Traditional Norwegian Fruit Porridge with Milk / Tradisjonell Fruktgrøt med Melk

A traditional Norwegian recipe found on matprat.noTraditional Norwegian Fruit Porridge with Milk / Tradisjonell Fruktgrøt med Melk

Indulge in a classic everyday Norwegian dessert when you feel like feeding your sweet tooth after the meatballs or fish patties. This fruit porridge is made with apples, plums and raisins, but there is room for variations here!

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Coated Apples / Sjokolade- og Peanøtt dyppede Epler

A coated apple recipe found in “Hershey’s Make It Chocolate”
publised by Hershey in 1987

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Coated Apples / Sjokolade- og Peanøtt dyppede Epler

A classic approach to chocolate coating apples. The crunch the chopped peanuts will give makes this mouth wateringly delicious – Ted

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French Apple Pie / Fransk Eplepai

A classic French baking recipe found in”French Cooking”
published by Golden Apple in 1986

French Apple Pie / Fransk Eplepai

If you’re looking to try to get your hands dirty with some
classic French baking, why not start with this pie.

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Gratined Hot Dogs / Gratinerte Grillpølser

3 delicious hot dog recipes found on  gilde.no
Gratined Hot Dogs / Gratinerte Grillpølser

Get in a great Saturday afternoon mood with these gratined hot dogs in three different varieties.

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1860s Crab Apple Jelly / Villeplegele fra 1860tallet

A historic wild fruit recipe found on World Turn’d Upside Down
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Stephanie Ann Farra who runs ‘World Turn’d Upside Down‘ writes: When Pehr Kalm, a Swedish-Finnish naturalist, visited Pennsylvania in the 1750s, he remarked that crab apples were plentiful but were not good for anything but making vinegar. Crab apples have a reputation of being a useless fruit and a nuisance. As Pehr Kalm suggested, I had actually intended to make vinegar out of my collection.

Once the tweeting birds were replaced with squawking crows, too close for comfort, I decided I had enough to make a small container of vinegar and one of preserves of some kind. I took the collection home and rinsed it in a few washes. I was still unsure of what kind of preserve I wanted to make. I was stuck between making marmalade and jelly. I ended up making jelly because more people would enjoy it.

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Cambridge Market Sandwich / Sandwich Fra Cambridge Markedet

A great British sandwich recipe  found on food52.com
Cambridge Market Sandwich / Sandwich Fra Cambridge Markedet

How many times have you eaten blue cheese and apples and in how many combinations and yet never thought of putting them together in a sandwich. In Cambridge you can get them  wrapped in brown paper, and eat them on a bench outside of King’s College while the choir practiced for an upcoming concert and the students rushed around in their robes.

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Apples and Yams / Epler og Yams

A recipe from “Are You Hungry Tonight?” published in 1992apples and jams_post

Ask anybody south of the Mason-Dixon line to talk about side dishes and yams always come up. This variation on the usual theme brings together two of the King’s favorites.

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Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae) that form edible tubers.

yamsThese are perennial herbaceous vines cultivated for the consumption of their starchy tubers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Oceania. There are many cultivars of yam. Although some varieties of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) are also called yam in parts of the United States and Canada, sweet potato is not part of the family Dioscoreaceae but belongs in the unrelated morning glory family Convolvulaceae.

Yams are monocots, related to lilies and grasses. Native to Africa and Asia, yam tubers vary in size from that of a small potato to over 60 kg (130 lb). There are over 600 varieties of yams and 95 percent of these crops are grown in Africa.

The differences between true yam and sweet potato “yam”

Yams are a monocot (a plant having one embryonic seed leaf) and from the Dioscoreaceae family. Sweet Potatoes are a dicot (a plant having two embryonic seed leaves) and are from the Convolvulaceae family. Therefore, they are about as distantly related as two flowering plants can be. Culinarily, yams are starchier and drier than sweet potatoes. The table below lists some differences between yam and sweet potato.

Traditional Blackberry Jelly / Tradisjonell Bjørnebærgelé

A traditional jelly recipe found on about.com/food/
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There has to be some compensation for the disappearance of summer and the sunshine. The abundance of wonderful autumn fruits, vegetables and berries do a great job. From September onwards it is possible to pick from a an abundance including sloes, bilberries, plums, pumpkins, and  wild mushroooms and fat juicy blackberries.

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