Monday, August 24, 2009

It´s getting colder and colder here at nights now, so I´m not sure I´ll get red tomatoes on my bushes. I would like just a couple more days with sun and higher temperatures.

Many countries in the western part of the world got problems with the muslim countries when showing caricatyres of the profet Mohammed. Sweden on the other hand now has problems with Israel instead. One of our newspapers had an article, that actully is a very old story, about palestinians beliving that the Israel army stole internal organs from those palestinians killed by them. I think they brought it up because of the resent scandal with organ trade by, amongst others, jewish rabbins. The person writing the article didn´t say that this was true, just that the palestinians said so.

This is a relative or subspecies of the Red eldeberry. I bought the seeds by the name Sambucus ussuriensis, but I can´t find that name anywhere. Unlike the berries on the red eldeberry, these berries isn´t poisounes. The bush gets damaged by our winters and my lawn mower :-)

Finally someone has cut down all the grass on the "clean road". I think it´s my neighbour even if it´s not his grounds. I sometimes feel that I have shown what there is to see in my neigbourhood, so if Yoy recognise the sites You probably are right.

All hell broke loose when the Israeli governement found out about that article. They demanded that the swedish governement should condemn the article in public. Our governement then said that they would do no such thing, we have freedom of the press here, written down in our constitution. Our governement would brake the law by doing that. Unfortunally the israel governement and many of those living in that country can´t understand that at all, so now sweeds are called antisemitic in demonstrations down there.

But I don´t think it´s worse here than in any other place. The last war down there did however get most of the world against them, they did things not allowed in war. But we unfortunally forgets that the Hamas men, fully aware of what would happen, did run in to hospitals and schools to hide during battle. They didn´t hesitate to sacrifice their own to make a point. The fighting in that region is so old and dirty that it is impossible to say that any one is better than the other, or worse! But I have to say that the way the now are treating the palestinians looks very much like how they were treated when the nazis put jews in ghettos during the world war 2.

But normally we sweeds don´t make a lot of noice in the world :-) No one noticed us in the athletic world cup for instance :-) :-) Once a year we hand out the Nobel price and the Polar music prize. We do get noticed when our royal family visit some country too :-) many belive we make good watches and that polar bears walks around in our streets in winter :-) But no, the watches are made in Switzerland and no poarbears has ever walked in our streets.

It´s autumn but there is still no colors on the trees here, but we have mushrooms of different sorts. If You don´t like watching them, stop look on the pictures from now :-) :-)

Not only humans loves mushrooms, snails and slugs do too :-)
But there´s one thing most kids knows and that is absolutly true! Santa Claus, or as we call him "The Christmas gnome" lives in Lappland in Sweden :-) Many places and countries tries people to belive different, but they have only copies of the real one. Perhaps they are his brothers? The real one however lives here in Sweden :-)
Have a great day now!


jaz said...

i LOVE the pics of those mushrooms!! do you know if any of them are edible? i wish i knew how to pick wild edible mushrooms. my grandfather picked them all the time. when i was in czech republic a few years back i met a lady who had a trunk full of mushrooms in her car. i asked her how she knew which ones were safe to eat and she looked at me like i was crazy. one of the guys in the group told me that they all just "know" which mushrooms are safe. speaking of things sweden is famous for, isn't the actor from the hit, 'true blood' swedish? i think he has been named the sexiest guy in sweden 5 times. joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
The green and the one benieth is edible and the one the slugs has eaten on is too. The rest however is probably really poisounes.

I think that they still knows a lot more about mush rooms in eastern europe that we do in western europe. Life were much tougher there before.

Yes Alexander Skarsgård! But I think he just got that title this year. Tru blood starts here this week, but too late in the evening for me to watch though.
have a great day now!

Anonymous said...

That's all I need is a Swiss watch made in Sweden. Thanks for the tip off. And these are all WOW photos today Christer. Thank you. And puleeeze, if you remember, put my blog Cat in the Bag up for a Nobel prize the next time the Swedes are handing them out. It would certainly be an earned honor! My only comment on Israel is that the war there, like Iraq, will go on for another thousand years. That's the only way those folks know how to get along.

NinaH said...

Build a green house, C! Next summers project perhaps?!;-) Well.... one can do a lot of things with green tomatoes to!;-)

Diane said...

Love your pics...reminds me of Oregon where I lived for a long time. I am now in Santa Rosa California in the midst of wine country...different terrain but none the less beautiful in its own right.
As for your green tomatoes, I also have quite a lot...I was late in planting, and though we have great warm sunny weather, this summer it had been on the cooler side. If my tomatoes don't rippen...going to have me some "green fried tomatoes" for many of suppers!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
That would be a very rare watch, so I think I would like one too :-) :-) :-)

I´m not sure, but I think it´s to late to nominate any one for the Nobel price this year, but I´ll do it for next years price then :-) :-) :-)

I agree with You, that conflict will continue for a very long time. Both sides are as nasty and unwilling to forget the past. I don´t choose side in this since i think they both are as bad as the other.
Thanks for liking my pictures!
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Nina!
I was about to build a small one this year, but started with the pond instead :-) I want a wall green house that I can put away for winter, but have only one spot to put it at. Naturally that spot is the most windy place in my garden :-) :-) :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Diane!
Nice to see You here!
I´ve see pictures from Oregon and I think it looks very much like here.
But I can imagine Santa Rosa is much like the wine districts in Portugal and that country I love!

I was late with my tomatoes too and even though summer started out much warmer than usual, the rest was rather cool and rainy. So they have taken a long time to ripe. Do You have any recip on fried green tomatoes? I´ve tried to find any, but failed. I´ve wanted to taste that since I saw the movie :-) :-)
Have a great day now!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

I just found your blog. Love it especially your gorgeous photos!
Rebecca ♥

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Fried green tomatoes are very eady to make. First slice the green tomatoes into nice thick slices. Then dip in an egg wash of one egg beaten together with a little milk. On a plate put a little cornmeal. Dip each tomato slice in the cornmeal, make sure your cover each side of the slice. Get a frying pan nice and hot, melt some butter in the pan and then fry the tomatoes over fairly high heat until the are golden brown. You should use high heat because you want them to brown before the slices cook too long and get mushy. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. MMMMMM!! Yummy!!
♥ Rebecca

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Rebecca and thanks for stopping by my blog!
Thanks for that recipe!! I haven´t found any here in our kook books so I´m very grateful for thatI´ll try it soon!
Have a great day now!