Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Finnish-American-Greek Feast

And then it was time for dinner. There was Greek salad, and home-made (by the Finn’s Mother) rye bread, which they ate with margarine,the smoked salmon of course,and the mushrooms and steamed vegetables. Everyone had a ton of the main … Continue reading

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The non-baker cooks

Since they were having a feast, the Baker and the non-baker decided that they should each contribute something to the meal. Since the non-baker is often an unambitious cook, she decided to cook her go-to meal, reduced vinegar mushrooms. She … Continue reading

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Smoking Salmon

So, on the last day that the Baker and the non-baker were in Finland, they (and their hosts) decided that they should have a wonderful meal. So the Baker offered to- what else- bake and the non-baker offered to cook … Continue reading

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Eating Traditional Finnish Food (in a restaurant)

So, after a bit of pestering, the elder Finn said that she would take the Baker and the non-baker out for a traditional Finnish meal. Neither the Baker nor the non-baker is particularly familiar with Finnish food and so they … Continue reading

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Baking without recipes (like she does anything else)

So, at the non-baker’s suggestion, the Baker decided to make gluten-free cookies, but as usual she didn’t use much of a recipe, nor did she write down what little of the recipe that she could remember. After the non-baker asked … Continue reading

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Eating Abroad

So when the Baker and the non-baker were little, their parents wanted them to see the world. As a result, their parents decided that the best way to do this was to switch homes with other families with somewhat similarly … Continue reading

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Creating from scratch

So while it is de rigeur for the Baker to make all of her baked goods from scratch, this story certainly raises the bar as far as all of that goes. She wanted to bake a cake- simple enough, though … Continue reading

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