LAMB MOUSSAKA | Served with a green sallad, cherry tomatoes and fresh honey yoghurt

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So once again, I have a brand new bag. I’ve been trying another Matkasse, this time we get the goods from Middagsfrid.

www.middagsfrid.se

Currently you can even get a 300kr discount on your first Matkasse.
Introduction offer: 300kr discount

But this is not just another Matkasse. I can easily say this is by far the best quality I’ve had out of all Matkasse services that I tried so far. But then of course, this is reflected in the bill. 895kr for 5 dinners serving a family of 4, i.e. 45kr per serving. Not realy a budget alternative, but it comes loaded with fantastic groceries and 1st class meat, fish and poultry, squeaking freash.

So despite the pricey service, this is a no brainer. I say Middagsfrid has no competition in this price range and I’m happy to pay for the quality they deliver.

I predict I’ll keep this Matkasse service for quite a while.

Enjoy :-)

PASTA ROLLS AND LAMB SKEWERS SERVED WITH A MOZZARELLA SALLAD | This is some seriously good shit

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Fresh pasta rolls prepared with spinage and ricotta filling. Pour a little cream in a baking dish and put in the pasta roles. Spread some fresh creme spiced with roasted garlic and thyme on the pasta roll slices. Add a dash of butter on each slice and top them off with fresh ground pepper.

Minced lamb was spiced with fresh herbes and shaped up as skewers on a stick.

Pasta roll slices and Lamb skewers were baked in the oven at 180C (350F) for approximately 15 minutes until they looked amazing.

Serve it up with a ruccola sallad with tomatoes, cucumber and mozzarella.

This is all fine, but add a nice rosé wine and you’ll get some seriously good shit. I settled for a bottle of Boschendal 2011, fantastic!

Enjoy =)

FLYING ASPARAGUS | A slightly more grownup Jacob

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Flying Jacob (Swedish: Flygande Jacob) is a Swedish casserole based on chicken with bananas, peanuts and bacon, covered with whipped cream laced with hot sauce and cooked in the oven.

In checking the supplies I realised there were no bananas…

No bananas?
NO BANANAS?!?
So asparagus it was, and a bloody fantastic concoction it is, if I may say so.

And as per usual in preparing Flying Jacob, never go lightly with the hot sauce.

PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG | Trying out “Gröna Kassen”, Sweden’s greenest grocery bag

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Gröna kassen is a grocery bag delivery service (matkasse) with an all out vegan selection and close to 100% ecological suppliers. Gröna kassen delivers out of Stockholm and now also include Uppsala and Västerhaninge. They deliver every second week and you can choose to order bags with groceries for 3-5 dishes for 4 persons each.

Gröna Kassen | www.gronakassen.se | Sveriges miljövänligaste matkasse!

Always fun to try out a new food delivery service, and even more so when one of the founders is a good friend and delivers the food in person, not that I would let that cloud my judgement. Looking forward to testing the three dishes included in the bag I ordered.

1. Chili sin carne served with rice and salad
2. Sesam breaded tofu served with cauliflower puré and yellow carrot sticks
3. Tsay skewers served with curry sauce and rice

Still looking for a delivery service that caters to us singles, ie that does not assume that you expect three friends to come over for dinner every evening, or that you enjoy eating the same food for several days. Rumors say this option just may become available, or atleast an option of cutting down the recepies to 2 servings.

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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