The Silver Spoon kitchen made the most perfect cooking book,
VEGETABLES FROM AN ITALIAN GARDEN.
A season by season guide to cooking vegetables the Italian way.
Wich is a a perfect way to eat healthy, economically, locally and sustainably.
The book is divided into 4 seasons and is explaining what vegetable is " in season " for the beginners. With instructions on how to grow them in your garden.
Collect the produce and how to prepare them.
Each season got a colored ribbon as a divider. It's great.
There is lots of classic tasty Italian recipes.
Another book I keep using lately is this sweet ( just as it's content ) little book of sponge cake recipes. It was made by Swedish Mia Ohrn ( with 2 dots on the O ) and Claes Karlsson
They probably love to "fika" as much as I do.
My very favorite cake this month is with a Cardamom spice.
I thought I would be very kind and translate this for you. it is worth making it, believe me.....
It takes: ( I now it by memory...he he )
1 Cup of normal sugar
1 Cup of brown sugar / caster sugar
3 Cups of fine flour
2 Teaspoon baking powder
75 Gram of non-salted butter
1 Cup of milk
2 Tablespoon of ground Cardamom
I start with melting the butter in the cake-form in the oven as it is slowly heating.
Let it cool and add the milk on the side.
I brush the cake-form and sprinkle grated coco on it's sides. I prefer this to the normal bread-crumps. It is lighter.
Whip the eggs and sugar into a soft foam.
Turn in the flour and baking powder carefully.
Add the cardamom. I have a tendency to exaderating this measurement. I love spice.
Pour it all into the form and bake for 40 minutes.
Leave some for licking clean the form...it is the best for an uplifting mood.
So enjoy it with a cup of tea !
FIKA is a word used called the coffee break at 11 am and 3 pm.
I am hooked,