The stove.


I made warm sandwiches the other day and I wanted to have curry on them. ย I know where the different jars stands so I just stretched to the spice shelf and brought down the one I wanted. I poured on quite a lot but got a bit confused when I looked at what I had done. The color wasn’t right, instead of this bright yellowish/orange color it was dark brown. I did wonder if a spice could become too old, so that it actually changed color?




But then I smelled that it had the wrong scent as well ๐Ÿ™‚ I took a look at the bottle and realized that I had poured lots of cinnamon on my sandwiches ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :-)I tried to blow it away but it already stuck like glue ๐Ÿ™‚ I know that they very often use cinnamon in Thai food so I just poured some curry over it all and tossed it in the electric grill. It actually tasted really good ๐Ÿ™‚ So I’ll keep on having cinnamon but perhaps not that much in the future ๐Ÿ™‚





The sun comes and goes today but it is rather warm and we had some drizzle as well for a while. I won’t complain about that rain, it is my excuse to not mow any lawn today ๐Ÿ™‚ The grass is rather low to be honest so I think it can wait another week before it looks to bad ๐Ÿ™‚ Instead I finally started to repair my fire heated stove. The inside, some kind of concrete, was slowly falling apart and I needed to repair it before the season started.


The walls of the fire place has looked bad for quite some time now.



After some cleaning and then filling in concrete where it was needed it looks much better, well it isn’t a work of Leonardo da Vinci but it’s good enough ๐Ÿ™‚


This concrete doesn’t look to be the same that’s already in there but it is bought in a specialist store so it is the right thing.


I had already bought that special concrete/ cement long ago so I just mixed it together as it said on the bucket. It was totally impossible to use because it just got too dry, so I added more water, just very little and it worked perfect. It says on the bucket that I can start a fire in it after three days but only for a short while so the concrete doesn’t crack. I think I’ll wait at least a week before I use the stove, it’s better it dries a bit longer so the risk gets smaller. It was an easy job to do but that doesn’t mean I want to do it often ๐Ÿ™‚





Now I have less that 4% space left on this old blog so the move will happen soon, so here’s the address again: The Cottage by the Crane lake part two. It is time for some lunch and I think I’ll make a couple of warm sandwiches, with cinnamon and curry ๐Ÿ™‚






Have a great day!


I let Sune walk without a leash more and more now. So far so good ๐Ÿ™‚


But I do speak loud so no tempting animals are left when we walk around ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s too young to run away in the forest yet.





16 thoughts on “The stove.

  1. thats a curious combonation for your sandwich! Beautiful phots as always, the little black and white cat peeking out of the hay is really cute.It must be bothersome with the hunters in the area, hopefully they won’t stay long,

    • Hi Laurie!

      Yes it was but a really nice one ๐Ÿ™‚

      That cat is actually very big ๐Ÿ™‚ But he’s very much like Bertil, likes no one or nothing ๐Ÿ™‚

      We have the hunters here all autumn and winter but I know when they are here so that’s no big problem. Most of them are rather old and enjoys getting out in to the nature and rarely shoot at anything ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a great day!

  2. perfect post.
    horses, dogs and a kitty.
    I think that both curry and cinnamon are very good for you! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
    I signed up on your part two blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Cindi!

      I thought You would like it ๐Ÿ™‚

      I got surprised over how well they worked together ๐Ÿ™‚ I wonder if I should try cardamom next time, that beside cinnamon is probably the most popular spices when it comes to baking over here ๐Ÿ™‚

      Then You’ll know when I move even if You haven’t been able to read anything for a while ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a great day!

  3. Det รคr oftast sรฅ man lรคr sig nya smaker:) Jag anvรคnder faktiskt rรคtt ofta bรฅde kanel och ingefรคra i matlagningen:) Det var ju bra att du fick fixat till spisen innan vintern, hoppas nu att det hรฅller. Ha det gott/Monne

    • Tjรคnare Monne!

      Ja ingefรคra har jag ofta, men jag har aldrig haft kanel i annat รคn bakverk och till grรถt ๐Ÿ™‚ Vรคldigt bra kombinaton dock sรฅ det skall jag ha sรฅ ofta jag tror det passar ๐Ÿ™‚

      Ja, att det skall ta sรฅdan tid innan man fรฅr รคndan ur vagnen ๐Ÿ™‚ Detta kunde jag ju gjort redan tidigt i vรฅras ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I och med att jag lรฅter det torka lรคngre รคn vad som behรถvs tror jag nog det hรฅller. Sรฅ lรคnge fukten gรฅtt ur bรถr det hรฅlla.

      Ha det!

  4. Glad the curry/cinnamon combination worked out for you! Better than using salt when sugar was called for as I have done.
    Love the horse photos, and the fall colors today. Our little Sune is certainly growing up, walking without a leash; Good boy!! He’s going to put Nova to shame! Don’t need to be daVinci if the stove heats the place up; who cares what it looks like!! We need to get the chimney sweep here soon to check out the chimney on the fireplace and the stove pipe on our wood stove. Winter is definitely coming!

    • Hi Robin!

      Yes this was much better than mixing salt with sugar ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s just awful ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      I hope he continues to walk that good without a leash! Nova will get there too, it’ll just take longer before we reach that goal ๐Ÿ™‚ It would have been easier if she had come here as a pup though. I think I can add goats to those things that must be killed by her ๐Ÿ™‚ She shows a bit too much interest in my neighbors goats and not in a nice way I’m afraid ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      The chimney sweeper comes here twice a year whether I want it or not, well I want it so I don’t complain. I had a big check up on the chimney and the stove last year and since I already had bought this concrete/ cement I didn’t need them to come here again to check the stove. Now I don’t have to think about that for eight more years ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a great day!

    • Hi Jim!

      Yes I am, soon it’ll be just enough cold to start the fire in the stove ๐Ÿ™‚ I do like it even if I really don’t like cold weather and winter. I don’t need to start the radiators for quite some time if I use my kitchen stove a couple of hours every evening ๐Ÿ™‚

      I wish we could get those fiery colors I’ve seen on photographs from the Rocky Mountains. Ours are more dull I’m afraid.

      Have a great day!

  5. hi christer! i can’t figure out how that stove works? what are the cords for? i see your leaves are turning. all of out maples are brown because of the drought. we are due for rain tomorrow night. i sure hope they are right because it is no use to water anymore. haha…interesting sandwiches!!! sometimes mistakes are a good thing! joyce

    • Hi Joyce!

      I thought those would confuse those of You who knows how a stove like this works ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ They aren’t cords but springs from an old bed I used to have ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s a grate at the bottom that lets the ashes fall down into a ash-bucket beneath. There’s a hole in that grate so I’ve placed those old springs over it ๐Ÿ™‚ Amazingly enough they last for over two years until I have to replace them. I can’t find a new grate so these will have to do until I do find one ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes they are but the time they have those colors is so short, they turn brown and fall off after just a couple of days. I wish they could stick for a couple of weeks at least. I do hope You’ll get that rain!

      This mistake was at least a good one ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I could have seen my face when I saw that strange color of that curry ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a great day!

  6. Hi Christer,
    You didn’t say what you dumped the cinnamon and curry on top of. Cheese? Quark? Meat? Peanut butter and jelly? ๐Ÿ˜€ I think there is cinnamon in curry anyway. You just enhanced the flavor a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lots of horse pictures today. Thanks. They don’t look so shaggy this time of the year. I expect they’ve been shed out and/or clipped.

    Cool, sunny, slightly breezy day here. Several monarch butterflies have flown by my house today, heading southwest with a purposeful look, so they must be migrating to Mexico. It’s a little bit sad because it means the cold is coming back. They are a little early this year in my area.

    Enjoy the warm sandwiches and the rest of the day.

    • Hi Caryn!

      I had meatballs, sausages and tomatoes on that sandwich. I doubt I would like to put curry on quark ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Peanut butter and Jelly is nothing we normally put on anything ๐Ÿ™‚ That is a very american thing ๐Ÿ™‚

      Lots of horses in the village now ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess they clip the horses during summer but never during winter since they are outdoors all the time, they simply refuse to walk in to the stable they say ๐Ÿ™‚

      We don’t have Monarchs here but we have other migrating butterflies, they left long ago though. warm days and cold nights here now.

      Have a great day!

  7. Hi Christer, sorry for not commenting sonner, but it seems your blog is rather slow to load, especially when I’m using the iPad. Tonight I switched to my desktop PC. SOmetimes WordPress complains that I haven’t signed in when leaving a comment, so I get frustrated. But I so enjoy seeing all your wonderful photos. It’s clear to see that autumn weather is already in your area, but not so here. I was looking for some fall colors on the plants in our yard today and they are still ALL green. So, thanks for sharing those lovely red leaves and other colors. The photos and description of the stove repairs was interesting. The combo of cinnamon and curry sounds interesting. I bought cardamom last year after reading a post you did, but am not sure I have tried it on anything yet. Sune is still one cute doggie!

    • Hi Beatrice!

      I guess it might be all the photographs that makes downloading my blog slower. They tend to do that I’m afraid.

      I left Blogger because there were so many problems for us who writes, no such thing in WordPress. It seems those problems have moved to those trying to comment instead ๐Ÿ™‚ But I always have big problems commenting in Blogger blogs. Usually I have to try three or four times until it allows my comment to pass.

      I guess You won’t reach autumn for weeks yet since You live so far south. I do like autumn but I don’t like what follows ๐Ÿ™‚

      It was interesting to repair the stove ๐Ÿ™‚ Only four days until I start the first fire for the season in it ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cinnamon and curry worked great together ๐Ÿ™‚ We normally only use cardamom when baking but I know it is common in all kinds of food in Asia. I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a great day!

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