About RecipeReminiscing

portait_recipeHello webwanderer, welcome to RecipeReminiscing. I’m TidiousTed and I run this blog. I’m not a chef or cook neither have I any formal training or education in catering or cooking. I’m just a graphic designer and web designer  who likes to cook. A lot of this blog is based on my large collection of old cook books in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and English. The rest of the post comes from old ads and roaming the net looking for interesting recipes. I’m interested in food history and soda and soft drink history too so there will be posts on this from time to time as well. I hope you’ll enjoy your stay here – Ted

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Traditional Norwegian Christmas Cod / Tradisjonell Juletorsk

A recipe for traditional Christmas cod found on meny.no
Traditional Norwegian Christmas Cod / Tradisjonell Juletorsk

Most Norwegians eat either pork ribs or lamb ribs for Christmas, but it should be no surprise that those of us who have the sea right outside the front door prefer fresh fish on Christmas Eve. Christmas cod is a traditional dish, and a Christmas dinner classic especially in southern part of Norway. If you can get hold of really fresh cod where you live and like fish, this dish is in no way a miss on the Christmas table.

I must admit that I’m stricktly a pork rib guy when it
comes to Christmas, but I’ll gladly eat cod served like this
any other time of the year

Ted
Winking smile

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Lutefisk as Served in Norway / Tradisjonell Lutefisk

Lutefisk as traditionally served in Norway from godfisk.no
Lutefisk as Served in Norway / Tradisjonell Lutefisk

Lutefisk served with stewed peas, crisp bacon and potatoes is Norwegian tradition at its best. Some want brown cheese, golden syrup or mustard as well, the lutefisk has many friends.

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Gravlax Made with Ginger / Ingefærgravet Laks

An exciting way to make gravlax found on godfisk.no
Gravlax Made with Ginger / Ingefærgravet Laks

The best thing about making gravlax yourself is that it tastes much better than the one you buy. And you can add different flavors like in this recipe with ginger and mint.

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Cognac Mousse / Konjakkfromasj

A recipe for a delicious dessert for grown-ups
found on
jacobs.no

Cognac Mousse / Konjakkfromasj

This is a delicious and tasty dessert you can safely serve your guests. Should you, like me, be somewhat unexcited over cognac, you can of course replace the cognac with a good dark rum. Or why not a decent port or a delicious homemade liqueur – Ted

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Norwegian Aristocrats / Aristokrater

A recipe for classic Norwegian almond bars found on mills.no
Norwegian Aristocrats / Aristokrater

Aristocrats are small finger thick and cylindrical almond cakes. The cakes are usually decorated by brushing them with eggs and sprinkling them with nib sugar. A portion of this recipe gives about 50 cakes.

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Peanut Toffees / Peanøttkarameller

A recipe for toffees thattastes both salt and sweet
found on
 nrk.no

Peanut Toffees / Peanøttkarameller

Peanut toffees taste both salty and sweet in an unbeatable combination. If you got Golden Syrup, peanut butter and salty crackers, you have the most important ingredients in this recipe.

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Norwegian Cinnamon Sticks / Kanelpinner

A simple and quick recipe for Norwegian
Christmas
 cookies found on melk.no

Norwegian Cinnamon Sticks / Kanelpinner

Looking for a Christmas cookie that is easy to make?
Then these cinnamon sticks are just the thing for you!

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Christmas Ice Cream with Orrange Salad / Juleis med Appelsinsalat

A Danish desset temptation found on dansukker.dk
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Enjoy the Christmas flavors in both the ice cream and the salad
– can be served as a delicious dessert already during advent.

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Norwegian Mazarins / Mazariner

A recipe for juicy Norwegian Christmas cakes found on mills.no
Norwegian Mazarins / Mazariner

Mazarins are traditionally made with shortcrust pastry filled with almond paste and topped with white glaze, but there are many different variations with different fillings. They are baked in small oval tart moulds. A portion of the recipe makes about 25 cakes.

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Swedish Mint Kisses / Mintkyssar

A recipe for classic Swedish Christmas Candy found on  svt.seSwedish Mint Kisses / Mintkyssar

Mint kisses, classic Swedish sweets that belongs to Christmas. Not at all difficult to make and appreciated by both young and old. Silky sugar candy flavored with mint and decorated with dark chocolate, oh, so delicious!

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Marcipan Bread with Baileys and Pistachio / Marcipanbrød med Baileys og Pistacie

A new take on an old Danish Classic found on soendag.dk
Marcipan Bread with Baileys and Pistachio / Marcipanbrød med Baileys og Pistacie

The classic Danish marcipan bread with Baileys and pistachio
– it’s well worth a try!

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Swedish Advent Lengths with Cranberries / Adventslängd med Tranbär

A recipe for classic Swedish advent cakes found on
 mittkok.expressen.se
Swedish Advent Lengths with Cranberries / Adventslängd med Tranbär

Bake delicious juicy saffron lengths for advent and Christmas gatherings. Fill it with chopped cranberries, almond paste and grated orange peel to make it extra luxurious.

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Norwegian Sandnuts / Sandnøtter

A recipe for a classic Norwegian Christmas cookie meny.no
Norwegian Sandnuts / Sandnøtter

Sandnuts are in many Norwegian families one of the seven sorts of cookies one bakes for Christmas. It is a light cookie with porous consistency that melts in your mouth. Make the sandnuts together with your family, for homemade is always best. The recipe gives about 90 small cookies.

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Swedish Cinnamon Cookies / Kanelkakor

A recipe for classic Swedish Christmas Cookies
found on
 mittkok.expressen.se
Swedish Cinnamon Cookies / Kanelkakor

These small Christmas cookies freeze well and they thaw quickly. Perfect to pick out of the freezer when friends drop by at Christmas!

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Norwegian Christmas Salad / Julesalat

A recipe for a spicy salad found on meny.no
Norwegian Christmas Salad / Julesalat

A delicious salad with Greek type of yogurt, fruit and herring. Perfect as an accessory on the Christmas brunch table or buffet! A recipe with taste of Christmas.

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