Elderberry Cordial / Hyllebærsaft

A delicious old-fashoned recipe found on matprat.no
Elderberry Cordial / Hyllebærsaft

The big, heavy clusters of glossy black elderberries give a dark and aromatic cordial that tastes delicious both cold and hot. Elderberry cordial is just the thing to drink when having a cold – it is alleged to have an antitussive effect.

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Norwegian Raspberry Cordial / Bringebærsaft

A traditional recipe found on norsktradisjonsmat.no
Norwegian Raspberry Cordial / Bringebærsaft

Raspberries have been known and eaten as long as it has lived people in Norway. As far back as from the Stone Age, large amounts of raspberry seeds have been found in one place and it is probably waste after making something resembling modern cordials.

This recipe is from the book “Drikke fra Østfold” (Drink from Østfold), published by Østfold Associated Country Women in 2007.

Cordials were very popular in Norway when I was a kid back in the fifties and early sixties. At home both black currant, red currant, raspberry and bluberry cordials were made each autumn – Ted

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Sweet and Sour Plum Sauce / Sursøt Plommesaus

A useful and tasty sauce found on frukt.no
Sweet and Sour Plum Sauce / Sursøt Plommesaus

A useful sweet and sour sauce delicious in wok dishes with vegetables or as dips for spring rolls. It also tastes delicious with fried chicken and fish dishes.

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Norwegian Rhubarb Cordial / Rabarbrasaft

An old fashioned cordial recipe found on jaerbladet.no
Norwegian Rhubarb Cordial / Rabarbrasaft

You will get a wonderful color on the cordial if you let the peel stay on the rhubarb and if you want, you can also add a handfull of raspberries or strawberries for color and taste.

This is raw cordial so it has shorter shelf life than boiled cordials, but it’s the taste of season and summer so enjoy the moment. Bring a bottle at the summer party, it will guaranteed be a popular gift.

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Norwegian Queen Jam / Dronningsyltetøy

An old-fashioned jam recipe found on frukt.no
Norwegian Queen Jam / Dronningsyltetøy

A fresh and very delicious jam that combines the taste of blueberries and raspberries. A great sandwich spread, but also great for cakes and desserts.

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Raw Citrus Marmalade / Rå Sitrusmarmelade

A recipe found in “Sylting og Dypfrysing” (Conserving and Deep Freezing) published by Hjemmets kokebokklubb in 1981Raw Citrus Marmalade / Rå Sitrusmarmelade

Use citrus fruit with as thin peel as possible and do not make a larger portion than you can use up in a reasonable amount of time. Store the marmalade in the refrigerator.

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Plum Marmalade / Plommemarmelade

An immigrated marmalade recipe found in
“Nye Mesterkokken” 
(The New Master Chef)
published by Skandinavisk Presse AS in 1974Plum Marmalade / Plommemarmelade

If you can harvest plenty of plums in your own garden, or get them at a reasonable price, you should try this delicious plum marmalade. Through different detours, this recipe has travelled from the United States to Norway about 100 to 150 years ago.

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Traditional Norwegian Redcurrant Jelly / Tradisjonell Ripsgelé

A quick and simple jelly recipe found on dinmat.noTraditional Norwegian Redcurrant Jelly / Tradisjonell Ripsgelé

Conserving redcurrant has been known from the 17th century and in the 18th century the redcurrant bushes were widely spread in Norway. In Norwegian gardens there are very many bushes still, but there is little commercial production. Redcurrant contains pectin which makes it very suitable for jelly and jam. One portion of this recipe makes one jar of finished jelly.

We had both redcurrant, blackcurrant and gooseberry bushes in the garden where I grew up so this is stuff I grew up on – Ted

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Traditional Norwegian Raspberry Vinegar / Bringebæreddik

An old-fashioned way to conserve raspberries frukt.no
Traditional Norwegian Raspberry Vinegar / Bringebæreddik

Make a bottle or two of raspberry vinegar, then you have a delicious basis for dressings and desserts. It’s also a great host gift to bring along when you’re invited for dinner or tea.

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Redcurrant Jelly / Ripsgelé

A jelly recipe found on alleoppskrifter.no
Redcurrant Jelly / Ripsgelé

Redcurrant jelly has long traditions in Norway, both as a flavoring for different meat dishes in the same way as cranberry jam, or as sandwich spread and for use in cakes and desserts. And now the time for making the jelly has come – Ted

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Old-Fashioned Strawberry Preserves / Gammeldags Jordbærsyltetøy

A preserve recipe found on what was then called about.comOld-Fashioned Strawberry Preserves / Gammeldags Jordbærsyltetøy

This quick and easy recipe for strawberry preserves is made without added pectin. It’s a vintage recipe and it makes about four half-pint jars.

A candy thermometer is recommended for the best results. There are other methods for testing the preserves. See the jelling tests below the recipe.

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Pear Marmalade with Saffron and Chili / Pæremarmelade med Safran og Chili

An exiting way to preserve pears found on frukt.noPear Marmalade with Saffron and Chili / Pæremarmelade med Safran og Chili

A yummy and slightly different marmalade with pear, saffron and chili. The marmalade goes great with  fried meat and it makes a delicious sandwich spread.

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Quince and Geranium Jelly / Kvede og Geranium Gelé

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

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The golden, down-covered quince changes color when it is cooked to give a pinkish-amber jelly. This autumnal fruit is high in pectin and is therefore ideal for jams, jellies and preserves. For an English touch to a meal, serve with meat or poultry.

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Galia Melon Jam / Nettmelonsyltetøy

A recipe from “Sylting og Dypfrysing” (Jam Making and Deep freezing) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1981melonsyltetøy_post

000_nettmelon_cr_thumb[1]Galia Melon has a distinctive grid pattern on the shell. The shell has a base color that is bright yellow, and the web pattern is gray-white to almost golden brown. Galia Melon is a big and round melon with a yellow and juicy pulp. It is actually somewhat larger than all the other sugar melons and can reach a weight up to 3-4 kg. The taste is aromatic, sweet and delicious.

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Homemade Strawberry Jam / Hjemmelaget Jordbærsyltetøy

A simple straightforward Norwegian recipe for
strawberry jam found on frukt.no

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Homemade is usually the best, and so it is with strawberry jam too. What’s better than waffles, French toast or fresh bread with homemade strawberry jam?

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