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Here’s a favorite.

  • 1 (or 2) hokkori pumpkin
  • Onions
  • Roasted sesame oil
  • Buckwheat noodles
  • Tofu
  • Miso

Dice and saute onion slices

Clean and cut away bad parts of pumpkin, dice and saute with onions.

After a few minutes add water and boil

Add buckwheat noodles

Add diced tofu and boil until everything is perfectly soft.

Choose a miso

Serve to guests from a food coop near you. These are from Uppsala – Ultimat.

Chanterelle mushrooms dried, ready to stash away.

Rehydrate and they are like new fresh mushrooms full of flavor, excellent for sauces, spreads, pizzas, whatever. Enough for a couple of years probably.

A couple of volonters from the compost with less but good flavor get peeled and diced.

Then boiled soft with a little water, sugar and spices and mixed.

After cooling add cream and eggs.

This one is spiced with saffron.

Ready for the Kromsta Market on saturday.

It looks like it’s going to be pumpkin and roots for dinner. Slices of uchiki kuri pumpkin, potatoes, parsnips, carrots, beets and onions baked until soft, along with fried fish and cucumber pickles.

Mmmmm

There aren’t many apples or pears this year but lots of plums/prunes, so we are making several big batches of plum marmelade to freeze in for the winter.

Cooked and packaged for the freezer.

Aome plum juice too

We also froze in many plum halves to use in making plum cakes later.

Tofu is great in miso soup. Almost a must. You can also make a tofu pickle. Just put tofu pieces in a jar of miso.

A day or two is good enough. Then wipe or rinse off and eat.

I put in some radish halves too.

But good amazake.

I made 2 basic mistakes. I mixed in some old rice, and I steamed one portion twice as long as I should have. I always steam the rice about 20 minutes but got mixed up and cooked it twice. The old rice got a little soggy, and the double cooked got really soggy. I can probably save the properly cooked rice as koji, but the soggiest portion will have to be relegated to the desert corner. It is very sweet with a tinge of alcohol – amazake, so it can be eaten as candy now or be made into a desert. So bad turns good.

Now I’ll have to take a break and clean the equipment before starting up again.

There were a lot of green tomatoes to pick last fall and save to ripen during the fall/winter. We’ve been eating them until now, and these are the last.

These various kinds of small cocktail tomatoes last the longest. The flavor is not that great, but turned into a cresmy tomato soup, the flavor is excellent.

We make saffron bread for the winter holidays.

More fullkorn flour and less sugar of course.

Ready for dunking.