Oh crêpe!

Crepes

This post is a product of three things: 1) my 5-year old requesting crepes for breakfast 2) the realization that I didn´t have crepes on my blog combined with months and months since my last post 3) it´s Sunday 🙂

I got the recipe from my baby sister when she was about six or seven. No joke. And it is the best crepes recipe I have ever tried! Simple, easy to remember and the first crepe never breaks. That´s close to a miracle in the crepe-making world. At least in mine. They taste really good, and the consistency is the perfect combination of light and moist, sweet and salty. And the best part – they work just as good for breakfast as they do for dinner or an evening meal.

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Biscotti, always

Biscotti

It is the first day of a new year, and it is close to a full year before we wipe the dust off of the various Christmas cookie recipes. These classic biscotti taste great for Christmas, but thank God it is allowed to bake (and eat) them all year! They taste great with an espresso, a cup of tea or even wine. And guess what. This must be about the only cookie recipe with zero butter or oil! But they are still amazing, so not to worry. Oh, and feel free to double the recipe.

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Bodacious aubergine dip and crispy baked tortillas

Bodacious aubergine dip and crispy baked tortillas

I might as well just say it now: go ahead and double the recipe. You´ll regret it if you don´t. The smoky, zesty, complex yet fresh flavor of the dip, piled high on an airy, light, crispy tortilla chip. How high can you go? Heaven, heaven, heaven…

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Soy and ginger marinated tenderloin of pork

Soy and ginger marinated tenderloin of pork

Tender, juicy pork. Slightly crunchy wok vegetables. A sauce that is the perfect combination of sweet heat and salty soy. Easy enough for a busy weekday, good enough for a party!

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Herring on rye

Herring

Sometimes (not always) it is ridiculously easy to be healthy. With a little help from local bakeries and fisheries; moist, delicious rye bread (from Charles&De) and elegantly spiced herring (Utsira-sild from Haugesund´s Sildakongen). Serve with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and a steaming hot cup of joe.

In Norway herring is very popular around Christmas, but herring is something that could and should be enjoyed all year. Healthy, easy and good! Decorate and lift the flavor with dill or parsley.

Or how about your own mustard herring?