Month: May 2015

Belgian green

I love when I come over a dish that doesn’t require exact measurements or ingredients. You know, one of those you see somewhere and go “Oh, I’m gonna make that some day” and then forget all about it, until one day you’re standing there with […]

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Beet this if you can

Hosting a big party this summer and need some food inspiration? I think pie is the ultimate buffet dish, easy to prepare in advance and easy to vary with different fillings. Serve some warm and some cold and completed with a couple of salads, that’ll give […]

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The rhubarb redemption

On Sunday, I was supposed to make magic happen. That was the plan. Sunday dinners should be something else, that’s the rule. I’d been looking through cookbooks, contemplating what my something new for the week would be. My mind was set on dessert, and I […]

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Mama said

This shrimp stew has been in my family for decades. I remember eating it for the first time in the early 90’s, when my mom decided me and my brother were mature enough to handle the shrimp-curry-paprika-mix, but I think it goes back to the 70’s […]

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Ice cream bucket challenge

You know the feeling when you’ve eaten half of your dessert and go “I think that’s enough, I’m satisfied”? No? Well, I didn’t either until I tried these Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches. They are incredibly rich (might be because I freestyled a little and made the […]

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Be cocky

If you’re looking to impress with your cooking, coq au vin is a safe bet. This classic is so simple and yet so rich in flavor. I use a hand-me-down recipe from a lovely lady named Jane, but I’m sure this cock comes in many […]

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Don’t choke under pressure

When I was 18, I thought it was a great idea to get a tattoo that said Simplify on my lower back, “cause, like, that’s like a real good life philosophy, right. And I’m 18 and do what I want”. Now that I’m thirty, I […]

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Family first

One of my favorite hobbies, besides cooking and writing, is pondering What would you do if-questions. You know, important ones like “How would you divide the sum in your saving accounts if you won $100 000?”, “Who would you date if you were single (and assumed they were willing)”, […]

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Swedish dillight

Traditional cooking in Sweden is called husmanskost. The word is a little hard to translate, but the concept is home-made food of few and simple and fairly cheap ingredients. It’s basically the stuff your grandparents grew up on. With globalization and pizza and sushi and all […]

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Tough love

I never should have written about my onion-chopping and the need for a sharp knife. I think I jinxed it. All of a sudden, my knife has gone blunt and I slip here and there, which makes me terrifired I’ll accidentally chop some vital body part off. So […]

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Potatoes gonna potate

Let’s talk about them potatoes again, it’s been too long! Remember how I said you can bake ’em too? Jackson potatoes are the deluxe version of baked potatoes. First, you bake the potatoes for about an eternity, until you feel like you can’t take it any longer […]

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Brunette goes blonde

My try something new this week were these blondies. I made them thinking brownies are a lot more fun, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Although I will always have a preference for chocolate (because it’s chocolate and chocolate is chocolate is […]

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Southern hospitality at Husk

When I grew up in the late 80’s and early 90’s, we hardly ever went out to eat. Part of it probably had to do with culture; in Sweden at that time fast food restaurants were still new and rare, so everybody would pack a […]

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Every day could be waffle day

It could be that my love for great food  and delicious sweets is innate, due to the fact that I was born on the Waffle Day. Yes, it’s true, in Sweden we have dedicated the whole day of March 25th to the crispy, golden waffle. The traditions […]

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