January 31, 2021

Rich Winter soup


I continue to make soup during the colder days here in Denmark. This time is rich & thick Winter soup with plenty of Winter season vegetable insides. After seeing the texture, I think you can easily add in another ½ l of vegetable stock.

I used this recipe for my version vintersuppe by Carrotstick. I reduced the amount of chili, did not added in the thyme and increase the amount of dairy whipping cream to use up the entire portion.

Rich Winter soup: - 4 servings

  • 20-25 g butter
  • 2 leaks - medium sliced
  • 1 chili - de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 parsnips - peeled and medium chopped
  • 2 apples - medium chopped apple boats
  • 1 kg potatoes - peeled and medium chopped
  • 1/4 celleriac
  • 1 l vegetable stock
  • 2½ dl dairy whipping cream, 30-38% fat
  • Salt & pepper for seasoning

  1. Melt the butter, let it not turn brown.
  2. Fry the leaks and chili in the butter for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the remained chopped vegetables & apple, let it fry for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the vegetable stock, bring the soup to a gentle simmer.
  5. Let the soup simmer gentle under a lid for 30 minutes.
  6. Stir from time to time.
  7. Check that the vegetable are soft prior to blending.
  8. Blend the soup.
  9. Pour in the dairy whipping cream.
  10. Season with salt & pepper
  11. Bring the soup to the boil.
  12. Serve & enjoy :-)

January 29, 2021

Orange gin with extra orange

Let's celebrate the start of the week-end with a drink :-) this time with mixture of orange gin (Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla gin) and blood orange soft drink and the final touch of orange slices.

Orange gin with extra orange: - 1 cocktail
  • 6-9 cl Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla gin
  • 15-20 cl Galvanina Aranciata rossa soft drink
  • ice cubes
  • slices of orange
  1. Add in the ice cubes into a high-ball glass
  2. Pour in the orange gin.
  3. Add in some slices of orange.
  4. Fill up with blood orange soft drink
  5. Cheers and happy week-end :-)

January 27, 2021

Creamy potato soup with leak


Here in January I continue to make various soups, as soups are warming during this Winter season. When you make soup it is also very easy to make extra portions, which can be enjoyed on busy working days. These extra portion can either be stored in refrigerator (2-4 days storage) or in the freezer.

As other suggestion for soup with potato alone or combination with potatoes, you could also have a look here:
I was looking for some new inspiration for potato soup, and I here I found this recipe potato soup with leak from Arla. I decided to not add bacon on top, and I also increased the amount of cream to use up all the cream from the carton.

Creamy potato soup with leak: - 4 portions
  • 10-20 g butter
  • 1 onions - medium chopped
  • 500 g potatoes - peeled and medium chopped
  • 2 leaks - only the white part - medium sliced
  • 7½ dl vegetable stock
  • 2 dl dairy whipping cream, 30-38% fat
  • salt & pepper for seasoning
  1. Melt the butter, it should not turn burn.
  2. Fry the chopped onion & potatoes in the melted butter for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the sliced leak, and let it fry for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the vegetable stock, bring the soup to a gentle simmer.
  5. Let the soup simmer gentle for 15 minutes under lid.
  6. Check that the vegetable parts are soft.
  7. Blend the soup.
  8. After blending pour in the cream.
  9. Season with salt & pepper.
  10. Serve and enjoy :-)

January 26, 2021

Make Nine 2021 - knitting project aspirations

On a knitting vlog, which I watch during Christmas time, I noticed the, what some knitters had made a Make Nine plan for an upcoming new year. I found this to be a great idea, as it would bring me some structure to all the many knitting ideas, which I collect in magazine, online knitting shops and knitting vlogs. 

So for this brand new year of 2021 I have my Make 2021 plan on a piece of carton, which you can see a photo above. Next to the project, there is two small boxes. The upper box is named WIP (Work in Progress), and here I can place a cross as well as the date, when I start on the specific knitting project. The lower box is named FO (Finished Object), where I again to make a cross and write the date, when I have finished the knitting of the specific project. 

For my Make None 2021 I have decided to knit from nine different designer, so I can get around instead of just knitting from more or less one knit designers. My list looks like this:

January 25, 2021

Sunday Sweater Mohair - first progress


I have been making some great progress on my new knitting project Sunday Sweater Mohair. For this mohair edition I use a combination of Single Merino (colour called "Tigerdyr") from I's Yarn together with Sandnes tynd silk mohair. This sweater is actually the first of my Make Nine 2021 knitting project.

I am still on the part of the project, where I regular keep increasing the amount of knit masks, so the knitting speed starts to slow down. I am looking forward to, when I can park some of the knit masks for the arms on hold, as I here will have 448 knitting masks per round.  

January 20, 2021

Sunday Sweater Mohair - getting started


During the week of Autumn vacation here in Denmark I did a yarn shopping expedition to Nykøbing Mors together with a old school of mine.

Here I brought a combination of Single Merino in the colour called "Tigerdyr" made by I's Yarn together with Sandness tynd silk mohair in yellow, which I will use for Sunday mohair edition by PetiteKnit. I paided 1090 DKK for the yarn for this new project, which is the first of my Make Nine 2021 knitting project.

My first step in starting on this new knitting project is to test my knitting firmness according to the recipe. I usual test one needle size lower, ½ needle size lower and when the original needle size.
In this case I "only" had to use ½ needle size lower, so this is not to bad.

When I needed the Sunday Tee I really struggled with knitting firmness, and I knitted quiet some part of this tee, and it did not look right. Here I checked and re-checked and even washed the knitting test. Here I had to use a knitting needle obe size lower, so instead of knitting needle size 3, I knitted the entire tee on knitting needle size 2 !!!!

January 19, 2021

Christmas Sweater 2020 is finished


The last part of Christmas 2020 is finally done, as I have just finished my knitting of the Christmas sweater 2020 by Önling with bling. I started the knitting on Boxing Day (2nd Christmas Day).

So my Christmas Sweater is now ready for use. Here in Denmark we have a saying, that Christmas last until Easter !! ANyway the pattern is not so Christmas style, that you can wear this sweater in January & February. 

I still have 3 skeins of the dark green merino wool in excess, so here I am thinking about using some of this left-over yarn for another version of Christmas sweater by Önling.

January 18, 2021

Knitting projects finished during 2020


Sallys knit cap - no fur top

knit cap with fur top in curry & dark red

2020 turned out to be a year, where corona was setting the agenda in so many ways. For me it meant, that I spend a lot of days working from home as well as evening spend at home due to the closure of cinemas, cafes etc. As "entertainment" I spend a lot of my spare time knitting various projects.  

Looking at my knitting projects at Ravelry, I can see, that I have finished the knitting of  three knit caps, one knit dress, three Summer tops, one poncho and four sweaters. For the knitting of all these projects I have used 21.440 m of.

For 2021 I have made a wish list over knitting projects, which I would like to do in form of Make Nine 2021. I will share this list quiet soon :-)

Here below you can photos of my various 2020 knitting projects:

Sunday Tee by PetiteKnit - the trouble maker on knitting firmness

Vibe Summer dress - knitting & re-knitting, it took almost forever

Striber på langs by PetiteKnit - great for walks during Autumn & Winter

Raglangenser by Sandnes - colour magic

Silke sweater by Katrine Hannibal - light & warm favourite

January 10, 2021

Christmas coffee 2020 for my small boble

In keep with both tradition and the need for keeping a certain distance in the these time of corona, I this year only invited a small handful of guests over the my annual Christmas coffee, so my guests can could help me eating some of the many home-made Christmas calories. 

I hope, that the Christmas 2021 will bring many more guests to my dinning table.

The liquid part of the "menu" this year was cherry mulled drink and champagne:

As the eatable part of this Christmas coffee was:


January 05, 2021

Thick & creamy tomato soup

As the Winter is getting colder here in Denmark it is time to make some warm soup. Here I am starting out with using this recipe on tomato soup by Valdemarsro as starting point with a few modification such as using more dairy cream and less onion  :-)

Any left over of this soup can be placed in the freezer for later use.

As other suggestion on tomato soup you could also look at these recipes: baked tomato souptomato soup with bacon & chickpea and tomato soup with cream.

Thick & cream tomato soup by Valdemarsro: - 4 servings

  • 1 onion - medium chopped
  • 1 cloves of garlic - fine chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 leak - fine sliced
  • 3 carrots - roughly grated
  • 3 potatoes - roughly grated
  • 3 tins (400 g) of canned tomatoes
  • 70 g tomato concentrate
  • 1 l vegetable stock
  • ½-2 dl dairy whipping cream 30-38% fat
  • soup noodles
  • salt & pepper - for seasoning
  1. Fry the chopped onion & garlic in the olive oil in a medium-large cooking pot, until the onion is clear in the colour.
  2. Add in the species and fry them for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add in the vegetable, tomato, tomato concentrate & vegebtable stock.
  4. Bring the soup to the boil.
  5. Let the soup simmer gently under lid for 15 minutes.
  6. Blend the tomato soup.
  7. Add in the dairy cream together with the soup noodles.
  8. Lets the soup simmer gentle, until the noodles are ready.
  9. Season with salt & pepper.
  10. Serve :-)

January 03, 2021

Christmas sweater 2020 - the Christmas tree pattern is finished


It took me two days to knit the pattern of the Christmas trees with small golden candles on my Christmas sweater 2020. This knitting pattern took quiet some concentration to knit the Christmas tree and at the same time to increase the number of knitting masks with regular interval.

Now the remaining part is easy, as I just have to knit regular straight knit. 


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