16 results for tag: Summer

Strawberry Sorbet

The 17th of May is Norway's independence day!  So in order to celebrate, I am making strawberry sorbet.  This is a perfect summer treat. Ingredients: 4 cups fresh strawberries (or frozen) 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/2 cup coconut milk 1/3 cup maple syrup (see note for alternative)   Instructions: B... More

Green Drink

If you were to stop by for an early morning visit at our house, you would most likely be served a green drink. It is how we start our day. We have discovered that a morning green drink makes a difference in how we feel and function through the day. This is especially important if you do not get enough green veggies in your ... More

Fresh & Restaurant Style Salsa

There is nothing like fresh salsa to liven up a dish.  You will be surprised at how easy it is to make your own salsa, and it is so delicious and good for you that you can practically eat it every day.  At least that is what we think in our household. Fresh Salsa Ingredients: 3 large tomatoes, finely chopped 1/4 cup red ... More

Pear Cream Ice Cream

It has been said that great and unique inventions are created out of necessity. Well, this was the case in my kitchen this week. I came home from the dentist without my wisdom teeth, and to ease the discomfort, I decided I needed something cold. I put my pear cream into the ice cream maker, and Voilà, a great new favorite ... More

Tortillas

Fresh tortillas - are almost impossible to find where we live. So, we simply have to make them. Over the years, we have tried a lot of recipes; some successful, and some not so successful.   We have worked hard to develop a recipe that works equally well for both whole wheat and white, and which uses oil instead of lard. ... More

Scrumptious Blueberry Scones

Every once in a while we need a treat, and this is one of my absolute favorites. These scones are so fluffy and wonderful, you would not even suspect that they are cholesterol free or that they have some whole wheat flour to increase the fiber and nutrients. Scones are originally from England, but are making their way across ... More

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Fall is in the air here in New England and it has me thinking about soups. There is nothing that feels more like home on a cool fall day than a bowl of warm soup with some fresh rolls. It is also the time of year when most gardeners have an abundance of tomatoes available, which is a wonderful base for a soup. Full of antioxi... More

Grandma’s Norwegian Blueberry Jam

Once a year I visit my grandma in Norway, and once a year I get grandma’s wonderful, wild, blueberry jam. There is just nothing like it. I don’t even care that my tongue gets blue and that my teeth look gray. It is definitely worth it. The Norwegian blueberries are small and slightly tart, and the fact that she can pick ... More