Raggmunk in Töckfors

August 13th, 2014

Had to try it out when in Töckfors yesterday - good one!!

The Swedish version of unbound potato pancakes is called rårakor.[4] When prepared with a batter of wheat flour, milk, egg, and shredded potatoes and fried like thin pancakes, they are called raggmunk, the word "ragg" means crispy and "munk" derives from the Swedish "munkpanna", which is literally translated as donutpan.[5] Both kinds are enjoyed with fried pork and lingonberry jam.


Just about to leave home

August 13th, 2014

...only thing left to do is to turn of the computer...doh!! Second picture 20 minutes after the first one...

May I borrow your hairdryer?

August 13th, 2014

Early this morning

Trip to Haukenestårnet

August 10th, 2014

Loaded the car last Friday and headed off to Rømskog to visit Haukenestårnet. From where we parked the car it was just about 15-20 minutes walk (or run, the boys ran all the way both to and from). The tower is always open.

Heading home, I had to speed up or else the boys would outrun me totally

Renovation progress

August 10th, 2014

The drainage is not up to date, so my father in-law is doing what he knows best - digging using the backhoe. Actually, the foundation has no protection against the groundwater and soil, so we need to add that along with new drainage pipes.

And the old birch tree had to go. As we know it was planted back in 1892 when the local sheriff (? - lensmann) moved to the house we know live in. The tree was actually rotten inside, along with the leaves, branches and birch juice tearing on the roof, so we had to remove it. Securing using the winch it was pretty easy to

The boys having fun, climbing in the "jungle"

Two cats and seven kittens

August 5th, 2014

Deer eating our red currant

August 5th, 2014

Yesterday morning, a deer eating our red currant. Pictures taken from our living room.

The countryside

August 5th, 2014

Our neighborhood

View from the cottage

August 4th, 2014

Cleaning up the camera, found some pictures from when in Sweden.


July 31st, 2014


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