Archive for November, 2012

Chocolate cardamom snow bites!

November 26, 2012


I did it. I finally did it: I passed my (practical) driving test. I am now the proud owner of a driver’s license. (Or I will be, on Wednesday – administrative formality!) It’s been a long and painful road, that’s for sure. There was cursing, there was some lying awake at night worrying about it, and there were more than a few tears – but I finally made it. And if I never have to listen to my brother tell me how the journey is more important than the destination it will still be too soon!

Here is a recipe for some wonderful chocolate and cardamom cookies to celebrate this joyous day. Cardamom is a really amazing spice that isn’t used often enough where I come from! It’s an important flavor-maker in the Swedish Semla, which is also where I go to discover this beauty.



Apple pie!

November 18, 2012


I’ve heard a couple of my friends say it before. “Oh, I can’t really bake.” And then they add, as if it’s some sort of shameful afterthought: “Except for apple pie or something.” I’m a firm believer that apple pie should never ever be a shameful afterthought. ‘Cause let’s be honest: what’s more comforting than a slice of apple pie? Not many things are.