Category Archives: Sides

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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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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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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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 Marinated Eggplant and Parsley Pesto

It’s officially summer!  Lots of outdoor grilling and overwhelming amounts of eggplant and zucchini in the garden.  My herb garden is spilling over with parsley, rosemary, oregano, thyme, dill, chives and basil.  One of life’s simple pleasures is walking out of the back door and … Continue reading

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Home Made Falafel, Pita Bread and Hummus = Instant Mezze

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I grew up in the city.  Even in New England, summers were hot and the beach offered little relief.  The choice was to bake on the sand or become an instant block of ice if you dared to venture into … 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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