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Savory Cheese Pie

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 Comfort Food It’s c-c-c-cold out there.  The blizzard skirted New York, but my family and friends in New England got hit pretty hard.  Here in Virginia Beach we awakened to snow as well, but it stuck to the lawns and … Continue reading

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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

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 Dessert First We’re starting the new year with dessert.  Why not?   Oli’s vanilla bean panna cotta is divine.  It’s a creamy, light, luxurious yet delicately silky custard that’s not too sweet.  And because his recipe makes half cup servings, it’s relatively guilt … Continue reading

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Chicken Galantine

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 In With the New I’m always learning new cooking techniques from Oli.  I love the fact that he always manages to simplify what sounds like a complicated and intimidating technique. Take today’s recipe for galantine.  What? Make forcemeat and galantine?  … Continue reading

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Saffransbullar Swedish Saffron Christmas Bread

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 Just a Twist of the Dough December 13, St. Lucia Day,  marks the official start of the Christmas season in Sweden. The aroma of Lussekatter, fragrant saffron buns studded with raisins permeates the air. Throughout Sweden people meet for breakfast, brunches … Continue reading

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A Thank You Note

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Life is good.  We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you are enjoying a lovely, long holiday weekend. We were talking the other day and Oli pointed out that 2 years ago on November 29, we hit the publish button … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

  Happy Thanksgiving! This Thanksgiving week we are taking a break so that we can prepare for Thursday’s feast. Food is truly an expression of community spirit and as we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner we will say thank you to … Continue reading

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Swedish Lax Pudding

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  Invitation to a Swedish Kitchen Winter weather has arrived in Sweden and winter time makes for the coziest kitchen gatherings.  Isn’t this true just about everywhere in the world?  When the temperature falls, the winds blow and snow falls, … Continue reading

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Classic Meatloaf and Mushroom Sauce

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  Almost Time for Comfort Food Wow! It’s hard to believe it’s November and summertime burgers on the grill are just a memory. It’s not quite cold enough for heavy duty comfort food, but it is cool enough for something satisfying that doesn’t … Continue reading

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