May 28, 2021

Gnocchi with meat sauce


During this cold Spring it is good to serve a hot oven dish, so when I found this recipe on gnocchi in the weekly magazine Søndag (issue 12/2021), I decided to make and serve it for my mother on our weekly Sunday dinner.

The only changes, which I have made, was to reduce the amount of chili from 1½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon, as my mother does not like to spicy food. The other change was to increase the amount of tomato concentrate from 2 teaspoons to the entire size of the small tin of 70 g.

Gnocchi with meat sauce: - 4 servings
  • 300 g gnocchi
  • 1 fresh mozzarella cheese - medium chopped
  • 1 onion - medium chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic - finely choppped
  • olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilii
  • 250 g minced beef
  • 70 g tomato concentrated
  • 400 g tomato passata
  • 1 dl water
  • salt & pepper for seasoning
  • fresh basil for topping
  1. Heat up the oven to 200'C.
  2. Fry the chopped onion & garlic in hot olive oil for a few minutes.
  3. Add in the dried herbs, let the herbs fry for 1 minutes.
  4. Add in the minced and fry it until it have changed colour.
  5. Add in the tomato concentrate, tomato passata, water, salt & pepper.
  6. Warm the sauce up.
  7. Add the gnocchi into a baking tray, fill the meat sauce on top, and mix it well together.
  8. Add the chopped fresh mozzarella on top.
  9. Bake the dish at 200'C for 25 minutes.
  10. Serve the dish hot together with fresh basil leaves.

May 27, 2021

Irma knit top - getting started on my first Summer knitting projects


As my first Summer knitting project, I have decided to knit this Irma top from Önling. As yarn I will use Önling no 14 garn, which is made from 78% cotton and 22% linen.

It will be something of a change knitting with cotton & linen yarn instead of the wool, which I have used a lot for my recent knitting projects. This cotton & linen yarn feels much hard for the fingers compared to wool.

I brought this yarn as part of a knitting box from Önling last Summer. Last Summer I started late June/beginning of July to knit some Summer projects, so my first Summer tops was first finished mid August. Therefore it has been important for me to start my Summer knitting sooner this year.

May 26, 2021

So Faded - ready for Spring time

I have finished my version of So faded by Andrea Mowry. I have knitted it in five different colours ranging from dark green, over light green, white version, lighter blue ending up with dark blue. 

To have a sweater fitting into Spring and Autumn, I have decided to knit my version with arms in half size. 

I have spend 845 DKK on the yarn for this sweater and 45 DKK to buy the sweater recipe. AA I have finished this sweater I have been able to place a cross on my Make Nine 2021 knitting project, and at the same time I am able to start on my various Summer knitting projects.


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