Category Archives: Main Dishes

Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs for Easter ? Looking for a great breakfast or lunch dish?  Look no further.  Scotch eggs will fit the bill quite nicely.  These popular British pub snacks are a hard or soft boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat. … Continue reading

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Armenian Khash (Խաշ)

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Keeping Traditions Alive We don’t even want to think about how long it’s been since our last post.  Truth be told, we just took a break. We worked on our book in progress (unrelated to blog) and Óli enjoyed sailing … Continue reading

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Pan Fried Haddock Hollandaise

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*   *   *   *   *   *  *  Springtime on a Plate Springtime weather temps are a little less fickle and it finally seems to be consistently warmer. Fireplace is clean and has officially seen it’s last fire until autumn.  Even … Continue reading

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Cheesy Chicken Pie

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“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”  Charles Dickens Ahhh, welcome spring!  Everything outside is a lush, emerald springtime green and golden daffodils are popping up everywhere.  Azaleas are … Continue reading

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Winter Soup

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It’s Cold Out There ! Feels like 8 degrees today and that’s in Virginia Beach, not Sweden.  A day for steaming hot comfort food and fireplaces.  Oli’s winter soup fits the bill quite nicely.  A riff on borscht, his rich … Continue reading

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Warm Smoked Salmon Dinner

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Here We Go . . . Smoking Again We’re on a smoked salmon kick. And why not? You can smoke your own salmon quite inexpensively and it’s far better than store bought. And just think about the oohhs, ahhhs and … Continue reading

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Warm Smoked Salmon

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Warm Smoked Salmon Here’s one more chapter in our home smoking primer. Warm smoked salmon has a different texture from cold smoked salmon. Unlike the cold smoked version, the fillet is thoroughly cooked and has a deeper smokey flavor. But make … Continue reading

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Cauliflower “Couscous” Salad

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   Memories Awakened While walking through Oli’s neighborhood we came across what looked like a huge parsley plant. Of course curiosity got the better of us and we just had to nibble a leaf. It had a sharp and somewhat … Continue reading

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