— The food and the bottle.

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Return to sender

Ole found bottle JS_001 in Gievneguikka. We are still figuring out some language barriers, soon I will know more. Awesome!

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Incredibly excited today !!! I received the first full recipe !!! from Jenny and her family.

Jenny and her two kids Felicia and Marta found bottle T_0005 last summer in South Sweden whilst at the beach with Lars, Jenny’s father. Read the whole story here.

Time went by, winter came and Lars and his wife visited Jenny, her husband Sergio, Felicia and Marta in Uppsala. They decided to cook a menu together and write the recipe down for this project. Sergio ist from Chile and apparently the one who is doing the magic in the kitchen at home. And so is Lars with desserts.

Jenny: “We really enjoyed eating it with a great Zinfandel wine. Sergio made the starter Salsa and the main course, and my father did the dessert.”

It sounds so scrummy >>> it’s so totally screaming for a cooking session <<< *Fingers crossed the dessert comes out nicely in my old gas oven* … photos to follow …

Thank you so much for participating !!!

Pebre – Chilean salsa
Peel 4 tomatoes and slice them into small pieces.
One big onion and 4 banana shallots are very well chopped into small pieces and mixed with the tomatoes.
The juice from one lemon is added together with 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil and 1 tablespoon of sambal oelek. Salt and pepper as you like.
2 large bunches of fresh coriander (silantro) is chopped and put on top of the salsa. Just before serving together with bread, as a starter, the coriander is mixed into the salsa.

Entrecote en la Chile
Mixed mushroom sauce
Banana shallots (equivalents of 150 grams) are chopped into small pieces and fried in butter until they are soft.
Mushrooms of your own favorite kinds are fried in a pan on their own until the liquid is evaporated. Then the onion is added to the pan with mushrooms and fried together followed by adding 300 ml of full cream. Let it boil carefully for ten minutes. Add breadcrumbs until the sauce is as thick as you want it and spice it only with salt and pepper.

Sweet potatoes puree
Peel sweet potatoes and slice them into smaller pieces. Boil them together with potatoes until they are ready. Pour out the water. Pulp the potatoes and then whip with the mixer. Salt and add a lot of full cream.

Mixed salad
Arugula, baby spinach and chard are mixed with cherry tomatoes in half and yellow paprika. The juice from half a lemon and extra virgin olive oil and salt is mixed into the salad and it is served as it is.

Fry 2.5 cm thick slices of entrecote in sunflower oil until it is done as required (preferably rare). Only spice with salt and serve immediately together with the left overs of pebre, puree, mushroom sauce and salad.

Glace au four (Lars style)
Heat the oven to 250°C.

4 egg whites are whipped into hard consistence using a mixer. Add three table spoons of sugar and mix carefully by hand with a ladle. Keep it in the refrigerator during the preparation of the chocolate sauce.

Chocolate sauce
Two tablespoons of butter are melted in a saucepan, followed by adding 200 ml of cream (40%), 200 ml of sugar and 80 grams of cocoa. During stirring the ingredients are carefully heated until boiling and let it simmer until the sauce has started to get thicker. Do not let it get to thick.

1 liter of vanilla ice cream of good quality is placed into a deep ovenproof dish. Spread the whipped meringue to cover the ice cream totally.

Bake the meringue in the oven a few minutes until the meringue turns light brown on the top. Watch the process so that the icecream not melt more than at the surface.

Serve immediately together with the chocolate sauce. Enjoy!

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NEWS !!! A new bottle has been found !!!

It was put in the sea by my former housemate Sophie on the 30th of August. She threw it right off the cliffs in New Quay, Wales and was so excited about this project that she forgot to tell me she actually threw the bottle. So the news about it being found on the 2nd of September was even more of a surprise. Awesome! Totally made my day.

The bottle was found by a group of nine people who were out in a boat to see for Dolphins. Instead of Dolphins they found Sophie’s bottle.

Here is the original message from Gill and Sky:
We were out on a boat trying to see Dolphins but we didn’t see them and found your message instead!
The group was from lots of different countries and cultures so I hope you will get quite a few recipes and stories from us.

We were:
Myself who hired the boat
My 2 daughters Sky and Tiger-Lily
My Ugandan friend Emmy who had never seen the ocean before and it was his first time on a boat on the sea!
My Welsh friend Marc who is so interested in food!
Marc’s daughter Rhian age 11
My friend Lee
2 people from the boat company – Luke from Scotland (I think) and a girl from South Africa (I think).

I am so very much looking forward to receiving post from you guys. Such a mixed group with such diverse backgrounds – totally excited. And how amazing is your story, Emmy: Never seen the ocean before and the first time you step on a boat you find a message in a bottle!

A very big sorry for the delay of this post. The chain of communication needs to rest as well sometimes ;-)

To see where exactly Sophie but her bottle in the sea and where Gill and her friends found it check out the MAP.

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Wow – the second bottle has been found – awesome !!!

Dear Nina,
Me and my daughters, Felicia and Marta, are visiting my father and his wife in the south part of Sweden, Halmstad.
Today, when we were looking for beautiful seashells on the beach for making necklaces, we found the bottle 5 meters up on the beach.
It felt really exciting and when we opened the bottle and realised that it was a true message in the bottle everyone was so happy. What a great idea!!

T_0005 was send off on the 9th by Carolin Thiersch and found on the 15th of August by Jenny and her daughters Felicia and Marta whilst collecting seashells. Check out the MAP for more info. And stay tuned for some recipes …

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Yesterday I woke up with some fantastic news: An email titled “Found bottle”.

Maree and Paul took their grandchildren and the dog Poppy on a four wheel drive to Turakina Beach, which is on the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. There Paul found bottle number IK_0001 on top of a bunch of driftwood. The next day they went to a friends house to open the bottle with everyone. The photos show Paul and the kids with the bottle and Hamish reading out the letter to everyone. Thanks to Maree and Dianne for the quick contact and the photos.

The bottle travelled for 133 days and was found on the 20th on July, south of where Isa put it into the Tasman sea – which means it swam against the East Australia Current. A direct line on the map would sum up to about 112miles/180km, but who knows which way it swam.

How exciting !!! Stay tuned for updates.
Check the MAP to see where and when the bottle was thrown and found.

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