Food for free in Snärva

June 10, 2012

Straight after our arrival, Costas rescued 2kg of Dandelion (Löwenzahn) from the lawn before it was mowed. Best way to consume: Boiled and served with olive oil, garlic, and lemon.

Always plenty of supply (because in areas that the lawn mower never reaches) is Gout weed (Giersch) – it’s actually quite a pest. It can be eaten like spinach (or dandelion for that matter). You can find most of it under the copper beech (Blutbuche) and around the two plum trees next to the yellow garage.

Also, look out for Borage (Borretsch), beautiful and apparently very nice in salads (never tried yet …).

Some chives (Schnittlauch) are growing in the bed under the windows (next to lavender).

    More obvious but much more seasonal are the fruits and berries around the house:

  • Goose berries (Stachelbeeren)
  • Elderflower (Holunder)
  • Raspberries (Himbeeren)
  • Pears (Birnen)
  • Plums (Pflaumen)
  • Redcurrant (Rote Johannisbeeren)
  • Blackcurrant (Schwarze Johannisbeeren)
  • (!) Black chokeberries (Schwarze Apfelbeeren) – 3 fairly large bushes in the ‘shrub garden’
  • Blackberries (Brombeeren) (very few)
  • No more apples though (thanks to the deers in the neighborhood)


New in the kitchen

June 10, 2012

It’s getting more and more difficult to find AMAZING stuff on Tidan’s weekly flea market. However, have rarely managed to return home emptyhanded. This salad bowl is the latest arrival in the kitchen. Love it!

Salad bowl


Vallby Sörgården

December 1, 2011

Picture of Flistad in Vallby Sörgården

When Kristina and I walked past the preserved Vallby Sörgården (just on the other side of the train line), we were lucky to meet a woman who gave us a private tour through the house tha is otherwise closed at this time of the year. In one of the rooms, I found this old photograph of Flistad on the wall. The wallpapers in the house, by the way, are one of the most interesting details. She showed us a book with samples of all the different original wallpapers used in the house.

Opening times summer 2012:
2 juni kl. 13-17 Traditionellt kafferep
30 juni, 7 juli, 14 juli, 21 juli, 28 juli samt 4 aug. kl. 14-17 Gårdsvisning med guidning (Guided tour)
14 juli kl. 19 Dans bort i vägen
26 aug. kl. 14-17 Arkeologidag
9 sept. kl. 14-17 Kulturarvsdag
6 okt. kl. 11-17 Höstmarknad