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Earth Eats: Swedish Meatballs in a Creamy Sauce with Mashed Potatoes, and Lingonberry Jam

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Sweden is a Northern European country that is part of Scandinavia. The land that gave the world Pippi Longstocking (or Pippi Långstrump as she is known in Sweden), crispbread, Ikea, Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Ann-Margret, Roxette, Ace of Base, The Cardigans, that awful (to me) and unmentionable band with the name that starts with A, the […]

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Earth Eats: Moules-frites from Belgium (mussels and french fries)

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The Kingdom of Belgium is a unique Western European country bordered by France, The Netherlands, Germany, and Luxembourg. Belgium is made up of Dutch and French speaking people, with a small German speaking minority. Due to it’s location it is a unique mix of culture and languages. This small country has given art, culture, beer, […]

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Sautéed and Salted Gernika Peppers

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A Spanish pepper named after the Guernica town in Spain’s Basque region, similar looking to padrón chiles, with origins in the New World. That’s what these pretty little chiles are: Pimientos de Gernika. But I din’t travel to Spain to purchase them, I found them in my local grocery store. These were grown in Mexico. […]

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Tapas with An International Touch and Rioja Red Wine: A Match Made in Heaven

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*Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by RIOJA WINE. All opinions are my own. When I want to prepare a special meal for us, tapas and a good bootle of red wine are always high on the list. Tapas are fun to prepare, eat and share with the ones you love.   What are tapas […]

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My Favourite Quick and Spicy Bolognese Sauce with Linguine Corn Pasta

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There is an astounding amount of comfort to be found in a bowl of tender pasta thickly coated in a flavourful bolognese sauce. Am I wrong? We may not be Italians, but when hubby and I dine at a new Italian restaurant we judge how good the food will be by how their bolognese tastes. […]

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Earth Eats: Spanakopita or Greek Spinach Pie for #MeatlessMonday

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Hello and welcome to another instalment of the Earth Eats series. Today we are traveling to Greece for a taste of Mediterranean cuisine; And since it is Monday we are going to be cooking a Greek meatless meal. The cuisine of Greece is wonderful and I’ve never had a dish I didn’t like. Its use of fresh […]

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All About Chickpea Flour and A Socca Pizza with Pesto and Spicy Anchovies

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Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are one of the most nutritious foods we can eat. Their culinary use is vast and today I want to share with you another wonderful use for them. These tiny legumes aren’t only for mashing into hummus or adding to soups or stews; Chickpeas are also ground into a fine powder […]

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