Adapted from Eric Akis, cookbook author and Times Colonist http://www.timescolonist.com/life/food-drink/eric-akis-swedish-meatballs-in-gravy-1.11205497 This dish has been made for centuries in Sweden. There are numerous variations on how folks say it should be made. Some recipes ask for cooked, diced onions to be added to the raw meat, others call for raw, grated onion. Some prefer to make […]
How would you like to honeymoon on a bed of snow? While it sounds a bit chilly to me, people from around the world are signing up to enjoy the amenities of the Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden, where everything—the walls, the ceilings and even the furniture—is made from frozen water. This spectacular complex is built […]
Steeping chicken broth with sprigs of rosemary and thyme for a few minutes adds great flavor to this creamy soup. The sandwich is toasted under the broiler and served open-faced (with or without tomatoes). This delicious meal can be made in as little as five or six minutes. 2 sprigs rosemary 2 sprigs thyme […]
Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II owns the mute swans (Cygnus olor) in England? The Crown claimed ownership of all the mute swans in England (and Wales) way back in the 12th century to stop commoners from depriving the royals of one of their favorite meals. (And you thought it was for altruistic reasons.) […]
Birds build amazing nests and engage in elaborate mating dances, but did you know, so do fish? Take the betta splendens. You’ve seen them in the pet store, spectacular colors, grandiose fins, displayed one to a jar, away from other fish. […]
Have you heard that sea otters hold hands when asleep? Well, it is true. Often a mother and pup will hold on to each other to keep from drifting apart. But that isn’t the only thing they do—they often use kelp. Sea otters wrap themselves in strands of kelp which grow from the sea bottom all […]
Getting close to Mother Nature never tasted better!
Weed your garden and enjoy a new taste treat at the same time, this is a great recipe!
You may think you know all you need to know about the dandelion, but what you may not know is quite interesting…
You may know that oceans are affected by tides. But HOW are tides measured? You would be tempted to just measure the tidal change within calm inlets and extrapolate the information to other areas. Unfortunately, the tide doesn’t affect beaches the same way at all.
This is a wonderful way to enjoy asparagus! Bon Appetit!