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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Growing veggies and flowers at home is going a lot better this year because May was exceptionally sunny. Looking at photos from the same time last year I can see that everything is about the same now, on June 5th, as it was a month later in 2021. However, it’s not only the weather to […]

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I figured I would enjoy having a greenhouse in the springtime and it didn’t disappoint me. Around April 22 there was this crazy kitchen party going on in my flat. So I bought an electric oven for the greenhouse, started pricking out, and the plants have been thriving well there ever since. I’m crossing my […]

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“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” -T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land. One could think he was writing about Iceland. It’s the 5th of April and it’s snowing yet again. Frosty nights are forecast throughout the week. Half a month […]

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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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It’s snowing! Not much, but a thin veil of snow covers my backyard. It’s below frost in the city and weather is crazy up north. Snowstorm on the 28th of September. That’s early, even for Iceland. Fortunately I’d already harvested the potatoes and rhubarb and the results are good! I’ve got no idea what will […]

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