3 April 2016

Returning home, souvenirs and Eat Your Greens


Yesterday I arrived back to England from my trip to my family in Finland and also a short visit to Copenhagen, one of my favourite cities. I had a great time on the holiday and now have to get used to my usual routine again. It's not too bad though, as I can cook in my own kitchen again, have the familiar shops around me to get the produce and can blog more! I will be posting more about the holiday later, once I get my photos sorted. In Copenhagen I detected some new favourite places that I definitely want to recommend for you and I will also post a couple of recipes I cooked for my family over Easter, nothing too fancy, just basic veggie dishes. I had the feeling though that we were eating more than on Christmas...

Here are a few souvenirs that I brought with me. I tried not to buy that much this time and even managed to keep the foodie stuff to a minimum (for my normal habits). I bought a new Moomin mug featuring the cute ancestor of the Moomins and napkins that have a map printed of the nearby archipelago to my home. In Copenhagen I did some Mikkeller beer shopping and got the cutest wooden ice bear ever from the North Atlantic House. I also bought a Copenhagen tea towel to add to my collections and birch smoked salt the ice bear is posing with.






I will be hosting Eat Your Greens cooking challenge again this month and we are welcoming new recipes for April. Please share your vegetarian or vegan recipes that contain a green vegetable with the challenge. Post the recipe on your blog and send the link to the post either by email to my co-host Shaheen and me, or simply add the link to the comment section below this post. Have a look here for more details on how to enter. I would be very happy to see many nice recipes, as spring is coming and it's nice to cook with fresh seasonal stuff. I'm very excited to see what you'll come up with!


Have a good week!

Your VegHog

32 comments:

  1. Ah welcome back, I love the napkins, the smoked salt and the tea-towels. You should share this post with In My Kitchen - take a look at my post if you interested, its brings lots of new visitors who want a nosy in your kitchen and you can have a nosy in their kitchen too. And you Polar bear is handsome.
    Also thank you for hosting #EatYourGreens this month, looking forward to the submissions.
    http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/april-in-my-kitchen.html

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    1. Hi Shaheen, a good idea with the in my kitchen, I shared this post there. And it's good to be back!

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  2. Love your souvenirs - glad you had a nice holiday. I will be back in my kitchen in only a few days so if I get organised I hope to be part of eat your greens but I suspect cooking will be basic upon my return

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    1. Thank you Johanna. Have a good journey back! I would be delighted if you can share Eat Your Greens recipe with us soon. :)

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  3. I love, LOVE you napkins and all the souvenirs. I am happy to be part of "Eat your greens" here is my contribution:
    http://laura-bigsby.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/butternut-squash-spaghetti-with-kale.html

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    1. Hi Laura, thank you very much for the comment and contributing to Eat Your Greens! The round up will be up end of this month.

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  4. Is that a moomin I see on the mug?
    First link in ages for Eat Your Greens! http://www.glutenfreealchemist.com/2016/04/spiralized-oriental-courgette-noodle.html

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    1. Thank you Kate for contributing to Eat Your Greens! It is an ancestor of the Moomins. :)

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  5. i love your souvenirs. i love to collect tea towels too, and i adore smoked salt. how about that moomin mug? soooo cute. sounds like a fab holiday.

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    1. Thank you very much for your nice comment Sherry! Tea towels are just the best. :)

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  6. I adore Mikkeller beer, soooo good! Love the packaging too, it was a highlight of my own trip to Denmark a couple of years ago. Glad that you had a great trip (love the Moomin mug!). So nice to 'meet' you via In my Kitchen, I am new to the link up so it's been so much fun meeting new people in their kitchens! Can't wait to read some of your recipes -Laura

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    1. Thank you for commenting Laura and nice to meet you too. Mikkeller really are the best, I already want to go back. There will be a couple of Copenhagen posts soon once I get around writing them.

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  7. The classic understated Scandi style of your souveniers is gorgeous, the tea towels look too good to use. Thanks for the peek into you kitchen

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice comment. I normally use these sort of tea towels only as decoration on my food photos. :)

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  8. Oh my goodness I would love to visit Finland! Your souvenirs leave me wanting to check the airline schedules. :)

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    1. Nice to hear Maureen! I can definitely recommend some places for you! :)

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  9. I'm off to look into your 'eat your greens challenge'...

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    1. Oh please do Shari, would love to see your green veggie recipe!

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  10. Your souvenirs look lovely and I especially like the look of the birch smoked salt. I've just linked my homemade ricotta and pea tart to Eat Your Greens. Here it is: http://searchingforspice.com/2016/04/11/homemade-ricotta-and-pea-tart/

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    1. Thank you! I'm still considering where to use the birch smoked salt first, but I'm sure it's going to be good. Thank you so much also for taking part in Eat Your Greens, the round up will be here at the end of the month. :)

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  11. http://www.thevegspace.co.uk/recipe-peapod-little-gem-soup/ Here's my Eat Your Greens entry - thanks for hosting and a lovely blog!

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  12. I have made an eat your greens recipe - http://gggiraffe.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/pumpkin-and-kale-soup-with-tempeh.html

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    1. How nice, thanks for contributing! :)

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  13. I've only just discovered your blog but I'm a total Scandiphile (is that a word?!) so I'm glad I did! Here's my entry for Eat Your Greens: https://roastchickenandacountrywalk.com/2016/04/23/sweet-tooth-salad/

    Now I'll get back to reading through your blog posts!

    Helen x

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    1. I'm sure that Scandiphile is a word, at least I know what you mean! :) I'm so happy that you decided to take part in Eat Your Greens. I will be posting the round up at the end of this month.

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  14. Here's my entry VegHog. http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/stir-fried-edamame-beans-with-smoked.html

    Please note I have received some entries via e mail and will forward them to you in the next couple of days.

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  15. So jealous of so many things in this post. Scandanavia is just about as opposite as you could get from Australia in terms of food, landscape and culture. Almost no one here would have even heard of a Moomin - but I have and I love that mug! What a wonderful post for me to pore over. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you very much Fiona! I've never been to Australia, but do realise that it has to be quite different to the Nordic countries, snow is normal for us. :)

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  16. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday. I just love the smoked salt, I may have to track some down to try :) Lovely meeting you for #IMK, hope to see you at Miss Food Fairy soon x

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  17. Your treasures from your trip are delightful! Nice to bring home reminders of where you've been, but even nicer to get home to your own kitchen. :) Glad you had a fun time!

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