Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Sunday, January 09, 2011

knitting with TW

We were a large and joyful group at TW's house for knitting this month. Here we see LN admiring, even lusting after the office alcove (a converted butler's pantry directly off the dining room. Do you love books? Wouldn't it be heaven to work amongst them like this?) And isn't that red a wonderful color for a dining room?

TW leaves the Christmas tree up till St Stephan's Day. I am always SO impressed by their tree, with the long glass icicles, some from PW's French grandma.

It's so light and shiny!

TW sets a gorgeous table!
The food was kick-ass awesome. TW has been a chef. There was home-smoked salmon. There was shrimp and cucumber openface sandwiches with dill. There were ginger snaps and almond cookies and gluten-free oatmeal cookies that reminded me of florentines. There was rod grode med flode - a Scandinavian berry sauce served with cream. TW was giving us a splendid Danish light tea.

She even made aebleskivver! Oh my I do love aebleskivver! They're like little dough-gods of pancake-like batter, cooked in a special pan with a bit of apple inside each one. There's an art to turning your aebleskivver, and TW seems to have bee born with the knack.

The batter cooks halfway, then, using a wooden skewer, the cook deftly flips them half out of the dimple in the pan to allow the unset batter to flow down and cook through, producing golden globes of fluffy goodness.

Dusted with powdered sugar and eaten hot, they can add about four pounds to your holiday weight gain. Oh dear God they were good!
TW, thank you, thank you! What a marvelous time you gave us! I felt, as always when visiting your home, indulged to a fare thee well!!


  • At 4:24 PM , Blogger LA said...

    It looks like you had a delightful time! And the little fried treats sound wonderful. How nice that you have this group to meet with!

  • At 9:14 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Oh how lovely! ALL your friends are amazing-- and aebelskivver sounds like something I'm just proud of knowing about!

  • At 5:29 AM , Blogger KnitTech said...

    What an awesome knitting time. I really wish we lived closer.

  • At 6:38 AM , Blogger Heide said...

    What a wonderful tea! The apple awoeuirajdljwo look delicious.


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