About Bad Cookbooks and Amazing Pulled Pork

Sometimes, I cheat. No, not on my other half, naturally!  Pfft!  I cheat with spice mixes.  I have done so since one fateful day, many years ago, when someone with the best of intentions gifted me with a 7kg hardcover book of world cuisines – glossy, beautifully published and in full color.  It proudly lives in my storage as I reckon it’s the 2nd worst … Continue reading About Bad Cookbooks and Amazing Pulled Pork

Stockholm Sourdough 2.0

As those who have been reading this with any sort of regularity will know, I’ve been happily cultivating a sourdough starter and trying to learn how to bake real artisan-style naturally leavened (sourdough) bakery bread for several months. Moreover, I’ve been trying to perfect my sourdough recipe for everyday, standby bread that would go with most things and that T would absolutely love (it’s an … Continue reading Stockholm Sourdough 2.0

Autumn Saturday in Stockholm: Spice Shop and Haymarket

I am not sure I’ve mentioned this, but autumn is probably my favorite season. I am also aware of the fact that I say that I love a lot of things – to eat, to do, and different weather, and… the reason for that is probably just me: I love a lot of things and I don’t feel the need to pick necessarily.  I really … Continue reading Autumn Saturday in Stockholm: Spice Shop and Haymarket

Homemade Taco Spice Mix (or why I don’t buy seasoning packets)

I have a love-love relationship with spices and seasonings. Always have, and barring some monumental changes in the universe, always will.  To me, bland food is generally sad, and I love anything full of flavor – be it real vanilla in whipped cream, Thai curry, citrus and pink pepper, Ras-al-Hanout over meats or rice dishes, garlic in anything savory – you name it.  I don’t … Continue reading Homemade Taco Spice Mix (or why I don’t buy seasoning packets)