Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes

“Pressure” is one of those odd words in the English language. Sometimes used to describe physical force exerted, influence, or persuasion, this time of year we tend to think of stressful urgency. After all, isn’t that what cooking around holiday time seems to feel like?

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Bourbon and Bacon Jam

Bourbon and Bacon Jam

Have you ever put something off because you feared failure? Maybe you delayed a difficult conversation because you might say the wrong thing. Or perhaps you avoid wedding dances for fear of looking like a klutz. Or, like me, you decide to put off that first experience of skydiving because “failure” would be quite tragic. 🙂 Well, I have wanted to make bacon jam for years, but have been afraid the end result would be disappointing. But the day of boldness finally arrived.

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Creamed Mushrooms (Svampstuvning)

Creamed Mushrooms (Svampstuvning)

“Stewed” anything is an ugly word in the English language. When you stew something, you basically cook it slowly – in its own juices – which brings amazing flavour to any dish. But in Swedish, “stuvning” introduces other lovely liquids to enhance. Like CREAM.

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Rotmos – Swedish Mashed Root Vegetables

Rotmos - Swedish Mashed Root Vegetables

One thing Swedes have really mastered is the art of eating fresh produce at every meal – breakfast, lunch, supper. Cucumbers, tomatoes, salad, fresh fruit. It’s all raw. And then there’s rotmos! Move over mashed potatoes! It’s time for something better.

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