Monday, 11 May 2015

What a Day!

Caveman coffee
Oh, wow, what a day! When we signed up for Turista Hemma a few weeks back, we didn't set our expectations too high for the day; we thought we might be able to attract a dozen or so visitors to  Kannesten. Imagine our surprise when we had visitors non-stop from 11:30 to 16:30! We completely lost count of how many were here. At one point there were nine cars parked outside. I don't think our road has ever seen so much traffic before.

Our caveman coffee went down a treat. We got our visitors to try liver, heart, tongue, beet kvass and a smoothie made with edible weeds (note: not that kind of weed)... and many were pleasantly surprised. But the star was clearly the paleo ball. Swedes have a huge sweet tooth, but at least our paleo ball only contained natural sugars from the dates.

Cat, Cecilia and the first guests
We enjoyed some great conversations during the day... food, wellbeing, functional training, sheep, hunting, foraging and self-sufficiency. We think we sparked some real interest in the paleo lifestyle.

As promised, here is the paleo ball recipe to try at home.

Frozen goodies
Makes approximately 20:

6 fresh dates
2 dl almonds and/or hazelnuts
5 tbs desiccated coconut (plus more for rolling, optional)
2 tbs coconut oil
2 tbs ghee
2 tbs orange peel
2 tbs ground cardamom
1 pinch salt

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until it sticks together. Roll into small, medium or large balls. If it is too sticky to roll, then let it rest in the fridge for a bit. Cover in dessicated coconut. Store in an airtight container in the freezer and try not to eat them all at once!

Thank you for a great day!


  1. Bra med Turista Hemma, som tycks var a unikt för Halmstad. Själva hamnade vi på Vårsalongen. Kul med responsen ni fått!😀

    1. Ja, visst är det bra! Vi hade gärna velat hälsat på hos några av de andra som var med i Simlångsdalen. Det får helt enkelt bli en annan dag för oss.