Wednesday, October 24

Kitchen Art

Remember that Robert Rodriguez quote I wrote about back in February? It's gotten a permanent place in my kitchen.

I'd seen cross stitch pictures like this one at my buddy Christian's tattoo studio. His wife Anna makes them so I asked her to sew a custom order for me and picked it up yesterday. It's sitting in a vintage frame that was either thrifted or belonged to one of my relatives, I forget which ones come from where.

 Mr DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.

Kitchen art.

Sunday, October 14

Look Mom, I can pickle stuff!

Look Mom, I can pickle stuff! Making pickles is the new thing to do amongst the hipsters in Sweden. There have been editorials written about it. Despite all the hipster fuss, it's a good old school cooking technique. My tomato plants have given me a few handfuls of cherry tomatoes this summer but there were a lot of green tomatoes that wouldn't have ripened as the days are getting too dark and cold.

So I harvested all of the green tomatoes and decided to pickle them so they wouldn't go to waste. I've never done anything like this before but it turned out to be pretty straightforward. And tasty.
The recipe I used can be found here (in Swedish).

300 grams of very locally grown cherry tomatoes.

Tomatoes simmering with onions, garlic and mustard seeds.

All done!