Muddus Cake

Muddus Cake So what do you do when you’ve promised someone a Black Forest cake but can’t seem to find sour cherries anywhere? I knew I would eventually encounter things which weren’t widely available up here in Sweden, though I didn’t think this...
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Whole Roasted Trout with Turmeric and Piri Piri

Whole Roasted Trout with Turmeric and Piri Piri My earliest memory of piri piri was of a jar of the things my mother had in her kitchen. For some reason completely unknown to me she had a huge quantity of dried bird’s eye chillies – I think perhaps someone had given them to her as a gift – and as...
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Moroccan-inspired Lamb Stew

Moroccan-inspired Lamb Stew Can you feel it? Well, my northern-hemisphere friends – I certainly can. The weather is a-changing. Those long, bright, warm summer days are drawing in and it’s actually sometimes even – gasp – chilly when I go outside. Yes indeedy –...
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My kräftskiva, with… shrimp?

My kräftskiva, with… shrimp? What’s a kräftskiva, you may be wondering? Well, a kräftskiva is a traditional Swedish crayfish party – and something to be looked forward to in the calendar if you live in Sweden. Crayfish (or crawfish as some people know them) are cooked in a water...
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Crispy Aromatic Duck – Aaaaaaah

Crispy Aromatic Duck – Aaaaaaah Serves: n/a Cost: ~n/a Preparation and cooking time: 2.5 hours Calories: ~270 per 100g Hi everyone, today I’ll be whipping up some crispy aromatic duck – one of the easiest, and certainly tastiest dishes I know. This is one of the things that I miss so...
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Blanquette de Veau (French Veal Ragout)

Blanquette de Veau (French Veal Ragout) Serves: 4-6 Cost: ~€8-14 Preparation and cooking time: ~2 hours Calories: - I should mention before I begin that I’m not really a fan of unethical food. I try to buy free-range meat, I always buy organic, free-range eggs (and am thankful that I live in a part of...
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