Pickled beetroot

Beetroot is one of my favorites in all forms. We use to boil them until soft, then we grate them coarsely and mix it with plain yogurt.  Or eat it as a hot snack after boiling it soft.In Sweden however, the most common way is to pickle them and have it together with stews. Nowadays beetroot is a very common ingredient in salads, etc. Beetroot has been given a renaissance! Continue reading “Pickled beetroot”

Tasty Persian meatballs

We have many different kinds of meatballs in Iran. One of them is made with chickpea flour – not the chickpea that most of us are used to but the chickpeas that can even be enjoyed as nuts.  See the picture below. I sometimes add bullion and sometimes I use concentrated stock in the sauce, the most important thing is for you to taste and adjust seasoning to your liking. Continue reading “Tasty Persian meatballs”

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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