Friday, February 27, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
The creamy, tang of the Havarti is complemented so well by the light sweetness of the fruit crispbread. Not only is the crispbread studded with raisins but it also boasts whole pumpkin and sunflower seeds. I'm talking visible whole seeds. This is actually a pretty and tasty cracker!
Snøfrisk was launched at the Olympic Games at Lillehammer in 1994. It is a mild goat's cheese with a fresh but tangy taste.
Snøfrisk is a white, unripened creamcheese which is easy to spread. The cheese is made from 80% goat's milk and 20% cow's cream, with only 1.5% salt added. Snøfrisk fresh spreadable cheese
Despite its exotic simplicity, Snøfrisk can be used for many different purposes. Spread the cream cheese directly onto your sandwich, or blend it with herbs and garlic. Spread it on salty titbits such as cured meats or slices of smoked salmon, roll them up and fasten to a small cracker to make delicious appetizers. Add it to a freshly-made dip or dressing.
Because Snøfrisk can be heated it is perfect for stews or sauces as a lighter alternative to cream, sour cream or crème fraîche.
For dessert dishes Snøfrisk is perfect for using in creamy desserts, cheesecakes or pastries or together with fruit and berries in a pannacotta, for example. Spices and flavourings such as cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom are perfect combinations with Snøfrisk.
1 tub Snøfrisk Fresh spreadable cheese (125 g)
Whisk together Snøfrisk, dill and cream. Season to taste with salt, coarsely ground black pepper and lemon juice.
4 lefse 1tbsp capers
Spread the cream cheese mixture on the lefse/tortilla. Add fresh dill and capers, then top with smoked salmon and lettuce.
Roll the lefse/tortilla up and let chill for approximately 30 minutes.
Here is an extra Sno Frisk recipe for game stew. All this and more can be found at www.tine.no
800 g / 1,7 lb game or fine steak
How to do
Peel and finely cut onions. Finely slice the game. Cut the mushrooms in two or four pieces. Melt butter on the frying pan and fry game, mushrooms and onion for just a few minutes. Pour over water and mix Snøfrisk. Boil on medium heat for about 15 minutes. Add Crème Fraiche, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle Lingonberries (mountain cranberry).
Serve with rice and boiled broccoli.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
With so many people experiencing gluten intolerance I decided to do an entry on our GF products. I'm not sure what percentage of the general population has these issues but those of Scandinavian heritage are genetically prone. Since out town is nicknamed "little Norway" we have our fair share of celiac's.
"Studies have found that Finnish children are six times more likely to have type 1 diabetes and a five times higher rate of celiac disease than Russian Karelian children despite equal genetic susceptibility. Over-cleanliness and life-style may be promoting the higher prevalence of these disorders. "
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The new drop twist line from Venco are really delightful to eat. You can see that there is a pattern on one end of the licorice. Well you can twist the licorice in half and the plain end is soft and pliable and the patterned end is chewy. How do they do that? I wish there were 'Good Eats" episodes set in Europe! I'd love to see licorice being made. You can watch how licorice is made on Venco.nl when you get to the site click on the beehive honey drop and it will take you to the licorice making page.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
This Dutch Caramel licorice is quite interesting. When you open the bag, an almost overwhelming scent of caramel envelopes your senses.
The caramel licorice is one the salmiak licorice that people who don't usually like salty licorice will enjoy and take a second or third piece!