Calzone al Prosciutto Cotto Affumicato – Calzone with Ham and Apples / Calzone med Skinke og Eple

A calzone from ”Pizza” a book in the “Kjøkkenbiblioteket”  (Kitchen Library) series published by Aventura Forlag in 1992.
Calzone al Prosciutto Cotto Affumicato

This recipe originates from the Alto Adige region in northern Italy. Feel free to substitute ham with other types of pork. But do not cut out horseradish, it brings out a lot of flavor from the meat and apples. One variation is to form the calzone with an open top.

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Sunshine Cake / Solskinnskake

A quick and easy cake recipe found in “Kaker til Kaffekosen” (Coffee Time Cakes) published by Gyldendal in 1991
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Notice the word “kaffekosen” (kaffe + kos) in the title of the book in Norwegian The word “kos” is closely connected to the Norwegian word “hygge” that was adopted by the English language last year.

Both “hygge” and “kos” are a little hard to explain in English because both words are so tightly connected to the Norwegian mentality. Both words are nouns, but can also be used as verbs “hygge seg” and “kose seg” and it is the verbs that are most often used here in Norway.

Rather loosely both can be translated into ‘having a good time’ or ‘having a nice time’. Several large international surveys have shown that Norwegians are among the happiest people in the world, usually just beaten by the Danish. Our quest for having a nice time should explain a lot of that result.

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Scampi as in Greece / Scampi på Gresk

A delicious shelfish recipe found in “Carl Butlers Kokebok – Fortsettelsen” (Carl Butler’s Cook Book – The Continuance)
published in 1991

Scampi as in Greece / Scampi på Gresk

If you have been to Greece, you are probably recognising this dish. You can make either with scampi or with large prawns.

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Roasted Salmon With Maitre d’Hotel Butter / Ristet Laks med Maitre d’Hôtel-Smør

A classic Norwegian restaurant dish found in “Festmat”
(Partyfood) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1992
Roasted Salmon With Maitre d’Hotel Butter / Ristet Laks med Maitre d’Hôtel-Smør

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"Hot" Fish Balls / "Hete" Fiskeboller

A recipe from “Godt i microbølgeovn” (Delicious in the Microwave)
in the book series “Ingrids Beste”
published by Gyldendal in 1991
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Ingrid Espelid Hovig was Norway’s TV cook so long that people under fifty hardly remember a time when she was not introducing us all to both new and traditional dishes in her easy and freiendly manner.

The book this recipe is taken from is from a series of books called Ingrids Beste (Ingrid’s Best). This particular book deals with food made in microwaves and was published more than 25 years ago when microwave ovens was seen as the modern housewife’s salvation providing quick and practical cooking.

Our wievs on microwave ovens have change drastically since then, but remember, the recipes in this book can of course be cooked in more traditional manners. And honestly. it might  make them even better – Ted  😉

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Lamb Casserole with Root Vegetables / Lammegryte med Røtter

A autumn dinner recipe found in “Cappelens Kokebok”
(Cappelen’s Cook Book) published in 1991
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This is a traditional Norwegian autumn dish. Together with “Mutton in Cabbage” it was served after the lambs were slaughtered in the autumn.

Around this time of the year the grocers here in Norway fill up with lambs meat particularly suite for these two dishes so, yes, the tradition is fortunately still alive – Ted

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Healthy Apple-Walnut Muffins / Sunne Eple/Valnøtt Muffins

A recipe from a card in the “Great American Home Baking” collecting published in 1992
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Made with no added fat or sugar, these tasty muffins use fruit and buttermilk to keep them moíst.

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Caviar Mousse and Caviar Cream / Kaviarmousse og Kaviarkrem

Recipes for a delicious starter and a smooth sandwich spread found in ”Cappelens Kokebok” (Cappelen’s Cook Book)
published in 1991

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originalCaviar made with smoked cod roe is a very popular sandwich spread in Scandinavia and are available both in glass jars and in tubes like this one.

The caviar mousse and caviar cream in these recipes are made with unsmoked roe from cod or similar fish and that makes for a lot milder and smoother taste.

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Chicken with Mushrooms and Onions / Kylling med Sopp og Løk

A juicy dinner recipe found in “Cappelens Kokebook”
published in 1991

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