3 posts tagged holiday

White chocolate ‘n’ berry dessert cups

Whether you're getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July, Iceland making it to the EURO 2016 quarterfinals, bemoaning Brexit or just looking for a cool and easy summertime dessert - you're not going to want to miss these red, white and blue dessert cups! Everyone likes chocolate, but with the heat of the summer months upon us, I thought that anything made of chocolate will just melt. That's when I realized I could outsmart summer by intentionally melting the chocolate before the heat ... Continue Reading

Vegan eggplant ‘herring’ – in mustard and archipelago sauces

Yesterday was the longest day of the year, but Swedes, who normally celebrate the eve of everything, patiently wait until the first Friday after the Summer Solstice before celebrating Midsummer - one of the biggest holidays of the year! Even if the sun doesn't show her smiling face to us everyday, she's still up there in the sky much longer than usual this time of year. On June 21st, 2016, the sun set at 10:08 PM and rose again at 3:31 AM here in Stockholm. But as we all know, the sky ... Continue Reading

Irish seitan stew and colcannon

When I first moved to Brighton, England I would often tell people I met that I was 25% Irish and 25% Scottish. I was trying to let them know that we had something in common and that I wasn't as alien as I might seem. Few people were impressed or had much to say about this at all. Then one day at my local pub, and old man said to me, "Son, it's pretty clear to me that you are 110% American. You might want to try saying 'my ancestors came from Ireland and Scotland' instead." As he took a sip ... Continue Reading