Recipes

Tomato, squash and walnut soup

Tomato, squash and walnut soup

Some people say you have to be born in Scandinavia to able to survive here during the dark winter months. I disagree. Although I am born here, I will never get used to this crazy climate. Perhaps my DNA has it’s own explanation for that…. (some of my ancestors would probably agree). Anyway, a way not […]

Etrog - a Lemon of it's own

Etrog – a Lemon of it’s own

  Ever heard of an Etrog? Maybe as a part of the Sukkot ritual? Well, the Etrog is rare in Scandinavia, that is true. However if you have good connections to Israel – or to your greengrocer he or she will most likely be able to get it for you. The Etrog is excellent in marmelade […]

All you need is…… Challah

All you need is…… Challah

One of the last things immigrants leave behind is their eating habit. Being a former “immigrant” in both Nepal and in the United States, good bread has become nothing less than a domestic obsession to me. I bake. Almost no matter where I am on the globe and I love it. Challah is often difficult to get, but […]

Flowers is nature laughing

Flowers is nature laughing

Poetic, isn’t it? Or at worst a text you will find carved into a “stone” in the kind of store filled with things for costumers, that have everything, but still need to get their shop-fix. Anyway, lavender is a flower, which can make me daydream about summer days in France or just “inhale” the smell before crushing […]

Lemonade for Lemon Lovers

Lemonade for Lemon Lovers

I am not a big fan of sodas. But I love homemade lemonade and its endless fruity combinations. Ice cold on a hot summer day….well, doesn’t get any better (if you are out of Champagne that is…). This lemonade is without artificial preservatives and is usually a big hit among children as well as adults. It doesn’t really […]

Let’s break some bread – sourdough if possible

Let’s break some bread – sourdough if possible

  In many cultures sharing a good meal is the beginning of a friendly welcoming ceremony. Breaking bread is a “let’s have peace and share some bread” gesture. I would like to add – please let it be…. sourdough bread. Don’t get me wrong, making and eating bread might seem like a peaceful act, but in […]