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I was told by the northerner from GB that he thought that i should introduce myself and now my friends I will.
My name is Roger Dahlstrom I live in a little town called Enkoping in the middle of Sweden only 80 km from our capitol called Stockholm.I live with my family my wife brittmari and daughter Elin 8.We have a small commersial garden in wish we grow vegetables, we process those as vegetables in milkacid we grow also a lot of peppers and tomatoes about 200 kinds of each that I got from you my friends we have a little bakery for persons with gluten intolerans,we put in our vegetables in the bread.I am always interested in new kinds of vegetables and I have contact in every part of the world and my seedsboxes are hugh.I have been in daves garden forum from the start I had contact with Dave before he started it also but as the swede I am,I am quite silent sometime but I love this forum and I love you all my friends.
Hi Roger and welcome to DG' So glad the northerner suggested that you introduce yourself and it's nice to meet you now' It sounds like you keep very busy and that is good' Take care and please with all your doing come here more often and share with us,you probably could teach us all a thing or two of growing plants. Not to mention our wonderful recipe forum' Perhaps a recipe of the bread you mentioned for gluten intolerant people,never heard of that ailment until now,interesting' Your friend too, Sis' from the Sunflower State(Ks)
Welcome, Roger, and how nice of you to finally come out in the open! Don't know how you could have lurked so long. Your chilipetines will be on their way soon, and I hope you find that they are a nice addition. Be sure Flowox has your address so everyone can send you more interesting seeds. I hope you decide to visit more often.
My grandmother was from northern Sweden.
She and my Norwegian grandfather
(from the Oslo area) came to this country
in the early 1900's.
My father had tried (for years)
to teach my mother how to make his mother's
Swedish pancakes, but my mother could never get
them quite right. :-)
Your bakery sounds wonderful!
It's nice to meet you here at Dave's,
Welcome ...How nice of you to visit us in person..Hope you will jump right in and post some of your ways...Just love to hear about all different countries...Your Milkacid, sounds interesting...What is it??? Again welcome, from a Michigander...Wantabe (Diana)
This is one of the great things I like about DG's - the chance to meet in cyberspace someone I would never get a chance to meet if I spent the next 100 years, God willing, traveling throughout the world. Another welcome from the "Deep South" in the USA.
another Deep South hi! Roger. My BIL is gluten intolerant to a severe degree. He is down for days with just the simplest of things, there's gluten in Everything!!! Glad to see you taking care of those there, I wish there were a nice bakery here for him. It can be a terrible problem.
Anyway-----always love to see you post, it's wonderful having friends so far away!
Howdy do Roger...nice to hear from you.
HOpe you'll post more about your goings-on! Care to elaborate on the mild-acid? I've only heard bits and pieces about it...it is for preserving isn't it? If you decided to post more info please let us know which forum, k?
Roger, welcome to Dave's Garden. I think this is the most marvelous thing about the internet - a chance to converse as often as one chooses to someone in Sweden with someone in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Don't be shy in your interactions at Dave's Garden.
P.S. - Dave, you've really got to be proud of what you've been able to accomplish in such a short time! The more time I spend at Dave's Garden, the more impressed I am.
Hi Roger! Welcome to DG. I'm new as well and having now purused the many forums offered on this website, I've come to realize there are a bunch of really great, caring people involved in the DG family.
Guess what? I even love Lutefisk and Lefse...have it every Christmas! Of course, had it not been for my mother's father (an "Erickson")I wouldn't know what it is. I'm not sure if other DG members know what it is, but I bet you do!!! Welcome
Roger I'm an uprooted English gal living in Virginia and still trying to understand these foreigners...hahaha!! You will soon get to know who the characters are in this garden and Horseshoe is our mainstay!! He's a little crazy but aren't we all and that's why we love him so much!!! I mean - just look at what he calls me - Weezy!! Actually - that describes me to a T and I might even adopt that as my garden name!! Yes Shoe thanks and looking forward to another year with folk like you!!!
Now now now, Weezy...there are many mainstays in this here garden! And you're one of 'em! (As for me being crazy, yep...I'm certified crazy! And love it. I don't worry about insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!)
Roger, hope to hear more posts from you (and thanks for the email).
Jardin, welcome to DG...glad to see you here! Hope you pull up a chair and get comfy. We'll see more of you, right?
Ya'll take good care...keep smiling.
Bonjour Horseshoe! Thank you for the welcome and yes, you'll see me around. We must be somewhat alike because everyone thinks I'm certifiably crazy because I eat Lutefisk. Had some left over after Christmas dinner and thought the neighborhood racoons would like a treat, but even they wouldn't touch it...so you know I must be crazy if a racoon wouldn't eat the stuff! J.
Someone of you wonder what lutfish is I think most of it are made in Norway our neighbore country because they have the atlantic ocean coast they take up a fish called långa then they dry it for a long time and when we get it it could be in water again or dry and we put it in water ourself then we boil it and make a white sauce to it,perhaps I shouldnt write we because I wont eat it.Then we have another fish we (some of us eat) eat called surströmming its a raw fish layed into barrels with onions for I think a year with no oxygen so it will ferment it smells stinking but it tastes better I think it will be eaten in fall august and september.Then we have sill a kind of raw fish into winegar vegs herbs or other things its a lot of kinds to chose from and we eat it often.
Lutefisk is Cod that has been preserved with lye. In the good old days, full slabs of fish would arrive at the butcher market hard and dry as a board. You'd buy it that way, bring it home and soak it over and over again in clean water to re-hydrate it. Today that's all done for you by a processing plant. The difference in this Cod vs what most of you are used to is that the lye processing breaks down the fish fibers and the result is a transluent fillet of fish. People either boil it or bake it, but beware, if it's cooked too long it will basically disintegrate and will pass right through a sieve like jello! As a matter of fact, my husband calls it "fish jello" and won't touch it with a ten foot pole! There were many times when grandma had Christmas Eve Lutefisk for eight and we ended-up having hotdogs because she cooked it too long..no stores open, either, to buy more and try again.
A white sauce that contains cut-up hard boiled eggs, and melted butter is poured over the Lutefisk w/ boiled potatoes on the side. Granted, you have to learn to eat this stuff when you're a kid because no adult would ever begin eating it later in life!!! If any of you are in Minneapolis (Minnesota has the highest concentration of Scandinavians in the US, thus the availability of Lutefisk here) around Christmas time, I'd be glad to cook some for you to try. I'm the only one left in my family who'll eat it...I need some company!! By the way, I always make a roast beef for my husband and son so if you don't like the Lutefisk there's always something else to eat. I just can't let a family tradition go by the wayside!
Louisa, After hearing how Lutefisk is processed I'm not so sure many DG folks will be knocking down my door for this dinner. It's an acquired taste to say the least! Notice even Roger won't eat it and he's right there in Sweden.
Thank you thank you I am sure of that I wont be board I am looking here every day.But I wonder windsurffer where are you located.
I want to tell everyone that my peppers are all in my growingroom I have about 4000 in 2 square meters and I have start to grow my toms also that is those I am planning to plant late next month.My latest start for toms is in the beginning of april for planting out in the beginning of june
I live in Columbus,Ohio. What kind of peppers do you have and do you like hot peppers? I have already started a lot of my seeds keeping them in the house until March if I am lucky. We have had a mild winter so far but we did get some rain and thunderstorms with serious wind today, up rooting tress and anything that wasn't nailed down.
My neice came home to find one of her trees completely up rooted laying on the side of her house.
My niece just came back from LA with some hot peppers for me and beleive me I am going to plant some of the seeds. I have a small garden so I am limited to how many plants that I can squeeze in it. What kind of recipes do you have for them? You know we can star another thead in General Discussion here if you would like to share information.
Yes you can get information from me everything I know of it is compare to some others very limited but perhaps something
what is good for you to know is that you can grow many of the peppers in pots so you can moove them when they need moore place.They need from 3liters up to 10 liters pots it depends what kind you have and quite a lot of fertilizer.We have some plants that grow to 30 cm some up to 2 meters I think it is from about one foot to 6-7 feet high.Just now everyone is 1 cm high.
Roger... i believe we've meet on the International thread. i see u around a lot.
Jardin... if Lutefish is made from Cod, then it would be similar to Bacalao - the dried Cod fish from Spain! btw... i am originally from the Philippine Islands, where there is a strong influence of Spanish cooking. Bacalao is soaked in water for several days. then cooked with tomato sauce, olives and potatoes.
Shoe... i love pickled herring! btw... i, too is very adventurous in either cooking or eating food from other countries. when i was at school, student from different countries that i used to tutor, love to treat me to the delicacies their countries has to offer as far as food is concerned. and loved it too ;).