Category Archives: Food and Drink Recipes

Recipes of good food and drinks, often part of Scandinavian or Swedish heritage and culture.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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