July 30, 2011:
Saturday Lunch at Wallåkra stoneware
Drive to Wallåkra stoneware factory in Vallåkra. Stop on
the way there to buy
tomatoes in the tomato house 'Tomatens hus' just outside
lunchtime and the Saturday lunch should be consumed at the restaurant
at the stoneware factory.
Salad Serrano ham, mozzarella, melon, quinoa, and basilcream for 89
Can not resist the dessert:
Milk chocolate mousse with mango, passion fruit, and pistagecrunch for
Why are deserts relatively expensive?
Sitting outdoor. The stair out seems made of residues from ceramic.
The stream gurgles happily in under the restaurant. There is a
preparation for tonight's
barbecue. Served by a young nice girl. Taste good, which is measured by
well-being, good environment. Goes into the factory. The kiln is being
filled for the next burning of the ceramics. In the factory is also an
exhibition of paintings by
Bertil Kaa Hedberg. Talking for a while with always nice Åsa. Am
allowed to take
trays used to stack the pots in the kiln, they are not reusable, good
at home to set pots on. Drive to Ålabodarna to see the sea. At
showers pass by.
22 November 2009:
Wallåkra Stenkärlsfabrik, they still produce the old
classical stoneware, and the nature reserve Borgen.
Vallåkra where GS with dog is waiting. We walk in
light rain Tallstigen to Wallåkra Stenkärlsfabrik
which is situated a creek.
Outside the shop is a wagon decorated with pumpkins. Stoneware
Figures gaze down from a window. In the restaurant, the former
with the creek below, is serving the today's guests. We enter into the
The kiln is opened, it is still warm. We can enter the kiln, there is
not much space because it is filled with ceramics. I walk around the
one corner is a pile of coal, the fuel for the kiln. The kiln is
newly renovated, the original from the 1860s was in a bad state. There
diploma of a cultural achievement for the work. On the first floor is
Here are ceramics waiting for the next firing.
We go out and
follow the path along the stream, fallen trees lies across the stream.
We continue nnder the
railway, to the bridge over the river Råån. Despite the
weather is it beautiful. We sit down on a bench by the river and eat
your own packed lunch. Then we
follow a slippery path that climbs up on a plateau. An earth
be a remnant of an ancient castle that existed here. Returning to the
store, I buy a Salt Cellar with wooden spoon. Train home.