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It’s a glorious sunshiny day today.

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And I’m in the kitchen making miso.

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I boiled the beans yesterday when it rained and blew all day, and I didn’t feel like putting it all together in the evening.

Here’s the result.

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I boiled 1 kilo of swedish soybeans, divided it into two portions and made a batch of sweet 6 month miso and a larger batch of herb miso. The herb miso has my favorite mix of mediteranean flavors: garlic, basil, thyme and oregano.

As for the sunshine; we don’t get much this time of year. This November has only had a couple hours of clear sky and sun so far, so I have to get out and enjoy it as soon as possible.

The early saturday morning sunshine on the pumpkin patch.

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Picking and preparing vegetables and flowers for the farmers market in Uppsala.

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At Fyristorg Market in Uppsala.

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After a bit of a grey, dreary day yesterday, it’s much nicer today.

Soy beans have been rinsed and put to soak for cooking this evening.

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Tomorrow they will become a jar of mellow miso.

I just made a fresh batch of raw blended lingon.

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I wrote about raw lingon in January where there is a super easy recipe for how to make your own. There’s nothing better for the morning bowl of porridge.

The sun is shining.

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Oooo! I’d better hook up this iphone. The battery is dying.

It’s so sunny and warm I’ve taken the now sprouting cabbages out to bask in the fresh air.

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But only temporarily. They’ll go back into the cellar if it gets cold. In the meantime, it’s good to let them get a full dose of sunshine and fresh cool air to slow them down, so that they don’t grow rank and gangly.

Today has been a good example of the so called typical weather of April. This morning was sunny and relatively warm. We changed from winter to summer tires on the car. At lunch time dark cloads came in from the north, and it started snowing. It didn’t stick, so we decided to take an excursion to the local bird sanctuary – Hjälsta Viken. On the way the car nearly got stuck in the accumulated snow on a shady, high point in the road. We did get through of course.

There, on a sunny slope we found our favorite sign of spring.

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A group of blue liverwort – blåsippa (Anemone hepatica syn. Hepatica nobilis) – and a white one too.

Then we took a walk across the old lake that is becoming a swamp loved by birds and bird watchers alike.

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There were not many birds to see for all the ice and snow, but with the intermittent warm and cold, sunshine and snow, light and dark it’s been a dramatic day, and it looks like it will keep up through the night.

The sky cleared today and we saw the sun shine for a while this afternoon as we were skiing. We haven’t seen the moon for a long while either. It rises early in the afternoon these days. Then the ground fog rolled in again.

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You can see that the apple tree is in bad need of a pruning too. Tomorrow!