The name "domoras" is just composed of my personal name - Dorte Moller Rasmussen
I am Danish by birth and up to this date I have lived the main part of my life in the region Vendsyssel, the most northern part i Denmark.
But the blood in my veins from my ancestors, the Vikings, and the spirit of these proud men you cannot just dismiss. In 2003 I followed the tracks to the northern Scotland where I lived for 6 years. In 2009 again I picked up the tracks - this time to Sicily, this fantastic island south of Italy.
But now it is time for me to return to the homeland of the Vikings. Now you will find me in Denmark close to my Danish family and friends - in the little village Stakroge in Jutland.
The Vikings arrived in Sicily together with the Normans in the year 1062 - because the Vikings were the progenitors of the Normans! In the year 911 the Viking cheif Rollo was given by the French king Charles 3rd the Simple land where the flood Seine falls into the sea, for in return Rollo should defend the population against the ravage of other Vikings. This area was named Normandy from the Normans which means the men from the North - the Vikings . And Rollo was married to Gizéle, the daughter of the king.
Sicily is a cosmopolitan place and the population is a wonderful blend from all the cultures and people who have governed the island during the past. I was feeling good here. Maybe because of my heritage from the Vikings which I have in common with the Sicilians! I have felt at home in the country side between Castelbuono, and Pollina, both small (Pollina really just a village) medieval towns where both still have a touch of the past and a wonderful atmosphere. The climate is fantastic all year - fresh during the winter which is not bad after the heat in the summer whith temperatures reaching maybe around 45°C.
In Scotland I stayed in the far north in Brora between Inverness and Wick. Also there I was feeling at home. And it is very different from Sicily - the climate as well as the nature. I love the moors and the small lochs in the countryside.
From both places I have got inspiration for my cooking to blend in with my Danish base giving a sort of Fusion Cuisine. My recipes for free you can find here.
But overall I work with my designs - knitting patterns, knitwear made to order and tailoring. Please look for more here.
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