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Archive for January, 2011

This month’s Irish Foodies Cookalong had the theme of budget cooking and using leftovers.  As I am the eternal student (I’ll finish this year, I swear) I have some experience on the budget side of cooking. Cooking from scratch and using cheaper cuts of meat are great ways to save money, but it takes a bit of practice and experience to get used to flavouring food, and picking good combinations of ingredients. Reading countless recipe books has helped me alot in my day to day cooking, but I still have a long way to go! I plan to post more savoury items this year. The only reason I haven’t done this before must be pure laziness, as I cook from scratch almost every day! Another resolution for 2011!

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Swedish Style Muesli

I’m back to blogging! This is my first blog post of 2011. What took me so long? Well, somewhere between the restful (read:hectic) Christmas break and preparations for a work trip to the US next week, the ‘ol blog has been a bit neglected. I also have a resolution of sorts (it being the new year and all that) to take a bit more time for my blogging, so though that has gotten off to a rather shaky start, I hope to keep to it for the next few months at least!

Even though I haven’t been blogging so much, I have been cooking, baking, and eating, so I have a few new recipes to share with you over the next few weeks. This weekend I’m travelling to a conference San Francisco (which is the reason behind some very non-foodie tweets over the last few days). I love San Francisco! Great food (fabulous breakfasts!) and an obligatory trip to Williams-Sonoma. O what delights lie ahead in San Fran!

But getting back to the here and now, we have a recipe for Swedish Muesli.  The origin of this recipe does actually lie in Sweden – my good friend Elizabeth spent a year there on Erasmus and one of her friends there gave her this recipe. It has changed a little to suit my tastes, and I’m sure it will respond just as well to yours.

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