11 September 2021

In my kitchen in September

I’ve been on holiday so I’ve been very quiet on the blog. I finally got to go home to Finland for three weeks and then I also took a cruise to Norway. Now on Monday I will return back to work and hope to get back to the routine, also with the blogging. How has everyone been in the meanwhile? I wanted to share some things that I brought home with me from the holiday and some other things from my kitchen. By the way, it was really nice to see my family again and have some relaxing times in the home country. I really feel refreshed.

I got a new Moomin mug from Finland (almost a must for every trip, even though the cupboard space is getting tight). It is an old motif from 2019, but since I haven’t been there since, I missed this one and had to get it now.

There was a new fermented broad bean product in the shops and I tried this basil flavoured one. It was really nice and I would buy it again.

We had some veggie barbecues in Finland. It is always traditional for us to grill rye bread and potatoes, but we also added some other stuff like these really spicy vegan jalapeno sausages.

I of course also bought some quality drinks like this pink gin and gin long drinks, salty liquorice wodka and also some beers.

I again got these chocolate milks from Norway, because I love the cow on the packaging. The milk is also good though.

I bought this new utensil tin here in Copenhagen. I thought that it was quite cute. Well I guess it’s actually a flower pot, but I needed something additional for my utensils so that’s what it will do now.

These Danish rye crisps were really surprisingly good. They were thicker then usual and very crispy. There was a nice garlic and basil seasoning too.

These sea buckthorn flakes are practical and healthy additional to salads and breakfast bowls.

On the market I spotted these dried broad beans, so I will soon be trying them in cooking.

I’ve also had some really nice vegetable market hauls lately. Just look at these lovely veggies!

I’ve made pita bread a couple of times now and starting to get the hang of it. I started making it, as I couldn’t find good quality pitas in any shops or bakeries.

This is just one of my usual weekday pasta bowls: garlicky tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil and toasted pine nuts. I make similar dishes often.

This chipotle mayo was almost too spicy for me, but I still like it a lot.

I made purple tacos with marinated vegan chunks and pineapple and jalapeno seasoned with this organic taco spice.

My curveball is a mother and fledgling pigeon, who wanted to take over our balcony while we were on holiday. I would allow them to stay, but haven't seen them for a couple of days now. I guess the peace is now gone that we are back home.

I’m sharing this post with Sherry from the Sherry’s Pickings blog. Sherry is hosting the monthly In My Kitchen blogging series.

Have a nice weekend!

Your VegHog



  1. Your collection of Scandinavian foods and beverages look very exotic. I thought that the many immigrants to the northern parts of the US (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, etc) had introduced Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish cuisine, but maybe not. Or maybe it's been too long, and you are showing 21st century products, not 19th century from the era of immigration to these places.

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  2. You do show us some exciting foods! Hungerford is certainly not a town for vegetarian food shopping, although it seems to have improved slightly since the first lockdown - maybe because we are doing nearly all our food shopping here! But I think I’ll have to do a bit of online shopping to find more interesting/different additions to our diet.
    Nice to see you back. Good to hear you had a lovely break

  3. Some very unusual food items here. It's always interesting to see new produce. Your flat breads look tasty too.

  4. I love the insight into veg food in a different part of the world, I've never had dried broadbeans like that (they are a real favourite when fresh!) I love the look of your home made pitas and those purple tacos are fascinating, I wonder how you get the colour?

  5. that moomin mug is marvellous! such great characters. glad to hear you had a nice break away. we can't leave the country at all so we have to holiday in australia - which is great as there is so much to see. Your utensil jar is very cute, and i like the look of the pink gin. hello to the pigeons! take care

  6. So nice to hear you have been able to travel - I have heard that Denmark is doing really well with keeping a lid on covid - which seems such a struggle everywhere - here it is not great and I miss my family an hour's drive away who I can't visit. Your meals looks delicious and I am intrigued by all that alcohol, and love all that labeling. Fresh pita bread is the best


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