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Romesco Sauce: Catalan Red Pepper, Tomato, and Almond Sauce

Romesco Sauce: Catalan Red Pepper, Tomato, and Almond Sauce

Romesco is a tomato-based smoky pepper sauce that originated from Tarragona, Catalonia. The authentic version uses ñora peppers—small, round, mild cherry peppers with a robust taste, sometimes called the paprika peppers. They are often sold dried and soaked before using. Since these peppers may not […]

Taste of Estonia: ROSOLJE, Colorful Beetroot and Potato Salad

Taste of Estonia: ROSOLJE, Colorful Beetroot and Potato Salad

Rosolje, Estonian beet and potato salad, has a wonderful shade of purple and a tang of finely chopped herring and a zesty mustard dressing.

HEALTHY FERMENTED AND PICKLED VEGETABLES

HEALTHY FERMENTED AND PICKLED VEGETABLES

Fermentation is on of the oldest and simplest ways to preserve foods. Cabbage, olives, cucumbers, radishes, lemons – almost any vegetable can be fermented. The process enhances the nutrient content of the food and the bacteria produce vitamins and enzymes that are beneficial for digestion.

Taste of Finland: Karelia Pie (Karjalan Piirakkaa)

Taste of Finland: Karelia Pie (Karjalan Piirakkaa)

These delicious oval-shaped rye-crusted pies with creamy rice filling, often served with egg butter, used to be my favorites when I was living in Finland. 

Shrove Tuesday Scandinavian Style: Split Pea Soup and Cardamom Buns

Shrove Tuesday Scandinavian Style: Split Pea Soup and Cardamom Buns

If most of the Christian world celebrates Shrove Tuesday with eating pancakes, for Scandinavians it mainly means a day of sleigh-riding, eating pea soup and cardamom buns filled with whipped cream. According to old beliefs, sledging was important – the longer the slide, the longer […]

EGGPLANT WITH TAHINI YOGHURT, POMEGRANATE AND PINE NUTS

EGGPLANT WITH TAHINI YOGHURT, POMEGRANATE AND PINE NUTS

Serves 6 4 eggplants extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses or grenadine 1 1/2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar 2 cups plain whole-milk yoghurt 1-2 garlic clove, crushed 2 tablespoons tahini 1/2 cup pine nuts 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds   Cut […]