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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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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

It’s a rainy grey Tuesday here in Stockholm (not complaining – I LOVE  a rainy grey Tuesday!) and we are just packing and getting organized before heading to the country tomorrow. I usually throw together a salad for lunch, but today I think we needed something more warm and homey. This creamy tomato and tortellini [...]

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Chunky Monkey Banana Bread

This is the most delicious banana bread in the universe. You will never taste a yummier banana bread. I promise. Here is the recipe: CHUNKY MONKEY BANANA BREAD 3 eggs 1 cup butter 150 ml milk 450 ml flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 cup sugar 3 bananas 200 ml walnuts 200 ml chocolate chunks [...]

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