In Sweden, as in many countries the Christmas is filled with traditions of dishes that should be served around this time of the year. I however think it’s the different spices that really make Christmas. Today, the classic gingerbread spices will give taste to my Christmas granola with orange. Good for a yogurt, in a cake or maybe even as adding some crisp to a salad!
With all the amazing fruits and vegetables that are ready for harvest right now, it is a true pleasure to make your own fruit leather. It’s so easy to make and fun experimenting with!
Today, I make a granola with fresh plums and cinnamon for coming breakfasts. After all, a good breakfast waiting make it somehow easier to get out of a warm bed in the morning! It just might be handy after a long vacation…
Today, I review the book De Yoga Kitchen (Original title The Yoga Kitchen) by Kimberly Parsons. From the book I also make a really nice apple icecream with warm spices!
If you are cookbook maniac just as I am, you probably have heard about the book Persiana from the author Sabrina Ghayour? This is her second book that recently was published in Dutch. From the book I have chosen a Persian stew with quince and saffron. In the book its made with lamb but I decided to make it with celeriac instead.
Did anyone whisper a word about coming winter holidays? Maybe filled with outdoor activities? Did someone mentioned children (or grownups) with red cheeks and tired legs? Time to serve stacked pancakes with ginger filling and twisted apple!
Almost christmas! The different taste and smell that comes to my mind when I think about christmas would be saffron, cinnamon, Seville (bitter) orange, cloves, ginger and lots of different kind of dried fruits and nuts. In other words, high time to start using some of these spices.
Since a few weeks I have been, like many more in this season, struggling with a cold, fever and just in general a feeling of being ill. I’m now REALLY fed up with it, this has to stop NOW! A soothing smoothie fits me perfect!