A recipe for a typical sixties Norwegian weekend snack found in “Lørdagskos” (Saturday Enjoyment) published in 1967
I remember my mother serving sandwiches like these back when this book was new and fashionable. A little unusual for a boy in his early teens, but I quickly became used to it and I still make tartar sandwiches once in a while – Ted
A classic Norwegian autumn dessert found in “Lettvint for Små Familier” (Easy for Small Families) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1980
The plums are ripe here in Norway now so it’s time to use as much of them as possible while they are still fresh before starting to conserve them. Victoriatoast is a great way to use the mature plums. Serve this delicious dessert with cold cream or yogurt.
A canapé recipe found in “God Mat fra Sjøen” (Nice Food From the Sea) utgitt av Gyldendal i 1984
A canapé is a type of hors d’oeuvre, a small, prepared and usually decorative food, consisting of a small piece of bread (sometimes toasted) or puff pastry or a cracker topped with some savory food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite.
It is still high season for picnics here on the northern hemisphere so if the weather is agreeable there is no reason to sit down indoors to have lunch. Pack the lunch and find yourself a nice peaceful spot. Remember winter is back in just a few months – Ted
A classic French bread recipe found in “The Fleischmann Treasury of Yeast Baking” published in 1962
The French call their long, slender loaves of crusty bread “pain ordiaire,” or “everyday bread.” They serve it at almost every meal, from breakfast where it accompanies the morning coffee or hot chocolate, through dinner, where it is used to “mop up” every bit of sauce or gravy.
Because of its rather bland ﬂavour, it may accompany any main dish. Its crispness makes it a special attraction with soups, salads and soft entrees such as spaghetti or eggs. It may even appear with the dessert course when dessert is cheese and fruit.
A recipes from “Stora boken om Smörgåsar och Smörgåstårtor” (The Big Book on Sandwiches and Sandwich Cakes) published by ICA Bokförlag in 1985
Dagwood Bumstead is a main character in cartoonist Chic Young’s long-running comic strip Blondie. He first appeared sometime prior to 17 February 1933.
Dagwood was originally heir to the Bumstead Locomotive fortune but was disowned when he married a flapper (originally known as Blondie Boopadoop) whom his family saw as below his class. He has since worked hard at J. C. Dithers & Company (currently as the construction company’s office manager) to support his family. The Bumsteads’ first baby, Alexander, was originally named Baby Dumpling. The name of his younger sister, Cookie, was chosen by readers in a national contest. The family circle is rounded out by Daisy the dog. The origin of both Dagwood’s last name and Daisy’s name came from Chic Young’s long-time friend Arthur Bumstead and his dog, Daisy.
A bread recipe found in “The Fleischmann Treasury of Yeast Baking” published in 1962
I know white bread is not considered the healthiest of pastries, but you got to admit it tastes great. A fresh cup of Assam and a decent blue cheese on fresh white bread. That’s a little piece of everyday magic, if you ask me – Ted 😉