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Pączki (Polish Donuts)

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FAT THURSDAY While at the supermarket last week we stumbled on a big red and white box of commercially made Polish donuts.  So what’s the big deal you ask?  These aren’t just any donuts.  Pączki are a Polish tradition of … 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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Icelandic Rjómabollur (Bun-Day Buns)

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  Icelandic Bun Day (Bolludagur) Spoiler alert ! If you’re on a diet, you might put on a pound or two reading this post. Imagine being awakened to the sound of your kids yelling “bolla, bolla, bolla”  (“buns, buns, buns”) … Continue reading

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Dagrún Ása’s Toblerone Chocolate Mousse

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There are few things that I enjoy more than seeing my daughter cook up something in the kitchen. She has developed a nice interest in cooking and is more and more interested in it as time goes by. I love the … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Palmiers (Elephant Ears)

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A Treat for Santa What did you leave for Santa to munch on?  Instead of cookies and milk, we fueled him up on some home made palmiers.  You might know them as elephant ears, butterflies, palm leaf cookies, or French … Continue reading

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