7 June 2017
In My New Kitchen in June
So I went and moved countries. It wasn't by far the first time for me, so I wasn't too nervous about it, but of course it's always stressful to start in a new job and at the same to try and sort out many things. I still have loads to do, but after a few nights at an Airbnb flat I've finally been able to move in to our new flat! I'm excited although I'm on my own and my partner can only join me at the end of next month.
Anyway, I wanted to show you our new kitchen and some of my first food shopping in Denmark. I'm finding quite a lot of organic produce in the shops and many wonderful vegetable markets close by, so this will be great once I'm fully organised.
My new kitchen is small, but it has nice large windows, and for the first time ever, I actually have a proper dining corner. Through the kitchen windows is a view to a slightly green backyard with a seating area and of course bicycle storage.
I've never cooked with gas, until I tried my new hob here. I was so afraid of touching the thing, so I first read the manufacturer's manual before proceeding. I know, right! But actually it was fine after a couple of clicks and turns and I was all fired up. I of course still need to get used to the settings, but I'm sure it will be fine. I will soon post the dish here that I cooked first in my new kitchen.
Otherwise I've been trying to explore the food markets and supermarkets quite a bit. From certain places I would simply like to buy everything, but I guess that's not possible, so a lot of patience is needed.
Here is my first shop for this home from our local small Irma market. I might have left a couple of really boring items out of the picture, but this was pretty much it. There are some organic veggies, pasta, cheese, spices, juice and oat flakes. I was most exited about the quinoa and beluga lentils in plastic containers. Somehow these were more appealing than the plastic bag ones. They have possibly more waste on them, but the containers could also be recycled.
I was also thrilled to see a spice mix, which is also a Finnish favourite, lemon pepper. It's pretty much just ground pepper and lemon zest, but how convenient to have that in a pre-made mix, don't you think? Icelandic sea salt also seems very nice.
This little corner shop actually has a very decent selection. They have sushi nori, organic coconut cream and a nice selection of fresh veggies. I'm very happy with this, and there are of course many other shops and most importantly vegetable markets around.
My brand new Moomin mugs have also found their home here. They were in my hand luggage with other precious things with which I wanted to make myself feel more like home.
And of course I want to share this post with Sherry who is hosting the In My Kitchen blogging event. Have a look at her post with links to other people's kitchens.
So soon I'll try to post something I've cooked in this new kitchen. Stay tuned for my Copenhagen adventures!