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Norway

I did not post here for a long time; my work, guests, honey harvest and the summer time hold me too busy.

Now we started a new road trip: Norway!

I will try to post here from time to time a few pictures.

First stop: Tønsburg

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Classic Sacher Torte

This is exactly the recipe I needed to celebrate a birthday! Great recipe and it worked perfectly even without baking powder or baking soda! I’m real happy about the result!

Ingredients:

  • For the cake:
    • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (use good quality)
    • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 6 large eggs, separated (room temperature)
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup caster sugar
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Apricot glaze:
    • 1 1/4 cups apricot preserves
    • 2 tablespoons golden rum or 2 tablespoons water
  • Chocolate glaze:
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate

Source and recipe description: https://spinthegloberecipes.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/classic-sachertorte/  by 

Artichoke and Pine Nut Pesto

 

I’m very glad I tried this recipe, it’s very easy to be prepare and it was a great gem!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup artichoke heart, cooked ( canned would be fine, and roughly chopped)
  • 1/8 cup raw pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • coarse salt, a pinch ( just a little since the parmesan is salty, you can always add more salt when finished)
  • fresh ground black pepper, a few grinds
  • 1 -2 teaspoon fresh tarragon leaves, thinly sliced ( use as much as you would like, to taste…I like 1 t.)

Source: http://www.food.com/recipe/artichoke-and-pine-nut-pesto-455807   by LifeIsGood

Chick Pea Salad

Another great summer salad perfect to be combined with grilled meat or other main dishes!   A bit of summer for Mediterranean food lovers!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (19 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced ( chick peas)
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olive, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

 

Source and recipe description: http://www.food.com/recipe/chick-pea-salad-412904  by breezermom

Turkish Eggplant Kebab With Yogurt Marinated Chicken (Patlicanli Kebap)

An incredible combination of flavors and a healthy chicken dish! A real keeper!

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds eggplant (2 medium aubergines eggplants)
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (or chicken breast, skinned and cut in 4×4 cm, 1.6” x 1.6” chunks, 700 gr)
  • 2 red bell peppers (Romano pointy, or bell peppers, deseeded and sliced in chunks)
  • 1 green bell pepper (pointy or bell pepper, deseeded and sliced in chunks)
  • 1 yellow onion (medium onion, coarsely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • FOR THE CHICKEN MARINADE
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 30 ml yogurt (plain whole milk, 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon hot pepper paste (Turkish, optional, or other equivalent hot pepper paste)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (to sauté the marinated chicken)
  • FOR THE SAUCE
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper paste (or 1-2 tsp. red pepper flakes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Source and recipe description: http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/turkish-eggplant-kebab-with-yogurt-marinated-chicken-patlicanli-kebap-oven-style-26435 by: ForeverMama

 

Rice With Pine Nuts and Pistachios

Tasty and impressive rice with wonderful texture! Great side dish for Turkish dishes and much more!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, shelled and unsalted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace (optional)

Source and recipe description:  http://www.food.com/recipe/rice-with-pine-nuts-and-pistachios-457048  by LifeIsGood