All posts filed under: Staying in

Soup for ones

Way back when, Carrie on “Sex and the city” looked into what she called “secret single behavior”. Those things you do when no one is there to watch you. Well, I’m a grass widow this week and it seems my secret single behavior is having nothing but hot […]


A matter of seconds

I made this wonderful, fresh, spicy, acidulous pad thai a while back, thinking it would be a homerun. Since my boyfriend’s spent a lot of time in Thailand and is known for his love for coriander and chili pepper, it was with pride and confidence I set the pan on […]


Home of the brave

My boyfriend and I bought a house. It’s very exciting and extremely terrifying. We’re both over 30, but I can’t help but feel that we’re way too young to be home owners. Having a house is for the real grown ups who’ve been grown up forever and […]


The shoemaker’s wife

Speaking about shoes and Sweden, this dish is called Shoemaker’s box and is yet another classic. It’s robust and substantial and makes for either a great weekend celebration dinner or a comfort meal during a rough week. There’s always a reason to eat great, isn’t there? A […]


Fall back in love

When I get caught up in my end of summer-melancholia and think life as I know it is over and done with, it’s mostly because I forget how much I actually love fall. I might not be to crazy about those fifty shades of gray […]

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Clean cooking

Thursday cooking needs to be a quick fix since it’s my cleaning day and I’m too busy getting my home ready for the weekend to be bothered with stews and casseroles. Thursday is for scrubbing the bathroom tile, so I can spend Friday happily stirring […]


Seize the Monday

Monday, week two of work after vacation, driving home from the office. The weather glorious and our depression total. The downside of having time off is the contrast to when you don’t anymore, and as we sat in the car and realized the day was quickly […]


Grandma style

When I grew up, stewed fruit with milk was a regular summertime dinner.  Well, actually not just in the summertime and not just for dinner, stewed fruit was both a popular in-betweener (as in in-between meals) and dessert at daycare and school. I don’t know […]

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Chop-chop, relax

I’m back home and back to cooking. Well, cooking in moderation, since I think summer is definitely the time to cut corners and cheat a little. This doesn’t have to mean turning to unhealthy fast food, there’s still plenty you can do to get a […]

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French connected Southern comfort

Since I’m on vacation getting spoiled out of my mind and all, I haven’t done much cooking lately. Close to none, actually. Yesterday was a much needed break from this lazy routine as we had my friends Pat and Ashlee over for breakfast and I […]


Don’t cry over a spoiled vacation

Even though I love cooking, there’s nothing better than being spoiled rotten every now and then. Like right now, for instance, when I’m vacaying at my former host parents’ house in North Georgia. Whenever I come over to visit it’s pretty much all about making […]

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That’s the Swedish meatballs

Last time, I told you about the Swedes’ love for meatballs. It’s like the cinnamon buns, a national treasure and pride. Everyone has their one family recipe and everyone of course thinks their balls are the best. I don’t know why this is, many other […]

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Funny frogs and foolproof shrimp

Midsummer is one of the oldest celebrations in Sweden, and as with most holidays, it’s surrounded by weird traditions. One of the weirdest, and of course most important, is to dress a maypole with leaves and flowers and then dance around it in a circle while, […]


There’s always time for a quickie

While tender love and care is nice and all, it can’t always be stars and fireworks. You know how it is: sometimes, you just want to get it over and done with. Life can be hectic. Between work, family, chores and training, how are you ever […]

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