Low-fuss pickling

19th July, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

One summer when I was around twelve, my mother got the questionably brilliant idea to can a bunch of dill and sweet pickles. Neither of my parents were big gardeners at the time, so where this bumper crop of cucumbers came from remains a mystery. At the time, we lived in a house without air […] Read More

Eating from the garden

28th June, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

Many chefs are also very talented gardeners – which makes sense. If a person wants to have total control over as many of their ingredients as possible, growing their own is the logical conclusion. Kitchen gardens have a long and proud tradition and we are lucky enough to live in an area with a long […] Read More

Swedish open-faced sandwiches

6th June, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

If you are ever in the mood for simple, flavorful food that also looks beautiful, check out Sweden. They have elevated the basic sandwich to an art form and made it its own culinary group – which is the least you would expect from the people who gave us Ikea and Abba. The weather has […] Read More