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Lament for a Maker - Michael Innes

Lament for a Maker by Michael Innes
This is the third novel in the  sir John Appleby series.
It is a very well told crime novel, in which the events are told by 4 different people.
First - and the most difficult to read due to Scottish  words and spelling - a tale told by the well read shoemaker Ewan Bell.
Second tale is written by Noel Gylby as a letter to his girlfriend .
The third tale is by an elderly lawyer - Aljo Wedderburn - summoned to help, and last it is John Appleby's record.
It is very well written and the way each tale is written gives you a good idea of the personalities of the writers.
The story takes place on a secluded castle called  Erchany, where a murder takes place.

I have previously blogged about  No.1 : Death at the President's Lodging and  No..2: Hamlet Revenge!
No. 20:A Connoisseur's Case

Rediscover this day - Bjørn Wiinblad

In Google Photos there is a fun function called: Rediscover this day. It shows photos taken on exactly this day a number of years ago . Today it showed photos from the Bjørn Wiinblad exhibition at Arken.

We went to see it exactly three years ago. It was a very fine exhibition with ceramics, posters and tapestries

This is a little selection from the pictures I took. I really like  Wiinblad's pictorial world and wonderful colors, and furthermore it is affordable art.

So this was a nice reminder and revisit of some of Wiinblads creations.

Apple Juice

The wind has harvested quite a lot of apples, so we had to start making apple juice.  🍎🍏🍎

We wash the apples and cut them in quarters and remove the bumped spots. Then they are shredded and pressed in the apple press.

This  produces a lot of shredded, pressed apple residue to put in the compost heap, but luckily also some juice 😀

The juice is pasteurized (heated til it reaches 80 degrees) , and then I pour it in glass containers and freeze it. I have earlier bottled and sealed with a bottle cap, but some got moldy during winter, so now I freeze all the juice. It takes time to make apple juice, and then it is annoying to have to throw some of it out.

Beef Caserole with Creamsauce

½ kg beef in chunks
2 dl whipping cream
1-2 dl beef broth
1 onion
1 leek
2 carrots
7 potatoes
2 celery stems
1 garlic clove
2 rosemary sprigs
corn starch
olive oil or butter

Peel / rinse the vegetables and cut in dices/ slices:

Fry the vegetables in a cast iron pot or a  skillet. Don't brown:

 Put it in the slow cooker, and then fry the meat in the pot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. When the meat has browned you pour it in the cooker. Put 2 dl whipping cream in the pot and let it cook before you pour it in the cooker. Add 1-2 dl broth too. The meat should not be completely covered.

Cook at  MEDIUM  for 7½ hour. Thicken the sauce with 1 tbsp corn starch  dissolved in a little cold water. Pour it in the cooker and let cook for 10  minutes on HIGH

We had a bulgur salad too with apples and celery in slices and finely chopped herbs ( parsley, basil and rocket salad). The dressing was an Italian Dressing bought ready made on our vacation. On vacation we use ready made dres…

Dish Cloth 70

Cast on 64 stitches and knit 4 rows and then pattern. When the cloth has the desired length you knit 4 rows and bind off.


1.row: 7 k, 2 p, 7 k 2.row: 2 k, 5 p, 2 k, 5 p, 2 k 3.row: as row 1 4.row: 3 k, 4 p, 2 k, 4 p, 3 k 5.row: 4 p, 3 k, 2 p, 3 k, 4 p 6.row: 5 k, 2 p, 2 k, 2 p, 5 k 7.row: 1 p, 1 k, 4 p, 1 k, 2 p, 1 k, 4 p, 1 k, 1 p 8.row: 1 k, 2 p, 10 k, 2 p, 1 k 9.row: 1 p, 3 k, 8 p, 3 k, 1 p 10.row: 1 k, 4 p, 6 k, 4 p, 1 k 11.row: 1 p, 14 k, 1 p 12.row: 1 k, 5 p, 4 k, 5 p, 1 k 13.row: as row 11 14.row: as row 10 15.row: as row 9 16.row: as row 8 17.row: as row 7 18.row: as row 6 19.row: as row 5 20.row: as row 4