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Our small Wyzard Tower garden has been producing enormous amounts of tomatoes. The principle I have enforced has been to let the plants grow wild with no pruning down to increase harvest. I like things to just go wild. It has sometimes gone a bit too wild, so some of those new gentrification pest neighbours are worried that their children would die due to falling tomatoes. Killer tomatoes.

My wife have this year tried beef tomatoes that in this cold climate, where all fruits and vegetables get intense aromas in a trade off with less crop, have tasted almost melon like. Our youngest daughter didn't fancy them, probably because they were to large, luscious, colourful and alien shaped. So we have had tomato salads every evening, and I have been eating rye bread with mayonnaise and tomatoes for lunch for quite some time. Now the chillies are soon ready for harvest and the tomatoes are over. As you can see on the last picture, we are ready for winter now, with the thyme, rosemary and the survivor pine tree as the only residents on the balcony. The rest of the spices have moved inside - (actually they are right now on display in some plastic recycling design project my wife has on exhibition right now - they will return shortly she has promised).

Next year we will return to the less frivolous sort of tomatoes and have many, many more chillies!

#gardening #urbangardening #winteriscoming #tomato #chilli #balcony #Copenhagen #Denmark
 
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The shipyard my brother-in-law runs. Best ship carpenter I know. A very picturesque place, isn't it? The photo is from the local touristpage.

#woodenships #shipyard #sailing #boats #woodwork #craftmanship #Middelfart #Denmark
 

Margrete Grarup - Carsten Dahl - Mads Vinding





#music #jazz #blues #MargreteGrarup #CarstenDahl #MadsVinding #denmark #2014

YouTube: Walk with me Lord (Finartists)

 

Tom Nagel Rasmussen





Oh, so much you miss in your life when you can't understand Danish :) The lyrics are made by Danish proletarian poet and rhyme genius Halfdan Rasmussen and are from his self biographic poems collection called "And that was... " The music and singing is by his son. A young boy dreaming of flying stands in a window with an umbrella while the snotty kids of the riff-raff neighbourhood cheers him on.

#music #vise #song #TomNagelRasmussen #HalfdanRasmussen #Flying #Christianshavn #Danmark #Denmark #1927 #1977

YouTube: og det var da du drømte om at flyve (Jørgen Grandt)

 
To @Y A

In Denmark the foundation of the local cuisine is rye bread. It is similar to German schwarzbrot. When I lived in Sweden as a child, I remember that we brought back boxes of rye bread loafs. They also eat a lot of rye bread in Sweden, but a hard baked variety called knäckebröd, just as coarse, fiber-rich and healthy as Danish rye-bread, but with a very different texture. The meaning of the Swedish word is cracking (or breaking) bread. The reason we eat rye up here is that it really is to cold and moist to grow proper wheat.

As you can see below it is what you call a wholemeal bread, and no one has ever been able to put a finger on its qualities as a good and healthy fare. I have written about the rye bread before and I even mention it in this post about white bread.

I have been in rather incapacitated state with a sore foot and have not really been much good in the kitchen (or elsehwere). But now that I can limp around a bit I have baked some rye bread.

The recipe is simple:

500 ml water
500 ml stout
500 ml whole rye grain cut in half.
1000 ml coarse rye flour
salt
4-5 spoons of flaxseed
500 ml sourdough (taken from the last dough you made)

and a couple of days...



The first day is simple. Just add the whole grains to a bowl, add the water and the beer and let it rest for 24 hours. In that time the grains will soak the liquid and become softer. You can use the strong heavy Danish stout called, porter, or the lighter British sort (like for example Guinness).



Next day you add the sourdough. Rye bread is best with the rich, acidy aroma.



The sour dough is just about 500ml of the dough from the last bread. Kept in the fridge it evolves just slow enough to be ready for the next bread. In larger families with teenage boys I know people who have two sour doughs running at the same time to be able to satisfy the demand. But I get along with this jar. When the dough has evolved it becomes slightly reddish as you might be able to see here.



Stir and let it rest for a while.



Then you add the wholemeal rue flour. You do not need to knead the dough as it contains almost no gluten. but it has to be mixed thoroughly, a hard job with this dense, sticky, and heavy dough. My father in law had the black smiths of his working place make him a special rye bread kneader which he put in his power drill. I manage with a spoon :)



this is what it look like some where between overcooked porridge and cement... closest to cement actually. The small jar with the spoon is the top of the sourdough which i normally cover with a generous layer of salt to prevent mould. When you bake regularly it is no problem, but if you are away for a couple of weeks... maybe it could become mouldy. Now before I add salt I fill the sourdough jar with the new dough and put it in the fridge. Then I add salt and the salty sour dough. (sour dough grow faster if you don't add salt.



After having added the salt i let it rise for most of the day. Then I put it in a steel pan. The bread can be baked both with or without a loaf pan, but the square is considered good for Smørrebrød so here we go...



Danes these days seems to fancy rye bread with all kinds of outlandish seeds like sunflower seeds and such, but I only use flaxseed and only in the top crust.



To embed it in the bread and make sure it doesn't fall of if use a chopstick to mix it into the upper layer of the dough. Then i smotth it with some water and let rest again. It needs to rise about a quarter more.



The bread is baked in one and a half at hour 180 C. You can start eating it as soon as it is cooled, but the crust will be very hard and the bread a bit sticky. Most people let it rest covered in a damp cloth over night.



Here's a slice of the finished bread.

#food #bread #sourdough #baking #ryebread #rye #Denmark #Danish
 
Copenhagen has been dark and wet for eternity and I have not really felt like cycling. Instead I have been strolling around my own neighbourhood with its Turkish shawarma joints, Arab supermarkets and hipster coffee shops in the gloomy afternoon. But yesterday, after a very cold night it was
all light - acidulous, painful light. I took on my shades, grabbed my bike and cycled to the inner city to buy tea.



Rosenborg - Castle of Roses - and in front the field before the barracks where her Majesty's Guard resides.



The German Reformed Church.



New- and old-square separated in middle by the pedestrian street called Strøget. Down in the corner you can see the Copenhaden city court looking like a Greek temple, one of the most beautiful building from the neo-classical epoque. There are quite a few buildings in this style in this part of the city as much of it burned when the British bastards terror bombed us in 1807.



Reflections in the windows of the house on the opposite side of the street.



The old country archive on Nørrebro



Borups alle - with its winter-cropped trees

#cycling #bicycle #fahrrad #Copenhagen #Denmark #light #sun #frost
 
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Peter Snejbjerg

Elysium - from Hypernauten, 1990


#art #comic #bd #PeterSnejbjerg #Hypernauten #Denmark #1990
 
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Gundestrupkarrets

The horned man - Cernunnos


The Gundertrup Cauldron was found in a Danish bog in 1891. It is now believed to be have been made in Thracia and brought home by Danish Germanic tribes. The imagery is one of the best sources to Celtic early religion.

To @Noam Bergman because of his birthday.

#art #prehistoric #Gunderstrub #cauldron #Cernunnos #Celt #Celtic #horned #silver #Thracia #Jutland #Denmark #1891
 

I'm looking for some penfriends


Hi everybody!

I'm looking for some penfriends from the Northern European countries, Canada, Greenland, Australia or New Zealand for long term letter exchange.

I love traditional writing tools and papers. And I also love learning about new people and different cultures.

If you think that you might be interested about exchanging letters with a Portuguese EFL teacher who is really interested in learning more about your lovely country and you, please, feel free to drop me a line or two.

Thanks.

#penfriends #penpals #fountainpen #fountainpens #fountainpeninks #letterwriting #pens #inks #paper #letter #calligraphy #portugal #canada #finland #sweden #norway #denmark #iceland #greenland #australia #newzealand
 

I'm looking for some penfriends


Hi everybody!

I'm looking for some penfriends from the Northern European countries, Canada, Greenland, Australia or New Zealand for long term letter exchange.

I love traditional writing tools and papers. And I also love learning about new people and different cultures.

If you think that you might be interested about exchanging letters with a Portuguese EFL teacher who is really interested in learning more about your lovely country and you, please, feel free to drop me a line or two.

Thanks.

#penfriends #penpals #fountainpen #fountainpens #fountainpeninks #letterwriting #pens #inks #paper #letter #calligraphy #portugal #canada #finland #sweden #norway #denmark #iceland #greenland #australia #newzealand
 
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Boeslunde Woman


A new archaeological discovery from Boeslunde in Denmark. It is early Viking age 700-800 AD, and made in silver with gilding.

#art #history #ironage #vikingage #700 #800 #silver #woman #Boeslunde #Denmark #archaeology
 
I read about this in a Swedish newspaper yesterday, telling a story about something that was broadcastet in Denmark over a year ago without much drama. Only now the Swedes can read what happens on the other side of a narrow strait because the journalist read about it in an American newspaper. Says something about the cultural power of empires…

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/world/europe/denmark-children-nudity-sex-education.html

#news #power #television #Denmark #Sweden #USA

The New York Times: A Danish Children’s TV Show Has This Message: ‘Normal Bodies Look Like This’ (By Thomas Erdbrink and Martin Selsoe Sorensen)

 
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