The summer is over! At least here in Iceland. It had a really nice start with sunny May and first weeks of June. However, the rest the summer was cold and the sun was hiding for the most part until in the third week of this month, when it also got slightly warmer for a […]

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An update on how things are coming along in the greenhouse and garden is long overdue. Reason is I spend more time tending to my plants these days than writing. To cut a long story short everything is going splendidly. It’s only mid July but I already have homegrown salad, cucumbers, sugar snaps, spinach, kale […]

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I’ve been a film journalist for decades so Oscars night is always one of the highlights of the year. Back in the days I was relying on the strongest coffee to keep me alert and able to stay awake till 5 o’clock in the morning. I also had lots of snacks and candy. As you […]

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This recipe is really simple and you can use just about any vegetable you like. I normally use what I have at home. When I decided to write down the recipe I had cauliflower, broccoli and sweet Palermo pepper. I’ve sometimes used tomatoes, carrots and sugar snaps to name a few. I just like to […]

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Ingredients 120 g celery 400 g celery root  500 g sweet potatoes 400 g pumpkin 300 g carrots 300 g cauliflower 1 big red onion  1 big onion 8 garlic cloves 2 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped 2 red chilli 1 tin chickpeas   3 tins chopped tomatoes, organic 100 g chestnut mushrooms (optional) 50 […]

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Ingredients marinade  400 ml olive oil 1 red chilli 1/2 tsp chilli flakes 2 tbsp grated ginger 7-8 garlic cloves 1 tbsp curry powder 1/2 tsp sumac 1/2 tsp moroccan harissa  1/4 tsp coriander powder 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped (optional) veggies 1 aubergine 50 g broccoli 25 g string beans (or any other green beans […]

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Ingredients  1 big or 2 small cauliflower heads 1 cup chickpeas 1/2 cup fresh or frozen green peas (optional) 1 onion 1 tbsp garlic, finely grated 1 tbsp ginger, finely grated 2 green chilli 12 curry leaves (preferably fresh) 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp chilli powder (or 1/2 tsp chilli flakes) 2 […]

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To be honest I don’t have a clue as to the reasons behind flowers and plants thriving in my care. My methods are definitely not scientific, but I read up on things and try my best. I talk to the plants a lot and sing to them. The other day a friend asked me if […]

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