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Category Archives: Food and Drink Recipes
Fatten up with a Semla on Fat Tuesday!
Well my friends, once again, it is Mardi Gras, Fettisdagen, or Fat Tuesday – whichever moniker you prefer! Back in the day, that meant that this was the last day of Shrovetide, and your last chance to gorge yourself on … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Food and Drink Recipes, Scandinavia Tagged baking, Fat Tuesday, Fettisdagen, Mardi Gras, semla, Shrovetide, Swedish, Traditional 11 Comments
Squash Pots – Michelle, this one’s for you!
Last week, my dear farmer told me something astounding. I commented on how much I like her little patty pan squashes – they are so pretty, and have such wonderful flavor. “I’m glad you like them”, she said. “Not many … Continue reading
Posted in Food and Drink Recipes Tagged bell peppers, chicken, cojito, coriander, farmer, feta, filled vegetables, late summer, patty pan squash, recipe 6 Comments
Sage – a plant for Salvation
Lamiaceae, or the Mint family, contains the majority of the species we usually consider culinary plants, and include in our kitchen gardens. An older name for this group was ‘Labiatae’ which referred to how its petals were usually fused together … Continue reading
Posted in Cool plants, Food and Drink Recipes, Health and Safety Tagged edible, flowers, folklore, Four Thieves Vinegar, life elixir, Plants, recipe, Sage, Saint Germain, Salvia, soup 9 Comments
Cool in School – a well deserved teacher treat
Teacher Appreciation Week this year accidentally coincided with me inventing a really tasty treat in my newest kitchen toy – an ice cream maker gifted to me from a dear aunt. Figuring out a place to store it in our … Continue reading
Posted in Food and Drink Recipes, Nice People Tagged appreciation, avocado, homemade, ice cream, lime, mint, recipe, refreshing, tasty, Teachers 8 Comments
Kombucha – the “immortal life elixir” of ancient China, and so easy to make yourself!
In a culture as full of toxins, harmful chemicals, pollution and bad habits as ours, there probably is no such thing as a cure-all silver bullet to ensure optimal health. But, I think KristenM from the Food renegade blog nails … Continue reading
Posted in Food and Drink Recipes, Green Living, Health and Safety Tagged drink, easy, fermented tea, health, healty, Kombucha, make your own, recipe, SCOBY 3 Comments
Bullar – the real Swedish treat!
IKEA has no doubt opened minds and wallets of millions of nesting Americans. I’m totally cool with that. What I do have a problem with, however, is that because of IKEA’s populistic prominence, Swedish meatballs and cinnamon rolls have now … Continue reading
Posted in Food and Drink Recipes, Scandinavia Tagged Bullar, cardamom, cardamom rolls, cinnamon, recipe, rolls, Swedish, Traditional 9 Comments
BarBarBar BarBarBar Rhubarb – not just a “pie plant”!
Every year in early summer, there comes the day when I walk through the produce section and suddenly see the pretty, red, familiar stalks. And every year, resistance is futile. They are coming home with me! Here in the US, … Continue reading
Posted in Cool plants, Food and Drink Recipes, Gardening and Landscaping Tagged easy, nutrition, recipe, Rhubarb, summer, Swedish food 4 Comments
Rainbow Salad and Pâté – sure to please my mitochondria!
They say if you want to stay healthy, you should eat something of each color, every day. A TED talk I saw a few weeks ago reinforced that statement. It’s a fascinating testimony by a physician who cured her own … Continue reading
Posted in Food and Drink Recipes, Green Living, Health and Safety Tagged apple, beets, brain health, cauliflower, kale, liver pâté, mitochondria, onion, salad recipe, vegetables Leave a comment
Pumpkin Parmesan Soup
– or PP soup as my juvenile delinquents like to call it. Aside from being chockfull of fiber, and brimming with immune-boosting vitamin A, the best thing about pumpkins is that they are fairly non-descript in flavor and take very … Continue reading
Posted in Food and Drink Recipes, Green Living, Health and Safety Tagged easy, harvest, nutritioun, parmesan, pumpkin, recipe, soup 2 Comments
Killer Kale Salad!
I love when a trip to the grocery store teaches me something new. The other day I ventured in to Whole Foods (or Whole Paycheck as we also like to call it), and came upon a poster with interesting information … Continue reading
Posted in Food and Drink Recipes, Health and Safety Tagged ANDI index, food, healty, kale, nutrition, parmesan, pine nuts, raisins, salad recipe 4 Comments