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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Puffy Omelette

Puffy Omelette

As a child, I was aware of what it meant to be frugal. My grandmother would patch holes in plastic bread bags so she could use them for months. My sisters and I were encouraged to put money into “the trip fund” instead of buying something superfluous like potato chips. Mom sewed all of our clothes – even underwear – and hand-me-downs were commonplace.

Frugality may very well be hereditary.

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Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancakes – Gluten Free

Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancakes - Gluten Free

Like many families, we read the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. In fact recently, I’ve been reading “Farmer Boy” outloud to my husband. He loves to hear about the adventures of young Almanzo, and all the buckwheat cakes he ate. 🙂

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