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Cooking for Baby

It may not be the cookbook that I would take with me to a desert island, but it is definitely one of the most-used cookbooks in our kitchen. I bought Cooking for Baby by Lisa Barnes before Alec started on solids, way back in the day, and I have cooked from it a lot since [...]

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The Best Easy Everyday Veggie Burgers

Around here, veggie burgers are always a good idea for dinner. We have a few different burgers we make but these Sweet Potato Cannelini Bean Veggie Burgers are definitely a favourite of mine. They are super quick and easy to make, healthy, and always enjoyed by all. The children LOVE them. And I love the [...]

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Gingerbread Muesli for Christmas

Alec is so funny. He helps me make our muesli and he keeps a pretty close eye on the muesli jar on the shelf in the kitchen. When it starts to run out, he’s quick to report to me that “Daddy has eaten up all the muesli” (in a slightly accusatory tone). A few days [...]

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A Swedish Christmas Gathering – Glögg (and a Blue Cheese Tart)

All through December in Sweden, we get together for little Christmas parties, or “glögg” parties. Glögg is spicy mulled wine served with almonds and raisins that we drink together with ginger snaps (“pepparkakor”) – often served with stilton cheese – and saffron buns (“lussekatter”). It’s a lovely way to get into Christmas and the flavors and [...]

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Saffron Truffles

A few days ago, Sumit came home from our local Chocolate Factory with a couple of little truffles in a bag. He had been given a saffron truffle to taste and he was in love. I had a taste (they really were good) and thought “I can make that”. So I adapted a recipe that [...]

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Pumpkin Spice Autumn Muesli

Looking for the perfect homemade hostess gift for the holidays? How about roasting some (quick and easy), healthy, fragrant and delicious muesli? Since I try to go organic and avoid too much added sugar, I roast my own muesli. Sumit and I have it for breakfast every day, and the kids like to help me [...]

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