Berlinesas (Berlin Doughnuts)

Berlinesas (Berlin Doughnuts)

Who doesn’t like doughnuts? I confess, I was a slow adopter to these wonderfully decadent, fried pastries. As we cope with pandemic-driven isolation and an early, snowy winter in Minnesota, I found myself craving the delight of a custard-filled doughnut still warm from the fryer. They are such a comforting food during tough times: warm [...]

Vanilla Madeleines with Ruby Cacao Chocolate

Vanilla Madeleines with Ruby Cacao Chocolate

Spring is slowly arriving in Minneapolis! We had what -we hope- were the last two snowfalls of the season, and while snow in April might seem very unusual in other parts of the country, in Minnesota it is not atypical to have one last dusting of snow before spring is here to stay. In our [...]

Lussebullar

Lussebullar

Did you know today is St. Lucia’s Day? Every December 13th in Sweden, the arrival of St. Lucia is celebrated with a feast. I learned about St. Lucia’s last winter, in 2018, when visiting the American Swedish Institute at the Turnblad Mansion in Minneapolis. We attended a live youth choir performance and thoroughly enjoyed the [...]

Almond-Cherry Granola (gluten-free)

Almond-Cherry Granola (gluten-free)

Happy New Year! I never understood why, but with every new year, most people think that turning the leaf of that calendar has some sort of magical property to it, a property magical enough to inspire us with the making of robust resolutions of how we will change our lives, be happier, eat healthier, lose [...]