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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.

Happy New Year!

This year we got a storm. Alfrida came and picked up the ‘geodesic dome’ Jens built as an art project at our garden party 2 years ago.

And put it down 10 meters away with a crash.

It was well anchored, we thought. Oh well – ephemeral it is.

We make saffron bread for the winter holidays.

More fullkorn flour and less sugar of course.

Ready for dunking.

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.

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!

You’d be scared too if you saw who’s taking my picture.

It did amount to something.

A bit later…..,

What a composition – sunshine, mustard seed flowers and snow!

Altho you probably can’t see it, there are snow flakes in the air.

Not amounting to much, the flakes have been blowing in with the strong cold winds from the north east all day – enough for me to call it my first official day of winter!