It's December, incredible! It'll soon be Christmas, and I'm not really prepared yet. But I'm sure it will be fine in the end as always. I'm not prepared to stress over it either. I wanted to share some stuff from my kitchen, but you will notice that it's not that Christmassy there yet. I've put up a few decorations, but haven't bought much Christmas stuff. Anyway, I hope that you'll like the post.
At least these pine cones are quite Christmassy. They smell so nice, and of course we can harvest some pine nuts from them, if we choose. At the moment however I find them very nice as table decorations. I also got this small hyacinth pot, which has already spread a faint lovely scent into our home.
We've put the Christmas lights up, and this constellation is at our kitchen/dining room window. Those are real fir branches under the lights. I really like that look, but I'm sorry about the poor photo quality here. When we put the lights up, we went with mulled wine to the yard and I just took a couple of snapshots of the lights with my mobile phone. I love it how they bring some light to the dark.
Ditte Ingemann's Saladsnedker is my first Danish cookbook. It has wonderful salad ideas and such beautiful photos. I need to make so many recipes from the book, some of which I'm planning for Christmas Eve. I think that the book would make a great Christmas present.
I have yet another Moomin mug. This one has a nice atmosphere for the dark nights of this season. I really want the bowl and plate from this series as well, as they are so cute. I think that there was also a ceramic tea pot with these motifs.
Rocking Veggie Drink Bouillon has been a real lifesaver for me recently. The cute rocking sachets make a warming broth with plenty of veggie bits. I've been drinking this after work/before language classes as a part of a light dinner, when the days are really busy. It's especially good with homebaked rolls.
I've also been trying to drink many gingershots. This Wish brand is really nice, but the bottles are quite big, so you tend to get a double shot.
I bought these 5-grain flakes, as they sounded so wonderfully healthy. They have a mix of organic oats, wheat, barley, rye and spelt. I haven't tried them yet, but want to use them in baking and in porridges. I'm sure it'll be very good.
I've been craving for vegan Golden Thai curries lately, so I cooked the dish several times and I'm not tired of it yet. Typically they have contained firm tofu, carrots, coconut milk and plenty of warming spices. They've been similar to this recipe, but with somewhat simpler contents. Of course a sticky rice will have to be there as a side. I was surprised how quickly I could actually make these curries. With a bit more practice I will be even quicker, so there will be no excuses for not to make it.
Salty caramel popcorn with ice-cream! Do I need to say more?
I'm sharing this post with Sherry from Sherry's Pickings, as she is hosting the In My Kitchen challenge, which I'm always happy to take part in. It's so nice to see different kitchen stuff from all over the world and meet new bloggers.
Have a nice rest of the week!