First morning frost and it is only the 2nd of October! We were working hard in the garden yesterday. I was wondering how low the temperature would sink during the night. All the plants that I decided not just yet carry inside look all right. I’ll have to find place for them today.
Yesterday was a wonderful sunny autumn day. The leaves and acorns from the oaks in the park next to us are all over the pavement and the wind blows them into our garden. It’s truly a never-ending story. We raked, picked apples, potted plants, put furniture in the shelter, mowed the lawn with leaves to give the lawn extra strength and finally planted tulip bulbs I bought in Amsterdam a month ago. Let’s see if the rabbits get best of them!
Sunday has been a pancake morning for us but it’s been a while. It is not too much of an effort and still extra special since you don’t have to rush anywhere. Today I made traditional Finnish pancakes and served them with dried apples. They were not actually totally yet since I cut them and set to dry only yesterday.
Finnish pancakes for two: 2 eggs, 2 dl milk, 4 tbsp flour, pinch of salt and sugar. Blend well and set aside for 30 min. Fry in butter or coconut oil.
Apple-carrot-ginger juice: 10 small apples, 2 carrots and a thumb-sized chunk of ginger. Put all the ingredients into a juice maker. The juice will keep 2-3 days in the fridge.
Some further experiments with super foods. This lovely raw porridge got me going today, and the making of it started last night.
One portion: 1 dl coconut milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 2 tsp cocoa, 0,5 dl oatmeal, 1 water, 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp chopped cashew and 1/2 tbsp chocolate nibs.
Mix together the chia, cocoa and coconut milk, and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning take 0,5 oatmeal and 1 dl boiling water and let soak until you chop and dice your fruit and nuts. Mix the chia pudding and the oatmeal. Place in a serving bowl. Top and decorate with banana, chocolate nibs and cashew nuts.
This morning started with this juice – an even greener fruitie.
Kale, orange and coconut milk. Mixed it all together with a heavy duty blender and could actually enjoy drinking it with a straw.
We’ve had smoothies for breakfast almost every morning for a bit more than a year. Most mornings I add fresh ginger and we have not had any flues at all.
This is lterally green and also organic.
I mixed together a ripe avocado, a handful of baby spinach and a blood orange. Added 1 dl water and 2 dl unsweetened coconut milk. Yummy!
The recipe gave two small portions to enjoy immediately and a small bottle to carry on and enjoy after the morning yoga. Have a wonderful day!
This morning called for an-out-of-ordinary breakfast with omelette and yoghurt with chia and goij berries. A bit of night new snow on the ground and beautiful sunshine at noon. Not as cold as yesterday, only -12!
I served a lightly cooked one-egg omelette on rosemary bread. The bread had three layers: baby spinach, salmon and omelette. This should carry us on until a late afternoon lunch.
Holiday season and childhood taste memories go together. I cooked this delicious porridge of rye meal and cranberry. You need only four ingredients: rye meal, water, salt and cranberry or lingonberry.
For two large or three small portions you need: 1/2 l water, 2 dl rye meal, 1 dl mashed cranberry or lingonberry and 1/2 tsp salt. Soak the rye meal overnight in the water. Put the pan on low heat and add the cranberry mash. Cook on low heat for an hour. The longer you cook the porridge the better the taste. Add water if the porridge becomes too thick.
Add a teaspoon of agave syrup (or any other syrup) on top if you find the porridge took sour. Serve as such or with milk or butter-milk.
This is so delicious and healthy too. It is a porridge not served on ordinary weekdays as it takes time to cook. Lingonberry would be a more typical ingredient in Finland and when I was young most people would have buckets of raw-mashed lingonberry in the cellar. All self picked, of course.
Wakey wakey, good morning and happy Father’s Day!
Freshly pressed of beetroot, orange and ginger.
Another trial of healthy snacks. I have eaten my berry breakfast bars as elevensies at work. Now I dared make my own recipe which turned into quite sweet and delicious bars heavy on fats. These are snacks for next week – that is if there are any left on Monday morning. I do not know if the nutrition intake is any lower than that of Danish pastries but they are certainly purer and healthier. Tastier too!
1 banana, 3 tbsp agave syrup, 1 tbsp flax soaked in 3 tbsp water, 1 ts cinnamon, 1 apple, 1 ts baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/3 cup coconut sugar, 1/3 c sesame seeds, 1 1/3 c oatmeal, 40 g coconut oil, 2 tbsp raisin, 2 tbsp chopped apricots
Mix all the ingredients but the dried fruit in a kitchen aid. Spread the fruit on a baking paper on a baking sheet or an oven form pour on the batter and sprinkle on some sesame seeds. Bake for 10 minutes in 160 C.
Another warm November morning has started. Today it started with a brisk run, 30 min in the woods. My teaching starts in the afternoon in the last two months of the year, and that takes me out running in the mornings.
A good run on an almost empty stomach and breakfast after shower.
Freshly pressed juice with orange, lemon, carrot and ginger with a splash of olive oil helps to start the day. I use the old juice maker that makes juice out of most veggies thanks to the powerful engine. Did you know that the oil will help your body use all the goodies of the veggies and fruit?
The other half of the breakfast is raw oatmeal porridge. I set one deciliter of rolled oats and one tablespoon of crossed flax seeds to soak in 1,5 dl water overnight and added some chocolate nibs, coconut flakes and dried cranberries in it. Tasty and healthy.
Have a good day everyone!
The morning was dark yet not frosty like the mornings last week. The darkness called for candlelight in the kitchen and the porch. Lanterns lit I went to the mailbox for the paper and wondered where it was. Then I remember that it was All Saints’ yesterday, a holiday and no paper published nor delivered today. Turning to my device it was delightful to see that my daily paper is publishing an online version today. The slow Sunday morning saved!
The breakfast then – energizing and warming juice of an orange, two carrots, few slices of ginger and olive oil. Stomach-filling oatmeal with spelt, chocolate nibs and dried apricot and cranberry. A pot of Lavazza Oro, hot and intense.
The sun is up but not out. Seems like the day has not yet began although it’s almost eleven. The street is quiet and quite opposite to the bustle of yesterday with people coming and going, on their way to dinners, parties, family and friends, and to the graveyard to light a candle to the dear ones passed away.