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Summer Salad

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Oli’s yellow tomato plants in the background.  Fun with Words Remember that Volkswagen commercial that invited us to experience Fahrvergnügen? Fahrvergnügen is that untranslatable word that simply means every aspect of enjoying the life out of your Volkswagen. The other day Oli … Continue reading

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Salmon Pâté

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  Celebrating Solstice – Swedish Midsommar Sweden celebrates the sun.  Why not?  It’s cold and dark most of the year, so when summer finally arrives and the sun shines non stop, of course that’s reason to celebrate. The Midsummer celebration in … 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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Icelandic Kleinur

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    Happy, Happy Neighbors It’s spring in Sweden.  Cherry trees are in full bloom and all’s right with the world. So, the afternoon project was making kleinur.  This recipe is Icelandic and kleinur are probably the second most popular snack after … Continue reading

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Kumquat-Lemon Dipping Sauce

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“By the way Gina, a failure has often turned out to be a success and fantastic products would not exist if there were not someone who made a mistake or experienced a failure.” A recent quote from my dear friend Oli. … Continue reading

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Two Cheese Quiche

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What’s for Dinner? So, one day you open the fridge and find left over cheese and a handful of scallions.  You better use them now or they will go to waste.  Hmmm. . . no, we had pizza delivery last … Continue reading

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Pâte Brisée

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 Pâte Brisée Pâte Brisée is the ideal dough for pâte, pies, tarts and quiche. The key to making this rich, crisp crust is using cold butter and ice  water. Oli used a stand mixer this time, but you can use a food … Continue reading

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Kuli-Kuli (Spicy Peanut Treats)

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    Snow Day Challenge It doesn’t take much snow in Virginia Beach to close the city.  A couple of recent snow days allowed us to leisurely peruse cook books, our own library of recipes and of course, cooking blogs.  … Continue reading

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