Fika, koffeekletz, gezeligheid…

Fika, koffeekletz, gezeligheid…

There are times when English for all its large word base is just not enough. As much as I am far more articulate in English than in Dutch, there are Dutch words that, like essential car keys, get me through the day. That doesn’t mean I use them in conversation...
We weren’t Finnish’ed yet!

We weren’t Finnish’ed yet!

Last week we received our first shipment from Viking Foods. Viking is a Toronto based Scandinavian import company. Today and yesterday,  I enjoyed a great sandwich with a Fazer wholegrain organic rye sour dough bun for lunch. Each package contains 4 buns that toast up...
Balkan Chili

Balkan Chili

We tend to associate chili with TexMex but beans are equally at home in other cultures. Essentially chili is a bean stew. Balkan ingredients lend themselves to great chili….hot or mild. Chili is a great dish for novice cooks. ┬áIngredients are basic: beans,...
Wild Twist of Taste

Wild Twist of Taste

Thanks to some birds years ago, our garden has a patch of wild raspberries. We also let mint grow wild among the other plants. Being able to just go into the yard and forage for fresh produce is an inexpensive luxury at this time of year. Mint and blackberries might...