Järpar – Bird without bird!

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!”

Sekanjebin (Persian mint syrup)

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)”

Chai – Te – Tea

It’s no secret that we Iranians drink an incredible amount of tea every day. It is a ritual about tea drinking that is not so widely known. On the other hand, what most do not know is that Iran produces lots of tea. It’s really an incredible story about how the production started in Iran. In 1895, the English had a monopoly on tea production in India with the quite rigid rules for non-Europeans to engage in this trade. Continue reading “Chai – Te – Tea”

Lovely meringues!

I have learned that there is a difference between meringues and meringues! It is said that meringues originate from the town of Merringen in Switzerland. The meringues available to buy are pretty dull in my opinion. It is quite easy to make meringues yourself so why buy?
Use areas for meringues are many, I myself like to make meringues and serve it with ice cream or gelato. Simply put, your own imagination is the limit 😊

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English Muffins

When we are out of homemade bread in the USA during our visit, the best option is English muffins. We are really Blessed in Sweden when it comes to the variety of good bread, this is not really the case in the USA in general. You do not even need to have an oven to make these wonderful muffins. The following recipe is enough for 6 muffins, depending on how large you make them. The shape I cut out muffins with is 8 cm in diameter (3 inches). If you use larger shapes you get fewer muffins. Continue reading “English Muffins”