Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Crochet and podcasts

I hope you had a good christmas, mine was wonderful filled with family and great food.

I wanted to show you my last crochet project I made for my self.

Here is the pattern or here  if you don´t have ravelry. It´s a nice and easy pattern.

Also I wanted to mention some podcasts I´ve been listening to.

Two artsy gals are two very funny crafters from Portland Oregon (I think) and On pins and needles who are three fiber happy ladies.

I you know of any fun craftsy podcasts preferably with more than one host (wich seems to keep my attention more then the monolouges do) please let me know.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

X mas madness

I have just finished knitting and crocheting all the christmas gifts and now I am looking for future project to crochet.

I´ve already started on The granite cape from the blog all about ami.
I really love the blog and it´s deseign wich are very modern and chic.

I will be spending the holidays with my family.

I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Reading, listening watching

Reading:  I have been reading a graphic novel series called Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, I am now on book three Proud Americans.  That I have read is really good and interesting.

Listening:  i have been listening to a podcast called Answer me this with Helen and Ollie, it's very british and very funny.  The podcast is built arround questiions that people send to the show and the hosts answering them,  that show is always fun.
I've also been listening to some folksy stuff like the Decemberists and Tilly and the wall.

Watching:  I binge watched Breaking bad and honestly I'm still catching my breath.  That show was really dark.  I really like that comic relief Saul Goodman who brightened everything up just a little bit and have been thinking about watching the breaking bad spinoff Better call Saul.  

In other news I have been trying to crochet a chevron lace cardigan but it isn't going well for me I think I have to use thicker yarn,  So I'll try that later but instead I'm crocheting a Twyla cardigan.

That's it for now

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What I've been knitting

Although I'm a very irregular and lazy blogger I have been knitting and crocheting like crazy.

I knitted beanies  for my two brothers and my nephews and niece and turban headbands for me my granny my brothers girlfriend and my niece  I haven't taken photos of all of them but here come some photos.

Here is my granny with her turban

 Here am I with my turban

And here is my brother with his beanie

Turban and beanie

Lately I have been doing more crochet then knitting and I will show you my acomplishents in that department later.
That's it for now folks.

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Last summer I learned to sprout beans wich is great because I love beansprouts and being a little self sufficiant.  So here are my instructions.

First you put the peas in water overnight, you have to use whole peas or they wont sprout.

After the peas have soaked you drain the water and put the peas in a cheese cloth and twist the loose ends tight and put it in a light tight container twistie ends down.

Keep the container somewhere dark and water the cloth regularly (I use a spray bottle).  The cloth can´t ever get dry.  In two or three days you should have a cloth full of bean sprouts.

Remove the sprouts from the cloth and keep them in a fridge.

Here are some photos of the procedure.

Good luck with all your bean sprouting.

Friday, January 9, 2015


Today I´m going to share with you a recipe of Tiramisu.  I got this recipe from my friend Daniella who is from the Pulgia area in Italy.

Before I tried hers I didn´t like Tiramisu very much I thought it was too watery and bland but I really love this recipe



4 tbs flour or fine spelt
4 egg yolks
4 tbs sugar
Milk as needed
200 grams mascarpone
A stick of vanilla split down the middle or a peel of lemon

Pastry cream
The pastry cream is made simular to a roux.  Over a low heat wisk sugar and eggyolks together until creamy and smooth then add the flour and 1/4 th liter of milk and keep wisking.  Now split a vanilla stick down the middle and put in the pot or lemon peel.  Now for the next 30 minutes keep wisking and adding more milk when the pastry cream gets dense.  Don´t leave the stove for a minute.   I use about of liter of milk depending on how large the tiramisu will be.  Remove the vanilla or lemon peel.  When the cream is ready cool it down to room temp. or as I often do fill a zink of cold water and put the pot in it and stir til it´s cold.
Add the mascarpone to the cream and it´s ready for use.

Next make some coffie for me the stronger the better and let it cool down you can put some amaretto in it if you want.

Now you start layering the tiramisu in a casserole disk.  Start putting some of the cream in the bottom then dip ladyfingers in coffie (not too long) and layer them in the casserole, cover with the cream.  Continue doing this and end with a layer of pastry cream.  I usually siev some cacao over it or grate semisweet chocolate over it.

                                                                     Getting started
                                                             Making the pastry cream

                                                     First layer of pastry cream
                                                        Ladyfingers dipped in coffie

Unfortunatly I forgot to take pictures of the finished tiramisu wich I served at my family´s christmas potluck.