Last Friday I got a craving for whipped semolina lingonberry porridge. Luckily we had a package of semolina in the kitchen cabinet and lingonberries in the freezer. It’s long time since I last made the lingoberry porridge because the date of expire on the semolina package was due May 2008 ! ! I even found out the name Anna Manna does not exist anymore. It’s now Nalle Manna :) I sure will make it more often from now on. It’s so quick and easy to make.
The AnnaManna recipe
1 l water
1 1/2 dl AnnaManna grits
200 g lingonberries
1-1 1/2 dl sugar ( I use 1 dl )
1/2 tsp salt
Bring the water to a boil in a sauce pan.
Add the semolina to the saucepan together with the berries, sugar and salt. ( I mix the berries in the blender before I add them)
Boil for approximately 5 minutes.
Set aside to cool. When the porridge has cooled, pour it into a mixing bowl and whip it with a hand mixer, until light.
Serve with sugar and milk.
I like to have my porridge without sugar and milk.
Cannot believe. Already September 10. There are not many flowers in our garden in bloom anymore. I have though taken some pictures daily. Some when walking Canelo and some on the way to the mall or hairdresser etc. Below a few shots from end of August and beginning of September.
Barley field about one kilometer from where we live.
Dark clouds but after all it didn’t rain
Old File Factory at Vantaa rapids about 7 km away from us.
Colorful blueberry plants
Moss covered stone
Bird watching tower not far from us.
Picture taken at top of the bird watching tower. In the distance you can see the lake which is only about 400 meters away from where we live.
Cat on trash bin enjoying the warmth of the lid.
Barnacle geese getting ready to move to the south for the winter.
Succisa pratensis also know as Devil’s-bit
Just an other view on an other day over Pitkäjärvi.
The orange daylily is the last one to bloom. Only one stem with about 5 more buds. Since the beginning of the summer I have seen no snails among the lilies but yesterday I saw one on this flower. You can see the petal has some damage to it. Under the petal to the right you can see, if you look close, a small snail. Ufff ! I really thought I had managed to get rid of them .
I’m so happy these two wonderful begonias have been with me already for many years and hope that they still will for many more years to come.
Unfortunately I don’t remember the names of them. The one with the double flowers is one I bought myself. The other one my husband’s cousin gave me. I surfed the web to see if I could figure out their names. The double one I couldn’t find but the other one I think is a Begonia Bertinii. It’s a bit embarrassing but I have to ask my husband’s cousin one more time for the name and then write it down and put it somewhere safe.