BIRCH OIL | Straight out of Dalarna

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Ah!

Now that’s fresh mountain-grown birch oil from the hills of Dalarna.

Finally, this is a product I’ve been looking for…
…well no, but I love it.

We pick the leaves from the birch tree and extract the etherial oils that provide a very aromatic flavor of birch. Birch oil is then mixed with a cold-pressed organic canola oil and bottled.
Örtagård Öst

It tastes spectacular mixed in butter, sprinkled on sallad or pasta, but make sure to apply it just before serving as the etherial birch oil is rather volatile and will disappear quickly if heated.

Some people have even been known to apply it as body lotion after the sauna, or so I’ve heard…

Back to Eden: Hilary Tries Vegan

Great post on a carnivore experiencing some positive vegan vibes.

I don’t expect to ever leave meat and never look back, BUT I hope to always remain open to trying any well prepared dish, save the über-spicy and down right rotten products.

The Nomad Grad

Okay, so here’s the deal. I am a meat lover. If I had a dating profile it would read something like, “Single white female. Fond of fried foods, steaks, and lattes.” My friends do not recognize me without a cup of coffee in my hand and do not attempt conversation until I’ve downed some caffeine. Well, you get the picture.

But if there’s one thing I’ve learned thus far in my travels, it’s that you have to be ready for anything. The gypsy lifestyle does not cater to preferences or comfort. You learn to be adventurous and enjoy experiencing (and tasting) the unfamiliar. Sometimes this means eating whatever is available, and sometimes it means just trying what’s available because it’s going to be bang-up awesome and you wouldn’t want to miss it. So naturally, as life goes, I was faced with a situation where I had to reevaluate my eating…

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ESCALIER | Delicious and mouthwatering

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I mean it’s lunch time, and you have to eat, right, so why not …

• Toast Skagen, with bleak roe from Kalix
• Homemade salsicca and accessories
• Pancakes with whipped cream and ice cream

… and why not have them match these with suitable whines.

I mean, why not?

DRY & BRITTLE | Still not friends with wheat and soy

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15 Euro per kilo for a dry and brittle veggie sausage.

How can processed vegetables become soo expensive. Soy and wheat at two-three times the price of meat products.

And why are these alternative non-meat products still soo dry and brittle. Delicious and mouthwatering, nope.

There must be a way to prepare great tasting non-meat products at reasonable prices.

How else could you ever expect the large masses to buy these products on a regular basis.