Category Archives: Appetizers

Cold Smoked Salmon

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When I go to the grocery store to buy smoked or cured salmon I always wonder why it is so damned expensive. I can buy a fresh fillet of salmon here in Sweden for about $7.00 a pound but smoked or … Continue reading

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Tortilla Española (Spanish Omelet)

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 Spanish Anytime Looking for a light summer breakfast, lunch or dinner? Have we got the meal for you – Tortilla Española. You’ll find this Spanish omelet served at room temperature on tapas menus throughout Spain, but you can easily serve … Continue reading

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Three for an Alfresco Feast

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 Flashback Friday Finally, fantastic weather has arrived.  Truth be told, we are out enjoying the warm sunshine and cool breezes, tending to herb gardens and a few tomato and pepper plants.  There’s also a long overdue landscaping project about to … Continue reading

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Hush Puppies

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     A Southern Treat in Scandinavia Today we start this post with a confession.  We were set to share a summertime salmon recipe, but Oli got nostalgic for a southern snack.  Over the years, my friends and I have … Continue reading

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Skagenröra “Stir of Skagen”

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A Taste of Spring and Summer Is it spring yet?  Will we ever see summer?  That’s what everyone in Hampton Roads is asking.  The temperature finally reached the 70s today.  Alas, it’s just a teaser.  The 5 day forecast says … Continue reading

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Wine Marinated Chicken Livers with Pistachios

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April in Paris It’s been a long, cold, snowy, rainy winter.  Spring is taking way too long to get here.  Everyone wants to get away.  How about April in Paris?  (On my bucket list.)  I know.  I know.  April weather … Continue reading

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Tabbouleh

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There’s a saying in the US – if you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute it will change. Actually, we have been enjoying the lovely, early fall open window weather of late, but for the last few days … Continue reading

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Grilled Piri-Piri Shrimp

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 The Heat is On! Boston, Cambridge, Portugal, Azores, Spain. . . Besides being places where I’ve lived and visited one of the things that ties them all together is my memory of piri piri shrimp – those ocean sweet shrimp, marinated … Continue reading

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