Fennel Spice Rub

fennel spice rub
Fennel is one of those mysterious vegetables that find their way into lots of dishes at fine restaurants, but the average home cook seldom thinks of using it. In fact, every single time I purchase fennel bulbs at our local small town grocer, the cashier asks what it is. They are missing out on something wonderful!

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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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Chicken with Butternut Squash and Bok Choy

Chicken with Butternut Squash and Bok Choy

A line by Shakespeare in The Tempest, and distorted with time, comes to mind with this dish: “misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows”. While he meant the phrase quite literally, modern English has changed it to a phrase tossed out when things just don’t logically seem to fit together. It is the more recent usage of Shakespeare’s phrase that describes this dish.

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Easy Enchiladas

Easy Enchiladas

I recently saw a map of the U.S. showing the most commonly spoken languages besides English, and found that more Minnesotans speak Spanish and Hmong than any other foreign language.

It is only logical that states like Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont would have French as their most common foreign language, due to proximity to Quebec. It also makes sense that Ohio and North Dakota would have many German speakers because of immigration patterns and Amish population.

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