Category: Culinary Adventures Series

Celebrate with Buñuelos or Mexican Fritters

Celebrate with Buñuelos or Mexican Fritters

Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Buñuelos! Buñuelos are the perfect ending to any celebration, and boy, are they good!! Buñuelos is the Spanish word for ‘fritters’, and who doesn’t like a fritter! Buñuelos are served for numerous festive occasions and celebrations, from Christmas and Thanksgiving 

Crepes with Mascarpone Filling and Blueberry Sauce

Crepes with Mascarpone Filling and Blueberry Sauce

Crepes with Mascarpone Filling and Blueberry Sauce Recipes Inspired From Around the World. Culinary Adventures: France. French food, is one of the most iconic and recognizable of cuisines. Everyone has their favorite French dish, Boeuf Bourguognon, Buche De Noel, Cake Le Prantome, Cheese Souffle, Crepes, Croissants, French Bread, French 

Swedish Meatballs and Rosettes

Swedish Meatballs and Rosettes

Swedish Meatballs and Rosettes

Recipes Inspired From Around The World,  Culinary Adventures: Sweden. Swedish Meatballs with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Rosettes.  Swedish Meatballs are probably one of the best known Swedish cooking specialties. They are definitely a necessity on the Smörgåsbord. Norway, Denmark and Finland have their own versions too.

Scandinavian Affordable

Every Scandinavian cookbook has at least one or more recipes for Swedish meatballs. Swedish Meatballs are made as a way to use up left-overs and as a way to stretch a meal. In northern Scandinavian countries beef was considered a luxury, that’s why many cooks added ground pork to their meatball recipes. Swedish Meatballs are fast, easy and affordable.

Köttbullar

Swedish Meatballs or “Köttbullar” are served with cooked potatoes, creamy brown gravy and lingonberries. Recipes for Swedish Meatballs were brought to the US by Scandinavian immigrants, many of whom settled in America’s Northern and Midwest States. Swedish Meatballs became very popular in the beginning of the 20th century and then again in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
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Ikea Stores

When I take a trip to IKEA, I’m specifically  thinking about jam, jelly, marmalade and preserves. More to the point; Sylt Apelsin & Fläder Orange/Elderflower Marmalade,  Sylt Krusbär- Gooseberry Jam, Sylt Hallon & Blåbär- Raspberry and Blueberry Jam and Sylt Lingon- Lingonberry Preserves.

Lingonberry

The Lingonberry is a key ingredient in the Scandinavian diet. Lingonberries are a rich source of Vitamin C, an important vitamin necessary during the long winters in Scandinavian countries. Lingonberries are small, red, edible berries that grow on a perennial woody, evergreen shrub with a low growth habit. The lingonberry is related to both the blueberry and cranberry.

Lingonberries are native to Scandinavia, Alaska and Northeastern Canada, similar to cranberries but not quite as tart. Use the lingonberry in jam, jelly, preserves, juice, sauce, wine and liqueurs. Lingonberries can be used in any recipe that calls for cranberries or blueberries. Lingonberries also go by the names: cowberry, red whortleberry, foxberry, rock cranberry and partridge berry.

Next Time

The next time you stop at IKEA pick up an extra jar of Lingonberry Preserves. Then when you get home you can make this recipe for Lingonberry Cheesecake. With the popularity of stores like IKEA, Swedish Meatballs, Lingonberries and Scandinavian cooking in general is once again making a big come back. Thank goodness because Swedish Meatballs, the Lingonberry and the like are wonderful.

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