I never thought that I would have another love affair at my age, but it is possible of course! It is wonderful to wake up in the morning and feel needed. It is even more exciting to experience the progress! Well, it is not what you think, a man I have in mind, it is sourdough! Continue reading “A new love affair! Sourdough”
I was watching MasterChef Australia and was inspired to make Roti Jala as one of the participants did, but of course with a Persian touch! To begin with, one might wonder what Roti Jala is. Continue reading “Persian inspired Roti Jala! Lace pancake!”
You might find this odd but the Swedes eat different kind of fruit purées, (i.e. strawberry) together with milk as a snack or a light lunch during summer time. I think you call it “Fool”.
I definitely found it odd when I had it for the first time in 1966 – I considered it to be a dessert! But now after 53 years in Sweden, I just love it especially when we have a very hot summer day and I am not very hungry, it is indeed very refreshing. Continue reading “Rhubarb and strawberry delight!”
Many people may not know that Iranian Cuisine has many wonderful vegetarian dishes. Last week my brother-in-law and I were with some good friends at Saaghi Grill in Solna (Sweden) for lunch. During lunch, one of our friends told me that she liked leeks in all form and shape. Already there, I began to create something with leeks in my mind, I just wanted to surprise her. Continue reading “Leek Frittata”
One of the most popular dishes here at home is Chicken with dill gravy and rice. When our children with families are visiting, I usually ask what they want me to cook and usually it is this dish they ask for. Continue reading “Chicken with Dill Gravy!”
The bird Tetras bonasia (Hazel grouse) has given the name to this Swedish dish. The dish does not contain poultry meat at all! In fact, despite extensive investigations, I have not been able to find why this dish has a bird name. 😊
What I have found is that Gustav II Adolf ate fried Hazel grouse on February 8, 1623 (a dish among 30 other dishes. (source) Continue reading “Järpar – Bird without bird!”
Swedish home cooking at its best!
Most households in Sweden make Kalops once in a while, I dare say! Here at home, Grandma Bojan made the best Kalops and it is from her that I learned how to make this wonderful dish in an old-fashioned way. It is also incredibly easy to make, a little preparation and then low and slow cooking. Continue reading “Kalops – Swedish Beef Stew”
Love to make ice cream as soon as spring approaches! This ice-cream or gelato is both delicious and beautiful! I buy Swedish blueberries from the freezer section; they have the best taste in my opinion before we get fresh Swedish blueberries. Frozen blueberries cost half as much as fresh blueberries right now in Sweden. Continue reading “Blueberry ice-cream or gelato!”
Something for both children and adults! In Iran, we are careful about what we eat in winter, spring, etc. When spring came, it was customary to offer salad (Romaine salad) with accessories. One of the accessories for the Romaine salad was just mint syrup. The other was a mixture of white wine vinegar and Angelika. Continue reading “Sekanjebin (Persian mint syrup)”
So easy and delicious! Persian sour plums converted into the most delicious dessert!
You have most probably seen this wonderful fruit at oriental grocery stores, not knowing what to do with them. I do not blame you. Continue reading “Persian plum compote (kompote Goje Sabz)”