Ham, Pineapple, and Cucumber Sandwiches / Skinke, Ananas, og Agurk Sandwicher

A delisious Afternoon Tea sandwich recipe found
on teatimemagazine.com

Ham, Pineapple, and Cucumber Sandwiches / Skinke, Ananas, og Agurk Sandwicher

These pretty Ham, Pineapple, and Cucumber Sandwiches,
garnished with thin slices of cucumber, will add a touch of elegance
to your tea table.

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Classic Prawn Cocktail / Klassisk Rekecocktail

A classic appetizer recipe found on goodhousekeeping.co.uk
Classic Prawn Cocktail / Klassisk Rekecocktail

This delicious ever-popular starter has no cooking involved,
so it’s no hassle to prepare!

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Dill and Walnut Yogurt / Dill og Valnøtt Yoghurt

A classic English appetizer recipe found in
“Harrods Cookery Book” published in 1985

Dill and Walnut Yogurt / Dill og Valnøtt Yoghurt

This yogurt may be served as an appetizer with pita bread or as an accompaniment to spicy rice dishes.

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Toast à la Amsterdam / Amsterdamer Toast

A delicious toast recipe found in “Matglede Som Aldri Før”
(Joy of Food Like Never Before) published by
Skaninavisk Press as in 1977

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If you have followed this blog for some time you might have noticed that I’m more than usually fond of sandwiches and toasts. Well, here’s another one _ Ted 😉

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Asam Ayam – Malaysian Chicken with Tamarind / Malaysisk Kylling med Tamarind

A chicken recipe found in “Asia – En Kulinarisk Reise”
(A Culinary Voyage) published by Grøndahl Dreyer in 1987

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tamarindTamarindus indica is probably indigenous to tropical Africa, but has been cultivated for so long on the Indian subcontinent that it is sometimes also reported to be indigenous there, where it is known as imli in Hindi-Urdu. It grows wild in Africa in locales as diverse as Sudan, Cameroon, Nigeria and Tanzania. In Arabia, it is found growing wild in Oman, especially Dhofar, where it grows on the sea-facing slopes of mountains. It reached South Asia likely through human transportation and cultivation several thousand years prior to the Common Era. It is widely distributed throughout the tropical belt, from Africa to South Asia, Northern Australia, and throughout Oceania, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and China.

Culinary uses

The fruit pulp is edible. The hard green pulp of a young fruit is considered by many to be too sour, but is often used as a component of savory dishes, as a pickling agent or as a means of making certain poisonous yams in Ghana safe for human consumption.

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The ripened fruit is considered the more palatable, as it becomes sweeter and less sour (acidic) as it matures. It is used in desserts, as a jam, blended into juices, or sweetened drinks, sorbets, ice creams and other snacks. In Western cuisine, it is found in Worcestershire sauce. In most parts of India, tamarind extract is used to flavor foods ranging from meals to snacks, and tamarind sweet chutney is popular in India as a dressing for many snacks. Tamarind pulp is a key ingredient in flavoring curries and tamarind rice in South Indian cuisine. Across the Middle East, from the Levant to Iran, tamarind is used in savory dishes, notable meat-based stews, and often combined with dried fruits to achieve a sweet-sour tang.

A traditional food plant in Africa, tamarind has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare. In Madagascar, its fruits and leaves are a well-known favorite of the ring-tailed lemurs, providing as much as 50% of their food resources during the year if available.

Greek Lamb Balls on Skewers with Tzatziki / Greske Lammeboller på Spyd med Tzatziki

A classic Greek recipe found on matprat.no
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Tzatziki (English pronunciation: /tætˈsiːki/, /tsætˈsiːki/, or /tɑːtˈsiːki/; Greek: τζατζίκι [dzaˈdzici] or [dʒaˈdʒici] or in Cypriot Greek: τταλαττούρι ) is a Greek sauce served with grilled meats or as a dip. Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and sometimes dill. American versions may include lemon juice, mint, or parsley.

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Salad Barbados/ Salat Barbados

A salad recipe from “Fjærkre” (Poultry) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1982

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A delicious chicken salad with a spicy touch of the Caribbean.

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Deep Fried Flounder Fillets with Remoulade Sauce / Frityrstekt Flyndrefilet med Remuladesaus

A classic recipe from “God Mat fra Sjøen”
(Nice Food From The Sea) published in 1984

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This is a classic Scandinavian dish. When I studied at the art and handcraft college in Oslo we used to eat this at one of the oldest inns in town. And the waitresses were always very nice to us. We always got a second helping of both potatoes, remoulade sauce and cucumber salad. Good memories, I do eat there from time to time still – Ted 😉

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Pimm’s Cup / Pimms Cup

A refreshing drink perfect for a picnic or a garden party
found on
countryliving.com
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Pimm’s No. 1 is a gin-based aperitif that was invented in the 1820s in England by oyster-bar owner James Pimm. Its secret formula is a refreshing combination of dry gin, fruit juices, and spices.

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Smoked Mackerel Pate And Cucumber Sandwich / Røkt Makrellpate Og Agurk Sandwich

Classic Victorian Afternoon Tea Sandwiches found on BBC-FOOD482_Smoked mackerel pate and cucumber sandwich_post

The refreshing crunch of cucumber and a dollop of cooling yoghurt are the ideal foils for the rich, smoky fish.

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Mannerstöm’s Patties With Onion / Mannerstöms Pannbiff Med Lök

A classic Swedish minced meat recipe found on recept.no

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Classic Swedish patties according to Leif Mannerström’s prescription. Served with potatoes and pickled cucumber. Recipe from the book “Matglädje hela livet” (Joy of food throughout life)

Leif Mannerström: Well, what can one say about this dish, is it just as traditionally Swedish as meatballs? I can only once again remind you that ground beef is by far the best raw material in the Swedish cuisine. Minced meat and dishes of minced meat is loved by all and can be varied almost indefinitely. Here, however, it is not varied in the slightest, but here we’re talking straight forward, juicy patties with onion. And remember to put a bottle of aquavit and a few beers in the fridge before you go shopping.

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Cucumber And Lemony Dill Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches / Agurk og Sitron & Dill Kremost Te Sandwicher

A variation on the classic cucumber sandwich found on FoodNetwork

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In Context:
Cucumber sandwiches contain little protein and so are generally not considered sustaining enough to take a place at a full meal. This is deliberate; cucumber sandwiches have historically been associated with the Victorian era upper classes of the United Kingdom, whose members were largely at leisure and who could therefore afford to consume foods with little nutritive value. Cucumber sandwiches formed an integral part of the stereotypical afternoon tea affair.

By contrast, people of the era’s lower working classes were thought to prefer a coarser but more satisfying protein-filled sandwich, in a “meat tea” that might substitute for supper.

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Steamed Salmon With Cucumber Salad And Sandefjord Butter / Kokt Laks Med Agurksalat Og Sandefjordsmør

Recipes from “Opplysningskontoret for Egg og Kjøtt” (The information Office for Egg and Meat) found at Matoppskrift.org – Photo: Mari Svenningsen, Matprat.no

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traditional badge2_thumb[1]Steamed salmon is part of the bedrock of Norwegian dinner traditions. The dish is so absolutely party food and have become the dinner table symbol for the 17th of May, our National Day. With the fish slice, beautiful coral red in colour it is also pleasing to the eye as it is lay there alongside the cucumber salad, potatoes and the golden Sandefjord butter.

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