To continue the random tales of our holiday I’d like to introduce you to my treasures! Whenever I look at my kitchencounter at this moment I feel a bit like Gollum from Lord of the Rings: I guard my finds protectively and for the moment I am not ready yet to part with them. At the mere suggestion of my family to open a pot of jam I lisp: precious!
Well, what did I take home with me?
From left to right you'll see: mustard-dill sauce for gravad lax, rönnbärs gelé (rowanberry jelly = Vogelbeerengelee = Lijsterbes gelei), liquid pectin (not readily available in Holland), and Hjortron sylt (cloudberry jam = gele (moeras-) framboos). The sausagelike roll in the back contains lingonberry sylt (= cowberry jam= preiselbeeren = vossenbessen).
Cookiecutters in moose and Dalarna horse shape.
And that's not all folks! Here you are looking at various flours (Graham flour is not available in Holland), herbs and syrups for breadmaking (I suspect that they are "plain" malted treacle and sugarsyrups), a knife to cut in tefal-pans and a "smörkniv"! (I love the Swedish language), it is a small serrated knife with a large rounded blade so you can cut with one side and smear with the other... Clever!
And....a square springform pan! Yay! Happy! Just found it on the shelves of a grocerystore. For you out there on the other side of the water... Our Dutch assortment is not as grand as yours, I can only dream of the various shapes and gadgets the magic Internet shows me.
And.. in an outlet store we discovered this beautiful dark blue ovendish from Emile Henry for only E25,-! ::Sigh:: outlet stores are another phenomena that is only coming into view here in Holland.
Coming soon: the story of our car breaking down, the candy village, moose, shopping and cooking in Sweden, hikes and campfires and more…
P.S.: I have to apoligize for the lay-out of my blogposts. Blogger is still refusing to upload any pictures so I have to use Picasa and I haven't figured out how to vary with sizes and spacing. Sorry!