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One of my regular customers at the saturday market in Uppsala told me about a favorite new recipe – miso butter. Mine too now.

He uses it to dollop on boiled fresh asparagus, turning it into a delicacy. It can also be used on other vegetables, basting and even as a sandwich spread.

This whole week has been a time of preparation to get ready for the big Christmas market at Wik Castle. It’s our first time this year, so it will be interesting to find out how good it is compared to our usual Fyris Market. At Wik we will be indoors, so that will be an improvement.

We are making small pumpkin pies.

Apple cakes with saffron,

My latest invention – pumpkin pie spiced with saffron.

Along with a big load of miso, fermented vegetables and pumpkins, we have plenty of stuff to sell.

This time I cooked a kilo of chickpeas for 4 hours.

And made this along with rice koji and salt.

And here’s some I made 2 years ago. Ready for the market.

+1 C, rain and wind. I Took off early to head back home.

This week – another batch of 2 year rice miso.

The cold weather makes the landscape frosty, and the ground is frozen hard making it imposible to finish the digging, but I’m almost done and have harvested almost everything. I’ll have to wait till the warmer weather returns next week.

The weather is cold again, so I picked all the decent cabbage and made a big batch of sauerkraut.

This week – a bunch of rye miso.

Standard recipe, 2 year fermentaion.

When you have herb miso.

Just take slice of bread – any bread will do – here it’s rye crisp or hard tack. Spread a little butter or such on it ever so lightly. Then top it with a wee portion of herb miso.

Crunch – you have a mouthful of tasty umame!