Monday, January 16, 2017

Crochet, snow and book

The Christmas Wish is a great book with mesmerizing illustrations and a sweet and tender story. The mug was a gift from our son and he got it at his Alma mater, University Of Pennsylvania. Writing some notes to friends who sent us cards at Christmas time.


 I have used this recipe for Pannukakku for a few years now. It was first published in Martha Steward Living magazine years ago.  Click here for recipe ...pannukakku  .  I was told that Finns have this on Thursdays with pea soup, any Finns out there if this isn't true please correct me here.
 Cardamon once removed from the pods are surely tiny but a very potent spice.
Although the recipe asks for a cast iron pan I do not always use my cast iron but and sometimes use this pan and it works fine.
 It's usually served with Lingonberry or Cloudberry Jam however any jam should be fine. Sorry for the mess but in this house it's the husband and me only so we go very casual most of the time.

 There is probably about one thousand people working in this same granny project right now.
 Paw prints in our walkway.

Wishing a wonderful January for everyone!
Hugs,
Angela

32 comments :

  1. The recipe must be Scandanavian because the jams are. We have those berries in Newfoundland too. I couldn't open the link however.

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    1. Yes it's a Scandinavian recipe. I tried to fix the link, hope it works now. Otherwise you could google search ...Pannukakku recipe by Martha Stewart. Thank you for your visit! May you have a wonderful week!

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  2. Oh that looks so yummy!

    I used to work at Penn - I hope your son is doing well there. :-)

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    1. My son has good memories of Penn. He's now in law school (second year) in Iowa. After he left Penn he worked on a book that he hasn't finished writing yet. Thank you for your visit!

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  3. I like the sound of Pannukakku, and I may try to make it, but I haven't got a cast iron pan that could go in the oven..... may have to try to bake it in something else.
    The book with the polar bear pictures is lovely!

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    1. I did not used a cast iron pan, I use the cast iron pan sometimes but prefer this other one. The illustrations in that book is very pleasing to the eyes. Thank you for your visit!

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  4. Beautiful photos, I like your blog! :) I´ll start following you ;)

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    1. Muchas gracias Alicia por su visita! Tu eres muy amable!! Abrazos!

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  5. hi angela,
    beautiful photos!the book is wonderful. the recipe sounds good.oh and your granny stripe blanket looks fantastic. what for wool use you for this blanket?
    have a nice rest week,
    hugs regina

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    1. Hi Regina, I used just used Caron Simply Soft. This is going in the pick up truck my husband has so no need to use a fancier yarn for that :)

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  6. I have never heard of Pannukaku! It looks delicious, especially with jam, a unique variation of bread and jam I'm sure. Your granny blanket looks amazing. I need to return a few cards to friends who sent lovely notes at Christmas too. I like how you take pictures of little things you do throughout the day. I need to get better at doing that :) Have a blessed and lovely weekend :)

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    1. We love Pannukakku! Thank you for your visit and comment!

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  7. Angela, I love your photos, especially of the paw prints in the snow -- whose paws? Something scary? :-) I have no idea what Finns eat on Thursdays, but now I'm terribly curious! :D

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    1. The paw prints are rabbits, squirrels and other wild little things from around here. Nothing spooky yet, ha! Thanks for the visit!

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  8. The dishes you cook and bake always look so delicious and tempting, Angela. I love the crochet project you're working on. The colors are stunning. Love the illustrations in that book, too. xo

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment Nancy!

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  9. I had never heard of this recipe, but it looks yummy!

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    1. I think it's delicious and so does the husband! :) Thanks for the visit Magali!

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  10. The blues in your snow pictures look beautiful. I think your afghan is lovely and the colours are restful. It feels like you have a peaceful winter home......

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    1. Thank you Ronda! It is peaceful and quiet around here. :)

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  11. What a lovely post! The books look´s so beautiful, the food good and the crochet lovely...
    Have a happy weekend, take care!
    Titti

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  12. The illustrations in your book are delightful. Your dish looks very similar to a Yorkshire pudding. Does the cardamon taste quite strong? Sarah x

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  13. Now I want to read about Yorkshire pudding! The flavor of the cardamon blends well with the other ingredients yielding a gentle presence.

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  14. Loved this entire post....caused very warm and fuzzy feelings to bubble up----that's a GOOD thing!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Good food and a beautiful setting (I was in Michigan last week--there was snow on the ground, but not enough for this boy now living back down south).

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    1. This week I was wishing I could be in the South :) It got a bit too cold. Thanks for your visit.

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  16. Your granny blanket is just lovely, Angela! I wish I could knit more than a scarf and learn how to crochet! I hope you are tucked in somewhere warm enjoying the day! :)

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    1. I am confident that you would do a good job with crochet. Thank you Kim!

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  17. your blanket is turning out beautiful.

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