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Apple and Prune Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Apple and Prune Stuffed Chicken Thighs

  REALLY dragging my feet on Scandinavia.  Like I had previously mentioned, it was really hard for me to find stuff that I wanted to make. One dish that caught my eye was a roast duck breast stuffed with apples and prunes.  Sounds good, right?  […]

Grav-what? Gravlax:  Cured Salmon

Grav-what? Gravlax: Cured Salmon

Sorry for the delay in posting. I timed things badly since I didn’t realize that today’s breakfast- Gravlax- took 36 hours to cure.  My bad. From what I’ve found, Scandinavian breakfasts are a far cry from the cereal, muffins and pancakes that we typically enjoy […]

Here, fishy, fishy fishy:  Roasted cod with Pickled Beets

Here, fishy, fishy fishy: Roasted cod with Pickled Beets

Well, I feel like I had avoided the Scandinavian challenge long enough.  I mean, cookies were really no big deal.  I wasn’t particularly looking forward to cooking after a long day, and I wasn’t particularly looking forward to eating what I had in store.  Even […]

What’s in your Big Blue Tin? Danish Butter Cookies

What’s in your Big Blue Tin? Danish Butter Cookies

As you can probably tell by now, dessert is serious business for me. While ooey, gooey and warm is what I crave at this time of the year, I needed to take something into work, and cookies seemed like my best bet. I don’t think […]

Scandinavia

Scandinavia

When I started this project and initially set my course, there were a lot of regions that I was excited to eat, but I have to admit, Scandinavia was not one of them.  I remember going to Stockholm about 5 years ago, but I can’t […]

My Goodness, My Guinness Lamb Shanks

My Goodness, My Guinness Lamb Shanks

On my recent trip to Ireland with Tomato, we ate better than I had ever expected based on the reports I had heard from my epicurious friends.  Between the brown bread and the fresh mussels and the sea salt ice cream, it was hard to […]

Cock-a-leekie Soup:  Serious soup with a non-serious name.

Cock-a-leekie Soup: Serious soup with a non-serious name.

It’s true what they say about chicken soup. It’s food for the soul, can make any bruise better, any bad day alright.   It’s like a big hug from Mom.  I was lucky enough to grow up in a household where everything was from scratch, […]

Sticky Toffee Pudding:  A Tasty Tradition

Sticky Toffee Pudding: A Tasty Tradition

    Okay, so my whole “no fruit in dessert” theory seems to be blowing up in my face since so far, two of my three weeks’ desserts contain fruit.  Despite this, I stand by my rule that fruit doesn’t belong in dessert. Or, maybe […]

The British Isles and Ireland

The British Isles and Ireland

Like so many people, I studied abroad in London.  From the second I arrived, it was like coming home, and my five months there sealed it as my favorite city in the world.  It’s interesting to think about what makes one click with a particular […]

Irish Brown Bread

Irish Brown Bread

Introducing….IRISH BROWN BREAD!  My excitement over this seemingly simply breakfast staple comes from the fact that my daydreaming about brown bread sparked the idea for this project, and therefore I had to do my best to get it right.  As with any recipe, there are […]

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