I'm quite looking forward to autumn. It's less frenzied, life returns back to normal and I certainly don't spend my days being lazy and blogging excessively. But the ultimate highlight has to be the food – tastes of the forest, juniper berries, bilberries, moose meat. It's all very pleasing to the tongue. I dare say I don't even mind the rain, as long as the wind behaves responsibly. But this post is not about the weather. It is about stews. And reindeer.
My maternal grandmother, mormor, makes a mean autumn stew. Of course, she makes the entire stew with fresh ingredients – homemade sour cream, homemade black currant saft, moose meat shot by my uncle. As I cannot be trusted with a rifle (as clumsy as I am, I'm sure I'd end up shooting the neighbour's cat), moose hunting is out of the question, but I've got the second best thing: reindeer meat.