Bubviv

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Name: Vivienne
Date registered: September 25, 2011
URL: http://www.foodflurries.com

Latest posts

  1. Alaska – a wedding and an adventure out in the wild frontier. — March 20, 2018
  2. Semlor : Swedish Cardamom Buns — March 1, 2018
  3. Madrid, Spain : I snuck in on this one. — December 10, 2017
  4. Salmon en Croute with Creamed Spinach & Parmesan — August 15, 2017
  5. Banana Nut Mini Cheesecakes — April 24, 2017

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Mar 20

Alaska – a wedding and an adventure out in the wild frontier.

ALASKA – the last frontier, the jewel of the north, the largest and the most sparsely inhabited US state … and I am going there this spring/summer. Why? Coz someone is getting married and I have been graciously asked to attend (woohoo!) and I said YES. All up we are spending a total of 14-days on this trip and I think it’s going to leave me a little broke but the experience we will get out of it will be priceless. Not many people get the chance or the opportunity to visit this land of mystery and grandeur so I am going to make the most of it.

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Mar 01

Semlor : Swedish Cardamom Buns

‘Tis the season, or so I am told by my Swedish friends, to get your hands on these wonderfully aromatic and creamy buns – Semla. However, since I don’t live in Sweden or any of the other Scandinavian countries I will have to make mine from scratch. Semla is made with an enriched bread dough scented with cardamom and vanilla. Then it is traditionally filled with almond paste and topped with a generous amount of freshly whipped cream. Then dusted with icing sugar, of course. You can eat it as is or you can take it one step further and eat it from a bowl with warm milk poured all over. Omg, if that isn’t the definition of comfort food, I don’t know what is!

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Dec 10

Madrid, Spain : I snuck in on this one.

For all the years I have lived in Europe I have never been to Spain – too busy travelling in France over and over and over again. But this time I had the opportunity to follow the boyfriend on a business trip so I kinda snuck in on this one … heheh. I was not expecting much as I knew he would be busy attending sessions at the convention centre and I would probably spend a lot of time on my own but I was fine with that. Exploring a city like Madrid is easy as they have a very good metro network.

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Aug 15

Salmon en Croute with Creamed Spinach & Parmesan

Delightfully simple way to enjoy more fish in your diet. This easy salmon recipe sees lovely fillets wrapped in golden puff pastry with a ooey-gooey filling of marscapone and parmesan cheese and spinach. The fish is gently steamed within the pastry to give it that succulent tender flakes and the creamy filling keeps everything moist.

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Apr 24

Banana Nut Mini Cheesecakes

Made these scrummy mini banana nut cheesecakes to test out my new Baker’s Pride loose-bottomed tin and they turned out great. The boyfriend will now have the honour of carting the lot to the office tomorrow and we will see how they are received by this co-workers. The pan itself was a delight to use and it produced a very even bake. Pleased with purchase. God bless Amazon.

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Apr 17

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Tart

Back from Iceland, moved into new apartment and then I baked this. I have never baked a chocolate cheesecake before but then I thought “how hard can it be, right?” Standard cheesecake method, just add melted chocolate. Sorted. Haha. Anyway, this cheesecake tart is divine and all I am saying is you should make it too.

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Mar 10

Easter Bread Pudding

Easter is upon us and apart from stripping the shelves bare of chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies we also cram the bags full of delectable cinnamon hot cross buns. Then the season ends and you find you are left with buns galore … now what to do with them? Don’t throw them out, make delicious bread pudding instead!

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Feb 25

Cannelloni al forno

Mmmm … pasta, I love it. Simple, versatile and it fills you up. Functional and economical, yes, but that doesn’t mean you sacrifice flavour. Pasta served with butter is just as satisfying. Today I am making one of my favourite baked pasta dishes which is also vegetarian friendly – stuffed cannelloni with a ricotta and spinach filling. I have made this many times in the past and it never disappoints … so I am putting this up on the blog in the hope that you try it as well.

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Feb 24

Spiced Vanilla Flan & Brandied Sultanas

I saw this recipe by accident one day while randomly flipping the pages of an Italian cookbook somewhere in Co Roscommin. The idea was to recreate the look but with a flavour variation, in this instance I made mine a spiced vanilla version with some punchy sultanas that have been steeped in brandy and golden syrup for over a week.

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Feb 17

Beef Stroganoff

Winter has come and gone. We now wait in anticipation for spring to show its lovely face, bringing with it rays of much needed sunshine and crisp morning air. The chills still linger on however, so one must still nourish the soul with creamy comforts whenever one is able to indulge. This is my first time making Beef Stroganoff and it came out amazing. Super easy, super tasty.

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