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Go nuts

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i went to Hälsingland again on my way north and we stopped by another amazingly beautiful farmhouse. if i would have tea here i would serve these cookies along with it, and maybe some of this.

Nut dreams
100 g hazelnuts
100 g walnuts
2 eggs
3 tbsp honey
1,5 tbsp cacao nibs
pinch of sea salt

hazelnuts for decoration

grind the nuts into a powder using a nut grinder, if you don’t have one use a mixer instead (this won’t give you as fine powder a the grinder though). mix the nut flour with the rest of the ingredients, and adjust the sweetness to you liking. Using a spoon, put the batter in small mountains on baking paper. Put a hazelnut in the middle of every cookie and then bake at 175C for ca 15 min. the dreams turn out chewy with a nice chocolate twist from the cocoa nibs.

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Bubbles, strawberries and goat’s cheese

the summer I just had turned 20 many summer nights were spent drinking bubbles in the kitchen of my friend anna. she introduced me to the world of golden sparkly and i got stuck. dry and with strawberries is a favorite.

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i also have a love for fruits in salads. not fruit salad. but adding a fruit to your cooking. it gives a great contrast. the sweet with the savory. and why not pick strawberries? late lunch = light dinner.

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this serves one one not so hungry person.
handfull red chard, washed and dried
3-4 leaves roman salad, washed, dried and ripped
handfull small strawberries, washed and sliced
60 g chèvre (or other goat’s cheese)
1/2 hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
a couple of leaves thai basil (i had som left from yesterday and it gives the salad a nice twist!)
honey
crema di balsamico
olive oil
pinch of sea salt
black pepper

on a plate (serving plate if making for many) combine greens and strawberries. add cheese, nuts and basil on top. drizzle some honey and plenty of olive oil and balsamico over the salad and finish of with salt and pepper. this is delicious on it’s own as a vegetarian, light meal. but if you are in need of proteins and don’t back off red meat i would suggest glazed and barbecued lamb racks to go with the salad. i’ll try that next time.

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