Lohikeitto (Finnish Salmon Soup) – Finland

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I have been on a slight hiatus, not from cooking, but from writing up my blogs, so time to catch up. Given that it is April 25th and there was a touch of snow the other day, what better dish to represent Finland than Lohikeitto (Salmon Soup)! This dish was QUICK, EASY, HEARTY and TASTY!!! […]

Courgette with Eggs – Cyprus

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Cyprus! While we have dabbled in the D’s and E’s lately on our more or less alphabetical cullinary tour du monde we still have a few more C’s. So here is a quick and easy Cypriot vegetarian dish that can be eaten for breakfast or dinner – Courgette with Eggs otherwise known as Scrambled Eggs […]

Smørrebrød (Open Sandwiches) – Denmark

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D is for Denmark, home of the Smørrebrød. I have to say, these open-face sandwiches are GORGEOUS to look at! We were all marveling at their beauty and didn’t really want to eat them as they were so pretty…but ultimately, we did. They were tasty too. I made 4 different kinds at once because I […]

Sataras (Croatian Tomato & Pepper Stew) – Croatia

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Appetizers, Austria, By Country, Croatia, European recipes, Gluten Free, Greece, Healthy, Hungary, Middle Eastern, One pot, Recipes, Side dishes, Turkey, vegan, Vegetarian

Sataras is a delicious, vegan dish made of peppers, onions, tomatoes and olive oil. The longer you cook it, the better it tastes. You can let this cook on low while you do other things. It is is very similar to the Hungarian dish Lescos (minus the bacon) or the Turkish Dish, Imam Bayildi which […]

Chicken Paprikas – Hungary

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When I was a little girl, my dad used to do Indian Guides with my brothers and as a consolation prize once a year we would go on a day or weekend trip. One time, we went up to Boston and ate at this fabulous Hungarian called Cafe Budapest. I can still see their pretty […]

Austria Goulash barfing pumpkin

Goulash – Austria

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Eva was really sad about Covid ruining Halloween and we were in the midst of the A’s so I tried to figure out something fun and creative for her. Austrian ghoul-ash (ha ha ha) – Goulash. She loved the idea and the dish. Basically it seems to be similar to Hungarian Chicken Paprikas, except minus […]

Belgian Endive Salad with Apples and Walnuts

Escalope de dinde, Stoemp aux legumes, brussel sprouts & a Dame Blanche, Gaufres de Liege (Turkey cutlet, Mashed potatoes with vegetables, Ice cream sundae, carmelized Belgian waffles) – Belgium

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Appetizers, Belgium, By Country, Chicken, Desserts, European recipes, Main dishes, Potatoes, Recipes, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian

Belgium was a total winner on our culinary world tour. We started with an endive, apple and walnut salad with a mustard shallot vinaigrette. Eva’s thoughts…AMAZING! Main course was supposed to be a veal cutlet in a beer and carmelized mushroom sauce but we used turkey instead. The greatest discovery though was Stoemp which looks […]

Belarus - draniki

Draniki (Potato Pancakes) – Belarus

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Also made potato pancakes from Belarus known as draniki. There were a bunch of differences between these and the traditional Jewish latke I normally make. 1. they grate the potato super fine. 2. They do not squeeze the juice out of the potatoes so you have a mixture that is the consistency of apple sauce. […]

France Vol au vent

Vol au vent (Chicken and mushrooms in puff pastry), Succès praliné (Praline Dacquois) – France

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My friend, James, had asked me what I was planning to make for France on our cullinary tour du monde. Actually, I had planned to skip France as I cook French food all the time. But his question got me thinking…hmmmm, what would I like to make, that I have never made before? The answer…vol […]

Bosnia chicken and peppers

Chicken Bosnian Style, Kljukusa (Potato kuggle), Tufahije (Poached apples stuffed with a ground walnut mixture) – Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Working our way through the B’s. Today was Bosnia and Herzegovina on the Balken Peninsula. Much of the food was heavy and in phylo or with red meat (which my husband does not eat – so it makes it more challenging to find recipes sometimes…like in this case). I settled on a Kljukusa, which is […]