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’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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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 2 large salad leaves (your favourite kind) 1/2 avocado 1/2 carrot 1/2 red pepper 1/2 celery stalk 1 handful of spinach sprouts  vegan mayonnaise with Indian curry powder Method Make the vegan mayo according to instructions you find HERE. Add 1-2 tsp of curry powder, a pinch of salt and a fair amount of […]

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Ingredients 200 g soba noodles Broth 30 g chopped spring onions, the green part 1 jalapeño, fresh 1 red chilli 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro, including the stalks (optional) 6 garlic cloves 100 g chopped ginger 1 onion 1 tbsp sesame oil 6 dl vegetable broth 1/2 lemon, the juice salt and black pepper Vegetables […]

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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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