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fredag, oktober 17, 2008

Jam and links

1,5 kg of apples - peel and cut in slices
about 500 g of crude sugar - unless you will freeze the jam
3 teaspoons of pestled cardemom
the juice of two lemons
1 dl of water

Pour the water into a saucepan and add the apples as they are peeled and sliced. Add the lemonjuice and put the heat on. Bring the water and apples to a boil as you add the cardemom and sugar. Continue to let the apples simmer as you stir. As the apples get softer you decide how chunky this jam will be - I like it quite chunky. After about 15 minutes, as the jam sets you turn the heat off an let it rest.

Put the clean glass jars in the oven at 100 degrees celsius for about 15 minutes. Put the lids in boiling water. Pour the jam into the cans and - if it is a can with a loose lid put the can upside down while the jam cools down - this way the preasure builds up in the can and makes the jam lat longer.


I used Åkerö and Melon-apples but Signe tilisch or Gravensteiner will do aswell - as long as it is a apple on the sour-side.

And some links, some of them in swedish:
asfaltsblomman - the guide to eniviromentally friendly and fairtrade shopping and living
A new issue of Lines & Shapes-magazine "Ljus"- featuring great swedish artists and artisans.
Anjah and Ardalanish- an exciting collaboration
Ekovaruhuset: Lovely shop in Stocholm, New York and soon Paris. I would LOVE to shop there - if they made clothes in my size...

Have a nice friday!

onsdag, oktober 15, 2008

Staying at home

Valdar woke up last night with a fever. So today I stayed at home with him. We are having a calm day - drawing, making apple/cardemom jam, soup and Valdar decided he wanted to sew. Or rather he started sewing earlier this morning, using a thread, needle and cloth that he found laying around - not the perfect combination though, so later he got some broadcloth and the threads of his choice. Off course I had to take some pictures! And he really seems to enjoy it, as he sat still - concentrating and asking for help when needed.

This, his first embroidery. will turn into a small sewing pouch or a pin cushion - he has not decided yet. Needless to say I am very happy about him enjoying to sew..

I also wanted to show you how the refurbishment in Högdalen is going along. This is our new kitchenfloor. B put it in this weekend. It is linoleum tiles from Ikea and I think that we are very content wih the result. Now, we are awaiting entry hall to be finished before we can move back home.

Now, it is time for some coffee before Little V wakes up from his rest. But I do want to congratulate Katarina and Stefan on their wedding this past Saturday, and Heléne on her birthday today!

Take care!

måndag, oktober 13, 2008

Hi there everyone. There is alot of things going on; jobwise, healthwise and--- jobwise. And I have made some rather bad planning. For which I am suffering. The trip to Grimslätt was great, as always and I feel blessed to be able to return there - hopefully we will be back in a month or so. It is time to go to bed; but I will give you some pics. Take care!

Studio Violet
Grimslatt gård

fredag, oktober 03, 2008

The earth and water-sweater

I have actually got something off the needles this past week. It was a fast and fun knit, Valdar second one. Can´t wait until Valdar can try it on.

Pattern: "Barntröja med rund hals" by Nina Sagulin
Yarn: Noro Kureyon
Needles: 5 mm

Tomorrow afternoon we are leaving for Bohuslän and Grimslätt. It is time to shear the sheep. We will be back next week. Hopefully I will finish Lady E, or at least almost finish -due to the long carride...

Take care!