Monthly Archives: December 2012

Gravlax / Dill Cured Salmon

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Cured food is an old way of storing food.  Techniques for preserving food have been around for hundreds of years. Pickling, salting, smoking, drying… all of these methods were used a lot when people didn’t have any refrigerators or freezers and needed to store the food. Now we have … Continue reading

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Pepparkakor

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Pepparkakor So, what’s glögg without pepparkakor? For that matter what’s pepparkakor?  Pepparkakor are crunchy, spicy little ginger snaps that partner with glögg . Oli’s recipe calls for a bit of white pepper which gives them a little extra bite.  Do not use black … Continue reading

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Óli´s Glögg

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The Classic Swedish Christmas Drink The Greeks have spiced their wines for over 2000 years.  Gustav Vasa, king of Sweden (1496-1560) was very fond of blending of Rhenvin (Rhine wine), honey, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and ginger. This mulled wine drink was made … Continue reading

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Cranberry Persimmon Sauce

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                    GINA’S SWEET CRANBERRY THING Well, that’s what Oli calls it.  Actually it’s a cranberry sauce that is sweet and tart.  What’s nice about this recipe is that some cranberries remain whole, and there’s just the right amount of crunch … Continue reading

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