Spring should be slowly coming, but it has been still snowing this week in Copenhagen. I do like the snow, but it would also be nice to have some warm and sunny spring days. I love it how some spring flowers are already trying to grow in the parks. I have also bought some lovely flowers for our home, like these Freesia and Muscari armeniacum, or the 'pearl hyacinth' as we used to call it, which is one of my all time favourite flower. It just cheers me up having flowers around.
Easter is also approaching fast at the end of this month, so I've already bought some nice Easter chocolates and beers. We will be spending Easter in Finland, so I hope that you'll allow me the early start. The squirrel was actually a Christmas present, but now it will become an Easter squirrel. We were in Finland also the last weekend, so I bought some Easter goodies there, like the real hen egg shells filled with solid chocolate and just some spring editions of my favourite chocolates. I also bought Kinder surprise, just in case we'll get some of those nice animal characters from them. The beer is an organic Danish Easter beer, and it's very good. I've already sampled it. Tuborg's Easter beer is also quite significant for my partner and me, as we often came to Copenhagen at Easter and then drank this beer, and now we live here! I just love that happy chick on the can.
More cans... I've had quite a few of these organic soft drinks lately. I don't know, but I've felt thirsty a lot, and then this kind of drinks are the best. They come at least in the cola, lemon and apple-ginger variations, and they are really nice and refreshing with cool can artwork as well. Apple-ginger was quite unusual for a soft drink, but it was very refreshing and nice tasting.
I recently cooked this dish of braised fennel with kalettes and garlic. I just adore fennel, and I served it with veggie balls and skin-on potato mash. The plateful doesn't look the greatest, but boy was it tasty!
We often drink healthy shots in the morning, mostly apple-ginger ones, but I like to sample other flavours, and these ginger and aronia (aka chokeberry) shots were great. My mum has a chokeberry bush in her garden. Perhaps I should make some fresh shots in the summer.
I bought some dried Yin Yang beans. They look great. I'm sure they will add their goodness to many dishes. Has anyone tried them? How are they?
I just couldn't resist this cute wholegrain animal pasta. I made a simple tomato and lentil soup and added this pasta to it.
Here is yet another Astrid och Aporna product, a festive veggie sausage, which my partner thinks very highly of, but I haven't been brave enough to taste it yet. Maybe soon...
This was a quick overview of what's been happening in my kitchen, and as always, I'm sharing this post with Sherry from Sherry's Pickings, as she is hosting the In My Kitchen event.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!