Beetroot harvest and “blood” burgers for dinner again

This week I harvested the beetroots and being more or less 100% self-sufficient in vegetables, seasonal food is the thing! My favourite way to use beetroot (both red, yellow and white cultivars) is to make vegetarian beetroot burgers (patties), known in our household as blood burgers!
The beetroot is first steamed (I used the wood stove), then grated and mixed together with fried Egyptian onions (luftløk) bulbs and garlic with Himalayan balsam / kjempespringfrø (Impatiens glandulifera) seed. Chili, salt and pepper and golpar /ground seed of any Heracleum / hogweed species (instead of cumin) are then mixed in with eggs and 100% wholegrain emmer wheat flour (or any other grain) to bind the patties. Finally, we fried the patties in butter! Good wholesome slow harvest food!

Parakeet in Malvik

For a couple of months I’ve heard a bird call locally that reminded me strongly of the rose-ringed parakeets in London. I’ve never seen the bird and finally managed to make a recording of it yesterday (I heard it the day before at dusk down in the bay, probably spending the night there). I’ve now seen pictures from somebody that took pictures of this species just a few kilometres east of here, no doubt the same bird.