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Posts tagged “bay leaf

FC&G in trasferta: Finnish salmon soup

Posted on February 7, 2016

Just over two years ago I was in Tbilisi, visiting my sister and her family for my niece’s first birthday. Since we both moved away a good few years back, seeing each other has, sadly, become a once or twice a year event. One day, my sister told me “Let’s say we live until 90 and we meet about once a year. That means we’re only going to be seeing each other another 60 times. That’s not enough! Let’s go on holiday together.” That’s how, last July, I ended up at Helsinki Airport, waiting for her connecting flight from Istanbul to land, a couple of hours after mine had arrived from Manchester. We spent a week roaming South-West Finland, from Helsinki to Hanko to…

Braised spring onions

Posted on April 13, 2014

Today, I’m bringing you an easy, quick and tasty spring recipe. It comes straight to you from my mum’s repertoire, who, unlike my grandmothers, isn’t big on cooking – off the top of my head, I can’t think of more than 5 dishes that I consider ‘hers’ – but the few things that she makes, she makes well. My only addition to her incredibly simple recipe for braised spring, or new, onions is a bay leaf. It infuses the cooking water and gives a gentle aroma to the little liquid leftover at the bottom of the pot. As you may notice, the blog has had a little makeover lately. Last week I finally┬ádecided to put an end to all those tiny photos which had…