Norway – Rye Bread

Norwegians love their bread (doesn’t everyone?) and loaves made with rye flour are apparently very popular.  This is a Hairy Bikers recipe and they recommend making it with a mixture of white flour and rye so it isn’t too heavy or dark.  If you like it darker, just change the proportions of the flour, but the Bikers say you made need to add extra water if using more rye. Continue reading

Panama – Arroz con leche

I remember when I was little, my Mother used to give us either homemade baked rice pudding warm from the oven with that lovely golden skin on top, or we’d have Ambrosia Creamed Rice out of a tin as a quick and tasty pud.  Now she makes a delicious Swedish version (with loads of chopped almonds) and for the last 5-10 years it’s become a tradition to have it on Christmas Eve with a red fruit/cherry compote.  The creamy, deliciousness of rice pudding is something that I think people either love or loathe, and I definitely love it. Continue reading

Changing Faces

Isn’t it great when you’ve done a proper spring clean, or redecorated a room, or moved a bit of furniture around so the house looks different, or tried out a new hair style, bought a new car, even tried some new food.  Change is good.  Everything seems fresh and new, different and exciting. Continue reading