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Mulled wine (Glögg)

A hot drink based from wine. Traditionally consumed in Austria (Glühwein), Germany, Britain and the Scandinavian countries, on Christmas bazaars and festivities that are held outdoors. Don’t buy a very expensive wine for the drink, it’s not necessary, but don’t use too poor or cheap also. It’s important when heating not to bring the wine to a boil or...
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Strawberry Rhubarb Summer Drink

Now is the season for ripe strawberries and rhubarb and with these you can make a refreshing lemonade. This sweet and sour strawberry rhubarb drink is easy to make and refreshing for hot days. My kids love it! And for an adult party or a picnic with friends, you can add a little rum or tequila. CHEERS! (more…)...
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Baked Salmon

This salmon can be cooked on the grill in foil as well as in the oven in parchment paper. You can use a cedar board soaked in water for 4-8 hours instead of foil. Different herbs can be used depending on your taste, such as rosemary, marjoram, oregano, thyme, tarragon, sage, basil, or lemon grass. The sauce is aromatic...
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Paella with Chicken and Chorizo

Paella is a national of Spain, particularly in the Valencia area, made of rice, saffron, and additionally seafood, chicken, vegetables and sausages. Traditionally paella is served on Sundays or on March 19 which is St. Joseph Day. There are several versions of the origins of this dish, the first derives from the Latin word "patella" which translates to pan....
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Battered Trout

For this dish I usually use steelhead trout but you can also use salmon. For me, I think, salmon gets a little drier than other fish. This dish is good to serve along with potatoes or other vegetables, salads. (more…)...
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Easter Cake (Kulich)

Kulich is a Easter bread-like cake that is traditional in the Orthodox Christian faith. Kulich is shaped like a cylinder, often prepared with raisins and decorated with powdered sugar or glaze on top. Spices like vanilla, cardamom, and nutmeg are often added. Traditionally after the Easter service, Kulich, Paskha (cottage cheese cake) and colored eggs are blessed by the priest. This...
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Blueberry Peach Tart

Deliciously sweet and slightly sour tart topped with a bounty of fresh peaches and blueberries, it's a true taste of the season and easy to prepare. Even on the next day it stays tasty, so you can eat it cold or slightly warmed up in the microwave. Serve with tea or milk for breakfast, or as a dessert with cream...
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