Anna's Swedish Semla Buns - a little taste of heaven
The SEMLA bun plays a big role in the Swedish and Scandinavian *FIKA culture.
The peak of Semla season is Shrove Tuesday. This year, 2017, Shrove Tuesday falls on February 28, and it would be hard to locate a swede that does not indulge in a Semla bun on this day.
Some cafes serves semla buns from January- Easter, other ones are stricter and serves it only the week of Shrove Tuesday or even only on Shrove Tuesday.
Beaches Bakeshop, a swedish cafe in Toronto, serves the famous bun from now until Easter!
Cracked Pepper and Horseradish–Crusted Oven Roast with Easy Pan Gravy
Joyce Parslow, PHEc (with permission from Canada Beef)
Excerpted from Homegrown, by Mairlyn Smith. Reprinted with permission of Whitecap Books, 2015.
“The horseradish and cracked pepper crust makes something simple seem special. Use any roast labelled an ‘oven roast’ by Canada Beef, such as tenderloin, prime rib, strip loin, top sirloin or outside round. To crack the peppercorns, place them in a sturdy plastic freezer bag and crush with the back of a heavy skillet or hammer.” --Joyce
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by Sandra Venneri, B.Sc., P.H.Ec.
Consumers often feel at the mercy of retail price tags. With increasingly unpredictable pricing, household budgeting can be tough. Become a smart shopper - take advantage of coupons!
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