Juice and purée

February 10th, 2014 by

Every autumn I take care of what the garden provides. My special pan that steams the fruit and make the juice to come out in a tube in the bottom is my best friend when taking care of all the fruits and berries. I make fruit-syrup from many different berries as red and white currant, gooseberry, raspberry, rhubarb and ornamental apples.

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The harvest of ornamental apples. This is the only apple variety I have but you can make really good apple-sauce of them.

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The apples are steam boiled in the special unit and the juice comes out in the bottom of the pan. Then I boil the juice up with sugar and pour up in bottles.

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When the apples have become soft, I squash them. Then I boil syrup and add atamon and stir it into the sauce.

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Since ornamental apples is so acidic it need quite a lot of sugar.
It became many cans this time! I keep them in the freezer.
Mmm, delicious!

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Here is a bucket of gooseberries. I will make fruit-syrup!

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When the fruit-syrup is ready, I put the left overs in small boxes and put in the freezer. Perfect for a pie!

 

Cakes

February 10th, 2014 by

I have baked many cakes but unfortunately I often forget to take a photo of them. Here are a few that I did remember to shoot before they were eaten.

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Birthday cake I baked for my husband a few years ago. Much appreciated by all guests.

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Candy

February 10th, 2014 by

Every Christmas I make several varieties of candy. Chocolates, Fudge, jelly, marshmallows and toffees. Here is a selection of what I usually make …

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Liquorice- and cream caramel Fudge

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Marshmallows

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Apple sause jelly

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Raspberry jelly

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Orange jelly

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Lemon toffee

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Chocolate Fudge with roasted almonds

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Chocolate dipped nougat and marzipan with almond

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Chocolate dipped dates and marzipan

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Pistage and almond nougat with chocolate top

 

Bigger things …

February 10th, 2014 by

 

My dad has a little sawmill (just for household) and I get the wood free of him. I just tell him which dimensions I need and how much, and he fixes it. The timber is not planed and therefore best suited to larger things.

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Mass production of flower boxes. I made ten of them. Here, I’m measuring up the wood for the handles.

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A finished flower box!

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A table and benches for the barbecue place. Now a couple of years later the bark edge has fallen off and the wood has become beautiful gray.

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In my new greenhouse I needed a functional interior design to hold all the boxes for all the flowers I grow up every year. I drew up the greenhouse (inside dimensions) in AutoCad and designed the shelves so they should hold maximum number of boxes.

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Another important detail was to get a good working space. I made all the drawings to scale so that building process could be as simple as possible.

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The result was beyond my expectations. I have now covered the lower part with a vinyl cloth to protect the shelves beneath from soil and water.

 

Woodwork

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A puzzle for small children.

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A toy where the head moves up and down when you pull it.

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A wall basket

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Inspired by an article in a magazine I made this house building kit. The roof parts are lined with sandpaper. The small skylights have felt glued on the bottom.

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Inspired by an article in a magazine I made this house building kit. The roof parts are lined with sandpaper. The small skylights have felt glued on the bottom.

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A doll bed

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A organ bench

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Holder for spool of threads. Not so good looking but very practical.

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The Regal Ship Wasa

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A model kit of Regal Ship Wasa in scale 1:100. I started this many years ago, we shall see if / when I get this finished

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Extremely time consuming when everything must be done by hand, since almost nothing is ready from the start.

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A wall Shelf. The profile of the bars I milled with my milling machine.

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A small chest of drawers for all my paints and brushes.

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Wall decoration made of demolition wood and wooden buttons.

 

Gingerbreads

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2010
This year I made a big gingerbread Christmas tree. 15 inches high and built of 66 gingerbread cookies in 22different sizes.

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2009

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2009

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2008

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The back

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2007

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2003
We put a lamp in it and it was so beautiful. The children made the small houses and the rockets.

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2003
A large gingerbread house with gelatin plates as windows.