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Monthly Archive for November, 2011

I took the challange of November Monthly Mingle hosted by Sally @ My Custard Pie I was thinking this is piece of cake, well it kind of was, it just made me very productive. I have made Finnish gingerbread cookies and cranberry jam and finally I prepared very first time in my life crème anglaise [...]

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Fresh Cranberry Relish

A dear child has many names is a Finnish proverb and will apply to Cranberry, one of the superfoods, as well. Did you know its Vaccinium oxycoccos, sounds funny. Or mossberry, fenberry, bearberry, what about Sassamanash. In Finnish its Karpalo, how it sounds. This relish does not need cooking, but food processor or blender. It’s [...]

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Easy Beasy Cranberry Jam

Think of nice crispy sour red cranberries. We have them in Dubai markets from October to January. That’s when I can enjoy my favorite cranberry cake, I will make it later and share the recipe. Its the best cake ever…. hmmm after chocolade cake, carrot cake, blueberry upsidedown, blackforest….. I have never experienced American cranberries [...]

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Gingerbread cookies – Finnish Piparkakku

Aaah, a class of cold milk and cookies to dip in it. Its again the time of the year when families are getting ready for festive season. Every year my mother made first gingerbread cookies at the time of Finnish Independence Day on 6th of December. We kids ate the dough already, so finally maybe [...]

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In Finland Thursday is “pancake and pea soup” -day. While my friend remind me last week about pancake day, I got inspiration to try something called syrniki, from my neighbor country Russia, after Salme said that Russian pancakes beat the normal ones. The recipe asks for quark, but I have not found it in supermarkets [...]

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