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Homemade Garlic Powder

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I have previously blogged about garlic. These are harvested from the ones I have planted in clusters. They don't get very big, but they are easily peeled because they haven't yet made cloves.I use my Bamix  SliceSy to cut them in thin slices, and then they are spread on baking paper:


I dry them in the oven at about 60 degrees. These took about 6 hours (hot air). When they are completely dry I grind them in my Bamix Wet and Dry Mill, and the powder is poured into a glass container:

Dish Cloth 60

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Cast on 60 stitches and knit 4 rows. Then you knit the pattern, and when the cloth has the desired length you knit 4 rows and bind off.

Pattern:

1.row: 2 p, 1 k, 2 p, 1 k 2.row: 1 p, 1 k, 3 p, 1 k 3.row: knit 4.row: as row 2 5.row: as row 1 6.row: purl






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Mixed Spices - Ranch Seasoning Mix Substitute

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I have found a recipe on the internet, I want to try. One of the ingredients is  Ranch Seasoning Mix. I don't suppose it is available in Denmark, but you can make a substitute yourself.
That meant I had to start dehydrating herbs. Parsley, dill and chives/onion tops were dried in the oven at 70 degrees hot air until they were dehydrated.
I made onion powder with finely chopped onions, which were also dried in the oven.


When they were completely dry they were blended to powder. I shall have to do the same with garlic, but I haven't made that yet.

Recipe for  Ranch Seasoning Mix:
2 tbsp dried parsley
1½ tsp dried dill
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp dried chives/onion tops
1 tsp salt

Everything is mixed together, and blended if a finer consistency is wanted. 3 tbsp of this mixture equals a packet of Seasoning Mix.

It is a bit cumbersome to make yourself, but anyhow quite nice  when you have the herbs in your garden.🌿

Flowers in the garden right now

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The roses bloom, but they need rain.

This rose is yellow at first, and then it turns red:



This lily is a gift from my neighbor. It is now multiplied in several places in the garden.


Seeds from Dansk Blindesamfund (A Danish association for blind people) turned into these yellow flowers, who willingly sow themselves year by year:


The hollyhocks sow themselves willingly too, and it is always fascinating to see which color it will be.


More hollyhocks can be seen here.

Dish Cloth 59

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Cast on 60 stitches and knit 4 rows and then pattern. Remember to start and end all rows with 2 k. When the dish cloth has the desired length, you knit 4 rows and bind off.
Pattern:

1.row: 4 p, 4 k 2.row: 1 p, 2 k, 1 p, 1 k, 2 p, 1 k 3.row: as row 2 4.row: as row 1 5.row: 4 k, 4 p 6.row: 1 k, 2 p, 1 k, 1 p, 2 k, 1 p 7.row: as row 6 8.row: as row 5

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Orange Cake

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My newly made orange jam was to be tested in a cake. I used the same recipe as I used for the lemon cake, but replaced the lemon balm and lemon juice with 4 tbsp of orange jam.

Orange Cake2 eggs Stir everything together and bake for ½ hour at 200 degrees.

When the cake has cooled you make the icing. Pour lemon juice little by little in the icing sugar while stirring. When it has the right consistency, you put it on the cake. 2 Dl sugar 1 Dl rapeseed oil ½ Dl water 4 tbsp orange jam 3½ Dl flour 1½ tsp vanilla sugar 1½ tsp baking soda Icing: 1½ Dl icing sugar juice from approx. ½ lemon

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson

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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Major Ernest Pettigrew has lost his wife a couple of years ago, and in the beginning of the story he has just been told his brother has died.  Mrs. Ali, the village shopkeeper, helps him and this is the beginning of a friendship. Both have lost their spouses, both love literature and a nice cup of tea, and both are lonely. It is a lovely story about love in old age, sharp and witty told. It is also about honor, courage, and the relation to family and the surrounding community. The Major is old school - Mrs. Ali of Pakistani origin. If you liked :" A Man Called  Ove" or "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry", this book will be a hit. I enjoyed it tremendously.