At the close of the project, Making Time went to market. Participants came to our little stall at Kuopio Market Square pick up jars they’d helped to make, and ordinary market-goers were able to take home the excess.
Last scheduled session was a morning one, clearly calling for pancakes. Present were Eva, Anna and Hailey, with trusty helpers Susie and Anna. Undeterred by drizzle, we collected some fairly bitter rowanberries (pihlajanmarja) from the cemetery across the road to make juice,… Read more ›
Cloudberry jam!!! From the misty bogs of lapland. Comes with experimental vanilla bean, leipäjuusto ‘bread-cheese’, a dinnertime goats cheese and kantarelli mushroom tart … and talk of extinction/changing weather patterns. Handiwork of Eeva, Karen, Lisa, Greg 1, Greg 2, Susie, Anna and… Read more ›
On this occasion – with Marja, Anna, Bec, Amos and Susie – the kitchen produced FIVE different preserves: dried suppilovahvero mushrooms, salt pickled karvarousku mushrooms, boozy plums, rowanberry jam and sweet apple preserve. Almost all the ingredients we used were… Read more ›
Today saw mushroom hunting in a forest on the edge of Kuopio with Pekka (who’s been doing this since the age of two) and newly arrived project assistant Susie. In a couple of hours we filled a basket with slender Suppilovahvero and its… Read more ›
Second preserving session, in the capable hands of Vilja, Tiina and Johanna. Together we made Vilja’s pickled mushrooms, using the seasonal ‘winter mushrooms’ she often picks herself, and an apple chutney with chilli and raisins that Tiina had been wanting… Read more ›
recipe emailed from Anne Matilainen LINGONBERRYJAM 5 litres/21 cups lingonberries 1 litre/4 cups water 2 kg/4 pounds caster sugar METHOD: 1. Rinse and clean the lingonberries. 2. Place them in a very large pot with the water and bring to… Read more ›
Yesterday evening we had our first scheduled preserving session. In attendance were Annina, Tatu, Asta, Kris and my accomplished assistant, Anna. Though none of us were particularly confident of our bottling skills, we managed to successfully produce several jars of… Read more ›
Making Time has landed in Kuopio, Finland for the ANTI festival of contemporary Art. Stay tuned to see what preserving is in store for us here!