted to keep some for later so I thought this was a good moment to dehydrate some! I decided to do this as an experiment on a late evening, so I used strawberries that were waiting in the refrigerator to be eaten; there were probably a couple hundred grams of them. On a sidenote, it still amazes me to think that “I…

  • Recipes

    Recipe: Red fruit salad

    Since a week or so, there’s three types of fruit on our property that have become ripe in astonishing (to me) amounts; strawberries, redcurrant berries and cherries. That means we have loads of ripe fruit to eat and preserve, and while I like to preserve them for later, I just love eating them fresh. My favorite thing to make with them so far, is a quick and easy fruit salad. And it’s really versatile as well! Ingredients Strawberries (180g) Redcurrant berries (65g) Cherries (180g) Optional: a couple mint leaves Optional: cinnamon I listed the amounts I used if you think you’d like the same ratio, but you can really use…

  • Feature asparagus soup
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    Recipe: Asparagus soup

    At this time, I have two recipes for asparagus that I love to make – and eat. The first one was the asparagus salad for on toast that I shared before, and the other one is a healthy, delicious soup that I will share with you right now. And it’s ridiculous easy to make as well, so that’s a win in my book! Ingredients 350-400 gram asparagus (peeled) 1 onion 1 chicken stock cube 750 ml water 100ml cooking cream 40 gram flour 35 gram butter Optional: 3 (big) leaves of lovage, with stem Optional: 1 or 2 eggs Optional: parsley and/or black pepper to taste Instructions Peel your asparagus…

  • Chives flowers & lovage in the dehydrator
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    Dehydrating lovage and chives flowers

    So I don’t know if you noticed it in the overview pictures of my garden updates, but the lovage is growing like crazy. With our current consuming rate, we can’t possibly use enough of it. Although I’ve read somewhere you can cook it and eat it much like spinach, I haven’t tried that yet. So right now, the lovage just grows, and grows, and grows… At this point, it’s starting to take away light from other plants growing nearby. So, time to harvest some. As for the chives, it really is the same thing. It has grown so much, it has started flowering. Lucky for me, I knew the flowers…