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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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Day 11: Saffron Biscotti

Today is Day 11 of 25 Creative Days of Christmas and it’s finally my turn to share a Christmas recipe. In Sweden, Christmas and saffron go hand-in-hand. We start munching on saffron treats at the beginning of December and saffron buns are an especially big part of our Lucia celebrations on December 13th. I think [...]

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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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The BEST Triple Chocolate Brownie EVER

This weekend we had a small get-together for some friends to celebrate my husband’s birthday. It was a laid-back after work drink with some nibbles at our place. I served up a simple (make-ahead) menu made up of yummy marinated olives, an aged cheese tart with a couple of fresh salads, and mini pumpkin cupcakes [...]

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Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

It’s the season for pumpkin cupcakes! These are so so delicious. You will not be able to get enough! I’ve made them as cupcakes, mini cupcakes and even as a cake (bake in a tin, divide into two or three layers, use tons of frosting). Click past the break for the recipe and get baking!

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