Mead wort, or meadowsweet, meadsweet, bridewort, queen of the meadow (filipendula ulmaria) is a quite commen herb in Europe and Western Asia, and has been used for thousads of years, both as a medical herb, to flavour drinks and food, and as a strewing herb to make the house smell good. (The history of strewing […]
Making mead wort powder – to be used as a vanilla essence in such as baked goods, for example, in my "new" mortar. The mortar must be the best find I have ever done, in a teeny tiny Swedish "loppis" – flea market, along the way on our camping trip last week. And I paid […]
A lovely day in April, Mio followed me up to the little grove by our house as I went to collect the birch sap from the tapping bottles I had placed out. He was playful and silly, but kept still long enough for me to take some photos of him in between his crazy fits. […]
… and may we meet again in happier times. Our dear Bustopher passed away two days ago, and we lost the greatest cat anyone could ever ask for. He was as loyal as can be, he guarded the house and its inhabitants, and he always looked after the other cats when they were out. He was […]
This Thursday is dedicated to my fond memories of my short stay in Oxfordshire last year. I had a wonderful time, I stayed with a lovely family whom I hope to meet again soon, the weather was impeccable and I was as happy as can be. Looking through this blog post and the photos brought […]
We’ve had a cold and wet spring so far, which made our short stay in Trondheim this weekend a lot less enjoyable than usual. Fingers crossed for a nice and warm summer instead!
Taken by my friend, Ida Ovedie while visiting her at Kvistli Islandshestsenter. (Link to her photography page here)
When I grew up, we had snow every winter. It would come in November and stay until spring, and it would always be white outside on my birthday in December. Then suddenly one year, there wasn’t any snow on my birthday and we could play longball on the lawn. Since then the amount of snow […]